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Cynthia Rodriguez 13351 SW 82nd Street Miami, Florida 33183 Ph.: 786-546-1886 E-mail: mommy2nv@bellsouth.

net

MAJOR SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS Import/Export Experience Employee Supervision and Training Marketing and Sales Activities Extensive Import Knowledge Major Client Management WORK EXPERIENCE
Business Development Manager, A Customs Brokerage, Doral, FL 2011 to 2014
Responsibilities were to contact new potential clients, structure rate quotations, follow up and establish new accounts. Prepared proposals and consulted and guided new customers on import requirements into the U.S. with regards to their goods.

Sales Associate, Ocean World Lines, Miami, FL - 2008-2009


Responsibilities included collecting monies on imported related shipments prior to the release of the cargo. Coordinated domestic transportation movements and rates. Generated new business where I transitioned myself to the sales department to enhance our growth potential.

Import Specialist, UTI United States Inc., Miami, FL - 2004-2008


Responsible for conducting the U.S. Customs Reconciliation Program for all import related entries for one of their major key accounts. This was a detailed task which ultimately resulted in additional duties due U.S. Customs and Border Protection or refunds due the importer upon re-liquidation. Upon completion of this program, I transitioned into the accounts payable department and maintained order of all payables, audits and restructuring of that department.

Import Manager, Customs and Trade Services, Inc., Miami, FL - 1991-2003


Responsible for managing the Export, Import and Consolidation departments as well as overseeing all administrative departments, monitoring and managing customer accounts, control of all export traffic, consolidations and intermodal domestic operations. Prepared freight claims, OS & D reports, Harbor Maintenance Fee and protest reports. Performed line reviews with U.S. Customs for import wearing apparel accounts. Developed, reviewed and trained personnel on department procedures. Negotiated contract proposals with steamship lines, airlines, and inland freight carriers. Developed presentations for key accounts and potential prospects to increase share and profit growth.

Export Agent, MSAS Cargo International, Inc., Miami, FL - 1988-1990


Responsibilities included preparation of air freight export documentation, preparation and scheduling of all worldwide air freight consolidations and provided customer service. Handled banking procedures and reviewed Letters of Credit to ensure compliance with banking instructions.

President, Diamond Freight Consolidators, Inc., Miami, FL - 1986-1988


Established NVOCC service from Miami to Puerto Rico. Negotiated and structured ocean freight rates and prepared tariff filings with the FMC. Negotiated with agents overseas for proper representations, growth and profit margins for mutual interests. Extensive knowledge in domestic and international distribution operations, motor carrier, and rail transportation and related services as well as intermodal and multimodal

programs. Involved in all administrative, marketing and sales activities and responsibilities of owning a business.

Export Agent, Steven Diz International, Miami, FL - 1985-1986


Responsibilities included preparation of all ocean freight documentation, rate quotations, invoicing and preparation of all consular documents. Extensive Letters of Credit knowledge. Negotiated domestic inland transportation rates and movements of cargo to final domestic destinations.

Export Agent, Janel International, Inc., Miami, FL - 1980-1984


Assisted with the development of the Miami office. Established the export department and assisted in the administrative department as well. Responsibilities included the preparation of all air/ocean export documentation and coordination of all inland rail/motor carrier traffic to various points in the states. Liaison for my New York based office.

Export Agent, Gatell International, Miami, FL - 1977-1980


Responsibilities included all air/ocean export documentation. Developed banking procedures experience, and became familiar with consular legalization requirements for specific export documentation prior to the shipping of goods overseas. I was assigned to special accounts and was the key person in customer service.

Education
High School Diploma Miami Dade Community College

Special Training
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Import Seminars Customs and Border Protection Import Seminars FAA Standard Security Hazardous Materials Seminars How to Supervise People Roanoke Marine Cargo Insurance Letters of Credit (UCP-500) The Aggressive Manager

Languages
Fluent in English and Spanish

References Available Upon Request