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Jessica
Claire
resumesample@example.com
(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA
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Professional Summary
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
Skills
  • Senior-level Event Planner
  • Senior Event Planner | Project Leader | Administrative Specialist
  • Executive Event Coordinator skilled in planning, sales, budgeting, and relations management high-profile clients and executives. Capable of taking concepts and creating innovative solutions to meet targeted goals. Enhanced company success by streamlining financial process, developing reports, implementing technological advances, and executing flawless events.
  • Client Relations Management
  • Customer Service
  • Event Coordination & Management
  • Records Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Collateral & Web Design
  • High-Level Sales
  • Space Planning
  • Premise
  • Managing Multiple Projects
  • Problem Solving
  • Scheduling
  • Cold-Calling
  • CVENT
  • Attention to Detail
  • Administrative, Financial, Space Planning
  • Ads, Forecasting, Staffing
  • Artist, Letters, Trade shows
  • Attention to Detail, Logistics, Web Design
  • Book, Managing, Website
  • Brochures, Market analysis, Author
  • Budgeting, Marketing
  • Budget, Marketing collateral
  • Business development, Meetings
  • Cold-Calling, Mentoring
  • Competitive, Microsoft Office
  • Conferences, Office
  • Contract management, Optimization
  • CRM, Problem Solving
  • Client, Processes
  • Clients, Project Leader
  • Client Relations, Promotion
  • Customer Service, Raiser's Edge
  • Database, Renovations
  • Event Coordination, Sales
  • Event planning, Sales Manager
  • Event Planner, Scheduling
Education
Purdue University , Expected in Bachelor of Applied Science : Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, Institutional Management - GPA :
Indiana University , Expected in Associates of Business Management : - GPA :
Work History
Abbvie, Inc - Senior Event Planner
Trenton, NJ, 01/2014 - Current
  • Spearhead and maintain logistics of over sixty regional/international events including trade shows, educational conferences and youth camp each year.
Servicesource - SENIOR SALES MANAGER
Denver, CO, 01/2010 - 01/2013
  • Achieved promotion from Group Sales Manager to new role due to excellence in sales, event planning, scheduling, and resource optimization at this 186-room full service property.
  • Streamlined financial processes resulting in a 20% increase in revenue of average guest room rates, meeting room rental, and hotel services through competitive market analysis and forecasting.
  • Led major Super Bowl events as the NFL's point person for the Northeast Region; successfully drove $134K in sales, including $78K in banquet revenue.
  • Championed renovations in food & beverage menus, staffing, décor, and office area.
  • Constructed an effective team by training, mentoring, and scheduling staff for banquet events.
  • Utilized leads from visitor's bureau and convention center and tracked leads from website.
Hyatt - GROUP TOURS/SPECIAL PROJECT COORDINATOR
Carmel, IN, 01/2001 - 01/2010
  • Generated a 300% increase in guest tours which increasingly enhanced operations and revenues.
  • Champion and planner for corporations, festivals, tradeshow, community meetings and fairs.
  • Point of contact for attractions, hotels, and tourism organizations.
  • Developed reports detailing client visitation and guest history to create targeted marketing campaigns using Raiser's Edge.
  • Creator and author of visitor information guides.
  • Planned and managed group tours department including logistic, oversight of catering events, vendor relationship, and menu planning.
  • Ensured guest artist satisfaction by using attention to detail when booking travel and making housing arrangements.
  • Efficiently organized museum registration, confirmations, cancellations, and schedules.
INDIANAPOLIS CIVIC CENTER - GROUP SALES MANAGER
City, STATE, 01/2000 - 01/2002
  • Streamlined contract management, group sales, client relationships, and business development.
  • Initiated and coordinated audience development events including Girls Night Out, Book It, Single's Night, and more resulting in elevated attendance for targeted performances.
  • Authored and edited group sales marketing collateral, including brochures, solicitation letters, display ads, and e-blast communications.
  • Delivered creative and effective group sales information through media, sponsors, and key clients.
  • Efficiently updated and managed CRM database.
  • Provided clients in corporate, hospitality, tourism, entertainment, and education sectors with collateral material.
  • Configured sales budget to ensure best possible financial outcomes.
Accomplishments
  • Co-managed all aspects of a 36-hour marathon event for 600 youth participants from around the world including catering, transportation, vendors, sponsors and volunteers with a budget of over $200,000.
  • Recognized for success and selected by Director to represent Division at National Conference for Association of Collegiate and Conference and Events Directors International.
  • Initiated a company website and conference registration using CVENT and Premise to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Leverage expertise as onsite coordinator/point person for events serving up to 1500 attendees; meticulously manage budget, track revenue and expenses, and orchestrate travel arrangements for event speakers.
  • Designated the point of contact by the Vice Provost for our 50th year celebration of Society of Electrical Engineers Conference.
  • Developed a unique "Purdue Experience" for State Representatives while visiting campus.

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School Attended
  • Purdue University
  • Indiana University
Job Titles Held:
  • Senior Event Planner
  • SENIOR SALES MANAGER
  • GROUP TOURS/SPECIAL PROJECT COORDINATOR
  • GROUP SALES MANAGER
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Associates of Business Management

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