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Jerald L. Briggs, Jr.

8852 French Hill Road NW | Bolivar, Ohio 44612

C: (330) 495-1866 | H: (330) 874-3495 | kirbyb2010@aolcom
Award-winning management professional with nearly 25 years of proven experience
managing warehouse operations, distribution, shipping and receiving, production
operations, and retail operations. Results-oriented self-starter with a history
of improving operations efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing sales to boos
t the bottom line. Hands-on leader who leads by example with a superior work eth
ic and commitment to continuous improvement. Positive team player with excellent
communication and interpersonal skills to interact with others.
- Core Competencies -
Warehouse Operations | Forecasting and Budgeting | Negotiations | Vendor Relatio
ns | Production Operations
Distribution | Shipping and Receiving | Customer Service | Team Building and Lea
dership | General Ledger
Inventory Control | Scheduling | Training and Development | Regulatory Complianc
e | MS Office | P & L
- Professional Experience -
Facility Supervisor - The Schwan Food Company, Streetsboro, Ohio 2001 - 2010
Directed and oversaw daily outbound operations, including loading and staging it
ems for delivery and preparing delivery documentation, as well as daily inbound
operations, including recording freight damage, inspecting receivables, and unlo
ading shipments. Hired, trained, and evaluated staff; and coordinated among cros
s-functional groups to maintain warehouse productivity. Oversaw facility and equ
ipment maintenance, and managed good housekeeping practices. Controlled inventor
y, including conducting periodic cycle counts. Managed vendor relations, and neg
otiated vendor contracts to maintain building, grounds, and route trucks.
Planned and forecast for multiple facilities, ensuring adequate inventory levels
of product to meet demand
Prepared detailed monthly progress reports, charting successes and identifying i
mprovement opportunities
Performed complex spreadsheet analysis, and managed depot profit and loss to ens
ure optimal profitability
Held monthly safety meetings, maintained records, and ensured compliance with re
levant DOT regulations
Relocated fiscal location without interrupting daily business, and completed reg
ular HR and ethics training
Named District Facility Manager of the Year in 2003 for the best overall numbers
among district managers
Reduced labor 25%, while maintaining production, by staggering shifts and person
nel and delegating less
Honored with the Top Club Award in all 10 years of tenure for achieving profit,
labor, and sales objectives
Received top-level Platinum Club Award five straight years, and consistently ear
ned performance bonuses
Owner/Operator - Your Pizza Shop, Louisville, Ohio 1996 - 2003
Planned and directed all store operations, including daily pickup, delivery, and
dining-room operations. Hired, trained, and scheduled staff; ordered food suppl
ies; negotiated vendor contracts; and processed weekly payroll.
Remodeled store during first year, boosting profits dramatically and enabling th
e opening of two new stores
Plant Manager - Embro Manufacturing, Incorporated, Canton, Ohio 1992 - 1996
Directed and oversaw entire plant operation, including quality control, shipping
and receiving, production scheduling, and plant safety. Recruited, trained, and
evaluated hourly (union and non union) and salaried staff.
Researched, developed, and implemented a process to check resistance welds; the
process reduced errors and product returns, resulting in significant cost saving
s and bolstering the company's reputation for quality
Developed fixtures to hold parts during production, improving plant efficiency b
y 45% and boosting profits
Distribution Center / Branch Manager - Daniel Radiator Corporation, Canton, Ohio
1986 - 1992
Managed distribution operation supporting Midwest sales branches. Oversaw produc
t receipt and inventory, negotiated inbound and outbound transportation contract
s, and prepared weekly and monthly progress reports. As branch manager, held res
ponsibility for soliciting and maintaining local sales to retail radiator-repair