Halima Salaam

Halima Salaam

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Sep 2008

Marketing & Strategy Intern


Marketing & Strategy Intern

Marketing consulting firm specialized in delivering Decision Sciences, Business Analytics & CRM support (tools, software, books and consulting services) to improve marketing and decision making processes. Clients include: Pfizer,Sprint,3M,UNISYS, Heinz

·Created go-to-market strategy and execution techniques for a new business opportunity within the commercial market that is projected to increase in sales 12% within 2 years.

·Leveraged consumer insights to reposition and repackage flagship product's core offering, to align more directly with consumer needs. Re-launch drove 8% increase in sales and significantly reduced customer complaints by 15%.

·Developed framework and managed strategic deployment of consumer information sessions to launch new line of educational products. Launch process increased customer engagement and improved customer satisfaction.

·Led team to create and release original attention grabbers, advertising messages and product themes that increased website traffic by 30% and average consumer time spent reviewing new modules by 18%

Sep 2006 - May 2007

Prototype/Account Manager


Leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components for major automakers with operations in 32 countries (119,000 associates). Clients include: Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Kia, BMW, Mercedes Benz, GM, Chrysler, Ford,

·Led marketing operations team todesign and implement process monitoring tool that ensured task ownership and accountability. New process increased order accuracy and fill rates by 25% and has since become company best practice.

·Negotiated new supplier agreements to ensure timely delivery of automotive parts. Subsequently forged closer relationships with demand planners to ensure faster turnaround times that resulted in $320,000 savings and increased customer satisfaction.

·Brought in to resolve problems with key international accounts and strengthen supplier relationships. Worked with international suppliers to improve operations supply chain process that grew business by 15%.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2006

Credit/Market Analyst

National City

·Performed detailed back-end industry and portfolio analysis (historic, projections, financial statements and ratios) that provided a basis for portfolio risk assessment and management for current customer base and prospective customers.

·Analyzed client personal and business financial statements vis-à-vis market conditions to determine potential return on investment in upper middle market (accounts ranging from $350K- 2M).

·Evaluated prospective customer summary reports and to determine risk profiles and worked closely with loan officers to determine loan approval, deferral, or rejection.


Aug 2007 - May 2009


  • Graduate Assistant -Admissions Office, Logistics and Event Planner for MBA Admissions Office
  • Global Immersion- Santiago, Chile.
Aug 2003 - May 2007

B.S. Business Admin

Univerisity Of Detroit Mercy
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Studied Abroad in Spain & Brazil.
  • Won Canjar Design Award designed platform to promote awareness of environmentally friendly practices


  •  Plays saxophone and bassoon 
  •  Enjoys basketball, ice skating, laser tag, paint ball
  • International Travel
  • Arts,Music, Poetry, Writing


Creative marketing professional looking to leverage 3+ years of marketing/sales operations experience. Highly analytical, passionate and innovative leader, skilled in connecting with consumer needs to drive profit and volume objectives. Quick learner with a penchant for driving extraordinary results, process improvement and innovation initiatives.


Marketing Communication Planning� Product Launches� Project Management� Segmentation, Targeting, & Positioning Financial Analysis � Strategic Thinking� Analytical Skills �Account Management and Negotiations � Relationship Building