Sales Associate/Store Manager/Export Import Manager Resume
|Desired Industry: Management
|Desired Job Location: Tuckahoe, New York
||Date Posted: 4/20/2011
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: Immediately
|Desired Wage: 35000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: No
Hands-on, resourceful, and versatile
professional offering 7 progressive
years of experience and reputation for
consistently meeting the most
challenging organizational goals and
adjectives with unequaled success.
Proven and verifiable record of
producing higher performance standards
and enhancing productivity.
Innovative and articulate in negotiating
contracts with major firms, increasing
profits and providing competitive
proposals. Demonstrated ability in
identifying the best merchandising,
product placement and sales strategies
that achieve optimal success.
Excel at coordinating task of numerous
internal division and external agencies
to ensure rapid, accurate delivery of
products, materials and resources.
Exemplify knowledge in establishing
productive business relationships by
rendering exemplary customer service as
well as forming, leading, and motivating
Highly recognized for big-picture
vision, dynamic direction, and tenacity
to make high-stake decisions using
experience backed judgment, strong work
ethic, and irreproachable integrity.
Possess extensive travel experience
across Europe and United States.
Remarkably experienced in organizing and
practically participating in local as
well as International retail and
wholesale trade shows such as Messe
Frankfurt, MACHEF Milan, New York
International Gift Fair, and Magic Show
99 CENTS CENTER GROUP INC. ( A RETAIL
AND WHOLESALE COMPANY ) ~ BRONX, NY
COUNTRY LIVING ~ EASTCHESTER, NY
DISCOUNT KING INC.~ BRONX, NY
DISCOUNT CITY INC. BRONX, NY
Store Manager 2008-2011
- Assumed full responsibility in
buying, developing, and maintaining
customer relation; overseeing finances;
and hiring and firing staff.
- Regularly checked inventory;
ensured correct and accurate orders for
customers as well as buying and selling
closeouts and regular merchandise.
- Utilized outstanding marketing
and financial strategies to help stores
save money, maintain customer relations,
and to establish integrity and good
business name in the market.
- Led the company in establishing
five stores in just three years
- Successfully boosted the overall
business situation by approximately 100
times since 2005; gained high respect.
- Earned promotion as multiple
stores manager in just 3 years of
service in the company.
- Rendered support to the company
to establish own wholesale business by
organizing and participating in trade
fairs and wholesale shows.
ZAKARIA ILYAS EXPORT CORPORATION ~
Director of Export (USA) 2001-
- Prepared documents for availing
various benefits under different export
- Monitored export orders and
coordinated closely with parties
concerned throughout the process.
- Coordinated with the production
team and provided reports to the
- Keenly observed the delivery of
goods in accordance with customer
specifications and ensured that
deadlines are met.
- Served as import/export manager
in dealing with all third parties
involved in the operation as well as
made and collected payments on behalf of
- Documented current and proposed
process flow and conducted detailed gap
- Worked in conjunction with other
team members, technical architects and
developers to understand system
integration and interface requirements.
- Support for a major effort to
improve the Warehouse Management System
(WMS) capabilities of Supply Chain.
- Helped the Supply Chain from
overall production order to shipping &
delivery and order management.
- Successfully obtained Southern
Living at Home under Southern Progress
Corp, a Times Warner Group Company in
Birmingham, Alabama known as a multi-
level, multimillion direct marketing
company which employs a staff of 1000 to
4,999 employees as one of the largest
buyers for Zakaria Ilyas Export Corp
from 2006 to 2009 acquiring a business
of $2.5M a year using updated marketing
skills and excellent professional
ZIEC MART INC ~ NEW YORK, NY (
HANDICRAFTS AND GIFTS IMPORT COMPANY )
(MAJOR HANDICRAFT & GIFTS MANUFACTURER
AND EXPORT COMPANY) - (WWW.
Business Procurement Agent and Sales
Director of Import (USA) 1999-
- Prepared custom documents,
request documents for L.C and other
documents from the foreign bank,
invoices, tax exempt documents,
agreements for retail sales reps etc.
- Directed conversion of products
from American to foreign standards and
specifications to ensure efficient
operation under foreign conditions.
- Arranged shipping details, such
as import licenses, customs
declarations, and packing, shipping, and
routing of product.
- Supervised clerical and
technical staff in preparation of
foreign language sales manuals.
- Expedited import arrangements
and maintained current information on
import tariffs, licenses, and
- Organized wholesale shows with
the company (New York International Gift
Fair, Life Style, N.Y), Atlanta Gift
Show, Magic Show, Las Vegas).
- Developed standards and
principles and implemented and
innovative marketing techniques that
brought the company to gain the overall
turnover of approximately $4M.
Bachelor of Business Administration in
Marketing and Finance
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS ~
RICHARDSON, TX (1999-2003)
Bachelor of Business Administration
COLLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ~ PLANO,
CANADIAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ~ MEERUT,
Export Promotion Council for Indian
Handicrafts (EPCH) - Vice President and
NEW DELHI INDIA (2001-2005)
Export Promotion Council for
International Business - Secretary
FRANKFURT, GERMANY (2002-2005)
Policy and Procedure Development
Client and Contract Management
Continuous Process Improvement
Leadership and Team Building
Vendor and Contract Negotiation
Budget Planning and Allocation
Inventory Control Process
AWARDS AND HONORS
First Position in Debate and Extempo
University of Texas at Dallas,
RICHARDSON, TX (2001)
Best Student of the Year
St. Mary’s Senior Secondary School ~
Mbd, India (1996 and 1994)
Best All-rounder Student
Tools: UML, Rational Rose, Requisite
Pro, Clear Quest, Clear Case, Microsoft
Visio, DOORS, MS Word, MS Excel and MS
PowerPoint, Microsoft Office SharePoint
Server (MOSS), Business Objects, Mercury
Test Director, JIRA bug tracking tool,
BugZilla, ERwin, MS Dreamweaver, MS
Photoshop, uPerform, SnagIT
Fundraiser for women victimized by
domestic violence in collaboration with
Times Warner Group Company Southern
Progress Corporation ~ Alabama, USA
Contributor for community fairs and
fundraising programs for the education
of poor kids
Available upon request.
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