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Westlake, LA 70669 MonicaSoileau@ymail.com 337.257.8972 www.linkedin.com/in/monicasoileau1


Seasoned and versatile supply chain leader with twenty-two years of experience and an extensive
record of achievement developing and directing strategic projects and initiatives that increase
operational efficiency.

Highly skilled in transportation, operations, procurement, inventory, logistics and warehouse


Strategic and analytical thinker with the proven ability to recruit, train, and motivate individuals and to
shape exceptional teams.

Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills.

Extensive expertise in both Chemical and Refinery Operations.

Managed pipeline projects and products and material nominations, over 300 truck movements per day
(Liquefied Petroleum Gases, Paint, Hazardous Waste, Caustics, Amines, Acids, Frac Sand, Gasoline,
Diesel, Jet Fuel), and shipping for crude oil imports and petroleum graphite and fuel coke exports.

Managed 35 distribution centers, warehouses, across North America, maintaining inventory at

economical levels.

Trained, coached, and mentored supervisors, dispatchers, shipping clerks, buyers, production planners,
shippers/receivers, and union employees.

Areas of Expertise

Strategy & Planning

Delivery / Supply Chain Optimization
Project Management / Cost Controls
Six Sigma / 5S / Lean Practices
Contract Development / Negotiations
Forecasting & Budget Development

OSHA / DOT / EPA / DEQ Regulations

Nuclear Auditing / ISO 9001 Auditing
Inventory Management
Safety Training (BBS) & Auditing
Operations Analysis / Process Redesign
Report Generation / KPI Development

Supply Chain, Procurement, Transportation, Inventory Manager | Construction Safety 12/2014 to present
Independent consultant for GLG. Attending networking events. Researching industry leaders. Tracking industry
trends. Participating in industry discussions. Evaluating North America transportation and storage needs for
Fortune 500 Companies.
Currently in OSHA 30 Construction Site Safety Technician class sponsored by Texas A & M 29 CFR.
Provide consulting services to business professionals around the world which includes institutional investors,
professional services firms, corporations, and non-profit organizations by providing my expertise in vendor
selection and management, inventory management, transportation selection and management, contract
negotiations and management, and storage solutions.


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1/2014 to 12/2014

North American Transportation Manager | Commercial Contracts

Managed the entire transportation function for Carbos portfolio of proppant products across North America.
Lead a team of Logistics Analysts and Logistical Coordinators, providing training, coaching and motivation.
Determined appropriate transportation modes and negotiated rates. Developed Key Performance Indicators
(KPIs) to drive business improvements. Created analytical reports for internal teams (e.g., Deployment Reports,
Total Cycle Times, Transit Times, Vendor Scorecards). Negotiated all rail freight rates with all major carriers and
short lines as well as trucking rates with 80+ companies. Managed these vendor relationships to ensure priority
attention, so they felt like partners, not like vendors.
Developed work processes and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with the enthusiastic
participation of my direct reports which eliminated low value-added work and created consistency.
Assisted in establishing an agreement for a new rail storage spur for Carbos new plant in Millen.
Audited invoices using SAP and a Transportation Management System; disputed and resolved
discrepancies, an action which saved ~ $500,000 within first 6 months because Im best when working
under pressure and take pride in being someone you can rely on and save your company money.
Created secure SharePoint site for electronic data management of critical information that includes a
comprehensive set of reports (including archived reporting), templates, insurance certificates, DOT
safety ratings, safety plan manuals, monthly KPIs, master service agreements, and rates.


1/2013 to 1/2014

Supply Chain Manager

Oversaw 7 departments, Production Planning and Scheduling, Purchasing, Receiving Warehouse, Shipping and
Distribution Center, Hazardous Waste Management, Inventory Management, and Return Goods, and provided
leadership, training, and mentoring to ensure successful execution of organizational goals. Led procurement,
business planning and strategy. Managed union and non-union employees. Managed O&O expenses, while
reducing on-hand raw materials by $4MM within 3 months, utilizing turn time method to identify slow movers.
Maintained focus on process analysis, diagnostics and assessment to optimize performance. Planned and
developed many new work processes that produced substantial efficiency improvements and cost reductions.
Replaced monthly reconciliation with a daily inventory reconciliation process and trained personnel in
multiple departments.
Implemented Just in Time manufacturing strategies that reduced raw inventory levels overall by
~$10MM (including associated costs), while freeing up warehouse real estate.
Planned and delivered 5S training to empower Shippers, Receivers, RGA and Material Handlers to
submit inventory improvement suggestions, paving the way to Lean warehouse operations.
Reduced waste through several continuous improvement steps, such as the recycling of paint thinners
versus the prior practice of disposal.


10/2009 TO 1/2013


Project Consultant to LyondellBasell Polymers | In-Plant Services for EnGlobal Engineering
Provided comprehensive and highly specific project guidance across the complete spectrum, from planning
through execution. Completed regular project updates and status reports for the project team. Also assisted with
Environmental Tier II reporting. Maintained critical controlled documents in sites electronic system. Distributed
information regarding status, compliance, and project modifications. Collaborated with other project team
members and stakeholders to maintain progress, acting to resolve issues and conflicts. Supported updates to
the Project Risk Register.
Tracked Capital Projects ranging from $5MM to $250MM, including a new cogeneration plant.
Produced RFPs and RFQs as needed.


