sales director resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Being a daughter of a father who was a Mechanical Engineer and build up his own company in 1982, my childhood was furnished with calculations, hosting foreign buyers at events, accompanying him at exhibitions and meetings so that I was a part of the family business by nature. Right after my graduation in 1994, I have taken the export department responsibility of the company and in years the company became a global brand and I run the international Sales department for the last 10 years.

Back in to my university education years, I have been in international environments, valueing networking, built up a manual networking project which would help people to meet each other online and this Project was developed together with an internet provider company however, in 1990s internet was not yet available for public as of today so that the Project did not work those years but realies by the company itself in following years.

Radio stations were yet being privatized in the 1990s in Türkiye and I my own radio programme on one of Istanbul’s radio stations, namely Radyo Mega in 1994 as a hobby.

I have been in the establishment of a liberal political party and managed the youth organization within the party together with foreign relations which allowed me to get involved with local and international politics from 1993 to 2000.

Next to family business , I had my own export company for musical instruments sales ; chocolate printing company for marketing purposes, and a real estate company acting as a real estate agent under brand name Remax.

Nowadays our family business Claire Airport Equipment is still expanding and my duty as Sales directorate is ongoing. Next to this, I have build up another company recently to provide consultancy on digital marketing and branding in Türkiye for foreign entities.

Being a single mother of 18 years old boy, namely Alphan, my purpose in life is to extend limits of our core business of Ground support equipment manufacturing under brand name Claire further and leave behind a good name and wealth 😊

  • Sales Tracking
  • Persuasive Negotiations
  • Product and Service Management
  • Networking Events
  • Decision Making
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Price Schedules
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Sales Records Management
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Networking and Relationship Building
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Presentations and Public Speaking
Education and Training
BOSPHORUS UNIVERSITY Istanbul, Expected in 09/1994 Bachelor of Arts : HISTORY - GPA :

- International Relations Club member

- The Association for Supporting Contemporary Life member (ÇYDD)


Istanbul University IStanbul , Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Economy - GPA :
  • Enrolled to online education for lifetime education purposes
Istanbul University IStanbul - Online, Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Civil Air Transport Operations Management - GPA :
  • Intended to complete however the content was not to my interest, so quitted.
Istanbul University Istanbul, Expected in 02/1995 Certification Programme : Export - Import Personnel - GPA :
Oak Street Health - Sales Director
Winston Salem, , 07/1994 - Current
  • Developed strategies to position business that shape and capitalize on emerging customer and market needs.
  • Hired and trained talented employees to build valuable, skilled sales team.
  • Presented sales proposals to prospective customers to build new opportunities.
  • Cultivated strong relationships with key organizations and professionals to support future business growth objectives.
  • Developed sales plans, goals, strategies and objectives to achieve team goals and revenue objectives.
  • Maintained professional network of potential clients and business opportunities.
  • Achieved company growth and brand development through market expansion and sales.
  • Attended trade shows for in-person engagement and network building.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. - Managing Partner
Reno, , 01/1996 - 07/2000
  • Company was an initiative for the purpose of exporting goods to neighbour countries and representing foreign brands for local sales
  • Sourced local goods and maintained buyers for the goods
  • Drove development of brand identity, tone and guidelines to maximize marketing initiatives.
  • welcomed foreign buyers and organized tours for their familiarity for Istanbul and local business
  • Prepared all documentation and followed completion of every each export business
  • Represented mainly "Roland" brand of musical equipment and marketed and sold several equipment to radio staitons and music clubs.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. - Managing Partner
Reynoldsburg, , 03/2007 - 09/2010
  • Maintained customer relations and coordinated promotions to increase and create new revenue.
  • Drove development of brand identity, tone and guidelines to maximize marketing initiatives.
  • imported chocolate printing machines from USA , i.e. brand name Chocolography Food Imaging System which prints full color, high-resolution images on chocolate.
  • Created brand name "Chocologo" for Turkish market.
  • Prepared and sold institutional giveaways - logo printed chocolotes in several packaging alternatives - for companies
  • Sold chocolate printers locally
Darden Restaurants, Inc. - Managing Partner
Riverside, , 09/2010 - 11/2012
  • Managing Remax franchisee Remax Village in Sarıyer, Istanbul / Turkiye
  • Sourcing available real estates in region
  • Assisted buyers and sellers in their real estate transactions
  • Socialized with local organizations to build up network such as Zekeriyakoy Spor Klubu
  • Moved to the area for living to be the best fit to the business

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School Attended

  • Istanbul University
  • Istanbul University
  • Istanbul University

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