Highly motivated sales professional successful at expanding network connections and introducing products persuasively. Experienced over 12 years as an Account and Import Manager with promotional products. Specialized in primary and secondary packaging or consumer products made overseas. Skilled at meeting tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Recommend and help clients select merchandise that to strengthen corporate identity through and effective use of promotional products. Able to manage short lead times. Negotiate production schedules and pricing from overseas vendors. Deliver exceptional account service to strengthen customer loyalty.
Provided administrative support for National Sales Manager, 5 district managers and 50+ sales associates. Coordinated conference calls, planned sales conferences for 75+ staff , inventory control, distribution of daily reports and monthly supplies. Created extensive comparison spread sheets, designed dealer surveys, prepared sales budget reports and sales brochures.
Managed and increased overall sales by 90% to assigned accounts and securing contracts as preferred vendors. Increasing new account by networking. Took daily inbound calls and key-entered orders, faxes, backorders and credit memos for assigned accounts and clients. Recommended and helped customers select merchandise based on their needs. Managed from inception of overseas projects to local logistics as well as ecommerce business for specific clients. Implemented Specialty packaging division.
Recruited, hired and trained new employees for daily office functions and for special projects as required. Boosted company efficiency through technology upgrades and process improvements such as implementing communication systems, payroll and office procedures. Coordinated Trade show events. Handled Major accounts that required nationwide travel. Traveled abroad to oversee seasonal production schedules, conduct factory inspections, negotiate favorable purchase agreements and seek new product concepts for upcoming season.
Established and maintained relationships with vendors for various office services. Responsible for all HR related matters (ie: employee orientation, exit interviews, benefit enrollments etc) Managed Administrative Assistants supporting production teams. Provided administrative support to Executive management team (ie: all confidential written correspondence, travel arrangements, corporate meeting and events)
Managed professional and personal correspondence for the Founder and Chief Designer. Handle all administrative responsibilities with a high level of confidence (ie: travel accommodations, expense reports, all written correspondence, license meetings, production meetings, sku reports etc) Assisted with Public relations events (i.e: fashion shows, benefit dinners, Charity events and interviews)
Provided administrative support to The Executive Management team (i.e: written correspondences, corporate presentation, expense report, travel arrangements, seminars, conferences and corporate events) Organized all materials and activities to the Board of directors
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