A position with responsibility that would utilize my skills in global marketing, event management, team leadership, strategic planning and procurement. Decisive, action-oriented and results-focused global marketing and procurement professional offering experience in social media, crisis, recruitment, event and project management. Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral/written communication skills with proven ability to work under time pressure and ability to meet tight deadlines. Recognized for the ability to think independently and solve problems. High standards of accuracy along with excellent attention to detail.
MS Office, Sharepoint, HTML, Adobe, Wordpress, Drupal,
Joomla, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, RSS Feeds, Flickr, SAP and experience with Federal
Sr. Global Commodity Manager June 2012 to Current
for Marketing Services at Unify GmbH Responsible for the development and management of supplier portfolios to include continuous monitoring and evaluations of supplier performance Conduct complex supplier negotiations Develop strong supplier relationships to support Global Marketing as well as Global Procurement Understand Global Marketing Department's key requirements and work to align Global Procurement's strategy in order to achieve cost savings Continuously identify opportunities for increased competitive bidding Conduct RFP process against high-dollar, high-risk, complex and global purchases Collaborate with Global Procurement department to provide supplier strategies that ensure the best value for the Global Marketing Department Provide market analysis and benchmarking to track trends and new technologies Serve as thought leader for Global Procurement in Marketing category Provide project leadership in key international projects with stakeholders Conduct ongoing risk management analysis.
Senior Corporate Marketing and PR Manager October 2009 to March 2012TMNG Global, Inc
Managed the development and execution of various marketing campaigns to include the inception and editing of collateral to educate would-be clients about each service's unique POV and value proposition along with generic corporate and recruiting materials.
Led the development of TMNG Global's first Style and Branding Guidelines to insure strict adherence to all branding regulations across the company and it's subsidiaries Proactively assessed and made recommendations on appropriate near and long term objectives, strategies and resource allocations, ongoing analysis of the assigned market to identify new opportunities through research and review Responsible for writing and the coordination of all speaker abstracts for CEO and VP's at all conferences and trade shows Developed and Maintained $2M Corporate Marketing Budget for North American and EMEA offices to include the development of financial models for forecasting and margin analysis Worked closely with product marketing during product development to ensure that product and services met market needs and were executed on time and on budget; provided product marketing support for outbound marketing programs such as industry conferences, user group meetings, and webinars Led the execution in reputation management and crisis communications plans Managed the promotion and coordination of media opportunities and management of all media relationships which included the creation of TMNG Global's first media training toolkit Directed the overhaul of the TMNG Global corporate websites into a dynamic portal which improved communications flow and added an effective sales tool (Knowledge Center) Managed all of the companies and it's subsidiaries corporate Social Media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, RSS, Flickr, Tumblr) Identified areas of promotion through social networking outreach and digital marketing initiatives Coordinating client seminars and sponsorships, including budgeting and tracking associated cost; creating and mailing invitations; overseeing internal / external advertising; developing PowerPoint presentations, seminar materials and handouts; working or attending the event; measuring ROI and ensuring participant follow up Collecting and organizing presentation matters, client lists and industry/geographic experience for use in area marketing efforts Developed regional, national and international trade show and public relation strategy and execution plan Planned and led the implementation for the first social media marketing campaign for TMNG Global that included the creation of SOP materials Provided onsite support to Business Development teams at tradeshows and conferences, to include the creation and coordination of show collateral, booths, graphics, and promotional items/giveaways Orchestrated a variety of additional marketing initiatives that including advertising, website development and new website content (Domestic and International).
Marketing Account Manager November 2005 to October 2009
Meetings, Events and Trade Shows.
The Harman Group, Inc.
Zephyr Strategy Developed, planned, marketed, and executed meetings, events, conferences and trade shows within the Communications, Technology, Government (to include Verizon Business Federal, Panasonic Federal, and iGov) and NonProfit industries Led the execution of various PPC/SEO campaigns to include knowledge of Google Ad words Responsible for all aspects of event and meeting management, including site selection/contract negotiation, proposal planning, meeting room diagrams, logistical operations, production of materials and branded promotional items, registration/database management, coordination of speakers and abstracts, and on- site management Proactively tracked and managed event budgets ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 while saving clients 30% on Travel and Expenses (T&E) Orchestrated meeting planning services with a focus on client needs assessment, vendor relations, site inspection, cost analysis, set-ups, audio-visuals, speaker procurement, guest transfers, transportation, off-site entertainment, reservations, and menu selection Coordinated domestic and international events and trade shows ranging from 100 to 10,000 attendees Serve as direct point of contact for client, vendors, and participants concerning meeting specifications, requirements, preferences, registration, confirmations, cancellations, schedules, cost summaries, and RFPs Led the execution of a variety of Company and product launches for firms in the Government Telecommunications industry, including Public Relations' outreach (including the writing of press releases), advertising, RFP responses, Proposal writing, and website content (Domestic and International) Managed vendor relationships to include security, communications, shipping, banquet, floral, audio visual, hotels, and catering while cutting cost 510% Collaborated the efforts of creative teams and outsourced printers on the conceptualization and production of print material, from invitations to custom welcome kits, for promotional campaigns and meeting facilitation.
Marketing and Account Manager Financial Advisor May 2004 to November 2005American Express
Provided assistance to Chief Financial Advisor, to include keeping schedules and arranging client meetings Analyzed weekly and monthly reports from the Home Office Maintained all records needed for FDIC and SEC Compliance Arranged numerous special event outings for our most valued clients Generated all documentation for reimbursement for client events Created several press releases and print ads.
Bachelor of Arts : Political Science History, 2004University of Kentucky － Lexington, KYPolitical Science History
Society of Government Meeting Planners Member Since 2007
Meeting Planners International Member Since 2008
National Association of Government Communicators Member Since 2009