Julie Hess

Julie Hess

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Mar 2011

Catering Sales and Support

City Provisions Catering and Events

Proposed innovative and inspiring menus for weddings and events based on client input, seasonality, and local availability

Responsible for soliciting and responding to sales leads, closing new sales opportunities

Assisted client in all aspects of event planning, including selecting venue, sampling food and beverages, determiningnecessary rental equipment, referring outside vendors, and serving as day-of coordinator

Served as lead customer point of contact and project manager; responsibilities include coordinating and maintaining constant contact with all individuals involved with an event, including clients, venues, rental equipment companies, servers, deliverers, and kitchen staff

Ensured a seamless execution of premium service and quality catering affairs

Served as company representative at outside organizations: Green Wedding Alliance and Indie Wed

Jul 2008 - Jan 2009

Event Specialist

Greg Christian Catering

Wrote custom proposals and planned creative menus according to clients’ budget and specifications

Provided logistical support to the sales team and supervisors in the office and off-site at events

Coordinated hourly staff by hiring and scheduling employees, assigning positions and delegating tasks, evaluating employees’ performance, and managing contingencies

Created and maintained company-wide databases to maintain overall efficiency and support profitability

Sep 2007 - Mar 2008

Assistant Design Coordinator

Schatz Development
• Directed punch-list and related project management responsibilities to completion for 600 N. Fairbanks, a 212-unit condominium development project • Coordinated trades and maintained constructive relationships to complete multi-million dollar project • Inspected over 200 units’ interiors, created punch list items and managed successful resolution of issues • Provided on-site support and quality control to ensure the project met time and budget requirements • Guaranteed compliance with customer specifications by reviewing architectural and electrical plans, as well as selections for finishes and upgrades
Jul 2006 - Sep 2007

Administrative Assistant

Searl and Associates Architects/Searl Blossfeld Design
• Developed marketing brochures with Adobe Photoshop, assembled presentation boards, and provided design support. • Catalogued photographs and product literature; managed and maintained Architectural books and materials library. • Wrote purchase orders and specifications, handled client purchasing accounts and managed company finances in QuickBooks. • Provided administrative support to firms two founding partners, including scheduling travel arrangements, writing correspondence, purchasing and stocking office supplies.
Jul 2004 - May 2006

Design Consultant

Ligne Roset
• Consulted with clients to define their home furnishing needs, presented floor plans, and prepared estimates. • Coordinated sales for clients from design to installation, while providing extensive customer service. • Developed a high level of referral and repeat business. • Designed creative displays, accessorized the showroom daily, analyzed inventory and ordered appropriate stock quantities. • Acquired vast product knowledge quickly by memorizing materials and composition of pieces in the collection; kept up with industry trends and designers.
2002 - 2003

Design Consultant

Techline Office Furniture Solutions
• Developed and launched a direct mail marketing plan to create new business and maintain relationships with former clients. • Managed client database. • Assisted with showroom sales and design implementation.
2000 - 2000

Corporate Accounts Intern

Enterprise Rent A Car
• Coordinated promotional events and incentives for branch offices in bi-state area. • Researched and processed new corporate and client development opportunities. • Assisted with end of the month reports.


1999 - 2003

Bachelor of Science

University of Arizona
Jun 2002 - Jul 2002

European Economics

American Intercontinental University - London
1995 - 1999

Clayton High School


Highly motivated, organized, passionate, service-oriented professional with over seven years of experience in sales, project management, and customer service

Excellent multi-tasking capabilities with effective leadership and communication skills

Works well in a team environment as well as independently

Quick learner who takes initiative to creatively solve problems

Computer proficiency: Microsoft Word, Excel, and QuickBooks; PC and Mac


Chicago Rock & Roll 2009 and 2010, Chicago Distance Classic 2007 and 2008 Half-Marathon participant

Girls On The Run – volunteer coach for after-school running program

1319 North Wood Street Condo Association – Board Member, Treasurer

Avid reader, enjoy cooking, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier enthusiast