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Levine, Richard Resume 1216


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Levine, Richard Resume 1216

  1. 1. RICHARD L. LEVINE (630) 664-3538 PROFIL E Over 23 years of experience in transportation logistics and supply chain management with an emphasis on import/export trade compliance in a highly competitive global marketplace. Demonstrated track record of success in controlling costs, dramatically increasing efficiencies, and identifying uncharted business opportunities. Swiftly comprehends the “big picture” and executes the boldest of organizational visions. Superior communicator, easily interacts with executives, regulatory agencies, clients, vendors and staff. Core competencies include:  Customs Compliance  Process Optimization  Tireless Work Ethic  Highly Detail Oriented  Team Leader/Team Player  Strategic Planning PROFESS IONAL EXPERIENCE RR DONNELLEY, DONNELLEY LOGISTICS SERVICES, Roselle, Illinois 2016 – Current Supervisor – Import Operations  Oversee daily operations of the Import Department ensuring smooth function by developing SOP’s and KPI’s.  Responsible for Ocean Carrier Contract negotiations and Pricing Team interactions with inside and outside customers.  One of three members of the International Compliance team developing company wide International Compliance Programs.  Create Customs Brokerage services department.  Responsible for special projects such as VGM integration and TMS continuous improvements. ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS, Chicago, Illinois 2015-2016 International Freight and Small Parcel Manager  Responsible for managing the operations of the International and Small Parcelteams.  Certify and manage relationships with Freight Forwarders.  Complete large audits and RFP’s.  Coordinate compliance activities including filling the duties of the TSA Security Coordinator and providing recommendations on certifications & licensing.  Improve the experience for existing small parcel customers by ensuring regular reports and quarterly business reviews.  Lead initiatives to implement a USPS reseller program for transactional accounts. WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LLC, Palatine, Illinois 2008 – 2014 Manager – International Customs & Compliance, 2013 – 2014  Designs, implements and fine tunes import/export compliance programs by analyzing new regulations and devising innovative and appropriate solutions.  Responsible for timely and accurate response to government inquiries including issues involving Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) concerns.  Manages strategic relationships with customs brokers; remains current with evolving Customs & Border Protection and other government agency regulations; evaluates new regulations.  Analyzes internal processes while recommending and implementing procedural or policy changes to improve and streamline operations while promoting overall profitability.  Developed process for proper HTSUS classification, FTA’s and Certificates of Origin. Continued …
  2. 2. Richard L. Levine Résumé / Page 2 PROFESS IONAL EXPERIENCE (continued) Manager – Import Operations, 2008 – 2013  Oversaw daily operations of the Import and Foreign to Foreign Supply Chain including Air & Ocean modes from a worldwide vendor base.  Worked with S&OP teams worldwide to ensure proper planning and forecasting.  Negotiated Ocean Carrier contracts for worldwide distribution of 12000 TEUS and Air Carrier contracts covering 20-30K tons of freight annum.  Developed Vendor Management KPI’s in conjunction with Purchasing & Sales Departments.  Optimized operations and improved productivity through effective reporting, prioritization and customer communications for the Global Logistics Program. SEARS HOLDINGS CO., Hoffman Estates, Illinois 2007 – 2008 Manager – Import Deconsolidation Operations  Managed five Nationwide Import Deconsolidation Centers (DCs); maintained required level of service by managing daily operations at the facilities.  Established operations strategies and policies for all import containers by ensuring timely delivery of outbound shipments.  Maintained optimal cost and service level of the import DCs by identifying new business requirements and implementing appropriate solutions. COSCO NORTH AMERICA, INC., Lombard & Westchester, Illinois 1996 – 2007 Supervisor, Sales Support & VIP Accounts (Lombard, Illinois), 2001 – 2007 Account Executive and Senior Traffic Coordinator (Westchester, Illinois), 1996 – 2001  Supervised local inside sales team by monitoring and maintaining KPI performance levels.  Oversaw Global Contract Bid Accounts; maintained Pricing & Marketing duties for North Central Region (NCR).  Served as Point Person for VIP accounts; assigned as SPOC for COSCO Automotive Unit. “K” LINE AMERICA/ RAIL BRIDGE CORP., Rosemont, Illinois / Marietta, Georgia 1993 – 1995 Senior Customer Service Representative / Equipment Supervisor, 1994 – 1995 Rail Movement Supervisor, 1993 – 1994  Compiled booking information and entered into “K” Line system; performed rate verification and generated new rate requests; responsible for equipment at facilities in the Southeast Region.  Supervised all North American rail movement of “K” Line equipment; monitored as many as 3K containers from origin to destination at any given time. EDUCATION & TRAINING FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tallahassee,Florida Bachelor of Science, Leisure Services & Studies,1992 BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE,Davie,Florida Associate of Arts, Liberal Studies, 1990 Computer Skills: SAP; AS400; MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) Continuing Education: Studying for CHB exam in April 2017 REFERENCES Excellent references furnished upon request.