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Maintained detailed time tracking on multiple simultaneous projects; approved work hours invoicing and
resolved discrepancies. Communicated regularly with Site Construction Manager regarding actual
spend versus planned budget, as well as any new critical path work delays.

Sales and Contract Manager | Business Development Manager for Energy Services
Secured projects and negotiated contracts for major turnaround projects, requiring specialty welders and
pipefitters in Refinery and Chemical Plants. Forged strong relationships with prospects and existing clients to
build business.
Produced comprehensive customer presentation that led to $30MM contract

CSN MAGAZINE Westlake, LA / Southern Gulf Coast

12/2007 to 1/2012

Owner | Publisher | CEO

Founded advertising magazine from concept through a successful four-year run to address a need expressed
by churches across the Gulf Coast for reading material deemed appropriate by their members. Recruited writers
from around the globe. Hired and managed Sales Staff, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and interns.
Developed special editions and promotions to enhance business. Managed all company finances.
Developed B2B advertising sales with 100+ business owners and leaders, producing $25,000 monthly.
Printed 10,000 hardcopies each month, distributed in more than 100 locations between Houston and
New Orleans. The online version generated more than 10,000 readers around the globe.
The magazines popularity generated motivational speaking opportunities at several womens
conferences around North America and the inspiration to write a book for victims of domestic violence.
Southwest Louisiana Womens Commissioner

Operations Training Advisor | Project Manager

1993 to 2009
1/2008 to 10/2009

Advanced through increasingly complex roles with ConocoPhillips, accepting growing responsibilities across
multiple operational areas. Successfully completed comprehensive training on five positions in just three years
within the refinery organization. In this role, charged with responsibilities for developing and implementing
individualized training plans for 750 employees, including DOT, Coast Guard, HazMat, and CART training.
Devised Refinery Strike Contingency Plan that strengthened company leverage in contract negotiations.
Trained all salaried personnel to take over refinery operations in the event of a walk-out.
Logistics | Turnaround and Material Coordinator | Project Manager | Supply Chain
8/1993 to 1/2008
Managed comprehensive product logistics from end to end, including production forecasts and metrics tracking.
Analyzed unit constraints and economic impact. Developed contingency plans to handle inventories during
unplanned unit outages. Coordinated every aspect necessary to ensure that products were delivered on time in
accordance with all specifications. Assisted Marketing, Operations, and Production groups with forecasting and
managing production levels. Reconciled inventory, materials, and sales in SAP during month-end accounting.
Scheduled activities related to crude oil and NGLs transported or disposed of by trucks, pipelines, and
railroads or from tank/terminal storage.
Managed all Lake Charles Refinery production of petroleum coke products, materials, and intermediates
to the Port of Lake Charles.
Coordinated turnaround activities for refinery and impacts feedstock, byproducts, and finished goods, as
well as to operations and product quality.
Managed relationships with KCS and UP local train masters, switch crews, and corporate office/sales
reps to ensure that service met plant needs; held them accountable to monthly performance metrics.
Pioneered and organized the Lake Charles Rail Leadership Team that included Sasol, Lyondell, and
PPG to improve relations with rail providers.
Effectively managed $500MM of products, materials, and feedstock inventory annually.


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Established, developed and negotiated new contracts with Targa Resources and CITGO for new
pipeline construction and Salt Dome Cavern Restoration to export and import refinery grade normal
butane, isobutene, and propane-propylene mix. Project eliminated trucking costs and avoided seasonal
price fluctuations, reducing O&O costs and maximizing product, material value.
Negotiated rates and terms for all transport companies; developed 5-year long range and monthly
operating plans to ensure that profits were maximized
Created contract that reduced demurrage by $20MM.


Crude Oil, Gasoline Blender | LPG Product Manager | Logistics, Economics, Operations Optimization
Negotiated agreement with Port of Lake Charles to store green coke for future processing during coke
drum repairs. This Six Sigma project increased production 25% while reducing annual O&O $350MM.
Created economical gasoline blends while selling out of component streams that were more profitable.
Participated in Low Sulfur Diesel project as refinery assets were upgraded to meet new specifications.
Process Operator
Process Operator for the following units: Sulfur & Acid Handling, Sulfuric Acid Plant Operator, Sulfur
Plant Operator, Sour Water Stripper Operator, Amine Regeneration Unit. Strong Mechanical Aptitude.

BA in Business Management UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX (expected May 2016)
Process Technology SOWELA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (sponsored by Conoco 1993-95)

Professional Development

CFR 49 Certification

Principle Centered Leadership

DOT Annual Training

Inclusion University

Facilitator of Supervisor Toolkit Training

7 Habits of Highly Effective People


Currently training for APICS Certification

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Lean Manufacturing

Facilitator of Safety, Operations and DISC


Software Skills

SAP Power User

Microsoft Office

Aspen Tech

P6 basics


Haverly Crude Oil Blending Tool



Lab System LIMS

Dock Scheduling Tool

GeoMetrixs, Steelroads, IntelliTracks,

Transportation Management System