Senior Director

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Position
Senior Director
Location Confidential
No
Location
Houston
Willing to Relocate
Yes
Industry
Consumer-Electronics
Function
Distribution/Warehousing/Logistics
Compensation
$150,000 to $300,000

Resume Summary
Operations / Logistics / Supply Chain / Warehousing / Manufacturing / Transportation

Resume Body      SENIOR DIRECTOR

Successful senior leadership in a manufacturing environment. Unique blend of international business experience coupled with supplier negotiations, strategic sourcing, and technical savvy. Strong team building, leadership, and motivational skills with a commitment to optimal quality and customer service. Proven record of cultivating and maintaining customer relationships. Extensive exposure to cross-cultural dynamics and multi-national business practices in Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Latin America, and North America.

Problem Solving & Resolution, Multi-Site/Multi-Project Management, Technologies & Tools Development, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Material & Resource Management, Budgeting & Cost Controls, Performance Improvement, Customer Relations & Satisfaction, Advanced TMS Experience, Carrier, 3PL, & Shipper Exposure

* Facilitated supplier sourcing and process improvements at Flextronics, saving 40%, or $240 million, over three years.
* Implemented and utilized i2 and Oracle TMS tools to support transportation operations at Compaq and Exel to optimize shipments and improve cost performance.
* Achieved optimal P&L in all operations with consistent year-over-year revenue and profit growth.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL, LTD., Stafford, TX 2008 to Present
World-class EMS provider of design, engineering, and manufacturing services with $29 billion in annual revenue.
Director-Global Transportation
Responsible for managing all aspects of strategic planning, procurement, and performance for $500 million in annual global transportation spend affecting over 100 production sites in 30 countries. Train, motivate, and supervise a remote team of professionals in Europe, Asia and Mexico. Frequent international travel.
* Effectively implemented third-party freight audit and payment providers for 25 sites in the US and Canada, resulting in better data management, freight forecasting accuracy and audit savings of 4%.
* Succeeded in reducing transportation costs by 40% over three years, representing $240 million in cumulative cost savings, by deploying a full range of database and reporting tools, processes, and policies.
* Decreased the supply base by 50% and improved site compliance by over 70%, realizing another 10% in yearly cost savings, by implementing strategic supplier sourcing and better management strategies.
* Consolidated global transportation rates and several other reporting functions into a Salesforce.com database that was accessed by all production sites.

EXEL, INC., Houston, TX 2004 to 2008
Leading contract logistics provider in the Americas and part of Deutsche Post DHL.
Director-Transportation Operations
Fully accountable for all operational and financial performance functions for the multi-client, multi-sector Transportation Management Center, running an Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) platform, with a group of 5 direct report managers and 60 staff throughout the US. Supervised an annual operating budget of $10 million and $250 million in annual transportation spend.
* Surpassed budgeted revenue and gross profit goals year-over-year.
* Instituted process improvements that enhanced productivity and delivered $450,000 in additional savings.
* Outsourced freight invoice audit processing and payment duties to third-party supplier, greatly reducing operating costs, creating eight days of positive cash flow and achieving on-time payment rate of 95%.
* Developed and implemented disaster contingency and recovery plans, avoiding costly downtime for a national client after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
* Constructed and furnished a new 12,000-square foot office location on time and within budget.

FALCON LOGISTICS, INC., Houston, TX 2003 to 2004
Family-owned company that delivers innovative freight and logistics solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses.
Vice President-Operations
Brought on to manage a multi-functional unit and $5 million budget in all aspects of strategic planning, logistics, distribution, and customer service.
* Created and copyrighted Falcon True Trac, a web-based shipment processing and visibility tool; also implemented a customized, web-based Order Management and Inventory Control solution.
* Secured an exclusive three-year logistics service agreement covering $2 million in yearly transportation expense.
* Placed a full-time transportation manager at a customer location in exchange for a multi-year transportation management contract for a leading trade show management firm.

HEWLETT-PACKARD / COMPAQ, Houston, TX 1997 to 2003
Global manufacturer of computer and peripheral products; later acquired by Hewlett-Packard.
Manager-North America Regional Logistics Operations
Promoted to this position through levels of increasing influence and impact after the acquisition and integration of Compaq in 2002. Continued to handle supplier relationships worth over $150 million in warehousing expense. Led a five-person staff and 39 workers at sites throughout North America.
* Guided the consolidation of three distribution centers into one, generating $18 million in yearly savings.
* Designed and established standardized key performance metrics (KPI) with all contracted, third-party logistics providers.
* Continually optimized transportation costs for outbound finished goods with Transportation Manager/Transportation Optimizer (TM/TO) planning tools in center operations.
* Leveraged strong supplier relationships to influence carrier capacity, systems, and aircraft routes to ensure consistent, timely, and cost-effective delivery of finished goods.
* At Compaq, introduced a capacity planning tool that efficiently handled air freight demand variations of 30-160 metric tons daily.
* Piloted the design and launch of a software application to automate the accumulation and reporting of carrier performance data.

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS), Huntsville, AL 1992 to 1997
International express package delivery company.
Account Executive
* Effectively coordinated all aspects of new business development, territory management, and customer satisfaction for a $9 million account portfolio.

EDUCATION

BA in International Business, SAMFORD UNIVERSITY, Birmingham, AL 1991

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