Bachelor of Science : May 2013Michigan State University - East Lansing, MIGPA: Dean's List - Fall 2011 & Spring 2013Dean's List - Fall 2011 & Spring 2013
Interim Distribution Manager January 2016 to CurrentThermo Fisher Scientific - Kalamazoo, MI
Perform daily management of distribution department with focus on building flow and departmental relationships in a team of 31 individuals.
Developed Annual Operations Plan for department for the 2016 year Actively communicate daily operation plan to site leader and adjust in concordance with site goals Manage the movement of freight into the building, between departments, and out of the building.
Serve as corporate liaison for Distribution based projects Collaborate with multiple departments to fulfill customer demands.
Distribution Supervisor October 2014 to CurrentThermo Fisher Scientific - Kalamazoo, MI
Lead all shifts as first point of contact in distribution of hazardous medical goods and equipment domestically and internationally with focus on continuous improvement throughout the facility resulting in over $100 million worth of product shipped in 2015.
Analyze, develop and report key business metrics such as revenue shipped, shipping plan, staffing plans, department budget and day-to-day business decisions Utilize Microsoft Suite in partnership with Oracle databases to leverage daily business decisions Participate in cross-functional team focused on improving building processes to achieve greater customer satisfaction Collaborate with multiple departments regarding daily processes to coordinate and improve material flow.
Knowledgeable in Global Trade Compliance, Department of Transportation, International Air Transportation Association, and other Dangerous Good regulations.
Daily communication with offsite colleagues and customers regarding expedited requests and returned goods.
Group Leader June 2013 to September 2014Target Corporation - Galesburg, MI
Led a team in the distribution of goods across the Target supply chain in the Midwest, servicing stores in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio and resulting in $18K savings within five months.
Strategically managed and organized the distribution of incoming freight to efficiently and effectively optimize product flow to multiple departments.
Exceled in collaborating with peers and delegating tasks to improve efficiencies building wide Executed quick problem solving skills in order to maintain building flow Obtained a 95% approval rating as the top performing team in the department Interviewed potential employees, managed schedules, and evaluated performance to make recommendations for the building.
Utilized positive, energetic and proactive leadership style to engage peers and team Developed knowledge of vision systems, conveyors and other automated systems.
Packaging Engineer Co-op June 2012 to December 2012Kraft Foods Inc - Glenview, IL
Managed multiple projects within the Cheese and Dairy category resulting in approximately $1 million in savings across Kraft, Polly-O, Knudsen, Breakstone, Cracker Barrel and Philadelphia brands.
Utilized and developed material knowledge with multi-layer plastic films, paperboard, and metallized film Effectively communicated technical information across many business teams Developed testing protocols to evaluate material properties within aggressive timelines Performed, organized and analyzed lab testing data to obtain key learnings for imperative brand decisions Executed multiple line trials in both company and contracted manufacturing facilities.