Supply Chain/Senior Logistics Manager

Last Updated: 3rd August 2020 (over 2 years ago)

United Kingdom


Phone Number


Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level

English, Spanish


Motivated senior logistics manager with a keen talent for developing plans that promote efficiency throughout the procurement, logistics and supply chain processes. Proven success at cutting costs while retaining high quality delivery standards and increasing profit margin. Skilled at meeting organizational goals in both cross-functional team and autonomous environments. Currently in search of a senior-level supply chain or logistics role – domestic or international; willing to relocate for the right full-time or contract position.


University of Miami, FL
Bachelor of Business Administration

   Sep 1982
— May 1985

International Finance & Marketing Major
Cum Laude graduate
GPA: 3.43
Graduated in 3 years


John MacDonough
Logistics Consultant

   Apr 2020
— Aug 2020

 Currently an independent logistics consultant to a large international engineering/construction firm focused on providing logistics support for multiple U.S. petrochemical projects and proposals
 Review and provide recommendations for module shipping transportation plans
 Review applicable duties & tariffs on material being imported into the U.S. and ensure quota levels for those items are still available for use
 Provide sourcing options and recommendations on U.S. logistics service providers

Flex - Flex Building Group
Logistics Manager - Americas Region

   Sep 2017
— Jul 2020

 Responsible for development and implementation of overall logistics strategy for new division of multi-national manufacturing and trading company
 Develop and direct all inbound and outbound logistics activities across all transport modes to support product movement from vendors to distribution centers, distribution centers to customers, and to support e-commerce shipping strategies
 Responsible for developing and maintaining freight budget to support the business needs of the organization
 Responsible for developing and enforcing standard operating procedures to comply with all local, state and federal regulations related to shipments and transportation
 Negotiates logistics services contracts and pricing agreements with providers in various transportation modes, including 3PL, LTL, TL, and Ocean to meet budgetary goals and service metrics
 Determines metrics for critical events in logistics supply chain
 Responsible for proper HTS classification of products and maintaining/updating applicable US import duty rates in company’s operating system

Shell Global Solutions US Inc.
Logistics and Infrastructure Engineer - Contractor

   May 2013
— Nov 2015

 Provided strategic Logistics & Infrastructure (L&I) support for multiple deep-water and upstream energy projects
 Prepared L&I Resource Assessments (LIRA), operational logistics strategies, and execution plans for each project
 Served as the foremost logistics contact for assigned offshore projects; worked across all operational disciplines
 Primary focus was to address and resolve all logistical and infrastructure gaps found in assigned projects
o Noted significant gap in the daily onshore operations infrastructure as it related to chemical liquids required for new green field floating production systems
 Steered company in conducting a study concerning chemical usage
 Led supplier discussions to consider their perspectives and resources in developing systems
 Added time-frame estimates to project timeline to keep FID date inclusive of time suppliers needed to adjust to new chemical quantities
 Noted logistic gaps in construction plans for an onshore Brazilian natural gas facility which impacted the final decision regarding the overall viability of the project

Bechtel Corporation
Logistics Manager

   Mar 2008
— May 2013

 Responsible for logistics management, plans, budget and processes on several diverse and multi-layered projects including:
o Motiva Crude Expansion Project, a $9B upgrade to a petroleum refinery in Port Arthur, TX
 Developed and executed a traffic and logistic (T&L) budget of $230M moving 640K freight tons
 Managed a seven-member team that successfully arranged 300 module movements from four fabrication sites along the U.S. East Coast, Gulf Coast, and Mexico to Port Arthur, TX
 Facilitated 11 heavy-lift shipments including a 1,200 metric ton column
o Australia Pacific LNG Project, an $8B liquid natural gas processing facility in Gladstone, Australia
 Developed and managed a T&L budget of $323M, moving 600K freight tons via a four-person staff
 Arranged 85 module movements via barge from a fabrication site in Indonesia to Australia; shipped 2 cold boxes from the U.S. Gulf Coast to Australia
 Negotiated T&L service agreements; calculated T&L costs, job-hour requirements and related reports to form project logistics budget, leveraged purchase of ocean freight with Bechtel Global
 Prepared a T&L study; traveled to greenfield job site and produced written logistics report that detailed project transportation plans

Transportation Consultants Inc.
Western Regional Manager

   May 2007
— Mar 2008

 Managed daily operations, including P&L for the Houston, Dallas, and Ft. Worth offices of a large private container trucking and warehousing company based in New Orleans
 Mentored and supervised approximately 30 staff members throughout Texas
 Successfully utilized 185K sq. ft. of warehouse space and 13 acres of container yard storage
 Worked in a sales capacity within Texas; Generated approximately $15M in revenue

Gramercy Alumina
Director of Logistics/Purchasing Manager

   Mar 2002
— May 2007

 Managed logistics services for two alumina manufacture plants; delivered 3M tons of bulk bauxite annually
 Contracted and managed all transportation and inventoried raw materials required to operate the U.S. facility
 Handled ocean and barge shipments to maintain continuous plant operations for 365/24/7 operations; included managing an annual logistic budget of ~$20M for all modes of transport
 Completed logistical analysis of operations; closed marine terminal and outsourced functions to a third party saving $800K
 Initiated open competitive bidding for company’s transportation needs; achieved 30% savings in LTL costs, 15% savings in FTL costs, and 15% savings on air freight costs, totaling $350K
 Reduced company charter vessel costs via competitive bid and saved $2.2M; also pared down the leased container fleet by over 400 units for an additional $80K in savings

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