Walter Williams Jr
The "Bowtie Ambassador"
Seeking a position with a company where I can contribute my experience as an accomplished sales/marketing specialist to consistently meet or exceed corporate sales objectives while utilizing my time and territory management skills to maximize effectiveness and minimize operating expenses.
∑Over 10 years of professional sales experience.
∑Strong ability to partner with clients to learn their needs, recommend solutions, and build relationships.
∑Highly motivated and competitive; committed to goal-setting, planning, and obtaining results.
∑Strong leadership capabilities, organized, detail-directed problem solver.
∑Proven ability to work in unison with staff, volunteers, and board of directors.
∑Outstanding experiences in diversified selling environments, executing corporate strategies.
Advantage Sales and Marketing, Anaheim, CA 2010- Present
Retail Sales Merchandiser - (M&M/Mars brands)
∑Experience working with large and small manufacturers of items found in grocery, convenient or club stores across the country
∑Strong background in working with management, department heads and associates in large and small outlet chains ( Wal-Mart, Kroger, 7-eleven)
∑Strong product knowledge which allows identification of opportunities and prioritize business decisions for sales calls
∑Built relationships with store personnel in order to achieve company goals
Mosaic Sales and Marketing, Irving, TX 2009- Present
Retail Sales Merchandiser
∑Experience communicating with store management and associates and building positive relationships
∑Acted as strategic client advisor for store management to enhance retailer relationships
∑Sales and merchandising of products (Hewlett Packard, ITunes, Jitterbug) for large and small retail outlets (Office Max, Toys R Us, Sears)
Beth Harold Home Health Care Inc., Southfield, MI
Community Liaison Specialist2008-2009
∑Designed and implemented marketing projects for educational ground rounds, lunch and learn meetings, physician advocacy programs and dinner programs.
∑Increased sales, market share and service awareness.
∑Developed and implemented promotions to increase service awareness in doctorís offices, senior living communities, and direct marketing segments.
Kaplan Career Institute, Davenport, IA; Detroit, MI
Professional Admissions Representative2006-2008
∑Schedule one-on-one appointments and interviews with interested prospects
∑Selling the benefits of the University programs
∑Enroll new prospects for future classes
Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL
Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist 2000-2006
∑Designed and implemented marketing projects for educational grand round, lunch and learn meetings, physician advocacy programs, dinner programs.
∑Experience in educating orthopedic surgeons during surgical procedures
∑Increased sales, market share, and improved product awareness
∑January 2002 territory ranked 56th in region. Instrumental in raising our rank to 23rd by mid year and finished year at 14th in region.
∑January 2003 territory ranked 3rd out of 56th on Central Region Company All-Star list and 6th position after transferring to Western Region.
∑Central Region All-Star award winner.
∑2000 Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Rising Star award winner.
∑Finished year in top 15% of sales force nationwide; number 4 in the Central Region.
∑Successfully introduce new product into market place and built key relationships to help reach company sales; Instrumental in attaining goal of $1 million dollars in product sales.
Robert Half International Inc., Des Moines, IA
Staffing Manager/Sales Professional 1998-2000
∑Provided marketing office support and administrative consultant services.
∑Provided consultation in the area of human resources, interviewing candidates, performing reference checks, providing ideas for staff, management, and retention incentives, as well as recruiting, and prospecting for talent.
∑Received outstanding customer service award.
Plainview, Inc., Freehold, NJ
Pharmaceutical Sales Professional/Trainer1997-1998
∑Responsible for training new reps on existing product selling skills.
∑Diversified selling and detailing environments including physicians, managed care organizations, independent pharmacies, and grocery chains.
∑Developed and implemented promotions to increase sales in grocery, pharmacies, and direct marketing segments.
∑Coordinated marking displays for company.
Pace, Orchard Place Child Guidance Center, Des Moines, IA
∑Intake assessment and evaluations.
∑Case plan management, program development, volunteer management.
∑Keynote, motivational, and public speaking.
∑Large and small group leadership and facilitation.
∑Familiar with adult and juvenile probation/parole guidelines and courtroom preceding.
∑Diversified experience with clients including early childhood and adults with special needs.
University of Northern Iowa, Ceder Falls, IA
BS Criminology, Emphasis - Customer Relations
Awarded 4 yr. athletic scholarship to University of Northern Iowa
Walter Williams Jr
Let me build and shape your brand marketing campaign. A strong brand is a big asset online and offline. Creating and building a well-differentiated brand is worth the challenge. It's not enough just to reach customers today. You have to reach them in a way that is compatible with their beliefs, language, needs and expectations
My role on site is to first and foremost act professional. Again, as a brand ambassador you are the face of the company you represent. That means to look professional as well. Some events are more relaxed in terms of dress code, but some can have you dressed in formal ware with makeup. Itís important that you not only act the part, but you look the part as well. Image is big in this industry and it makes a strong first impression
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
I as a brand ambassador work as the grass roots level in a marketing campaign. I do it in the streets and on the internet with the consumers who are being targeted for these products. My job as a Brand Ambassador is to know the product trough and through as if they made it. I need to know the product so I can not only explain what itís for, but to also highlight strong point and answer questions if people have them
A company that understands the value of brand marketing research is able to use its brand research to find out exactly how far they are able to go. Research has found that the general public are more likely to pay higher prices for a product they trust, all this research will let companies know exactly how much of a premium price their own customers will be willing to spend.
The most important skill that I as a Brand Ambassador can have is the skill of communication or the gift of gab. Initially verbal communication is important, as well as computer skills, Which I use both in my everday. Not only will I need to communicate with consumers about your product, but ideally I will need to write reports at the end of the event. I have proven these facts many times, with many references to show for all of my hard work.
Organizational skills are also important to have, such as schedules, time management. These all present themselves as an account manager. I as a Brand Ambassador for your company will maintain communication with you, the marketing agency that hired me, being your lead Brand Ambassador on site, as well as the client at times. As well as that, I will maintain copies of sign in sheets, independent contractor forms, non-disclosure agreements, in addition to many other important documents.
WHY HIRE ME...
A company markets to customers in order to sell more products. Brand Ambassadors attempt to relay their passion for a brand to other customers, because they honestly believe that product will satisfy the wants and needs of their fellow customer.
WALTER WILLIAMS SAYS...
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