Sales Assistant with expertise in number of areas including sales, visual merchandising, and customer relations. Worked extensively in retail industry environment. Specific strengths in problem solving, adapting to change, customer service and various aspects of administration. Fluent in Spanish.
Independent Sales Agent January 2009 to CurrentAmerican Family Life Assurance Company AFLAC － Fairfield, NJ
Develop personalized proposals for current and new advertisers utilizing PowerPoint which are presented to close all business sales.
Advertising Sales Assistant January 2008 to January 2009Davler Media Group, LLC － New York, NY
for Promenade, City Guide, and New York Metro Parents Magazines Facilitate with expansion of client base, maximizing revenue potential, and increasing retention levels for 7 different publications Serve as primary contact for clients on request regarding their most recent ads to ensure they match the message the company wants to deliver.
Represent Promenade Magazine at numerous concierge events including one held for New York's top concierges at Verdura Jewelers Develop personalized proposals for current and new advertisers utilizing PowerPoint which are presented to close all business sales.
Conduct research and gather information on 15 new leads a day specifically those currently advertising in the luxury and travel market.
Prepare and manage sales and marketing materials including media kits which illustrate the benefits and value-added of advertising in our magazines.
Enter all contracts and insertion orders into AdMate system for more efficient management of advertising sales and receivables.
Manage all distribution arrangements for 7 publications to ensure magazines reach assigned destination on time and circulation continues to grow.
Sales and Marketing Intern April 2008Elite Traveler Magazine － New York, NY
Supported Sales and Marketing Coordinator with daily duties to provide the best image of magazine to top luxury customers.
Created media kits that were presented to potential advertisers which facilitate evaluation of advertising opportunities.
Entered current issue mentions that give recognition to prospective clients in Excel to keep records and notify company/designers.
Prepared PowerPoint presentations, product descriptions, and other marketing materials that helped manage client relationships.
and Public Relations Intern October 2007Edison Wetlands Association － Edison, NJ
Assisted grassroots non-profit with daily operations to help promote their dedication of protecting human health and cleaning up hazardous waste sites.
Sent press releases to news and radio reporters on media lists for notification of environmental events sponsored by nonprofit.
Attended conferences and events including tour of Ringwood's Superfund site.
Assistant Manager January 2005 to January 2007Lady Footlocker － Rockaway, NJ
Assisted store manager in all store operations and supervised sales associates.
Utilized notable customer service skills to assist patrons and ensure great shopping experience.
Maintained store appearance by following seasonal visual updates provided to attract potential customers.
Followed company selling techniques to discover customer's true wants and needs in order to not lose sales.
Managed cash flow including deposits to generate even more cash resulting in higher profits.
Received, managed, and stocked inventory to protect all store assets.
Student Administrative Assistant January 2004 to January 2007Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey － Piscataway, NJ
Performed administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors utilizing extensive software skills.
Assisted with department faculty recruitment in order to find right candidates for job openings in department.
Organized and submitted employee paperwork to payroll department to prevent any errors with employee pay.
Assisted in organizing and advertising colloquium speaker series to ensure talks were attended and serve of some benefit.
Cashier/Sales Associate January 2001 to January 2005Footlocker － Paramus, NJ
Registered sales of store merchandise and provided prompt, effective, and efficient service to customers.
Resolved any customer complaints to guarantee satisfaction and return to store.
Answered questions and provided information on procedures and policies to lessen merchandise returns.
Maintained clean and orderly store appearance throughout day for more efficient cleanup process at night.
Bachelor's of Arts : Communication Economics, June 2007Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Universitat de Valencia － New Brunswick Valencia, NJ, SpainCommunication Economics Brigpin Scholarship, Recipient Completed major course work in Spanish-speaking curriculum
Association of Women in Communication (AWC): Marketing Committee Member 2006
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA): Member 2007
Career Services Marketing Ambassadors Program (CSMA): Promotions Coordinator 2008