A seasoned military veteran with 12 years of experience successfully coordinating the activities of several departments directly involved with the production, shipment, safety, inspection, investigation customer service, and logistics within a large freight forwarding environment. Managed people in all levels of operations and comfortable with dealing with diversity and inclusion and providing direction. Proven people management skills, with the ability to manage performance, finances, safety, and motivation of team and individual members. Dedicated individual with a forward thinking mind set in regards to performance, hard work, and excellence.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Kansas City SouthernShreveport, LASenior Safety and Logistical Manager09/2013 to Current
Oversaw and managed the daily operations of multifreight transfer centers ensuring safety and asset protection compliance was met as well as timely movement of freight.
Directly oversaw managers to ensure that internal safety and asset controls were followed and properly documented.
Investigated instances of employee misconduct, safety violations, or loss to the company.
Properly referred all findings to the appropriate chain of command and department.
Developed indepth work practices, processes, and created new standards for safety.
Managed all daily conduct and freight movement to ensure all federal guidelines were met.
Directly ensured that all managers and 90 contract employees across the operations were properly coached, trained, observed, and following all safety and asset protection guidelines.
Worked directly with supply chain customers to ensure proper movement of materials and resolved any areas of concerns.
Managed any direct issues among customers, shippers, and employees to ensure the timely movement of freight.
Directly handled 200 MM budget to ensure returns of investment to the operations of the company were protected regarding financial returns and budgeting.
Implemented and managed an overall budget cost reduction over 2 years of 13% thru innovated crew and cost analysis, cost reduction of misused supplies, and overtime reductions.
One Year Plus Injury and Accident Free Vicksburg Subdivision 2013 2015 Developed indepth work practices, processes and created new standards for safety.
Kansas City SouthernShreveport, LASafety and Logistical Manger erminal Director01/2011 to 01/2013
Oversaw and managed freight operations to ensure a safe and productive work environment and the timely movement of freight.
Ensured that customer needs were directly met with efficiency and a proper level of concern to any issue raised by the customer.
Managed Assistant safety and logistical managers to ensure compliance with federal guidelines and internal safety standards and processes were being followed and communicated.
Developed new work practices, processes, and standards in an effort to reduce the exposure to incidents/injuries.
Directly oversaw 225 contract employees within the freight center to ensure adherence to safety and OSHA guidelines.
Investigated and documented any areas of misuse, abuse, waste, fraud, or safety issues.
Managed costs to protect the company investments of the 200 MM dollar freight operation center.
Directly reduced overtime expenses by 17% thru financial modeling to calculate and show cost.
Norfolk Southern RailroadChicago, ILSafety and Logistical Manager06/2006 to 10/2011
Supervised 250 employees in various union crafts across a transportation operation platform.
Daily supervision of freight transfers, customer service, safety operations, and asset protection of work tasks related to a $500 mm in annual revenue freight center.
Performed daily job briefings with employees providing direction for work tasks.
Ensured rules of compliance for contract employees were followed and, investigated any root cause(s) of incident/injuries.
Anticipated and prioritized the needs of Senior Management while scheduling time sensitive freight operations and movement of freight.
South Carolina Air National GuardSumter, SCElectronic Warfare Technician12/1999 to 12/2005
Assisted in operations deployments, sustainment, recovery, and support procedures.
Provided planning support for associated units and perform base support processes.
Identified shortfalls, disconnects and alternate support methods to enhance supportability of throughput and beddown forces.
I have utilized principle knowledge of complex integrated computer th systems to incorporate electronic radar systems with a main priority of protecting the F16 pilots in the 169 Fighter Wing during combat situations.
Deployed overseas on several occasions and received veteran designation status for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Bachelor of Arts:Interdisciplinary StudiesDecember 2004University of South Carolina, SC, ColumbiaInterdisciplinary Studies
Associate:Applied Science, Avionics Systems TechnologyOctober 2004Community College of the Air Force, Montgomery, ALApplied Science, Avionics Systems Technology