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Shawn Fish

Shawn Fish

International Operations/Logistics Program Manager
Ras Al Khaimah City, رأس الخيمة

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About Shawn Fish:

Results driven and highly accomplished INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS / LOGISTICS PROGRAM MANAGER who offers a track record of successfully leading complex ground and air transport, fleet management and container asset management operations. Utilizes a complex civilian and military background with a hands-on approach to grow and develop commercial logistics / transport businesses, supporting civilian, military and government operations in Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, and the United States, and has the proven ability to manage people, operational processes and strategies to drive improvement and bottom-line growth. 

Experience

Apr 2022 – Jan 2023    TRANSPORTATION MANAGER 

                                    Weyerhaeuser, Arkansas

American lumber company that sustainably manages forests and manufactures wood-based products for distribution throughout the world. 

  • Promoted safety in all aspects of the working environment
  • Located, on-boarded, and contracted adequate trucking assets to execute harvest and satisfy customer needs
  • Negotiated transportation contracts and the implementation of pricing guidelines
  • Monitored trucking contractor performance (including safety & production) with prompt attention given to noncompliance and performance issues
  • Engaged with Wood Flow to ensure full utilization of trucking capacity to optimize margin within the harvest schedule
  • Utilized logistic tools for increased efficiency of trucking systems
  • Responsible for management, development, and growth of Harvest Logistics Planners

 

Feb 2018 – Apr 2022    PROGRAM MANAGER 

                                    Red Bobtail Transportation, Afghanistan 

Afghan owned Transportation company that provides ground movements for the National Afghan Trucking contract in support of the Coalition Forces in Afghanistan (turnover $17m annual)

  • Liaise with USG Contract Officer and his Representatives on all matters to guarantee compliance with the USG and Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) requirements
  • Responsible for all Quality Control related matters for both RBT and its Sub-Contractors to ensure mission capability and that USG standards and requirements are met
  • Responsible for internal and external reports to both the company owner and the USG
  • Overall management and training of Afghan Operation Teams controlling over 6500 Truck Missions per year
  • Engages easily with clients within the 3PL environment, providing a competitive outsourcing logistics solution through constant monitoring of the rapid changes of the Afghan political and financial climate
  • Demonstrates strong financial management skills, holding P&L accountability for operations and facilitated cost reductions while ensuring all contractual and financial obligations were met

 

Mar 2012 – Oct 2017    PROGRAM MANAGER 

                                    Wattan Zazai Group, Afghanistan / United Arab Emirates

Afghan owned Transportation company that provides ground movements for the National Afghan Trucking contract in support of the Coalition Forces in Afghanistan (turnover $15m annual)

  • Ensured the program followed SOP and guidelines set out in the multi-million-dollar USG contract
  • Negotiated several temperature controlled, containerized, flat-rack and LTL shipment contracts
  • Ensure custom procedures are followed for smooth transitions through border crossings 
  • Managed multiple carrier contract performance with daily interface and monthly scheduled meetings
  • Continuously streamlined operational procedures to meet changeable pick-up and delivery requirements

 

Apr 2009 – Dec 2011    LOGISTICS OFFICER

                                    Mesopotamia Group, Afghanistan

American operated Logistics company which provides both air and ground cargo movements for 

USG, ISAF and NGO personnel

  • Managed all aviation operational aspect to include filing flight plans, Prior Permission Required (PPR) submissions, scheduled maintenance and reports, billeting, billing, etc.
  • Created policies for day to day operations and established SOPs
  • Enhanced tracking of rotary assets by using a reliable and fiscally responsible In-transit Tracking Devices (ITVs) 
  • Improved the company situational awareness by personally training both the static and mobile guards whilst acting as the Security Officer for the company’s office, residence compound and VIP personnel

 

2006 – 2009                  OPERATIONS / LOGISTICS MANAGER 

                    Rahmani Group International, Afghanistan

Parent company of several ground and air transportation companies focused mainly in Afghanistan but with satellite offices in Germany, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan (turnover $21m annual)

  • Led a business development program, utilizing military experience to give the Afghanistan owned business credibility with western partners
  • Monitored personnel during the day-to-day operations across sites in United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Showed multi-site management skills to co-ordinate an operation encompassing four (4) warehouses, 300 heavy transport trucks and two (2) cargo helicopters while minimizing security risks for personnel and equipment
  • Worked closely with the warehouse operation teams to ensure customer expectations were met
  • Sustained client relationships with government and civilian personnel and took responsibility for managing ground and air transportation to support the military forces in Afghanistan

 

2005 – 2006                  LOGISTICS CO-ORDINATOR, Bagram Airfield

                    Kellog Brown & Root, Afghanistan 

Service arm of the parent company Halliburton that managed US military and Government projects with locations in the US, Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa                                    

  • Utilized military experience within this 3PL environment, to provide complex outsourced logistics services 
  • Project managed the tracking, monitoring and prioritization of cargo shipments and the distribution and redeployment of equipment throughout the Combined Joint Operation Area 
  • Engaged with inter-agency partners and senior military personnel to ensure contractual efficiency and constantly strove to improve the operation

 

 

1993 – 2005                  STAFF SERGEANT – MOVEMENTS SUPERVISOR / TRAINING NCO

                    US Army, Various global locations

Education

Progressive on the job training.

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