senior director global transportation services resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Executive Profile

Accomplished logistics management executive with extensive experience in all phases of the supply chain including carrier and fleet management, third party logistics, global transportation network management, international trade compliance and security.

Skill Highlights
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Vendor negotiations
  • P&L Management
  • Project Management
  • Carrier and Fleet Operations Management
  • Labor negotiations
  • Logistics program design and innovation
  • International trade compliance
  • Supply chain security
  • International expertise
  • Team leadership
  • Cost management
Core Accomplishments

Global Logistics Management:

  • Directed over $128M in transportation and logistics activities encompassing over 100 plants in 21 countries.
  • Consistently provide year over year global transportation savings in excess of 10% per year.
  • Reduced global department headcount by 65% in a three year period yet maintained or improved KPI's.
  • Designed and implemented global hub network reducing total landed cost while improving inventory turn time.

Operations Management:

  • General management of a contract carrier / private fleet operations with 21 terminals, over 1,000 employees and full P&L responsibility for $39M in annual revenue.
  • Provided executive contact with multiple layers of client management
  • Extensive experience in truck rental and leasing and fleet maintenance management.
  • Negotiated contracts with local and regional labor unions.

International Project Management:

  • Directed the logistics supply chain for the Kuwait Emergency Recovery Program during and after the first Gulf War.
  • Designed and implemented logistics solutions for oil and gas projects in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, and Azerbaijan.
  • Designed and managed the logistics for Lockheed Martin rocket launches from Kodiak Island, Alaska.

New Business Start Up:

  • Co-Founder and President of Bertling Logistics, Inc a freight forwarding company specializing global logistics supporting heavy / project cargo.
  • Grew company from a startup with three employees with one office to company with over $60M in revenue in less than three years.

Professional Experience
10/2003 to Current
Senior Director - Global Transportation Services Famous Dave's Of America, Inc. Madison, WI,

Management of global transportation, international trade compliance and supply chain security for a $5B Electronics Contract Manufacturer with 101 operations in 21 countries. Direct responsibility for over $110M in transportation spend, vendor management, contract negotiations, cusJessicas compliance and corporate security. General management of a staff five regional directors and and indirect staff over 300 transportation and trade compliance specialist at the plant level.

2000 to 10/2000
Region General Manager Ruan Transportation City, STATE,

General management of 21 contract logistics and private fleet operations and seven full service equipment leasing, rental and fleet maintenance facilities. Responsibilities included client management, P&L management, sales management, operations oversight, labor relations and contract negotiations. Headed an organization of 28 operations managers, five sales managers and over 500 drivers and mechanics. Contract logistics operations included direct grocery store delivery, liquid gases, building materials, furniture delivery, corrugated packaging, dry and liquid bulk chemicals.

1989 to 11/1999
Vice President - Managing Director SeaLand Logistics, Inc. City, STATE,

Provided leadership of three business units.

Managing Director - SeaLand Logistics, a third party logistics company providing contract services for retail, industrial cusJessicaers and U.S. Government Agencies.

Successfully led the Kuwait Emergency Recovery Program moving $6B in cargo from the U.S. and the UK to Kuwait for recovery after the first Gulf War.

Other major projects included:

Logistics management for the Nuclear Threat Reduction Treaty which moved over $700M in equipment and supplies to the Former Soviet Union to monitor and/or destroy Russian Nuclear weapons.

President - Bertling Logistics , a project logistics joint venture 50% owned by SeaLand Logistics. Primarily focused on oil, gas and heavy industrial projects in the the middle east, the former Soviet Union and Asia.

Vice President and General Manager - Buyers Air Cargo, an airfreight forwarder based in Hong Kong servicing the Hong Kong to North America markets with heavy emphasis on retail cusJessicaers in the fashion and after market auJessicaotive sectors.

06/1985 to 11/1989
General Manager Leaseway Transportation City, STATE,

Responsible for daily operations of 900 tractor, 1,500 driver FTL company primarily supporting JIT service for auJessicaotive assembly plants and consumer products manufactures. General management of fleet operations, cusJessicaer service and over the road maintenance. Directly responsible for operations P&L. Designed and implemented milk run operations for GM assembly plants and quick turn services to support repair and service operations.

Expected in
Bachelor of Science: Agriculture Economics
Kansas State University - Manhattan , Kansas

University of North Texas - Department of Marketing and Logistics Executive Advisory Board - Active Member

University of North Texas - School of Business Administration, Professional Leadership Program - Mentor to undergraduates in Logistics Studies

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School Attended

  • Kansas State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Director - Global Transportation Services
  • Region General Manager
  • Vice President - Managing Director
  • General Manager


  • Bachelor of Science

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