International Marketing Executive
1 Feb 2002 - 1 Jul 2012 - Rosslyn
I established a corporate presence in Europe, USA, South and East Asia, Russia, South America, Mexico and developed & accelerated new business, achieved sales targets & maximized sales revenue opportunities through maintaining partner relationships involving sales & client management.
I Managed and coached the national and international marketing team for driving the marketing strategy and brand plans to support sales growth through development and management of national and international marketing, advertising and promotional activities, including managing strategic pricing and product management functions for the global market.
I have dealt directly with Wal-mart and Target USA and Canada, Tesco and John Lewis in the UK and also had my product stocked in Harrods of London.
I succeeded in growing a company from 12 people to 500+ employees in less than 5 years while structuring and managing strategic proposals, negotiating business terms, closing sales transactions, leveraging market knowledge and experience, and assisting customers in 5 Continents to maximizing returns on investment, 2002 to present.
Accomplished top ranking Brand recognition globally for local company since 2002
Connected with account managers of global retail giants, Importers, Distributors and launched major contracts, instigating availability of product in more than 180 countries since 2002.
Landed multi-million dollar clients for Company by teaming with senior sales leaders to develop marketing collateral by conducting multiple conference calls and face-to-face meetings to win buy-in, and revenue opportunities with new and existing customers.
Won 25 + Awards for Company & Products nationally and internationally since 2002.
Managed Game Store and Stax Store after starting as Departmental Manager at Dion Stores.
Secured and managed multi-faceted projects exceeding 10 million Dollars, created profitable partnerships and successfully led strategic initiatives.
Conducted one on one meetings and fostered relationships with Ceos, Buyers, Department Heads, and Distributors from all countries around the world.
Planned and Promoted Events and Trade shows. Exhibited and trained personnel at International Trade shows in Europe, Asia and United States since 2002.
Achieved and maintained status of Distinguished Judge and Advisor for Stevie International Business Awards in The USA.
Identified solutions for small and mid-sized businesses with establishing and maintaining an Internet presence. Services includes project management; social media, e-business strategy; website design, implementation and management; e-commerce infrastructure; content creation; creative direction; and customized web-based application.
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