director global business development resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Jessica Claire is a sales and business development executive with more than 15 years experience in large commercial and government digital LED lighting projects, immersive cinema technologies, and commercial printing control systems. Key personal traits include:
Proactive...             Strives for continual improvement without supervision.
Creative...               Thinks of unique ways to solve problems and improve products or processes.
Outgoing...              Interacts easily with others for lasting business relationships.
Analytical...             Analyzes the facts in detail and makes a timely decision.
Persistent...            Sticks with long term projects to see through to completion.
Culturally aware...  Embraces diversity and is sensitive to similarities/differences.
  • Cross region international projects
  • Competitive analysis
  • Sales strategy
  • Partner relationships

  • Business process improvement
  • Public presentations
  • Functional Spanish
  • Functional Japanese
Key player in growing a business from $25 million sales to $150 million.
Maintained 50% integral gross margin on product portfolio in spite of severe competition.
Managed a cross functional team of 5 professionals and worked across 33 international sales organizations.
​Traveled to and conducted business in more than 30 countries.
Sold and managed projects up to $6 million value.
Developed and supported over 20 value added resellers.
Director, Global Business Development, 05/2015 to Current
Us PharmacopeiaRockville, MD,
  • Built a go to market sales strategy from the ground up focusing on OEM partners, sales agents, industry associations, academic institutions, national end user accounts, and independent cinemas.
  • Built value proposition for end user sales including usage cases, revenue generators, and return on investment.
  • Prepared sales presentations and product demos for entertainment industry executives.
  • Researched industry trends in cinema entertainment and provided feedback to product management to improve product positioning.
  • Collaborated on technical and sales proposals for global pilot sites to prove the value of new technology to the market.
  • Developed bank financing program for purchases and leases.
  • Advised internal stakeholders on business opportunities in their region and worked together to include multiple product portfolios in a single sale. 
Director, International Sales, 08/2007 to 05/2015
Meredith CorporationHenderson, NV,
  • Created global sales plan per international market (33 total) to focus resources on new product introductions, first of their kind lighting  applications, accurate project forecasting, and sales analytics reviews (margin trends, currency fluctuations, and cost of non quality).
  • Built specifier (lighting designer, architect) relationships and project sales funnel through one on one meetings, industry presentations, and trade show attendance.
  • Built value added partner relationships leading to increased sales through annual business strategy reviews, joint project management, joint end user sales meetings, tours of global reference projects, and technical, sales, and design related training.
  • Worked closely with supply chain teams to plan production to meet current project timelines, forecast future demand, and reduce product costs to improve product margins. 
Manager, International Inside Sales, 08/2002 to 08/2007
Color KineticsCity, STATE,
  • Recommended pricing strategies to win business.
  • Assisted marketing with trade show booth construction.
  • Managed credit approvals to release orders on prepay, credit, or letter of credit. Helped to collect past due invoices.
  • Advised partners on product selection for specific projects to meet budget and project design goals. 
Sales Coordinator, 1997 to 02/2002
Quad TechCity, STATE,
  • Acted as a liaison between head office in U.S. and branch office in Japan to highlight staff and customer concerns.
  • Attended trade shows to answer product specific questions from the market.
  • Researched and developed web conferencing system for worldwide customer training to improve communication and Reduce travel costs.
  • Produced general marketing materials including videos, presentations, brochures.
Bosphorus Bridge, Turkey; Vegas Mall, Russia; Torre Colpatria, Colombia; Maracana Stadium World Cup, Brazil; DTI Cinema, USA; Marks and Spencer Stores, U.K.; Allianz Arena, Germany; Meydan Bridge, U.A.E.; Galaxy Casino, Macau; Ghent Stadium, Belgium; Olympics, Brazil; Kingdom centre, Saudi Arabia; Kohinoor Tower, India; Intercontinental, UAE; Aspire Tower, Qatar; Nabana theme park, Japan; Matsuya Ginza, Japan; Montparnasse, France
Bachelor of Science: International business, Expected in 1994 to University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minors in Spanish, Japanese, and East Asian studies

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School Attended

  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

Job Titles Held:

  • Director, Global Business Development
  • Director, International Sales
  • Manager, International Inside Sales
  • Sales Coordinator


  • Bachelor of Science

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