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Summary

Experienced sales professional and Social Media enthusiast with strong writing and creative skills, currently seeking a marketing, writing or sales position at a company that is poised for growth and open to innovation.

Work experience

Oct 2009Present

Inside Sales/Purchasing/Marketing

SunnySide Supply

Inside Sales/Purchasing/Marketing roles at small family owned company.

Talents Highlighted in this position:

*Researching customer needs and procurement of new products to suit customers' needs

*Choosing best vendors for purchasing products based on pricing, turn around time and product quality.

*New product research and marketing

*Cross selling products to existing and new customers.

*Development of marketing to raise product awareness via methods such as monthly e-newsletters, social media,    trade shows and customer participation events.

*Conception and implementation of all company marketing events including 30th  Anniversary Celebration, Annual Fashion Show and Charity Auction, Golf outings and trade shows.

*Website and online store design, promotion and maintenance.

Sep 2004Oct 2009

Commercial Sales

Central Van and Storage

Corporate and Outside Sales Representative at a growing moving company with a new presence in the Pittsburgh market. Talents highlighted in this position:

* Implementing marketing pieces and marketing programs in order to attract commercial and corporate prospects

* Incorporating social network marketing to current marketing methods such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn* Production of monthly e-Newsletter* Retaining customer loyalty through company transition* New Account Development* Pricing bids accurately* Growing sales by an average of 20% annually* Developing creative marketing plans and sales approach. * Networking and referral marketing. * Organizing large scale office relocations of 60-1,000 employees

May 2001Sep 2005

Inside Sales/Marketing/Account Development

Anderson Transfer

 Inside Sales /New Account Development at a well established moving company in the Pittsburgh market for more than eighty years.Talents highlighted in this position:

* Turning customer inquiries into sales* New Account Development* Exceeding sales goals* Developing and distributing marketing pieces* Providing support to management and operations to expedite important projects* Maintaining key and VIP accounts* Assisting in development of sales and company goals.

Nov 1998May 2001

Vendor Manager

US Property and Appraisal

Vendor management Responsibilities for large third party appraisal/title company.

Talents highlighted in this position:

* Placing appraisal orders with best suited vendor* Daily follow up on each order to ensure quality* Building rapport with vendors* Negotiating vendor fees* Meeting daily deadlines to maintain productivity for our clients.

Education

Bachelors
19941998

Bachelors

References

Stephen Eckert

Collaborated with Stephen to produce a series on Social marketing for small businesses.

Barbara Moore-King

Previous Owner of Anderson Transfer

Neal Griebling

Collaborated with Neal to write "Using Social Media to Find Work You Love".

Al Ruppen

Previous co-worker at Anderson Transfer

Projects and Writing Samples

Skills

Dance/Choreography
Fifteen years experience in dance insturction and Choreography. Jazz, modern, cheerleading.
Social Networking
Marketing using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
Microsoft software
Use of basic Microsoft software: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher
Apple Software
Use of basic Apple software: Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iTunes, iPhoto, Garage Band, iDVD, iMovie, iPhone applications, iWeb.