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Sales Manager

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
April 03, 2018

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Naoh G. Ouattara

**** ********** **** *** *** Silver Spring, MD 20910 202-***-****


Grow and develop in a dynamic environment as sales executive, increase sales and customer base to achieve company’s sales objectives, and stay ahead of the competition.


Proactive and results-oriented

Acquired vast knowledge of market trends and broad set of sales skills through career.

Recognized for determination in setting and achieving sales goals, and exceeding targets.


Successfully negotiated and closed new sales, prepared proposals and quotations, negotiated and won new contracts consistently

Contributed to identifying upcoming product opportunities, supported product development to enhance develop current and new products

Conceptualized and launched the electronic payment system within the company gas – station network

Elaborated the company quality chart based on the International Standard Organization (ISO 9001)

Under my visionary leadership, the company won the prize of the Best Ivorian Quality Company, awarded in 2004

Negotiated and won gasoline supply contract with the detachment of the United nations (UN ) in Ivory Coast

Negotiated and won butane supply contract with major international rubber manufacturer

Active member of the Ivorian national petroleum commission

Member of the national commission created to formulate a five -point policy to monitor Ivory Coast switchover to lead-free gasoline


11/2000 - 4/2005 Pride Petroleum ( Oil Corporate Company) Abidjan - Ivory -Coast

Head of Sales Department & Quality Manager

Participate in delivery of approved marketing strategies

Effectively contributed to long-term strategies

Secured sponsorships and assisted in creating and actualizing marketing plans to publicists

Managed the sales operation of the firm and accomplish business strategy goals

Advised members of the board of executives on best marketing strategies to implement in order to achieve business development

Developed opportunities for marketing and brand awareness of the company products

Kept in close contact with clientele to identify new opportunities and customers

Gather customer satisfaction surveys

Elaborated, implemented, and monitored the quality management of the company by constantly improving tangible and intangibles benefits for the customer

Participated in conferences, group meetings, presentations on customer sites

Tracked sales to provide accurate reports

3/1998 -11/2000 Societe Ivoirienne de peintures et laques (IPL) Seigneurie Abidjan- Ivory Coast

Area Sales Manager

Headed sales for a network of paint retailers in Abidjan and outlying areas

Managed client portfolio (retailers-industrial construction- automobile dealers- joineries-sawmills-fisheries)

Sales promotion

Monitored competitor activities closely to identifying any business threats

Maintained availability for addressing customer issues, queries and requirements

Customer relationship management (CRM)

7/1995 - 9/1995 SISA (Sitram International Shipping Agencies ) Internship: Logistics and maritime freight reservation

8/1997- 10/1997 Internship Report : SDV-CI ( Societe Delmas Vieljeux French Shipping Firm)

4/1993- 5/1993 CHOCODI (Chocolat Manufacturer ) Internship


Strayer University Washington, DC

MBA, Master of Business Administration, Project management Graduated: December 2014

BS, Bachelor of Science, International Business Graduated: December 2012

ECG ( School of Business and Management) Abidjan, Ivory Coast

BA, Bachelor Associate of Arts, Marketing Graduated: July 2000

ESIC ( School of Business and Management ), Abidjan - Ivory Coast

BA, Bachelor Associate in International Business Graduated: July 1997


Creative- insightful- innovative- organize- assertive

Personable- adaptable- communicator- problem solver

Proactive- Hyper self- motivated- team builder- multi –tasking

Project management- business development

Languages: Written and spoken fluency in French and English


Effectively meet deadlines, achieve targets and work well under pressure

Company success driven, passionate about company’s product line

Accounting- related computer literacy

Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

Effective presentation of complex issues

High level of negotiation skills

Identifying market segments


Microsoft office suite- Word - Excel- PowerPoint

References available upon request.

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