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Manager Sales

Paterson, NJ
September 25, 2018

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Vincent Hardison

*** **** **** ******

Paterson, NJ 07504

973-***-**** (cell)


Meeting Manager with 15 years experience with superior skills of multi-tasking and exceptional ability to build and nurture client relationships. Seeking opportunities in the, financial, advertising, entertainment and pharmaceutical industries.


Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook Express, Cvent, eTouches, Lotus Notes, Oracle ESB, Review/approve legal Consulting Agreements


Senior Meeting Planner (Contractor)


Newark, NJ

September 2017 – May 2018

Subject matter expert partnering with business partners, senior executives with budgets up to $750k to execute incentive meetings, meetings and conferences

Negotiate contracts with hotel sales reps and other vendors with 15% under budget

Developed, tracked and managed budgets using project management software

Ensured company branding, goals and deliverables are achieved before, during, and after each meeting/event

Coordinated, planned and supervised meeting/conference logistical details and onsite execution

Ensured compliance with IRS regulations and travel policies

Meeting Manager/Planner

Celgene Corporation

Summit, NJ

February 2012 – July 2017

● Planned and implemented all aspects of the meeting process for Incentive meetings for top tier sales people, Data Monitoring Committee, Independent Response Adjudication Committee, Advisory Boards, Steering Committee, and Investigators meetings. Including: venue selections, contract negotiation, budgeting, audio-visual, food and beverage selections and onsite execution. Supervised onsite staff ranging from

5-10 ppl.

● Provided meeting management while ensuring company policies and guidelines to be fiscally responsible and compliant

● Direct liaison with Executive Management (Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, Senior Clinical Scientists), Health Care Physicians and legal department until consulting agreements were fully executed

● Facilitated pre-conference meetings, budget reporting and post conference expenses and payment

● Accountable for input of Contract Request Forms (CRF) into Oracle database

● Accountable for input of request for Purchase Orders (PO) into iProc database

Meeting/Event Manager (Contractor)

East West Connection

Pittstown, NJ

August 2011 – February 2012

● Managed outside vendors such as production companies, promotional vendors and printers, to ensure quality, accuracy and timelines of deliverables

● Planned and implement Sales Incentive programs for 200+ attendees and guest

● Travel Director for various Fortune 500 Companies

● Facilitated pre-conference meetings, site selections, contract negotiation, menu selection, on-site management, budget reporting and post conference expenses

Senior Meeting/Events Manager (Contractor)

DeSane & Associates

Hackensack, NJ

July 2009- August 2011

● Planned and implemented annual corporate awards dinner for 1,000 attendees

● Hired high profiled celebrities, negotiated audio visual, and hotel contracts

● Planned and implemented National Spring Conference in St. Marteen

● Onsite management for all events and supervised onsite staff of 5-10 people

● Sold sponsorship packages to Fortune 500 companies including American Airlines, Coke, Federal Express, Geico, News Corporation/Fox, Verizon, Prudential Financial, Inner City Broadcasting

● Onsite lead for the annual Jackie Robinson Foundation Gala for 1,500 attendees; Supervised 25 volunteers on various tasks to ensure a well-organized, spectacular event

Fortune 500 Companies to include:

Merill Lynch, Wachovia, Goldman Sachs

Meetings and Events Independent Consultant

New York Metropolitan Area

January 2006 – May 2009

Phoenix Marketing Solutions

Senior Meeting Manager

Warren, NJ

March 2003 – September 2005

Integrated Communications Corporation

Meeting Manager/Planner

Parsippany, NJ

May 1999 – February 2003


William Paterson University

Wayne, NJ


Center for the Media Arts

New York, NY


New Jersey Real Estate Sales Associate


Feeding the homeless at First AME Baptist Church

References available upon request

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