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Manager General

Location:
Managua, MN, Nicaragua
Salary:
US$ 80,000 (dollars) per year
Posted:
November 29, 2017

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Gonzalo Cardenal Alvarado

SKILLS

Client Oriented

Results Oriented

Work s Quality

Simple

Adaptability to change

Perserverance

Integrity

Bilingual English-Spanish.

Experience with software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, SPSS statistical analysis package.

Available to travel in and out of the country.

EXPERIENCE

2011-2014 Exporting Capacity Building Project in Small and Medium Companies-Swiss Cooperation / Ministry of Industry and Commerce/Ministry of Economics

Export Promotion Specialist

Present proposals of lines of action aimed at strengthening beneficiary companies the project for the effectiveness of its performance.

Support to the Directorate General of Export Promotion through the Technical Secretariat CNPEs on strategic issues aimed at the preparation of proposals for the facilitation and promotion of exports, in order to be submitted to the CNPEs.

Support the preparation of TOR for consulting on issues of corporate action plans, technical assistance, training, and all those related to project activities.

Prepare and monitor training activities and technical assistance to the Business Development Services, in the thematic areas of: exports, standardization, metrology and quality control, information technology and communication, partnership and cooperation and financing investment and training of university teachers on issues of development of export capacity.

Support, monitor and analyze the activities in the business Diagnostics Consulting and competitiveness and implementation of plans of action of the selected companies.

Support the development of a curriculum aimed at the acquisition of knowledge and skills development for export.

Supporting entrepreneurship training programs that run in the country.

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Support the development of a curriculum aimed at the acquisition of knowledge and skills development for export.

Supporting entrepreneurship training programs that run in the country.

To support activities facilitating access to venture capital funds to projects prepared in entrepreneurship training programs.

Support international marketing activities of products identified as higher export potential target markets that present better and more opportunities for this.

Assist in logistics and tracking companies involved in international trade fairs and missions.

Conduct market research to profile level, specific products and target markets developing-market product sheet for them to serve as elements for implementing an advertising and promotional campaign for product groups.

Assist in the development of country brand strategy and advertising campaign of the beneficiaries, which will primarily be using the possibilities offered by the Internet through Web pages and search engine rankings, for research and contact potential customers and to communicate with them, combined with the use of promotional media and traditional advertising.

Prepare technical reports, monthly and semi-products made in the areas of their competence.

Develop other functions within its jurisdiction as assigned by the Director General of Export Promotion, DGFEX specific Manager and Project Coordinator.

2008-2011 Citizens Insurance Company of America

Financial Advisor

Provide financial advising to current and potential clients in retirement’s plans.

Provide financial advising to current and potential clients in plans regarding university studies for long term.

Provide quotations of prices to clients according their needs and capacity of payment.

Control and follow up to current and interested clients to buy the insurances.

2007-2008 Solutions for Electric Protection

General Manager

Design marketing programs for the sale of equipment for electric protection

Coordinate the imports of equipment for electric protection from suppliers and manufacturers

Provide technical support to clients

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Control the incomes and expenses of the company

Manage the payments of the suppliers

Supervise the sales of the equipments

Control the credit financed by the suppliers

Do a diagnosis of the real electric protection needs in different companies

Propose different types of equipments to provide electric protection to the companies

Do marketing researches in order to know the behavior and prices of the competitors

Assure the achievement of goals regarding the estimated profits

Assure the elaboration of the Financial Statements in time and quality

Elaborate quotations for prospective clients based on the profit margins of the company

2006-2007 Stadthagen Constructions

Financial Manager

Assure cash availability in the different bank accounts.

Control the incomes and expenses of the different projects according to the plan.

Do horizontal and vertical analysis about the financial statements.

Analyze financial indicators about the financial statements made by the accounting department and show proposals to the General Manager for the making decisions.

Manage the payment of the suppliers, bricklayers and employees.

Control the credit financed by the suppliers.

Assure the elaboration of the Financial Statements in time and quality.

Manage the cash flow by project.

Assure the achievement of goals regarding the estimated profits.

Audite periodically the inventories of the projects.

2006 Inter-American Institute for Agricultural Cooperation (IICA-El Salvador) 2006

Consultant

Authored a study on the development of fruits exports in Central America.

Completed marketing research of 20 Nicaraguan companies in order to determine their opportunities to export fruits in the Central American Market.

Performed a statistical analysis of the surveyed companies’ data using the SPSS statistical software.

Collected information about estimated sales, prices and quantities per year with more opportunities for the last year and main buyers from IICA-Nicaragua and Ministry of Agriculture.

Authored a report on the potential opportunities to trade fruits in Central America. This report became the basis for the elaboration of a project funded by AID and other international funding bodies to improve the export of Nicaraguan fruits.

2004 Inter-American Institute for Agricultural Cooperation (IICA)

Consultant

Authored a study on the development of agricultural exports in Nicaragua.

Completed marketing research of 100 agro-exporting Nicaraguan companies in order to determine their competitive limitations in the export market.

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Performed statistical analysis of the surveyed companies’ data using the SPSS statistical software.

Supervised 5 Field researchers.

