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Sales Manager

Location:
Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
Posted:
October 07, 2016

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ALEXANDER OPPONG NKRUMAH

Email Address acwyoe@r.postjobfree.com

Tel: 647-***-****

A highly talented Administrative and Communications Specialist with over 5 years of experience in developing and championing administrative duties to promote organization’s policies and positions.

Summary of Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of Official and communications practices.

Effective and comfortable communicating with various individuals and groups.

Track record of working successfully with print and broadcast media.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Exceptional aptitude for detail and accuracy; having the ability to work independently.

Demonstrated ability to organize time and schedules efficiently, with excellent professional demeanor.

Sound physical stamina to travel and work long hours on location needed.

Proficient with a variety of computer software for analysis and presentation purposes.

Uncommon ability to create, maintain and nurture an active network of media contacts.

Strong, creative team player who seeks opportunities to build on team efforts and propose innovative ideas, alternatives and/or solutions to routine issues and projects.

Remarkable ability to logically analyze and develop appropriate responses to customer, employee and media inquiries as an element of communications plan implementation.

Strong ability to develop/write messages and present diverse ideas in a logical and concise manner.

Professional Experience

Land Administration Project; Ghana 2013- 2015

Communications and Public outreach Officer

Played an Executive role in the implementation of project activities at the regional and national levels

Improved and maintained internal communications amongst the various Land Sector Agencies in the country

Played an executive role in the sensitization and awareness creation for stakeholders within the Ashanti and Eastern regions of Ghana

Supervised the Monitoring and Evaluation as well as the Gender/Social development units of the Land Administration Project.

Established the external communications apparatus for the transparent flow of information for Land Sector Agencies, external stakeholders as well as the public

Improved internal Communications capacity

Organised outreach programs to sensitize post-secondary students as part of our campaign to involve young people in the Land Administration process.

Privilege Group Holdings; Vancouver, Canada 2006 - 2011

Public Relations Specialist

Planned, developed and implemented media action plans to support and positively position the company.

Identified and implemented interesting ways to actively manage and promulgate the corporate reputation.

Served as backup to the Corporate Spokesman, working collaboratively to manage incident reporting, on-call shifts etc.

Worked collaboratively with my Media Relations/Crisis Communications colleagues to develop communications plans/strategies for customers, media and other audiences; collaborated with internal communication staff to ensure cohesive communication message.

Served as second point of contact for the media in absence of Company spokesperson.

Served as point of contact for internal incident reporting.

Worked independently to develop a variety of communications materials, including but not limited to fact sheets, special notices, and press releases.

Maintained a keen awareness of the company's vision, direction, its programs and initiatives at all times.

Communicated positive and negative feedbacks from the media/community/other outside stakeholders to the appropriate parties, driving to build consensus toward a beneficial outcome.

Coordinated events for external audiences, including press conferences.

Established and maintained an active network of industry and media contacts with an eye toward reaching diverse publics (in line with the company's direction, trends, and key initiatives).

Built relationships with media to facilitate communication for crisis management and other activities that may draw media interest. Identified opportunities to partner with and elevate community communications led by public affairs staff.

Afro news Network; Vancouver, British Columbia 2003 - 2005

Online/Social Media Marketing

Identified the target audience for a particular media campaign.

Set and planned advertising budgets.

Negotiated frequently with media sales companies to obtain the best rates and most appropriate media spaces in online, broadcast and print advertising.

Developed and maintained positive working relationships with media sales companies; liaised with media salespeople to adjust media schedules in response to audience figures.

Placed the buy using the most up-to-date research and software available.

Collected and analyzed sales and consumer data.

Ensured that the ads ran accurately so the desired media message is seen and heard by consumers.

Assessed options offered in relation to the buying brief.

Kept up to date with the market.

Maintained relationships with media sales staff over campaign details.

Undertook research using a wide range of specialist media resources.

Reported to clients during and after campaigns.

Presented results of advertising to clients.

Onkar Travels Ltd; Toronto, Ontario 2003 - 2004

Communications and Marketing Specialist

Arranged and conducted programs to keep up contact between organizations,

representatives and the clients.

Made films, slides, and other visual presentations for promotions.

Leadership Activities

African Heritage Association of Vancouver island: worked as Communications Director from 2009 to 2011

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival: worked as a media liaison for two consecutive years, facilitating various news networks with angles to newsworthy stories on one of the biggest summer festivals in North America

Simba United Football Club: Volunteered as trainer and manager of this multicultural football team for two seasons in Victoria B.C

Education

Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada

B.A. Professional Communications

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada

Applied Communications diploma in print and broadcast journalism

References are available upon request



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