My goal is to find interesting and challenging projects which allow me to utilize my vast talent base to increase the value of the customer brand or experience. I have successfully completed several multi-faceted projects (including a national merger, company audit, new technology implementation, acquisitions, etc) across several verticals working with a diverse and global team. These projects were for a variety of clients from a small technology start-up to a global food processing company involved in Lean Management. My experience is varied and vast (just how I like it). I am a person who catches on quickly and is not afraid to jump in and get the work done. Although my professional experience is predominantly in the travel industry it does lend itself to a myriad of business and technologies. If you need help with account or project management, scheduling, event management, staffing, travel arrangement, client relationship management, customer service, personal assistance, account and client implementation, training, customer solution management then I am the person you should hire! Real-World Experience: -Highest billed staffing hours in my department -Part of the team who turned around an audit failing global food processing plant -Lowest attrition rate in my division -Highest customer satisfaction rate (internal and external) -Successfully implemented customer satisfaction programs (Thanks A Million and Ask for the business)
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I started my career as a travel manager 6 years ago and it is necessary to mention that it gave me lots of experience in different fields of work like: product sales, work with business partners and potential clients, resolving current problems, communication with foreign partners. It gave me strong ideas how to work in stressful situation and undertime. I would like to improve my skills and be involved in interesting project which will give me a chance to open new horizons. At the same time I like the other side of this work and it is smiles on people's faces after great work that we did together!
Let me help you be the best you! I am skilled at helping my clients be better at what they do by handling the mundane tasks. Have the freedom to focus on your work while I handle your email accounts, travel planning, daily scheduling, data entry, and more. I am also an experienced customer service agent as well as an event planner. I am efficient and effective with my time with attention to detail and accuracy as my focus. Here are a few things my clients have to say about my work: We were a small tech startup when Alina joined our team in a virtual executive assistant capacity. As a growing company, the day-to-day administrative tasks needed someone who was efficient, reliable, and, frankly, a miracle worker. Alina came in with her super hero cape and immediately began setting things in order. She is very organized and energetic, and manages multiple calendars and coordination of events with ease. She is amazing at all things travel and event planning related, always supplying us with an itinerary and making our trips/events as seamless as possible. Her positive, upbeat attitude made her a joy to work with, and she is able to easily and quickly learn new tasks and handle them reliably going forward. She has been indispensable for our organization, and I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to organize and streamline their business administration. She is absolutely trustworthy and discreet, and I highly recommend her work! Joni Martin Now IT Matters Efficient. Dedicated. Resourceful. These are just three words I would use to describe Alina Carron's professional offerings. Alina is a highly adept Executive Assistant. She manages personal and professional tasks with aplomb and offers excellent feedback and suggestions for improving processes along the way. If you are in need of a top-notch Executive Assistant to handle a variety of tasks including personal assistance, travel, scheduling, agenda building, business development, and sales processes - look no further. Angela Adams Now IT Matters The work that Alina did for me was invaluable. Knowing she was behind the scenes handling all the busy work involved with planning retreats put me at ease and allowed me to focus on what I do best: teaching yoga. Her attention to detail, thorough planning, and personalized customer service helped me provide an incredible retreat experience for my guests. Schuyler Grant Co-Creator Wanderlust Festivals Working with Alina was a pleasure. She is able to organize many working parts in order to help curate a cohesive, successful experience. She is always readily available and thorough in her work and has always been a personal point of contact for the business she represents. I always look forward to working on projects in which Alina is involved. Nikki Vilella, Kula Yoga Alina is a gift. Working with her made my life so much easier. Her careful attention to detail allowed me to focus on the bigger picture while her speed and accuracy with follow through gave me the perfect kind of support to grow my work. I highly recommend her. ~ Manorama Founder, Sanskrit Studies www.sanskritstudies.org
As a Marketing Manager in a DMC, I have acquired many interpersonal skills with a special accent in the area of attention and customer service. I consider myself as responsible, working, organized and creative persons. I like working with productivity objectives and achieve the short and long-term goals set by the company. Through my extensive experience in the tourism field I have developed the ability of creating travel packages, writing content for specific brochures, establishing a communication strategy and provide consultancies for individual and group request. I speak fluently French and have a good knowledge in Arabic and can provide translation from English to French and Arabic to French.
I have worked as a freelancer on few projects. Right now I am teaching Japanese Language to some Engineers from different companies. And also giving online classes for Japanese Basic and as well as English classes to Japanese people. I am working with a travel company as Tour Interpreter. I have taught English to Japanese people at corporate level.
I have experience in all fields of the Aviation, Travel, Hospitality (Hotels, Restaurants & Catering), Tourism & IT industries; out of them is 22 years in senior management positions in Training, Customer Services, Sales & Marketing. My goals are to solve problems, communicate effectively, and perform my duties with the highest level of professionalism in the demanding travel & tourism environments. On the training side, being an experienced person in this area for 22 years. I have the skills necessary to assist in implementing training courses for new recruits & speeding profitability of systems. As well as the practical knowledge and ability required performing hands-on day-to-day duties as Sales techniques, Cargo, Customer Service, Ticketing & reservations with different GDS (CRS) systems. On the other hand I was a full time instructor at London Business Institute, Division of Public Services between August 1981 and January 1999. Then I became the head of the Travel & Tourism Institute teaching the IATA/UFTAA International Travel & Tourism Foundation & Consultant courses at The Center for Adult & Continuing Education, The American University of Cairo between years 2000 and 2002. On the management side, being recruited in various senior positions as, Area Manager, Country Manager, Sales Manager, and Airport Manager & General Manager in different airlines & stationed in different countries of the world ( Far East, Middle East, Western Europe & The Gulf ) ; gave me the international & multi culture experience to be aware, deal and familiar with all day-to-day duties and responsibilities of the different fields of the Aviation, Travel & Tourism industries. On the other hand, my family owned a tourist 4 star Lebanese Restaurant in Cairo for the 34 years and I was managing the business after my father’s death for 8 years, which have gave me a lot of experience in the food & catering business. Since 2009 I was running a 5 star hotel in Jeddah, KSA and renovating it. In additional to owning a computer office to sell & maintain personal computers and networks has gave me a very good experience in the IT business. I have a major role in all areas of the business including strategic planning, marketing management, financial management, budgeting, production, operations, sales, human resources, major project and customer business development.
