I am a self motivated person with loads of experience in the retail sector. My career path has given me experience in marketing with direct influence of advertising content for one of the largest retails stores in Finland. In addition to marketing and advertising I have also been involved in the quality assurance side of things in IT. In one of my more recent projects I was responsible for QA and testing on a project implementing a new SAP solution.
Finnish is my mother tongue and I have lived in the US for the last 2 years. I do not require any sponsorship to work in the US and currently hold a Green Card. I am a fast learner with a drive to succeed in everything I do. My quality of work reflects what kind of person I am and I strive to be the best.
Coordinated product placement and content into several different medias (newspaper, online, tv, social media) to maximize sales potential.
I represented the purchasing department during the implementation of a new SAP system to two large Finnish retail stores, Citymarket Oy and Anttila Oy. Tasks were to define, design, develop, test, implement and approve the required functionality of the desired ERP system.
I was a buyer for one of the largest retail stores in Finland. I planned and executed purchases from several vendors in Finland and Asia. I also researched competitors and sourced new vendors. I analyzed sales trends to maximize sales potential and planned special inventory buys. In coordination with the marketing department I planned campaigns in different medias.
I was a purchase manager for a large Finnish retail company. I was in charge of planning new in-store services and negotiating with suppliers.
I was the Concept Coordinator for a large Finnish retail company that has several different chains of stores. The responsibilities included developing the product assortment and visual look with the marketing department for new concept and pilot stores. The responsibilities also included project work and purchasing.
I was selected as a trainee for a large Finnish retail company. I was one of the 2% of applicants that were selected. I went through several interviews. The trainee session lasted 12 months, during which I learned about the operation of the company and also received the qualifications for a manager position within the company. During my trainee year I worked as a team member of the purchasing department.
Emphasis on marketing, economics and logistics.
I am an active board member of the Finlandia Club of Sacramento Valley. It keeps me connected to my Finnish heritage and keeps me sharp with my Finnish language.
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