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Oun P. Miller Platt

Leadership Development Professional


Oun P. Miller Platt has a strong track record of being a tenacious sales professional with broad experience in marketing and analytics. She has a solid background in healthcare/pharmaceutical sales, B2B, B2C and retail sales with proven track record of growing shares in declining markets, building a territory, technical selling and sales closing. 

Oun has experience with strategic planning, qualitative & quantitative research, public relations, sales promotion, visual merchandising, forecasting, contract negotiations, graphic design and finance.  She has the ability and skill set to provide creative, innovative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking leadership in a team environment.

Oun is transitioning into different roles within the fields of recruiting, training, and leadership development.  She is pursuing a graduate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Colorado State University.

Work History

Jun 2017Present

Assessment Center Rater

Indiana University Northwest
  • Fully trained evaluator for undergraduate and graduate student participants on their critical job-related competencies through real-world simulations and exercises.
  • Mastered the rigorous training program as an IUN assessment center rater who demonstrates the ability to properly measure participant behavior.
  • Rate students on complex skills to perform job duties on their abilities to communicate effectively, to manage conflict, to work in groups, to serve customers, to lead, to coach, to delegate, and to think critically and ethically.
  • Provide prompt weekly assigned assessments and provide detailed written feedback to participants.
Jun 2016Present

Independent Leadership Assessor

  • Skillfully perform live virtual role play with clients during a ‘3-hours-in-the-life’ manager simulation.
  • Assess participants on their ability to manage stress, resolve conflicts, coach subordinates, prioritize, delegate tasks, communicate clearly, enhance team morale, and implement key strategies.
  • Provide assistance in identifying high-potential leaders for succession planning, promotions, professional development, and selection through accurate assessment.
  • Generate senior executive leadership reports for one-on-one debrief consulting sessions post simulation.
Oct 2014Jun 2016

Supervising Administrator & Assessor

  • Qualified leadership assessor for front-line manager and mid-level manager participants to analyze behaviors, evaluate competencies, interact in live role plays, and accurately score leadership skills.
  • Excelled and completed the robust training program as a certified junior assessor.
  • Entrusted to supervise occasional international role-play simulations as a fill-in manager.
  • Competent problem solver while supervising leadership simulations.
Oct 2012Sep 2014

Marketing & Branding Consultant

  • Consulted with clients in the Resende area for the tourism industry and for executive recruitment firms.
  • Provided career counseling services for Brazilians who were transitioning to a US based employment.
  • Developed marketing and brand building campaigns aimed at increasing sales and profit margins for the travel industry in the Rio de Janeiro and surrounding markets.
  • Conducted comprehensive competitive analysis, recommended adjustments to company initiatives in response to market trends to maintain a competitive edge.
  • Collaborated with a local recruiting firm to create compelling and engaging talent acquisition material for a major automobile manufacturer.
Aug 2010May 2012

Services & Solutions Executive

Xerox Corporation
  • Achieved 145% of quota YTD, 66% budget increase in January 2012.
  • Selected as Team Captain for a company-wide initiative for managed print services in 2012.
  • Ranked #1 in the IA/NE region for highest number of Xerox services prospects attained in 2011.
  • Winner of "Who's Hotter than Hot Contest" for new business generation in 2011.
  • Ranked #1 in the Iowa/Nebraska region for office equipment sales in 2010.
  • Exceeded aggressive multi-function office devices sales quota at 163.3% of plan in 2010.
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in assigned product families, generated new accounts through persistent cold calling and maintaining existing customer base within the territory.
Feb 2009Mar 2010

Professional Sales Representative

Schering-Plough Corporation/Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Rookie of the Year 2009.
  • Ranked #1 out of 108 in the region for portfolio share growth goal attainment in 2009.
  • Consistently ranked in the top 10 in the region throughout 2009 for share growth goal attainment.
  • Promoted  cardiovascular, allergy and men's health products (Vytorin, Zetia, Clarinex and Levitra).
  • Directed a more effective sales route for the team to fully utilize our ability to reach target accounts and built better key physician partnerships to influence prescribing behaviors.
  • Enhanced physicians' participation and grew market share by strategically promoted events and luncheons.
  • Excelled in sales training, scored in the top 10% of class, completed two training courses.
Jun 2006Oct 2008

Territory Sales Manager

Philip Morris USA/Altria Group
  • Pinnacle winner, ranked #1 out of 48 in the section, grew 4.9% share in 2008 against 0.4% objective.
  • Honored as "Excellent Performer," top 25% in the section in 2007.
  • Ranked #3 in the district for highest sales revenue from 2007-2008.
  • Spearheaded a specialized "Analytical" team in the district to achieve 45% volume increase in 2008 by identifying the target on-hand inventory and prevented out of stock on high volume products.
  • Accountable for 148 retail accounts in the territory and $26.6 million in cigarette sales in a state with minimum pricing regulations.
  • Consistently achieved and exceeded quota for 17 new brand launch objectives due to research plans that gained insight into customers' needs and met them with the right tools to yield maximum profit.
  • Successfully managed a key account and gained 13.2% share growth in 2008 from 2006.
  • Developed and executed new stores to support with setting inventory base and budgeting for customers.
Jan 2006May 2006

