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Special Projects Controller
A postion in which my communication, analytical, international business and German language skills will be utilized.
CAROL ANNE DELONG
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Denver, CO 80220
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ADIDAS AG Herzogenaurach, Germany (2Number Hidden)
Special Projects Controller
*Designed and implemented strategic planning tool for the European sporting goods market based on individual country economic and trends forecasts.
*Managed 2006 sales and marketing target setting process for European, Middle East and African subsidiaries to facilitate global, regional and marketing managers’ expectations for World Cup Event Year.
*Set up database in order to effectively control costs and contracts for sports marketing symbols.
*Updated and reinstalled working capital management system as method for reducing inventory and improving receivables.
*Analyzed monthly and quarterly financial results for selected European subsidiaries. Provided headquarter management with complete business review and forecast based on risks and opportunities and recommendations for critical issues.
*Ensured strong communication lines between European subsidiaries and headquarters through frequent visits and daily telephone and email contact.
*Planned and presented topics for international CFO workshops.
*Initiated and presented competition comparison reports which served as the basis for change management program “Winning in Europe”.
European Business Controller
*Budgeted annual sales, marketing, overheads, and inventories for European Olympic Sports and clearance channel divisions.
*Prepared monthly financial reports and reviewed results with sales managers.
*Identified potential challenges and provided solutions in order to achieve a 20% increase in revenues and a 10% reduction in costs.
ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION Chicago, IL (1Number Hidden)
National Accounts Coordinator
*Headed internal customer cross-functional team to provide customer with optimal service. Planned and ran monthly meetings.
*Established customer profile books to include sales history, product performance and logistics requirements.
*Developed materials for product presentations. Coordinated trade fairs and marketing events.
*Produced quarterly newsletter and distributed to all sales representatives.
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH Leinfelden, Germany (1999)
International Advertising and Sales Promotions Trainee
*Contributed to the development of global product campaigns.
*Translated product campaigns and presentations from German into English.
*Revised trainee manual to increase understanding of task procedures and workplace policies. Managed training of new trainee.
*Prepared detailed analysis on cost of advertising materials.
CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG YOUTH EXCHANGE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (1Number Hidden)
*Participant in a fully-funded one year study-internship program designed to strengthen ties between the younger generations of the United States and Germany.
*Attended intensive German languages courses, cultural training courses, and marketing courses as well as completed an internship in various cities in Germany.
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, Denver, CO (1Number Hidden)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
*Major in International Business, Minor in German
*Honors Program Scholarship Recipient
TÜBINGEN UNIVERSITÄT, Tübingen, Germany (1997)
*Coursework in German language and politics
CITY UNIVERSITY, London, England (1995)
*Coursework in British literature and history
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Fluent German, both written and spoken
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