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Event Planner

Location:
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Posted:
May 19, 2017

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Wendy Davis

Birmingham, AL

(205) ***-**** ac0d83@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/in/wendydavis22

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Management Organizational Professional with over 11 years first-hand experience in coordinating and planning of large and small scale corporate events. Possess strong project management, training and organizational skills. Experienced in large non-profit fundraising. An innovative and motivational leader, able to deliver exceptional events and exceed customer expectation. Reputation for strong negotiation skills and ability to work graciously under pressure.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ALTEC INDUSTRIES, Birmingham, AL 2012-2016

Production Scheduler/Event Planner

Planned and established production schedules. Monitored materials inventories, tracked progress of production, and reviewed factors which affect schedules.

Partnered with marketing and Human Resource department on several fundraisers held throughout the years including American Heart Association, United Way, March of Dimes and American Cancer Society raised over $350,000.00.

Trained and assisted Human Resource department staff and managers on all company campus events to include but not limited to associates milestone celebrations birthday and anniversary, safety events, family fun day, corporate events, and company holiday party.

Negotiated and secured contracts with suppliers reduced company cost by $500,000.00 by participating in yearly cost reduction events.

Negotiated agreements and orchestrated logistics for events as well as developed budget proposals and audited supplier bills, event cost ranged from $2,000 to $20,000.

Accurately planned and scheduled workflow from engineering through the manufacturing department, reduced product throughput time and managed capacity constraints.

Effectively monitored quality, service, and delivery issues and took corrective actions as needed as well as worked with management and customers on schedule and delivery of units.

Daily, weekly, monthly review of existing and future production and budgetary planning.

Senior Administrative Associate 2008 – 2012

Generated reports, handled multiple projects, and prepared and monitored invoices and expense reports. Assisted with compiling and developing annual budget. Performed a variety of complicated tasks. Trained and directed the work of colleagues.

Managed and coordinated all department events for over 500 associates.

Created and designed daily and weekly production reports of bodies shipped and month to date revenue, as well as reviewed job cost to ensure cost effectiveness.

Worked with accounting department to rectify material cost and customer invoices.

Managed company’s budgetary planning to ensure $1.5 million in profitability.

Resolved concerns regarding job material and cost by effectively working with engineering and material department managers.

Administrative Associate 2005 – 2007

Handled a wide variety of situations and conflicts that involved the clerical and administrative function of the office.

Provided production materials to associates at beginning of each shift.

Strictly adhere to job specification and ensured good quality work.

Ensured timely preparation and availability of all production materials to avoid shortages.

Maintained 100% accuracy processing materials for production.

Created and maintained a check system to isolate design concerns or revision before reach production

Assisted with department events.

UNITED STATES ARMY, Ft. Stewart, GA 2001 - 2004

Transportation Operator

Supervised and operated wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo.

Ensured that soldiers met standards in personal appearance and taught them to maintain account for their individual and unit equipment and property.

Determined requirements for all office equipment, supply, and ordered all necessary items.

Tracked and maintained over 300 records for military personnel.

Established innovative cross-reference system between paper and electronic files.

Operated wheeled vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways.

Oversaw scheduling for day-to-day activities used performance data to identify and avoid potential risk.

EDUCATION/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Bachelors, Business Administration, Columbia College, Columbia, MO



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