Marketing and Public Relations Intern

University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center
  • Generated 75% original designed projects and advertisements to support University career relations events.
  • Submitted proposals for corporate sponsorships, donations and support to enhance career recruiting programs for the center.
  • Innovated lean process implementation on various tasks to increase speed and quality for the center by 35%.
  • Developed and trained a successor to ease the transition between interns (computer, tasks, etc.).
  • #1 performer for the Director or Marketing, provided support with graphic designs and administrative duties.
Jun 2005Aug 2005

Sales Analyst Intern

Philip Morris USA/Altria Group
  • Conducted a multi-state market research for a key retail partner by surveying the top 25% of stores on inventory ordering practices, identified ordering gaps and reduced shortage on top brands by 15%.
  • Collaborated with C-level executives on solutions for reducing out of stock on high volume products based on the research findngs.
  • Strengthened key customer business partnership with new ordering base-line implementation which increased sales by 21%.
Aug 2004May 2005

Campus Ambassador

Philip Morris USA/Altria Group
  • Led and grew the campus recruitment initiatives at the University of Iowa by leveraging student leadership contacts.
  • Promoted the presence of Philip Morris USA on campus by arranging speaker programs and corporate sponsorships.
  • Chosen and promoted from Sales Intern to Campus Ambassador, only 35% of interns nationally received the advancement.
Jun 2004Aug 2004

Marketing & Sales Intern

Philip Morris USA/Altria Group
  • Conducted a market research for a large grocery chain, identified out of date items and reduced on-hand inventory cost by 30% on Philip Morris brands.
  • Established the most effective inventory base to yield maximum returns on inventory investment.
  • Improved business relationship with a major customer by reducing their cost and combatted with out of stock on high-demand products.
Dec 2003May 2004

Public Relations Intern

The Institute of Public Affairs
  • Coordinated and arranged the operations of the annual Iowa Municipal Management Institute Conference in 2004.
  • Assisted with project execution for governmental studies and strategic team management meetings.
  • Provided technical support to the center with graphic designs, publication layouts as well as other necessary administrative tasks.
May 2002Aug 2002

Communications Broadcasting Intern

WSUI/KSUI Public Radio
  • Operated and installed the performance stage for live concerts and functions.
  • Cataloged the music library and kept accurate inventory for the station.
  • Facilitated the recordings of radio sessions when neccessary.
May 2001Aug 2001

Marketing & Sales Intern

Health-Mor Industries
  • Marketed and sold the Filter Queen air filtration system; the Majestic and Defender.
  • Executed sales presentations, technical selling and sales closing to exceed the average quota and became a top performer.
  • Traveled throughout central Iowa as an outside sales representative.
  • Experienced with cold calling and door-to-door sales environment.


Aug 2014Aug 2018

Master of Applied Industrial Organizational Psychology

Colorado State University

Performance Management Certificate

Aug 2000May 2006

Bachelor of Arts

University of Iowa

Interpersonal Relations & Family Relations

English Minor

Foreign Languages

Thai - Native and Fluent

Spanish - Limited Working Proficiency

Portuguese - Elementary Proficiency

Leadership & Achievements

  • Chosen to fill-in as a supervising manager during occasional international simulation for Pinsight, 2014-2016
  • Selected as Team Captain for a company-wide sales initiative in 2012, Xerox Corporation.
  • Rookie of the Year 2009, Schering-Plough Corporation.
  • Voted in as a Board Member for In From the Cold, Quad Cities non-profit organization in 2009.
  • President and Founder of Phi Beta Lambda Business Organization, 2003-2006.
  • Editor-In-Chief of the University of Iowa Content Magazine, 2003-2006.
  • Vice President of Professionalism for Women in Business, 2004-2005, Woman of the Year 2006.
  • Chosen representative in the Leadership & Presidents Councils at the University of Iowa, 2005-2006.
  • Award recipient for Outstanding Career and Technical Education from the State of Iowa in 2004.
  • Senator in the University of Iowa Student Government Undergraduate Activities Senate, 2003-2005.
  • Vice President of Campus Liaison for the Asian American Coalition, 2003-2005.
  • President of the University of Iowa Thai Student Association, 2003-2004.
  • Top Coxswain of the University of Iowa Women's Rowing Team - Big Ten Winner, 2000-2002.

Volunteer Work

  • Zion Lutheran Church, Events Fundraiser and Contributor, Ottawa, IL - 2017-Present
  • Food and Clothing Drive - Guardian Industries, Porto Real, Rio de Janeiro - 2012-2014
  • Walk to Cure Diabetes, JDRF Fundraiser, Moline, IL - 2009-2012
  • Mayors' Hunger Luncheon, Davenport, IA - 2009
  • Quad Cities Veteran Stand Down, Rock Island, IL - 2008
  • Quad Cities River Clean-Up, Davenport, IA - 2008
  • Iowa Special Olympics, Ames, IA - 2007-2008
  • Ronald McDonald House, Iowa City, IA - 2005-2007
  • Heartland Weimaraner Rescue, Des Moines, IA - 2007
  • Iowa City River Clean-Up, Iowa City, IA - 2006
  • Rides for Diabetes, Cedar Rapids, IA - 2005
  • Iowa Games, Ames, IA - 1997-2000

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