Authored a report on the competitive limitations and competitive status of the agricultural sector. This report became the basis for the elaboration of a project funded by AID and other international funding bodies to improve the export of Nicaraguan agro-industrial products.

2003 Matadero Central S.A. (MACESA) 2003

Consultant

Audited the Company’s payments to the INSS.

Evaluated the degree to which the INSS provided full coverage of medical services to the Company’s employees, as prescribed by law. Identified areas in which such services were being under-utilized and pinpointed the reasons for that.

Evaluated the Company’s compliance with social security legislation.

Evaluated health and safety conditions in conformity to social security legislation.

As a direct result of this consultancy, MACESA achieved a better use of the medical services available to its employees, optimized its compliance with social security regulations and improved the health and safety conditions in its plant.

2002 Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (INSS) 2002

Deputy Director of Finance

Prepared the Institute’s Annual Investment Plan.

Supervised the preparation of the draft for the Institute’s General Budget.

Compiled the job descriptions for each sub-section of the Finance Department.

Evaluated the Department’s use of software packages.

Performed personnel’s performance appraisals.

Prepared the functional organizational chart for the Finance Department.

Proposed alternatives that resulted on a better investment strategy for the Institute.

Updated the Departmental Procedural Handbook.

Supervised all personnel in the Finance Department (95 employees).

Analyzed the cash flow, budget implementation and investment strategy. Proposed corrective measures when appropriate.

1998-2002 Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) 1998-2002

Project Coordinator for the “Capital Markets Modernization Program IDB- BCN”

Administrated and supervised every aspect of the Program, including funds allocated by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Selected and supervised consultants hired for the Program.

Supervised, administrated and evaluated the work plan for public and private institutions involved in the Program.

Compiled semi-annual reports for the IDB on financial resources and progress on the project’s different components.

Monitored the progress made by each institution involved in the project towards the objectives established in the Program’s Action Plan (in co-ordination with the project’s international advisor).

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1995-1998 Ministry of Finance (MIFIN) 1995-1998

Financial Administrator for the Property Project

Administrated and supervised human and financial resources for the Project, including funds from the United Nations and the Government.

Coordinated the collection and administration of the 36-91 Tax concerning properties related to Law 85.

Prepared the budget draft and supervised the execution of the annual budget for the Project.

1993-1994 International Labor Organization (I.L.O.) 1993-1994

Advisor

Designed a market research study on the needs for technical education in every economic sector, executed nationwide surveys on the topic.

Prepared and analyzed statistical and economic reports for this study using the SPSS statistical analysis software.

Designed the “Standard Classification of Occupations of Nicaragua” and the “Standard Classification of Industrial Occupations of Nicaragua”.

Compiled and analyzed economic and statistical information from all sectors of the national economy. This information was used to re-adjust the technical education programs offered by INATEC to the current needs of the country.

Prepared procedural manuals and organizational charts for the Nicaraguan-Dutch Institute for Technical Education (CEFNIH).

EDUCATION

2003-2008 Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) 2003-2008

Managua, Nicaragua

Master in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance

GPA: 93/100

1990-1992 Franciscan University of Steubenville 1990-1992

Steubenville, Ohio, United States

B.S. in Business Administration (concentration in Marketing)

1982-1988 Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA) 1982-1988

San José, Costa Rica

Bachillerato en Administración de Empresas

OTHER COURSES AND TRAININGS

“The New Pensions Savings System”, Consejo Superior de la Empresa Privada (COSEP). Managua, Nicaragua, August 2002.

Seminar and workshop on the Pension Savings System (SAP), organized by Asesoría y Capacitación Empresarial (ASCAE). San Salvador, El Salvador, June 2002.

“Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements II”. Cámara de Firmas Nicaragüenses de Contadores Públicos y Consultores. Managua, Nicaragua, May 2002.

“Introduction to the Stock Market”, Instituto Centroamericano de Capacitación Bursátil. Managua, Nicaragua, April 2001.

Gonzalo Cardenal A. ac3jav@r.postjobfree.com

REFERENCES

Ing. Juan Carlos Amador P., Project Coordinator, PROEXPORTA Project/MIFIC/Ministry of Economics, 8814-8250, ac3jav@r.postjobfree.com

Ing. Roberto Stadthagen, General Manager, Stadthagen Constructions, 885-02226, ac3jav@r.postjobfree.com

Howard Gonzalez, General Manager, MANGOSA, 888-52147, ac3jav@r.postjobfree.com

Sr. Ramiro Lau, Executive Director, MACESA,, 8883-5851, ac3jav@r.postjobfree.com

Sr. Cristobal Silva, Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), ac3jav@r.postjobfree.com

Sr. Alonso Chamorro, Owner of MOTOSPORT, 885-09511, ac3jav@r.postjobfree.com

Sr. Alvaro Lacayo, Information and Technology Manager of CREDOMATIC, ac3jav@r.postjobfree.com

Additional references available upon request

Satélite Asososca, Colonia Alemana Casa # V.

Managua, Nicaragua

Phones: 2269-7623, 888-94032

ac3jav@r.postjobfree.com

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