OCEAN CARRIER INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ANALYST
Ability to work independently and in a group environment
Transportation Knowledge (International)
Logistics and Purchasing experience. (Imports and/or Domestic)
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Effective communication skills
Dependable and reliable
Attention to detail
Ocean Carrier International Transportation Analyst, 03/2006
to 06/2014 Lowe's Companies, Inc – Wilkesboro,
Responsible for working with Lowe's Import Ocean Carriers - analyzing and giving detailed reports of status of strings, carrier vessels, shipment delays or possible delays in product arriving to our distribution centers and stores.
Graded carriers on overall performance using reporting with Access/ GXS (Lowe's internal tracking system), excel, etc.
Worked to ensure all Lowe's containers arrive timely and secure within from China, Italy, Brazil, Taiwan, India, Columbia, Korea, etc.
Worked with our Import Freight Team to ensure the correct contract rates were being billed from our contracts.
Responsible for all Ocean Freight Rates in our system to ensure accuracy for channel analysis and invoicing from our Ocean Carrier's and third party providers.
Helped implement the new Lowe's Chassis program.
Worked closely with the development of our JDA planning tool which lets Lowe's plan and implement bookings in house instead of relying on overseas vendors and origins.
Responsible for all amendments to our ocean contracts to ensure that all origins and rates are correct and filed with the FMC.
Supported the diversion process by working with product groups and Ocean Carriers to review feasibility of changes requested; Maintained the diversion database with accurate rate differences and charges and verified charges prior to diversion approval and handled invoices once diversion was completed.
Compiled and maintained import volume data in monthly and annual reporting formats and gathered and maintained freight spend data.
Provided support and assistance to Team manager and Senior Analyst with all relevant import ocean projects and initiatives.
Provided effective communication and interaction with Ocean Carriers, origin global sourcing vendors, internal product groups, consolidators, Customs brokers, third party tracking vendors on a daily basis to assure Lowe's import supply chain operated successfully and efficiently.
Managed the Detention Per Diem process by working with Ocean Carriers on monthly equipment turn reports, addressing discrepancies, authorizing payment and tracking spend.
Responsible for Lowe's inventory management systems to ensure the product was ordered in sufficient supply to support sales demands, while managing Lowe's assets to achieve targeted inventory turns, ROI, ROA, and service levels.
Completed the Import Process Certification.
Imported products from Brazil , China, Korea, and Mexico; Purchased domestic products direct from vendor to store and DC replenishment.
Worked successfully with vendors and the Forecast Analyst about upcoming transitions, non-stocks, import shipping issues, etc., to ensure that we had the most up-to-date and precise information concerning product availability and any issues that may surface.
Product Development Coordinator, 02/2003
to 09/2003 Lowe's Companies, Inc – Wilkesboro,
Helped to administer the global sourcing process in the international marketplace.
Assisted in updating & maintaining the database to organize the tracking of information.
Tracked the progress of products through the sourcing process, interacted with other corporate departments in the development of new products, and served as a contact for Lowe's foreign offices.
Coordinated shipping and receiving of prototypes; served as a troubleshooter.
Reviewed potential products for practicality, ease of assembly, safety standards, and appearance.
Executive Secretary, 08/2001
to 02/2003 Window World Corporate Office – North Wilkesboro,
Managed all the accounts payables, receivables, payroll, payroll taxes, 401K, & Quarterly taxes.
Handled all marketing needs; created and designed company newsletter bimonthly.
Handled all computer related problems; helped with shipping & receiving.
Arranged & organized monthly nationwide seminars and yearly incentive based trips.
Assisted with the opening and startup of new Window World franchises.
Business Card Collections Specialist, 11/2000
to 08/2001 First Union National Bank – Wilkesboro,
Accepted payments over the phone; handled telephone questions and problems; closed and reopened accounts.
Called businesses on delinquent credit card accounts ranging from 1-6 months past due.
Customer Service Representative, 10/1999
to 10/2000 Lowe's Home Improvement #701 – Wilkesboro,
Worked at the customer service desk, return desk, commercial sales desk, and as a cashier.
Accepted bill payments; handled telephone questions, problems.
Assisted with purchase orders, Lowe's deliveries, & special order sales.
Associate in Arts Degree: Information Systems,
2000 Wilkes Community College - Wilkesboro,
NC Information Systems
Associate in Arts Degree: Information Systems Programming,
8 2000 Information Systems Programming
Diploma: 5 1999
Information Systems Certificate (Network Technician Trainee) Information Systems Certificate (COBOL Programmer Trainee) Import Certification Completed Customs Compliance Course Completed Accounting Certificate (Computerized Accounting Clerk) Accounting Certificate (Accounting Clerk) : GPA: Listed on either the Dean's List or President's List each semester. My accumulative GPA is over 3.9. Awarded a Lowe's Companies Scholarship and also the Betsy Jean Watson Scholarship. Awarded Top Student Plaque for Information Systems in Spring Semester, 2000.Listed on either the Dean's List or President's List each semester. My accumulative GPA is over 3.9. Awarded a Lowe's Companies Scholarship and also the Betsy Jean Watson Scholarship. Awarded Top Student Plaque for Information Systems in Spring Semester, 2000.
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Companies Worked For:
Lowe's Companies, Inc
Window World Corporate Office
First Union National Bank
Lowe's Home Improvement #701
Wilkes Community College
Job Titles Held:
Ocean Carrier International Transportation Analyst
Buyer /Replenishment Specialist
Product Development Coordinator
Business Card Collections Specialist
Customer Service Representative
Associate in Arts Degree : Information Systems , 2000 Associate in Arts Degree : Information Systems Programming , 8 2000 Diploma : 5 1999 Information Systems Certificate (Network Technician Trainee) Information Systems Certificate (COBOL Programmer Trainee) Import Certification Completed Customs Compliance Course Completed Accounting Certificate (Computerized Accounting Clerk) Accounting Certificate (Accounting Clerk) :
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