As a self employed Travel Consultant who has previously worked in many job roles, I possess a variety of skills that can be applied across a range of industries. I specialise in marketing, particularly email campaigns and in addition, I am a competent writer and blogger. I am also available for any admin work and/or data entry. I am open to trying my hand at any job offers that may come my way since I am adaptable and a fast learner. My work is professional and thorough and free from error.
What can I do for you: Use My Brain Solve Problems Connect People Use My Intuition Assemble Develop and Improve Analyze Imagine Plan and Research Control and expedite How will I do it: By being... Resourceful Calm Knowledgeable Flexible Achievement focused Accountable How do you know I can do it: (aka my resume) SLALOM CONSULTING – Portland, OR Management consulting firm that delivers business and technology solutions Consultant, Project Manager, 2012 to Present - Currently managing a project implementing a BI solution to support Retail operations in China for a Fortune 500 global apparel company. - Used knowledge of SDLC to manage the upgrade of SAP Retail for a Fortune 500 global apparel company. Partner with PM COE to develop best practices for program and portfolio management. - Project Manager for a custom implementation of SharePoint for a global semiconductor firm - Successfully managed the integration of a 3rd Party Warehouse Management System with a customized instance SAP Wholesale for a Fortune 500 global apparel company. Successfully resolved gaps uncovered during gap analysis. NW NATURAL – Portland, OR Natural gas utility providing service to Eastern Oregon and Southwest Washington Senior Project Manager, 2011 to 2012 - Conducted Kaizen sessions with management and employees to successfully implement a field resource management tool to streamline the scheduling of over 300 field resources. - Worked with the executive team to create a Project Management Office (PMO) that improved resource planning, budgeting, and accountability across projects. PECI – Portland, OR Not-for-profit energy efficiency firm working with utilities to create demand-side management programs Program Manager, 2009 to 2011 - Coordinated an energy efficiency rebate program with eight utility partners in Washington which grew by 25% without an increase in staffing. - Lead the research and planning phase of a web based rebate submission program using Salesforce.com platform. Increased rebate submissions by 15%. - Re-engineered and launched an energy efficient appliance rebate program for a Washington Public Utility District that saw a 30% increase in redemptions in the first year. - Led the development of the marketing, outreach, and contractor recruitment/training plan for an HVAC efficiency program that was adopted by multiple California utilities. AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAMS– Portland, OR International student exchange programs Consultant, Student Services Manager, Six month contract 2009 - Managed a team of internal and external resources to complete Salesforce.com upgrade for a non-profit student exchange organization improving closure rates by 16%. - Resource manager for Lead Management department driving a 24% increase in productivity. ACCENTURE – Philadelphia, PA International consulting firm for Fortune 1000 Companies Consultant, 2007 to 2009 - Gained consensus and approval from executive leadership team for corporate sales forecast and sales targets of a $10 billion pharmaceutical product line. - Developed and delivered a group practice targeting tool used by the Oncology sales force of a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical firm. Improved sales efficiency by 25%. HEALTH MARKET SCIENCE – King of Prussia, PA Technology and solutions provider to bio-health and pharmaceutical industries Client Solutions Program Manager, 2005 to 2007 - Used BI analytics to create a successful market research project resulting in improved sales efficiency of 9%. - Managed client installation of UNIX platform customer targeting products for Health Market Science contributing $2 million to bottom-line profitability.
I'm a Freelance Graphic Artist with a high quality design services based in Cebu, Philippines. Experienced in both print and digital design I am able to offer creative solutions for a variety of media including leaflets, brochures, advertising, point of sale, corporate identities, websites, and much more that includes audio and video production, helping to promote my client's business to it's potential target market, with my over 8 years experience I offer the same full range of design services but at the fraction of the cost.
With fifteen years of experience in project management and events and conference production, my skills compliment any program management and/or event needs. With clear oral and written communication, I have the ability to work remotely as a freelancer, sub-contractor or behind-the-scenes producer. I am adept at juggling competing timelines and priorities, keeping in mind the big picture, while managing all of the small details of a given project or event. I have managed numerous academic and research grants, with extensive experience in grant reporting, tracking and managing the successful execution of deliverables, tracking budgets, communicating with various stakeholders, and maximizing efficiency and output. My vast international and domestic event planning experience ranges from multi-day training programs for multi-national constituents to domestic and international conferences, dialogues, and workshops. I have experience in the non-profit, for-profit, academic and government sectors. TACTICAL SKILLS: - budget creation & oversight - managing relationships with subcontractors, funders, and other stakeholders - writing, reporting, and editing - managing production timelines and output - onsite event management - speaker procurement - travel, logistics & transportation - entertainment vendor management - event promotion & marketing - event materials & documents - staff recruitment & management - graphic design resources - public policy implementation PAST EVENT PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE: *International: United Kingdom, France, Greece, China, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Turkey and Cuba *Domestic: San Diego, Washington, D.C., Boston, Irvine, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Livermore, New York City and Los Angeles EDUCATION: BA, Communication Studies MA, International Relations