• 4550 W Wellington Ave, Chicago IL, 60641

Blas B. Venhaus

Objective

A challenging position within a growing import/export/logistics corporation with opportunity for advancement and management that utilizes both my formal training and professional experience.

Career Highlights

I am highly enthusiastic and diligent worker, with minimal supervision (if any).  I am highly professional and am bilingual in Spanish.  Having over 10 years experience, I work well in large groups as well as alone, proficient in Microsoft Office, and learn logistics software quickly.

Work History

Work History

Rim Logistics

Jun 2015 - Present
Rim Logistics

Roselle, Illinois

Ocean Export Supervisor

Jan 2010 - Jun 2015
Savino Del Bene

Des Plaines, Illinois

  • Established and maintaining new client/vendor relationships
  • Assist and Manage 5 Export Agents with customer related issues and work together with them to incorporate group suggestions
  • Assist in providing guidance on export regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to fellow export agents
  • Manage accounts for 25-30 major clients within the exportation industry and work the desks when agents are on vacation or holiday
  • Train incoming Ocean Export employees and current employees on Exporting Procedures to Latin American Countries (LATAM) also other destinations and provide guidance on urgent unpredictable situations
  • Communicate with our Latin American Agent offices overseas via email and phone to continue establishing routed business and a friendly rapport
  • Drive for continuous improvement on SOP’s to reduce work loads and increase efficiency
  • Meet deadlines in high stress and time restraints situations
  • Negotiate rates with steamship lines to ensure that the company received the highest profit margins
  • Accompany sales representatives to ensure the clients that operational standards are being met
  • Assist with Air Export Operations when department requires assistance
  • IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) certified
  • TSA Security Certified

Ocean Export Operations

Jul 2007 - Dec 2010
Savino Del Bene

Des Plaines, Illinois

  • Assist Export Manager in establishing new client/vendor relationships
  • Serve as the Manager Liaison when manager is not available or accessible to clients and other Export Agents
  • Assist in providing guidance on export regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)  to fellow export agents
  • Manage accounts for over 20 major clients within the export industry
  • Train incoming Ocean Export employees and current employees on Exporting Procedures to Latin American Countries (LATAM) also other destinations  and provide guidance on urgent unpredictable situations
  • Communicate with our Latin American Agent offices overseas via email and phone to continue establishing routed business and a friendly rapport
  • Drive for continuous improvement on SOP’s to reduce work loads and increase efficiency
  • Meet deadlines in high stress and time restraint situations
  • Negotiate rates with steamship lines to ensure that the company received the highest profit margins
  • Accompany Sales Representatives to ensure the clients that operational standards are being met
  • Assist with Air Export Operations when teh department requires assistance
  • IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) Certified
  • TSA Security Certified

Medical Records Manager

May 2005 - Jul 2007
Mid City Pediatrics

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Oversaw Medical Records division along with Hamilton and Westchester county network in Ohio
  • Supervised and trained medical staff on new company policies and proceedures
  • Oversaw and constructed monthly schedules for 5 doctors
  • Personnel Management of 2 employees, including performance evaluations, employment decisions and employee interaction
  • Provide guidance on HIPPA regualtion and Office Standard Procedure protocols for employees
  • Helped develope a SOP in unison with the Doctors for ADD and ADHD patients at both practice locations

Export Operations

Sep 2001 - May 2005
Savino Del Bene

Des Plaines, Illinois

  • Coordinate daily shipment and schedule logistic matters to fulfill the clients requests and deadlines
  • Prepare documentation for air and ocean export
  • Dispatch truck drivers for freight transportation throughout the United States
  • File customs Shipper Export Declaration (SED) for Foreign and Domestic Exportation
  • Negotiate rates with steamship lines and airlines to ensure that the company received the highest profit margins
  • Assisted the manager as the TSA Security Coordinator alternative

Ocean Export Agent

May 1999 - Aug 2001
Expeditors International

Chicago, Illinois

  • Serviced high-end accounts with the company's ocean exports department
  • Prepared ocean export bills of lading for clients
  • Assisted with hazardous training courses for newly hired employees
  • Provided rates to international companies and agents to promote business

Education

Education

1998 - 2000
Barat College of De Paul University