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Kenneth Keil

Operations Coordinator

Objective

A highly skilled and successful leader with comprehensive experience coordinating personnel, establishing working relationships with customers, and general sales & marketing plans

Summary

My company specializes in produce shipping. I coordinate the shipping needs of produce customers who buy product in the growing areas of California, Arizona, Texas, Northwest, East Coast ports (NY. NJ, PA, CT, and DE), and Florida. We also work on shipping product out of Chicago to various destinations in the US.

My expertise lies in successfully managing operational processes, developing best practices, planning shipments, monitoring equipment and personnel logistical activities, and leveraging internal systems to facilitate improved efficiency and performance.

Work experience

Jul 2006Present

Operations Coordinator

Badger Refrigerated Express, Inc. - St. Charles, IL
  • Manage refrigerated freight for companies who outsource their transportation needs.
  • Supervise truckload orders per week maximizing our corporation throughput and productivity.
    • Includes meeting pick-up and delivery deadlines, as well as ensuring proper transportation of freight
  • Generates over $1.5 million in sales yearly, turning in over $200,000 in profit.
  • Review invoices for accuracy, and accounts payable and receivable to insure cash flow for the corporation.
  • Analyzed and completed extensive RFQs, as well as presenting carrier screenings for business partnerships in front of large corporations
  • Designed and completed the corporate website
Apr 2006Jul 2006

Brand Ambassador

High 5 Consulting / ESW 1-2-1 - Chicago, IL
  • Generated increased sales of +10% for ten (10) stores by executing a grassroots marketing campaign by initiating face-to-face contact with previous and new customers.
  • Analyzed daily and weekly sales results looking for trends and/or areas to improve the sales campaign and/or profitability.
Jun 2004Aug 2005

Bar Manager/Bartender

Buffalo Wild Wing - Valparaiso, IN
  • Increased customer satisfaction by providing prompt service to over eight distinct customers groups.

                     o Received several customer satisfaction survey recognition awards.

  • Managed and coordinated bar alcohol distribution and sales leading to strong profits while minimizing slippage.
May 2004Aug 2004

Marketing Intern

Gary Steelheads
  • Composed, distributed, and maintained press releases and materials for the team newsletter.
  • Maintained and updated the data base for season ticket holders.
  • Initiated contact with new potential corporate sponsors leading to new supporters.
  • Planned, coordinated, and implemented a one week summer youth camp

Education

20052007

M.S. Integrated Marketing Communications

Roosevelt University
20012005

B.A. Physical Education: Sports Management

Valparaiso University

Minor in Business and Public Relations

Portfolio

Marketing Research

Marketing Research study

Public Relations

Examples of Overall Marketing and Public Relations plans

Skills

MS Office
Adobe Suite
Photoshop, Illustrator, and some website editing software