Results-focused management professional offering over fifteen (15) years of progressive leadership experience. Transforms high-potential staff into outstanding leaders who demonstrate the creativity and savvy that is critical to financial and operational success. Traceable successful sustained performance with vast experience in logistics, warehouse management, trade compliance, Import/Export, domestic and international transportation, US and International Customs and Participant Government Agencies regulatory compliance, controlled substances compliance, internal audits and the complete accounting cycle; supervision and leading skills successfully demonstrated. Certified as Train the Trainers (Procedures Development and Implementation), US and EU Customs Compliance Manager and Six Sigma (RFT, 5S, KAIZEN) knowledge and experience.
Directed the warehouse operations (receiving, storage, sampling, shipping, inventory controls, cycle counts, distribution) for two (2) Sites, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations, exceeding customer expectations, implementing strategies to maximize financial and human resources and achieving business goals.
Established and monitor KPI's implementing six sigma elements to achieve and exceeds established goals.
Directed the Site readiness to successfully gather TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Certification for the SCSP and C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) Tier 3 Certification. Developed, implemented and successfully lead a global import, export and transportation operations/compliance program through the different legal entities and locations of the company worldwide, managing a staff of professionals and union workers.
Established the Deny Party Screening program globally to ensure compliance with regulations.
Direct supervision of the Customs brokers providing services to the Company, carriers and freight forwarders contracts identifying cost effective options and best services.
Identified opportunities areas and lead implementation of 5S and Kaizen programs in the Warehouse area to maximize time and resources management.
In charge of the documentation, permits and bonds to ascertain the required flow of products through the different legal entities and locations.
Responsible for the direction and management of all controlled substances compliance programs including but not limited to licenses, audits, quotas reconciliation, vaults and cages administration and the complete compliance program.
Ensure compliance with Security Policies and EH&S regulations.
Lead the PR Operations Security area.
Lead and advised business units management globally, including resolve any trade compliance questions escalated from the BU management.
Established and negotiated transportation routes and services for new product launches globally, conducted bids with potential suppliers and approved global contracts for them.
Managed the FCPA program for Transportation and Trade suppliers.
Developed, continuously improve and implement standardized, global trade processes, policies, procedures and manuals addressing compliance with import, export, warehousing and transportation laws and regulations applicable to global business units.
Developed, established and managed the trade regulatory compliance-training program globally to assure all colleagues involved in the trade/supply chain process had the required tools to operate with the highest quality standards and in compliance.
Identified risks associated with operations and opportunities for cost-savings and implemented strategic participation in various government initiatives and global trade programs.
Lead coordination, development and communication of information regarding global trade relations and import/export/transportation regulatory activity, both US and non US that may impact trade compliance and opportunities.
Centrally managed trade compliance resources, tracked and maintain all rulings, advisory requests, licenses and certifications issued to the Organization by import or export regulatory authorities.
Oversaw global logistics departments to established harmonized processes and procedures and achieve budget targets without impacting compliance.
Responsible for the Procurement minority US Program for Logistics suppliers.
Developed and established a Trade Compliance Structure for seven (7) Puerto Rico manufacturing and sales Sites.
Lead Supply Chain Puerto Rico teams and headed budget achievement per Site.
Directed all import and export operations within Pfizer Puerto Rico.
Lead one Site Warehouse and Distribution Operations serving as liaison with the Customer Service team to achieve 99% Service level exceeding expectations and targets. Responsible for the Controlled Substances inventory management and control.
Insured compliance with all government regulations, including overseeing import and export classification, valuation, GMP's, EH&S and others.
Direct liaison with carriers and freight forwarders to assure on time and accurate transportation services.
Developed and monitor area budgets.
Provided ongoing training, development and counseling to colleagues involved in the supply chain process.
Established and created training programs in standard operating procedures and guidelines to agile the logistics compliance program and the RFT clearance of import and export shipments, delivery to customers and cost savings plan for the efficient and compliance operations.
Managed, direct and evaluate the performance of selected Customs Brokers.
Manage the import/export/customer service process for controlled substances and assure regulations compliance.
Audit trade transactions for all operations.
Manage post entry reconciliation program.
Ensure compliance with internal controls policies and regulations.
Responsible for the management of billing and collections for the international markets including intercompany transactions.
Prepare monthly closing journal entries and foreign currency transactions.
Create and analyze sales performance presentations to ensure forecast accuracy.
Develop domestic and international sales and transfer prices for all PR products.
Prepare accounts analysis and worldwide consolidation reports.
Develop transfer prices for new products and maintain all the related systems.
Manage Pfizer sales agreement for over seventy five countries and maintain analysis for sales true up and foreign exchange rates impacts.
Prepare monthly sales and cash forecast for the international markets.
Liaison with internal and external auditors.
Hyperion Enterprises administrator.
Supervise department staff to assure proper development of the area and the compliance with the complete accounts payable and payroll cycle.
Support suppliers complaints and claims.
Responsible for the audit of Procurement cards and expense reports.
Maintain delegation of authority for payment approval.
Conduct audits to the A/P system to assure compliance with the established policies and suppliers agreements.
manage intercompany payments and reconciliations (Cash balances transfers and forecasts, wire transfers, foreign realized and unrealized loss, net transactions).
Perform interncompany loans transfers, reconciliations and accounts analysis.
Maintain, update and provide training in procedures and policies to staff.
Manage financial closings.
Audit and reconcile bank accounts, pension plans and 401K.
Prepare budget, forecast and variances consolidation reports and analysis.
OPERATIONS AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTING
US and EU Customs Managers
English and Spanish
Bilingual (English & Spanish) , Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Warehouse Control System (WCS), Supply Chain regulatory expertise, Procurement (Negotiation, Contracts review, bidding process, suppliers FCPA qualification, Materials Change controls, suppliers validation, Suppliers Minority program, Inventory control and management), Six Sigma Knowledge (Green Belt Certified), Accounting knowledge and experience, Leadership skills successfully implemented, Customer Services and Results oriented.
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