Import Manager

Robert B. Jones
2398 Bee Street
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651-642-9241

Summary

Experienced business leader with expertise in import management. Able to research and collaborate information to position organizations for growth. An independent worker and valuable team player. Vast international experiences with understanding of global business operations. Professional strengths include:

• Product Import & Export     • Multi-Channel Distribution
• Critical Problem Resolution     • Public Relations
• Trade Shows     • Project Management
• Product Presentations     • Contract Negotiations
• Strategic Planning     • Key Account Management
• Market Penetration     • Process Reengineering
Business Experience

IMEX Corporation, Saint Paul, MN

2000 – Present
Import Manager
Responsible for managing and improving deadline-dependent orders and deliveries while handling PR responsibilities. Promote imported wines at wine fairs and tastings. Regularly called upon to resolve customs issues.

• Researched and signed a new transport company and warehouse which slashed delivery waiting times by 300%.
• Designed promotional presentation materiasl for 45 import wines.
• Reviewed and selected wine stock imports.
• Won exclusive distribution rights with an elite French winemaker.
• Identified import legality issues surrounding wines from South America.

Vino Corporation, Saint Paul, MN

1991 – 1997
Economist
Visited farmers throughout the state to research and understand complex import/export issues and gain product knowledge. Led development of promotions to introduce American wines to the international market.

• Conducted studies throughout Europe to determine acceptance of American wines with regards to quality and price. Helped produce an information campaign promoting American wines..
• Led negotiations to stock company’s aboard American flight.
Education

University of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN

1998
Bachelor of Science, Economics

St. Mary’s Academy, St. Paul, MN

1988
H.S. Diploma
Languages

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), French and Italian (conversational)
Memberships

Winter Sports Federation; Wine Import Association

 

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