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R EGINA B ROWN Lake Barrington, IL 60010 Cell: 708-707-2018• Email:email@example.com MARKETING COORDINATOR Innovative, self-motivated professional with exceptional communication, analytical and strategic planning skills looking forward to launching a successful career in marketing communications. Seeking to apply well developed business acumen and creative management skills with a firm that is willing to invest in a driven, people-oriented team player committed to supporting company objectives. Experience in creating, developing and implementing compelling design initiatives and retail promotional campaigns integral to optimizing bottom-line profits. Solid background in diverse media such as brochures & newsletters, logos & business cards, stationery, posters & postcards, weekly/monthly/quarterly retail promotions, packaging and private label development with national retailers in apparel and packaged goods Effectively communicates with internal and external customers utilizing tailored and targeted messages. Adept at performing in high-pressure, deadline-driven environments and prioritizes tasks appropriately. CORE COMPETENCIES Creative Concept Development • Print Production & Design • Problem Solving • Presentations • Sales & Marketing Team Leadership • Relationship Building • Brand Identity • Negotiations • Writing and Editing Networking • Project Management • Budget Allocation • Customer Service • Marketing Communications • Forecasting • Analysis • Strategic Planning/Identifying Trends • Change Implementation EDUCATION Graphic Design, Continuing Education Certificate - Harper College, Palatine, IL (2006-2008) Bachelor of Science, Retail Management - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI KEY ACHIEVEMENTS Increased profitability by creating a private label cosmetic accessories line with national retailers. Significantly contributed to the comparable store sales increases and decreased "old inventory" from 47% of total inventory to 20% in 7 months while maintaining a 30% net margin. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Administrative Assistant, Manpower Current Assignment, DSM Functional Materials,Elgin, IL (May 2012 to present) Support the Vice Presidents of the SOMOS and Floor Coating divisions and all of the team members with administrative support in business reporting, event coordination, domestic/international travel arrangements, expense reporting, communication and purchase order requisitions. Coordinated all aspects of event for the company Safety Week (ISO requirement) that included total site participation with education, activities and follow-up Administrative Coordinator, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnsburg, IL (2010-2011) Produced weekly church bulletin and established guidelines that provided timely, relevant information about the Church, Religious Education Program, School and Community Events in a manner that effectively captured the interest of the reader so that a benefit was received from reading the bulletin each week and inspired a call to action in support of the Church, Catholic Faith and personal growth. Created event flyers, envelopes and post cards to promote all events. Negotiated and coordinated purchase of computers, software and copiers. Strategically assisted and coordinated fund raising efforts to generate over $200,000 for heating and roof repairs Coordinated, implemented and summarized Parish “census” to update Parish roster and identify parishioner preferences. Free Lance, Graphic Design Projects, Lake Barrington, IL (2006-Present) Collaborate with clients to implement creative strategy plans in order to author and edit projects for a diverse range of publications, including the Arlington Trotters Chronicles and Alpine Runners Newsletter for 2007. Prioritize and coordinate multiple simultaneous projects to maximize efficiency and achieve critical timelines. Proficiently prepare business and travel brochures, resumes, and business cards for associates. Played a key role in supervising the hosting of Road Runners Club of America annual meeting in Chicago with Alpine Runners for 2007. Retained to develop Alpine Races brochures and posters for 2007. Sears Holding Corp., Kmart Division, Hoffman Estates, IL (2005-2006) Category Manager, Cosmetics Contributed dynamic leadership skills in overseeing daily operations, with full accountability for designing and integrating compelling merchandise assortments for national brand color cosmetics and private label cosmetic accessories in accordance with company objectives. Actively negotiated spatial allocation for weekly print advertising between the company and its vendors. Coordinated support team operations for product distribution and placement. Walgreens, Deerfield, IL (2001-2005) Associate Category Manager, Cosmetics Replenishment Buyer, Housewares Promoted to Associate Category Manager, with a strong focus on optimizing productivity and efficiency. Maintained full accountability for executing the profitable management of this $130 million business including national brand color cosmetics and private label cosmetic applicators. Designed, developed and implemented new packaging for Cosmetic Accessory line of "Perfection" that was applied across multiple categories in cosmetics. Successfully achieved 2% comparable stores sales increase despite flat results from total cosmetic department for 2004. Profiled in Retail Merchandiser as a "Top Buyer for 2004." Career Note: Additional experience as a Buyer, Infant and Toddler Apparel for Montgomery Ward, Product Manager, Heyman Corporation for licensed Infant Apparel and Assistant Showroom Manager for Quill’s Office Furniture. TECHNICAL SKILLS Applications/Platforms: Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe InDesign; Quark Xpress; Dreamweaver; FrontPage; Microsoft Office (Excel; Word; PowerPoint; Publisher; Outlook); Mac & PC Operating Systems Print/Web: Brochures & Newsletters; Logos & Business Cards; Resumes & Stationery; Posters & Post Cards; Packaging; Web site Design LANGUAGE SKILLS English, Fluent Spanish, proficient in reading with light conversational abilities ACTIVITIES Successfully completed 12 Marathons, 3 Half Ironmans, numerous 5K and 10K Running Races, and Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlons, active member of 2 local running clubs with experience recruiting volunteers, organizing running races, meetings & club parties. Musically literate in all clefs, experienced flute and keyboard from a variety of genres