Results-driven, dedicated and
highly accomplished professional with over 15 years of extensive and diverse experience
in global trade with expertise in: import/export trade compliance, global logistics/supply
chain operations, production management, and international banking. Project leader
with a track record of successfully completing critical milestones and
delivering project assignments on time. Demonstrated success with leadership skills as well as exceptional
organizational skills to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Self-motivated,
detail-oriented, and analytical. Excellent cross cultural verbal
and written communication abilities with fluency in English, Cantonese, and
Manage daily logistical operation flow
of goods with a concentration on customized service (priority routing,
re-routing, expediting, and tracking) to meet expected lead times.
· Accountable for global transportation activities to ensure
efficient and economical delivery of goods.
· In charge of selecting carriers and freight forwarders, qualification,
as well as price negotiating to obtain optimum rates, and service performance
· Play active role in identifying and pursuing continuous
improvement opportunities; coaching, monitoring and building a diverse and high
performing supply chain team.
· Collaborate directly with various management levels across
functions and regions to identify root causes for process improvement
Execute and maintain revisions to
ensure vendors and service provider SOPs procedures are updated as needed.
Implement and develop an electronic
record keeping process to eliminate paper printing costs.
· Oversee all customs entry transactions to ensure import/export
processes are in compliance with U.S. Customs regulations or legal
· Perform quarterly reviews on reports downloaded from ACE
portal to identify potential errors on entries that may require filing PSC and
to current compliance procedures.
· Verify daily/periodic monthly statements to ensure correct
duties/taxes are appear on the ACH statements.
· Responsible for researching similar product rulings in CROSS
and assign appropriate classifications for import goods and proper Schedule B
number for export.
· Advise business units on alternate product design or
sourcing options to minimize import duties as applicable; maintain global HTS
classification master database.
· Establish and evaluate working relationships between the
suppliers and freight forwarders to resolve any concerns related to in-bound
and out-bound logistics.
Trade Compliance Manager ,
· Managed the
First-Sale for Export valuation programs and saved over $885k in customs duties
enrolled the company into an ISA program on 2015.
· Conducted post
entry audit reviews and filed PSC\'s resulting in receiving duty refunds over
· Supervised the
trade compliance department on all aspects of import and export activities
including: interacting with customs brokers, freight forwarders and U.S.
Customs officials on resolutions of compliance issues.
· Assisted the
Vice President of Supply Chain in identifying and executing various corporate
initiatives and projects.
import/export post summary correction reviews for accuracy/comprehensiveness,
conduct gap analysis, and submit results to customs brokers for corrections; reported
substantial findings to managing directors and initiate corrective action plans
to avoid future errors.
· Identified and
analyzed causes of import delays and other compliance issues in the Trade
Operations Program, used appropriate problem solving process to drive changes.
charge of classifying all import commodities in accordance with the Harmonized
Tariff Schedule (HTS).
all documentation to ensure import/export entry data is declared properly and
duties/taxes are correctly assessed; formalized ongoing improvements to current
procedures for efficiency & compliance enhancement.
data from ACE reports and compare to broker\'s reports for errors and anomalies.
current compliance laws, import regulations, and respond to customs inquiries on
CF28 & CF29.
closely with internal/external legal counsel and with various departments to
prevent trade disruptions.
and developed sourcing tools for qualified vendors under the AGOA & other free
customs compliance manuals, executed broker/freight forwarder SOPs, and updated
vendor compliance procedures.
domestic/international shipments & supervised all direct drop shipments
from Asia/Domestic to Canada.
for updating the global security initiative procedures on C-TPAT portal and
perform yearly training.
& conducted yearly education training for internal and external customers on
various import-export compliance programs.
Sr. Import/Export Specialist,
American Suzuki Motor Corporation –
closely with product management, accessories and purchasing teams to support
international trade activities and gather the necessary data to prepare
classification back up files.
issues by performing periodic compliance assessments according to ASMC
requirements to ascertain the import/export compliance; developed and executed
corrective action plans as needed.
export air and ocean shipments to Japan and numerous countries; monitored
Suzuki\'s NAFTA compliance for all import products from Canada and Mexico.
the logistics manager on Focus Assessment Audit and performed monthly reviews
on ISF report cards.
Import Production Manager,
Cocalo, Inc. –
procurement, logistics operations, production planning and scheduling, demand
forecasting, inventory management, order management, and distribution.
· Achieved 98% on
time delivery; improved company\'s profit margin from 10% to 25% via price
erroneous entries on freight bills and received $40,000 credits for
· Managed the
product development timeliness calendar to adhere with company calendar for new
landed costs and price negotiation to meet margin goals for all imported raw
materials and finished goods.
· Selected and
sourced new factories and agents for multiple season product lines;
communicated closely with factories to identify and evaluate process improvement
opportunities on production performance and quality.
Import Production Manager,
Nzania, LLC –
revenue over $20 million by assuring shipment deliveries and meeting quality
buyers with planning, forecasting, and analyzing the supply/demand opened order
freight rates with shipping carriers and supervised carriers\' service
· Experienced in
all aspects of Costco Code of Conduct Audit, factory evaluation, fabric
testing, garment and label testing, and inline inspection. (Under the QA and CV
· Managed and
established work priorities to ensure customer inquiries were handled
effectively while meeting cost, productivity, and quality.
Import Production Supervisor/Sr. Documentation Specialist,
Vans Inc. –
Santa Fe Springs,
· Educated and
provided assistance to overseas vendors on how to properly prepare the import
· Responsible for
examining and negotiating import/export documents to ensure compliance with
Letter of Credit.
· Followed up on
purchase orders for international drop ship accounts and arranged
transportation through different routing for export shipments.
Bachelor of Arts: Transportation & Logistic Management ,
American Public University - Charles Town,
Associate of Arts: Business Management ,
Coast Community College District - Costa Mesa,
Certificate : Understanding the EAR ,
International Import/Export Institution - ON-LINE