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Kevin Barnett

Poplar Grove,IL

Summary

Seasoned Operations Manager and talented leader with 32 years of management experience applying exceptional planning and problem-solving abilities toward enhancing business plans and day-to-day activities. Results-driven and resilient in developing teams while improving processes and increasing productivity.

I bring solid understanding of industry trends, excellent communication skills, talent for spotting areas in need of improvement and implementing changes with strategic approach.

I have a successful background matching employees with roles for maximum performance. Proactive and hardworking individual focused on continuous operational improvements.

I'm a problem-solver dedicated to streamlining operations to decrease costs and promote organizational efficiency. I'm determined to cut costs without impacting quality of products and services. To seek and maintain full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

In my management roll, my teams and I have managed a $2.8 - $3M a week division of the company. I managed 221 routes, 28 managers/supervisors, 235 DSD drivers, 32 IO drivers and 63 shippers.

I've streamlined the routes to make them run more efficient and cost effective. I would evaluate deliveries, load size, mileage and hours worked. I was able to eliminate over 30 routes in the past several years, saving the company over $2.5M a year and still leaving room for growth.

I've changed the way the drivers collected outstanding balances. By retraining the managers, supervisors and drivers on how to collect, in a short period of time we were able to get our outstanding balances down from a little over $900k to just under $600k a week. With this decrease it enable the company to have more weekly cash flow.

Overview

39
39
years of professional experience

Work History

Depot Operations Manager

Alpha Baking Company
2023.01 - 2023.12
  • Supervised operations staff and kept employees compliant with company policies and procedures productivity and performance metrics.
  • Developed systems and procedures to improve operational quality and team efficiency.
  • Led hiring, onboarding and training of new hires to fulfill business requirements.
  • Handled problematic customers and clients to assist lower-level employees and maintain excellent customer service.
  • Assisted in recruiting, hiring and training of team members.
  • Scheduled employees for shifts, taking into account customer traffic and employee strengths.
  • Tracked employee attendance and punctuality, addressing repeat problems quickly to prevent long-term habits.
  • Monitored daily cash discrepancies, inventory shrinkage and drive-off.
  • Mitigated business risks by working closely with staff members and assessing performance.
  • Reduced financial inconsistencies while assessing and verifying billing invoices and expense reports.
  • Managed inventory and operations to achieve timely and accurate delivery of goods and services.
  • Increased profit by streamlining operations.
  • Identified and resolved unauthorized, unsafe, or ineffective practices.
  • Introduced new methods, practices, and systems to reduce turnaround time.
  • Reduced process bottlenecks by training and coaching employees on practices, procedures, and performance strategies.
  • Trained new employees on proper protocols and customer service standards.
  • Trained and guided team members to maintain high productivity.
  • In my management roll, I have managed $2.8 - $3M a week division of the company. I managed 221 routes, 28 managers/supervisors, 235 DSD drivers, 32 IO drivers and 63 shippers.
  • I've changed the way the drivers collected outstanding balances. By retraining the managers, supervisors and drivers on how to collect.

Depot Manager

Alpha Baking Company
2020.01 - 2023.01
  • In my management roll, I have managed a $625k - $700k a wk depot of the company.
  • I managed 40 routes, 5 manages/supervisors, 32-DSD drivers, 7-IO drivers and 12 shippers.
  • Same as the Depot Operations position at a smaller scale.

Route Supervisor

Alpha Baking Company
1999.01 - 2020.01
  • I scheduled weekly, attended and contributed to safety meetings to maintain working relationships and promote maximum morale and productivity.
  • I would conduct driver ride-along and observations to evaluate and improve driver performance.
  • I would visit customers and customer sites to evaluate and resolve safety issues.
  • Managed end-of-day check-in process to capture and communicate key service, safety and equipment issues.
  • I oversaw driver and laborer time and attendance to minimize overtime, ascertain drivers did not exceed limits established by regulatory agencies, and implemented attendance policies.
  • I monitored daily operations and routes to resolve issues and drive operational effectiveness.
  • Maintained safe work environment and confirmed current compliance with OSHA and other governmental regulations.
  • Oversaw preventive maintenance and scheduled repairs to maximize vehicle and equipment performance.

Route Vacation Driver

Alpha Baking Company
1996.03 - 1999.01
  • I I followed all relevant traffic laws and safety regulations.
  • I maintained professional and friendly demeanor during deliveries to uphold company reputation.
  • I would have anywhere 30 to 70 stops daily, delivered goods and products to customer on time and in excellent condition.
  • I followed proper safety procedures and protocols while loading, unloading and operating vehicles.
  • I would complete routine pre- and post-trip inspections to evaluate vehicles and assess maintenance needs.
  • I would obtain signatures from customers upon delivery of goods when needed.
  • I drove safely in various weather and road conditions to avoid accidents.
  • Inspected vehicle before and after trips to identify maintenance needs and handle regular upkeep.
  • Upheld high standards of professionalism and discretion when working with value clients.

Operations Manager

Shefield Systems/Us Communications/Total Communica
1988.01 - 1996.03
  • Supervised operations staff and kept employees compliant with company policies and procedures.
  • I would schedule installations, coordinate with the local phone company and make sure the equipment is on hand for the installations.
  • Identified and resolved unauthorized, unsafe, or ineffective practices.
  • Increased profit by streamlining operations.
  • I would monitor phone activities and schedule a service tech on all low activity phones.
  • Trained new employees on proper protocols and customer service standards.
  • I would route and scedule all payphone collections.
  • Monitored daily cash discrepancies.

Payphone Installer

Shefield Systems/Us Communications/Total Communica
1985.01 - 1988.01
  • Operated tools, equipment, and machinery according to safety standards.
  • Installed complete systems at new business construction sites.
  • Calculated materials and time needed for each job.
  • Completed troubleshooting of malfunctions and diagnosed issues.
  • Worked with diverse types of weather and ground conditions.
  • Laid out materials and system components to prepare for installation.

Education

High School Diploma -

Mather High School
Chicago, IL
06.1984

Skills

  • Logistics Oversight
  • P&L Management
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Process Improvement
  • Inventory Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Delegation
  • Operations Oversight
  • Revenue Generation
  • MS Office
  • Problem-Solving
  • Operations Management
  • Distribution Center Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Inventory Control

Timeline

Depot Operations Manager

Alpha Baking Company
2023.01 - 2023.12

Depot Manager

Alpha Baking Company
2020.01 - 2023.01

Route Supervisor

Alpha Baking Company
1999.01 - 2020.01

Route Vacation Driver

Alpha Baking Company
1996.03 - 1999.01

Operations Manager

Shefield Systems/Us Communications/Total Communica
1988.01 - 1996.03

Payphone Installer

Shefield Systems/Us Communications/Total Communica
1985.01 - 1988.01

High School Diploma -

Mather High School
Kevin Barnett