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accomplished business professional eager to contribute dynamic importing, procurement, business development and international expertise in a challenging importer/buyer assignment.
ø b.s., international business trading & communication.
ø extensive experience working with manufacturers in hong kong, taiwan, korea and china.
ø skilled communicator able to deal effectively with differing cultures/customs.
ø strong record of increasing revenues, building efficiencies and penetrating international markets.
ø over 20 years of successful international business experience.
ø record of promotion to positions of increasing responsibility and authority.
ø proven sales, customer service and purchasing skill sets.
ø efficient in sourcing most cost effective suppliers.
ø skilled negotiator able to establish efficient price points.
ø consistently achieve challenging revenue quotas.
ø in-depth background in client relations, account management and facilitating repeat business.
ø contributor in critical process improvement.
ø comprehensive understanding of business and operations management.
ø proven accomplishments in coordination, strategic planning and project management.
ø proficient in advanced business software applications including ms office suite, publisher and quickbooks.
ø mandarin chinese linguist.
trading inc. 2003 c present
recruited to facilitate asian market wholesale/retail importing.
effectively negotiate price/payment terms, originate purchase orders and coordinate shipment.
ensure all necessary customs documentation.
work closely with vendors to resolve quality and delivery issues.
travel to taiwan, hong kong and china on a regular basis to obtain new products directly from manufacturers.
utilize quickbooks to author invoices/purchase orders and monitor payments.
develop monthly p&l statement.
assist accounting department in a/p, a/r and sales tax functions.
book and plan tradeshow participation.
independent importer 1997 - 2002
planned and launched independent chinese importing venture.
established positive business relationships with multiple chinese manufacturing entities.
negotiated contracts for retail product imports into u.s. retail market.
prior to 1997, served the german firm hoechst as assistant managing director/interpreter. in this role, assisted in coordinating joint ventures between german and chinese firms. preceding this, was marketing sales assistant, leco. in this role, imported scientific instruments, negotiated contracts, provided customer service and managed bank relations.
foreign affairs college
b.s., international business trading & communication, 1987
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