Victor M. Cruz, Sr.
*** ****** ****. **** ** Laredo, TX 78045
Mobil 956-***-**** E-mail: email@example.com
** ***** ** ********** ** ground transportation;
* ***** ** ******ence in rail transportation;
1 years of experience in air transportation;
28 years of experience in the northbound traffic (U.S. Customs clearance);
18 years of experience in the southbound traffic (MX Customs clearance);
28 years of experience in logistics coordination;
03 years of experience on Bookkeeping / Accts payables.
02 years experience in Sales/new business development.
10 years experience as Texas Notary Public.
08/2015 – 11/15/2019 Southern Border Branch Manager- Tri-State Expedited Services, Inc.
Oversee the operation for the Laredo branch, develop new business opportunities, develop new carriers, build and maintain relationship with Mexican carriers, warehouses partners, US & MX Customs brokers and customers; Do rate quotes to customer; negotiate rates with MX & US carriers; look for availability to cover loads awarded by the customers; keep accounts receivables & payables in good shape to avoid expenses within the proper cycle. Keep control of expenses to the minimum and suggest ways to save and maximize the gains and minimize the losses.
02/2013 – 08/2015 Southern Border Logistics Supervisor - Tri-State Expedited Services, Inc.
Setup and build good relationship with Mexican carriers and assist to cover loads for our customers; coordinate logistics/loads from USA into Mexico and vice versa; build & dispatch loads in the system; track & trace shipments and enter notes in the loads time line; Do rate quotes to customer; negotiate rates with MX & US carriers; look for availability to cover loads awarded by the customers; build and maintain relationship with customers, carriers and service providers
03/2011 – 02/2013 Warehouse/Transportation Supervisor- UTi United States, Inc.
To coordinate and supervise all departments activities at the branch on a daily basis. I’m responsible for supervision of my teams in warehouse, transportation, Freight Forwarding, US & MX Customs brokerage in a manner consistent with company service and cost objectives, I’m responsible for developing all products. I manage all vendors and auditing them for compliance and invoicing. I supervise, coordinate and verify IB/OB paperwork to ensure IB/OB shipments are accurate and free of damage, scheduling and manages employee work schedules, I direct the operations of all the departments work team to achieve prescribed objectives in collaboration with the branch Manager, I develop and maintain a productive work team by reducing OT and temporary labor while maintaining a workforce that is conscious of both housekeeping and safety. I keep updated information on communication boards and visual aids in the work area. Verify the appropriate operation of all the equipment. Maintain discipline in use of forklifts; take care of the work equipment, use of safety equipment. Maintain safety in the working area. Assist on analyze the branch P&L, outstanding invoices collections efforts, Assist on manage the accounting dept. at the local level.
02/2007 – 03/2011 Traffic Supervisor. Valls International, Inc.
To supervise and enforce the correct preparation of USCBP documents for the importation of cargoes and the logistics of these shipment. Analyze the Laredo office budget and work to obtain the maximum revenue and to lower the costs.
09/2006 – 02/2007 Import & Export Specialist. RODEL International
Revision of invoices from importers and preparation of documents for the importation of cargoes, transmit the information thru ABI to USCBP, coordinate the logistic for these importations, and notify carriers and customers of the flow of the handling of these shipments.
11/2005 – 08/2006 Distribution Coordinator. JAMCO International, Inc.
Receipt of merchandise into the warehouse and entered the information in the system by SKU’s and weight, coordinate the distribution for the customers; contact carriers and schedule pickups during the day, control the stock and availability of merchandise depending on the SKU’s requested, close and finalize the work orders processed during the day and do the billing of all the movements (receipts, shipping and movements).
06/2000 – 10/2005 Operations Supervisor. DHL Danzas Air & Ocean (Former Danzas-A.E.I.)
Supervise the operations and staff, including warehouse employees on the general. Functions which are: Imports, Exports, Logistics, including O.T.R freight, Air freight and Ocean freight. Coordination of air and ocean freight including loading, unloading, Customs Clearance and regulations for every single country for which the cargoes are going. Local I.T. Engineer Support (Network and office machines Troubleshooting), participate in monthly meeting to analyze the P&L reports of the station and improve better strategies to increase the revenues.
05/1998 - 05/2000 International Load Coordinator. Alliance Shippers, Inc.
Look for equipment to load merchandise that have to be exported out of Mexico and move it over the road into the United States; Negotiate the costs, fees and rates with the carriers to get the most cheaper rate; call the consignee to get a delivery appointment; follow and trace the movement all the way from the shipper, Mexican broker, U.S. Broker and warehouse (if have to be transloaded), until arrive to the final destination. After the movement is done, proceed to bill to the customer including all the costs paid to the carrier
09/1989-05/1998 Traffic Supervisor, Librado Piña, Inc.
On the preparation of documents for the importation or exportation of cargoes; Freight forwarding; Preparation of bills of lading; Warehouse inventory control; Documentation of in-bond cargoes; preparation and calculation of duties drawbacks; Communication with the customers and U.S. Government officers; Computer programming; Office machines troubleshooting
06/1985 – 09/1989 Human Resourses assistant, LAMOSA Ford Maquiladora)
To keep control of production lines employees on a daily baisis, maintain employees profile up-to-date, report worked hours to payroll,
Distribute meal cupons, obtain MX Inmigration Agency work permits to the foreign executive management members.
09/1983 – 06/1985 Cashiers Supervisor, Tiendas SORIANA, SA de CV
Interview, Hire and train the cashiers-team members; to maintain the front line and keep itfunctionable, assist cashiers with technical problems with the cash registers, program the cash registers with the prices of the day, feed / modify inventory of goods, serve customers with questions, give customer service, assist security members with the control of losses
06/1982 – 09/1983 Computer Systems Teacher, Anglo Espanol College
To Teach the history, use of personal computer, meaning and use of software, hardware and applications
Train employees of manufacturing plants & maquiladoras on the use of specific software used at the plant for the production machines.
1985-1989 Business Administration license by Facultad de Comercio y Administracion (N. Laredo, Tam. Mex)
1982-1985 High School. Accountings clerk by Preparatoria Fed. # 1 (N. Laredo, Tam. Mex)
1979-1982 Middle School Electronic Technician by Escuela Federal # 5 (N. Laredo, Tam. Mex)
1973-1979 Grammar by Elementary school. Prof. Cosme Perez. (N. Laredo, Tam. Mex)
03/2016 C-TPAT/NEEC program certification course-work by USCBP
09/2005 U.S. Customs Brokerage and Classification course-work by DHL Danzas Air & Ocean
08/2005 Leadership Enrichment and Development Training by DHL Danzas Air & Ocean
11/2004 Logistics Leading Solutions Training by DHL Danzas Air & Ocean
08/ 2002 Hazardous material training by David H. Piton Haz-Mat consultant.
09/1998 Importation-Exportation of cargoes course-work by U.S. Customs Services.
12/1998 “Total Quality Advantage” course-work by Alliance Shippers, Inc.
05/1989 Import/export course work by Laredo Community College.
28 years of experience in computer applications, software programming and data-entry
Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
10 years of experience Forklift operator and all warehouse jobs,
10 years experience on music entertainment (mobile DJ).
10 years as Texas Public Notary.
Mr. Victor M. Orduna – Manager – Former Supervisor – 956-***-****
Mr. Jaime Luna - Supervisor - Former co-worker - 956-***-****
Mr. Gerardo Parra – Realtor – Son in law – 210-***-****