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RICHARD L. LEVINE
(630) 664-3538 email@example.com
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
Responsible for Ocean Carrier Contract negotiations and Pricing Team interactions with inside and
One of three members of the International Compliance team developing company wide International
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
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.
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
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
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
Excellent references furnished upon request.