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Chain Division Representative

Palatine, IL
April 20, 2020

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Sharon Olszowka

** ***** ********** ***** • Palatine, Illinois 60074 • 847-***-**** •

Results-focused and resourceful professional, offering broad achievements and industry experience with sales . Proven ability to develop new business, increase public awareness, promote products, and maintain existing relationships. Ability to create and execute work plans, meet changing needs and demands, and leverage exceptional program planning and development. Experienced in creating and conducting oral and written presentations and possesses exceptional communication skills. Confident, focused, and mature professional with a solid commitment to success. Succeeds in fast-paced, deadline driven, and high-volume environments.

Business Skills

• Sales Skills

• Strategic Business Planning/Analysis

• Event Marketing Event Execution

• Expert Sales Pitching & Closing Skills

• Brand Marketing &Brand Promotions

• Communication/Interpersonal Skills

• Strong Relationship Building Skills

• Offers a Creative/Intuitive Mindset

• Marketing Collateral Development

• Marketing Development Lifecycle

• Cost Containment and Budgeting

• Skilled in the use of PC Programs


Sales and Marketing Experience:

Retail Chain Division Sales Associate, Heritage Wine Cellars, Niles, IL 2014-Present

Merchandised and sold stacks (3 Cases) of wine and spirits to on and off premise stores. Interacted with management, store employees, customers, assisted with chain wine resets (bottles shelves and tags), and ensured proper delivery of wine cases.

Trained new employees to deliver cases to chain and warehouse accounts, entering orders, and searching for individual stores sales history.

Consistently sold above goals for Hess, Segura and A to Z wines

Led the Chain Division team for sales of Hess Pods (2017 Q3) and Segura (2017 Q4, 2018 Q4)

Field Manager & Events Coordinator, On the Rocks Models, Chicago, IL 2003-2014

Consistently achieved and exceeded all sales goals at wine events and enhanced event attendance.

Executed on and off premise events, and promoted and sold products at events.

Worked closely with management, employees, independent contractors and customers to ensure successful events and satisfaction.

Planned events with distributor and individual stores.

Ensured compliance with local laws and worked closely with teams to promote compliance.

Brand Awareness Tour Manager, Large Brands, EURO RSCG 4D Impact, Nationwide 2007, 2009, 2010

Served as a Brand Awareness Manager for Kellogg’s, Clorox Green Works, and Sunny Delight Fruit2O marketing tours.

Set up and dismantled all events

Completed event reports and captured event photos

Supervised, trained, managed mentored, evaluated employees and facilitated effective training programs.

Negotiated, strategized, coordinated and oversaw travel schedules and prepared expense reports.

Marketing Assistant & Sales Support Coordinator,Total Marketing Asociates, Rolling Meadows, IL 2008

Managed and maintained online vendor databases for major clients

Worked closely with clients to expand accounts and develop new business

Created and conducted oral and written presentations

Managed all team projects from inception through completion.

Awarded for excellence in event/show coordination.

Merchandiser and Sales Trainer, Fossil Watch Company,Chicago, IL 2000-2002

Developed and implemented merchandising displays to promote and effectively display merchandise. Screened, interviewed, hired, developed and retained qualified and successful employment candidates and supervised, motivated, mentored and trained teams.

Provided, customer support and assistance,

Responded to customer questions, inquiries and requests

Coordinated and planned daily Schedules

Marketing: Independent Contractor:

Team Leader, Events Coordinator and Specialist, Rally Marketing Group, Chicago, Illinois 2011

Provide high-level support and leadership for events and non-event activities; facilitate promotional marketing execution for clients and organize, plan, and maintain the vehicle, equipment, and supplies necessary to execute a successful event. Supervise, motivate, mentor, or evaluate employees and facilitate effective staff training programs. Coordinate and direct shipping and receiving and inventory activities.

Assisted Sales Representative/Event Coordinator, Mosaic Sales Solutions, Chicago, Illinois 2010-2011

Execute events at a variety of large retail stores, including Best Buy, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Wal-Mart locations. Promote and encourage the sales of Xbox, Kinect, Wireless Controllers, Xbox Live and Points Cards. Send event photos or event reports and collaborate with managers or customers to facilitate successful events.

Market and Events Manager, Costco Roadshow Co, Independent Contractor, Chicago, Illinois, 2009-2010

Coordinated with location managers to identify show details and execute successful events which meet the needs of the company and clients. Conducted comprehensive inventory calculations and maintained sufficient inventory control. Ensured compliance with all regulations and consistently exceeded all goals.

Brand Awareness Tour Manager, Large Brands, EURO RSCG 4D Impact, Nationwide 2007, 2009, 2010

Served as a Brand Awareness Manager for Kellogg’s, Clorox Green Works, and Sunny Delight Fruit2O marketing tours; setup and dismantled all events, completed event reports, and captured event photos. Supervised, motivated, mentored, and evaluated employees and facilitated effective training programs. Negotiated, strategies, coordinated and oversaw domestic travel schedules and prepared expense reports.

Additional Activities, Awards, Professional and Volunteer Experience

In Her Shoes Foundation- Fundraised for 5K & Day of Event Coordiantor

Team in Training – Raised $1,500.00 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Alpha Kappa Phi, Scholarship Committee Head and Alumni Chapter, VP of Membership

Events and Promotions Brand Ambassador and Brand Manager – Renee Goodin

Alloy Marketing and Promotions, Staples Event


Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Marketing / Business, Completed the Sales Leadership Program

DePaul University – Chicago, Illinois – Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing/Business completed in 2005

Associate of Arts degree with a major in Business Administration – Marketing / Management Coursework

Harper College – Palatine, Illinois – Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration/Marketing completed

Professional Development Training and Certifications

Event Planning Certification, Correlations – March 2011

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