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[0128 "Traffic Manager"]

1600 28th Avenue
Sherman Oaks, California 91450 
Residence: (310) 451-2222
Business: (213) 333-3333

A versatile traffic manager with more than 20 years' experience in domestic and international freight forwarding, documentation, business development and freight negotiations for leading freight forwarders.

Skills include a wide range of product knowledge, complete shipping and handling on a worldwide basis, training staff, banking relations and the development and implementation of correct freight forwarding procedures. Outstanding interpersonal skills.


Giant Entertainment Corporation 1989-Present
Los Angeles, California

Senior Traffic Analyst (1991-Present)

Track and monitor all domestic and international shipping. Analyze potential consolidators and freight forwarders; negotiate agreements with consolidators. Reviewed and controlled fees resulting in an overall savings of $690,000. Provide transportation arrangements for three divisions, departments and companies covering 500 products representing $65 million in first cost. Process freight claims documentation.

  • Managed freight operations as activity grew to 1,560 incoming ocean containers per year from 14 worldwide locations.
  • Reduced ocean freight consolidation services by $150,000 through competitive bidding.
  • Managed air freight and negotiated rates for a volume of 3.75 million pounds per year.
  • Saved in excess $487,500 in air freight charges by negotiating special carrier agreements.
  • Negotiated and managed outside trucking services saving $155,000 yearly.
  • Created and implemented an international traffic program used throughout the company.
  • Hired and trained a Traffic Coordinator and eight customer service and clerical staff.
  • Traveled to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia reviewing consolidations and procedures with transporters and 15 subcontractors.

Traffic Analyst (1989-1991)

Negotiated ocean freight contracts with steamship carriers for importing products for all consumer product departments throughout the company. Tracked and monitored international shipping. Processed freight claims documentation.

  • Directed transportation operations and negotiated rates for 600 ocean containers per year coming into Los Angeles, Florida and New York harbors.
  • Negotiated air freight rates with freight forwarders and airlines.
  • Saved $130,000 by re-negotiating transportation rates.
  • Monitored and negotiated contracts with custom house brokers saving $150,000 the first year.
  • Negotiated agreements and contracts with independent local and national trucking firms that saved the company $37,000 per year.
  • Trained customer service and clerical staff in shipping procedures and documentation.

America International Corporation 1973-1988
El Segundo, California

Customer Service and Operations Supervisor

Managed freight forwarding operations for 50 Fortune 100 clients averaging 100 shipments per day. Directed a staff of 12, performing consolidations, rate quotations, international banking and tracking and monitoring air freight movements. Products included automobiles, electronics, computers and parts, wearing apparel, toys, films, household goods, cosmetics, printed matter, art work, records, sporting goods and medical equipment. Trained 75 people in customer service and freight forwarding operations.

Leading clients included: IBM, MCA-TV, JC Penny, A&M Records, Capital Records, The Walt Disney Company, Sears Roebuck, Time-Warner, Gordon & Smith Surf Boards, Apple Computer, BASF, Motown Records and Mattel Toys.

  • Coordinated the shipment of components for the BART metro system to France for final assembly and testing and back as finished cars to the USA.
  • Shipped television programming on a daily basis to Canada and Europe for MCA-TV.
  • Represented the company in a special Lufthansa training program in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Conducted a marketing trip to Australia and New Zealand and obtained three new major accounts representing 10 shipments daily.
  • Participated in the first supersonic transportation of merchandise from Los Angeles to Europe.
  • The company received the Presidential Award for Excellence, three years in a row.

Freight Forwarders, Inc. 1971-1973
Los Angeles, California

Export Documentation Clerk-Participated in an entry-level freight forwarder training program that lasted 12 months.


California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Bachelor of Science degree, Economics