Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:

Highly organized, resourceful professional with 18 years experience in project management. Strong multitasker accomplished in managing complex schedules and meeting deadlines. Efficient at problem solving, communicating detailed information and research.

  • Attention to detail
  • Client relations
  • Understands confidentiality
  • Scheduling and calendar management
  • Time management
  • Contract negotiations and administration
  • Database management
  • Event planning and execution
Retail Sales Associate, 10/2019 to Current
Piping Rock Health ProductsSouth Farmingdale, NY,
  • Provide customers with professional and courteous support for sales and service needs.
  • Manage point of sale system for processing sales and returns.
  • Regularly assess displays to maintain presentable condition, restocking and reorganizing merchandise.
  • Engage customers, find requested items and explain promotions to deliver pleasant shopping experiences.
  • Arrange merchandise for display to highlight new styles, attract customers and enhance sales.
Business Co-Owner, 09/2007 to 08/2013
Planet PharmaGrayslake, IL,

Co-owned and operated specialty children's clothing and accessories boutique for 7 years.

  • Managed daily operations including supervision of team members.
  • Sourced vendors for new inventory and handled all buying needs.
  • Increased sales through creative visual merchandising and strategic product placement.
  • Developed new promotional strategies to increase sales, customer base and brand awareness through multiple marketing channels.
  • Handled financial management, budgeting and accounting.
  • Organized store events to strengthen community relations.
  • Excelled at building strong customer and vendor relationships.
  • Successfully maintained confidential customer information across multiple databases.
Event & Meeting Manager, 01/2001 to 08/2007
The Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyCity, STATE,

Planned and managed national and international fundraising events for large non-profit endurance training program, succeeding in implementation of all pre and post event logistics for up to 6000 attendees.

  • Performed site evaluations and cost estimates to meet event requirements.
  • Coordinated airport arrivals and transportation services to pre and post race activities.
  • Negotiated hotel room rates, secured room blocks and managed rooming lists.
  • Organized and arranged pre and post race parties including food & beverage, seating charts, signage, staging, audio-visual, guest speakers, entertainment and decorations.
  • Managed event budgets that exceeded over $3 million a year.
  • Reconciled event billing and travel expenses.
  • Developed and managed detailed master schedule to successfully execute each event.
  • Served as senior coordinator for staff, participants and family for over 50 chapters nationwide per event.
  • Handled all on-site event logistics including risk management.
  • Successfully accomplished organization's mission and campaign fundraising programs and initiatives.
Project Manager, 08/1995 to 12/2000
Lee Hecht HarrisonCity, STATE,

Effectively managed high volume, strategic national accounts for global career services firm including operations, delivery, event logistics, and quality of services.

  • Coordinated 95 career orientation sessions for 1000 associates in 130 national hotel properties within 2-week period.
  • Arranged service logistics and staffing for 3 on-site career centers within one week of customer’s merger announcement.
  • Negotiated over 100 hotel contract agreements within budget requirements for conference services.
  • Participated in customer planning meetings to build strong relationships and develop service delivery plan.
  • Served as training resource for 3 project coordinators to ensure accurate service delivery.
  • Administered project related expenses and customer billing accessing centralized billing system.
  • Contributed to development of innovative project management system resulting in efficient method of scheduling, tracking and reporting client activity.
Education and Training
Certificate in Events And Meeting Management: Hospitality And Tourism, Expected in
New York University - New York, NY
Bachelor of Science: Communications, Expected in
Eastern Connecticut State University - Willimantic, CT

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