Zabar - Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator - Midland Park, NJ, USA

Linda Zabar

Midland Park, NJ, USA

Services

Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator

Summary:

♦Handled all administrative tasks for the Sr. VP Marketing, VP Brand Marketing, VP Strategic Marketing and their team members
♦Managed documentation organization, adding structure
♦Organized domestic/international travel and arranged confidential, high-level meetings for Sr. VP, VP, AVP, Directors and Japanese business partners
♦Procured competitive products for both domestic and overseas evaluation within budgetary guidelines
♦Prepared, reviewed and approved expense reports within budgetary company guidelines in Concur For VP Brand Marketing, VP Strategic Marketing and their team members
♦Ordered and managed supply inventory and publications for the Marketing Department
♦Managed and coordinated department activities and projects
♦New hire and contractor on-boarding as well as coordinated interviews, schedules and accommodations
♦Effectively utilized SAP system
♦Skilled at project prioritization and effective at meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations
♦Skilled at multi-tasking, able to balance conflicting priorities and meet deadlines pro-actively
♦Able to work well under pressure with an accommodating style, clearly focused and consistently calm
♦Strong judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information
♦Collaborative team player with proactive approach

Accomplishments:
♦Facilitated the design of the Employee Product Discount Program including testing, troubleshooting and launch
♦Coordinated with Sales, Supply Chain, Customer Care, Logistics, Legal and Service Departments to execute internal employee discount programs
♦Served as an essential part of the Task Team, and was responsible for direct-to-consumer sales
♦Facilitated management of the Employee Product Discount Program; a corporate benefit
♦Collaborated with Business Planning Managers to establish pricing
♦Created and maintained SAP back-end materials catalog

Work History

Inside Sales and Marketing Elite Division - Consumer Electronics Group

Sharp Electronics Corporation

August 2011 - October 2013


♦ Supported the Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Director of Sales - Elite Brand
♦ Responsible for dealer/distributor display allowance programs and price protection through ATS
♦ Collaborated with distributors and dealers to ensure defective returns were serviced or exchanged
♦ Effectively handled and resolved distributor, retailer and consumer service, pricing, credit, parts and product issues
♦ Assisted with fourteen (14) Sales Reps, seventeen (17) Distributors, Dealers, Consumers as well as Supply Chain, Service, Customer Care, Credit, Business Product Managers and Upper Management

SAP - Material Master

Sharp Electronics Corporation

January 2007 - October 2013

♦ Key person fully understanding and maintaining Material Master, Master Data, all end-to-end, cross-functional, and integrated business processes related to SAP
♦ Registered and modified all products for consumer electronics, home and commercial appliances, LED lighting and the Latin America group
♦ Created and maintained purchase information records for SKU’s ensuring accuracy
♦ Created and maintained standard invoice pricing, terms and discounts for price groups and customers in ATS (Approval Tracking System)
♦ Interfaced with Marketing, Supply Chain, Customer Care, Logistics, Service and IT departments

Accomplishments
♦ Developed SAP Material Master training materials for the business key users as well as conducted end-user training for multiple sales organizations within the company
♦ Successfully mapped materials that are created in SAP to seamlessly integrate with APO
♦ Selected by IT to test SAP Standard functionalities to reduce processing time of material master registrations through the implementation of a Material Master workflow

Senior Executive Assistant/Sales & Marketing Project Coordinator

Sharp Electronics Corporation

July 1986 - October 2013

Senior Executive Assistant - Consumer Electronics Group (1986-2013)
♦ Handled all administrative tasks for the Sr. VP Marketing, VP Brand Marketing, VP Strategic Marketing and their team members
♦ Managed documentation organization, adding structure
♦ Organized domestic/international travel and arranged confidential, high-level meetings for Sr. VP, VP, AVP, Directors and Japanese business partners
♦ Procured competitive products for both domestic and overseas evaluation within budgetary guidelines
♦ Prepared, reviewed and approved expense reports within budgetary company guidelines in Concur For VP Brand Marketing, VP Strategic Marketing and their team members
♦ Ordered and managed supply inventory and publications for the Marketing Department
♦ Managed and coordinated department activities and projects
♦ New hire and contractor on-boarding as well as coordinated interviews, schedules and accommodations
♦ Effectively utilized SAP system
♦ Skilled at project prioritization and effective at meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations
♦ Skilled at multi-tasking, able to balance conflicting priorities and meet deadlines pro-actively
♦ Able to work well under pressure with an accommodating style, clearly focused and consistently calm
♦ Strong judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information
♦ Collaborative team player with proactive approach

Accomplishments:
♦ Facilitated the design of the Employee Product Discount Program including testing, troubleshooting and launch
♦ Coordinated with Sales, Supply Chain, Customer Care, Logistics, Legal and Service Departments to execute internal employee discount programs
♦ Served as an essential part of the Task Team, and was responsible for direct-to-consumer sales
♦ Facilitated management of the Employee Product Discount Program; a corporate benefit
♦ Collaborated with Business Planning Managers to establish pricing
♦ Created and maintained SAP back-end materials catalog

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Projects

Employee Benefits Program

Facilitated the design of the Employee Product Discount Program including testing, troubleshooting and launch

Employee Refurbished Product Sale

Facilitated the 2013 Employee Refurbished Products Program Sale - Generated $212,000 in sales. Successfully reduced excess inventory and offered the employees discounted pricing on televisions, audio and home appliance products.

Employee Holiday Product Sale

Facilitated the 2012 Employee Holiday Products Program Sale - Generated $181,000 in sales

Employee Product Discount Program - Web based

♦Facilitated the design of the Employee Product Discount Program including testing, troubleshooting and launch
♦Coordinated with Sales, Supply Chain, Customer Care, Logistics, Legal and Service Departments to execute internal employee discount programs
♦Served as an essential part of the Task Team, and was responsible for direct-to-consumer sales
♦Facilitated management of the Employee Product Discount Program; a corporate benefit
♦Collaborated with Business Planning Managers to establish pricing
♦Created and maintained SAP back-end materials catalog

Qualifications & Certifications

Business Administration

Rockland Community College

Business Administration

Alfred College

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