I am a professional in the building materials supply industry. I’ve managed start-up and established facilities and I have a diverse background in distribution and transportation via truck, rail, ship and barge. I am a well rounded manager experienced with budgeting, inventory control, human resources management, environmental awareness and safety in heavy industry and safety sensitive environments. But first and foremost I’m a manager I manage people. I have a successful track record of team building and developing career growth, advancement and succession.
Dynamic operations manager with over 20 years experience in facility management, transportation, distribution and inventory control. Innovative resourceful leader and visionary focused on team building, growth, development, retention and succession. Successfully planned, negotiated and implemented cost saving projects and asset utilization.
Operations and Facility Management
Managed the operations and supply chain processes of four start up and two established facilities; handled personnel issues and conducted annual performance reviews. Applied problem solving and critical thinking skills in the successful planning and implementation of projects, policies and procedures, scheduling, inventory control and human resources management. Maintained compliance in environmental and safety sensitive environments.
Operational Excellence, Training and Education
Worked closely with in-house safety and environmental managers to develop and implement policies, procedures and Best Management Practices (BMP’s). Analyzed, developed and implemented process improvements for marine operations and supervisory structure. Coordinated and conducted training workshops to ensure compliance with safety, environmental awareness and human resources management. Trained, coached and mentored facility staff, managers and supervisors.
Budget Planning and Project Management
Developed and managed annual operating budgets for four cost centers with a combined average of $800,000 per year. Designed, planned and negotiated partnerships for facility improvements and equipment upgrades that resulted in substantial savings. Worked closely with outside consultants to develop and implement environmental protection and facility security plans in accordance with the regulations as outlined by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Homeland Security.
Team Building and Customer Service
Inspired and influenced team building and persuaded participation and creative thinking to establish and maintain safe and healthy working environments. Displayed the initiative to identify and evaluate top performers for growth, development, retention, career advancement and succession. Demonstrated unique people skills to illustrate and support the mindset of working for today while planning for tomorrow. Highly focused and committed to providing first rate internal and external customer service.
Players coach with the ability to associate and intermingle with the workforce or attend budget review and strategic planning meetings with executives. Comfortable at all levels within the organization and will enthusiastically promote and inspire the company vision and corporate culture. Self motivated problem solver ready to embrace and accept change with a proactive approach toward creativity and innovation.