Marketing Professional with strong social and engagement skills in collaborating with multicultural populations in business environments.
Demonstrated experience in product/service marketing, pre/post-sales support, business development, cross-functional project management, business consultant, and leadership
Proven overseas business success in business development, customer/supplier relations, service contract negotiation, and manufacturing production equipment procurement
Top Five Signature Themes (Clifton Strengths Finder): Woo, Strategic, Learner, Communication and Focus
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Access database, MS Project Management, Visio
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator and Photo Shop
Project/Business Development Manager, G&D Integrated Manufacturing Logistics Inc., Morton, IL.
2010 Contracted as International Business Consultant with Illinois Central College, and preformed as Project Manager at Changzhou, China Led a team of five that successfully set up manufacturing production operations in China, and provided coaching and leadership support Purchased production equipment, including negotiating prices and implementing a timetable with suppliers.
Met strict deadlines, reduced costs by over $30,000 with optimized supplier performance Strengthened supplier relationship, and evaluated existing equipment leasing contacts resulting in 40% cost reduction Generated a new parts assembly businesses from a major OEM, and successful negotiated service contracts resulted in a "win-win" situation Set up employee assessments, and negotiated Termination of Employment Contracts with employees during a reorganizing period VISTA Project Leader, (AmeriCorps*LeaderCorps), Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL.
2009 - 2010 Led two VISTA members in completing program initiatives, and provided coaching and mentoring to the team members.
Presented program process update to stakeholders on regular basis Collaborated with over 30 non-profit organizations across State of Illinois to complete projects and activities Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions on Behalf of the People of the State of Illinois for VISTA Service by Illinois State Governor.
Technical Marketing Sales Representative January 2012 to January 2015Caterpillar Inc － Peoria, IL.
Member of Technical Marketing Training Program.
Performed in marketing support role for key projects during rotational assignments.
Focused on developing Caterpillar experience related to commercial, product support, and understanding customers Demonstrated office administration skills in project management, planning and coordinating events, creating sales incentive programs, and generating a variety of reports Assisted product expert to solve product technical issues on customer job site.
Provided technical issue support for new online Customer Tracking System, and created a training manual for new users Participated in new product development projects across different product industries include Marine, Petroleum, Electric Power, and Construction.
Worked with engineers and engineering design systems to validate product information Focused on all marketing functions, including conducting market research for competitive brands, data analysis, assisting in strategic planning for product marketing, preparing product launch roadshows, and delivering marketing communication plans for dealers across the globe Acted as liaison between Caterpillar, district office, and dealers.
Led two profit growth project initiatives with dealers to identify opportunities for growth Do-It-Myself customers, and engaged dealers to implement e-Business marketing strategies to capture parts sales Oversaw and supported project execution, including managing and coordinating projects, leading communication between groups, conducting Voice of Customer/SWOT analysis, and data analysis for product identification.
Developed business proposals and marketing plans to grow sales to market segments.
Owner Freelance Business Consultant Bridging East & West, Business Services － Peoria, IL.
Attended trade shows and conferences, and utilized social media to connect with customers.
Advocated for companies with cross-cultural perspectives in assisting with entry strategies for new business setup, marketing communication plan, international business development, and cross-cultural negotiation.
International Education Coordinator January 2009 to January 2012Illinois Central College － East Peoria, IL.
Worked with multicultural students, and provided leadership in managing projects and activities Created business proposal and marketing communication plan for two community outreach program initiatives, and excelled a strong team leadership during program execution Acted as International Business Consultant for a major private U.S company, and completed project that grew its international business in China.
This resulted in $100,000 in donations for school programs Initiated Corporation Agreement with overseas universities, and engaged student in international studies Supervised over 100 members for Student Culture Club, and provided motivation coaching for club officers Taught two semesters of academic classes in "Introduction to International Business".
MBA : Marketing and Management, 2009Bradley University － Peoria, ILGPA: GPA: 3.59/4.00Marketing and Management GPA: 3.59/4.00
BS : Family & Consumer Science Retail Merchandising Marketing, 2007Illinois Central College － East Peoria, ILGPA: GPA: 3.66/4.00Family & Consumer Science Retail Merchandising Marketing GPA: 3.66/4.00