12 Woodbine Path
Dracut, MA 01826
Objective: To establish a successful career in customer service, public relations or marketing where I can provide my experience in communications, strong work ethic and personable people skills
1.)Producer, Chief Operator, Account Representative and Sports Talk Host -
(900AM WGHM, 1250AM WGAM & 1590AM WSMN)
149 Main St, Suite 210. Nashua, NH 03060
September 2009 – February 2013
-Produced and voiced daily pre-recorded news update for WSMN radio, informing listeners of local community news and events
-Voice-tracking, music implementation, script revisions, editing and programming of paid commercials for advertisers.
-Edited, uploaded and programming of pre-recorded show segments
-Board operating to enable quality audibility of WGAM and WSMN programs (programs include focus on sports, local news and developments, financial management, business, national political issues, advice for job seekers and success in business)
-On-Air Personality and co-host of many of these programs.
-Assisted program hosts in gathering daily and weekly content for their programs as well as booking guests
-Produced other sporting broadcasts on WGAM including Merrimack College Hockey, Manchester Monarchs hockey, Fisher Cats baseball, Boston College sports as well as other local, high school and college sporting events. Duties include connecting via ISDN or Comrex to setting of event and establishing proper connection for on-air broadcast. Pre-planning includes mic check levels and then board operating for live broadcast to ensure smooth audibility.
-Uploading and podcasting of all daily and weekly programming on both radio stations.
-Administrative inventory work to ensure all commercials aired as scheduled by sending completed affidavits to station affiliates.
-Completed monthly programming schedules via Microsoft Excel distributed to colleagues to ensure organized programming process.
-Sold hourly blocks of on-air programming inventory to clients to promote their business or service, which drew revenue for Absolute Broadcasting
-Voice-tracking, music implementation, editing, recording and/or uploading of promos, rejoiners and pre-recorded shows & interviews via Cool Edit and then transferring to Nexgen program to be broadcasted.
-Monitored, cued and played commercial breaks from Nexgen program for show intermissions.
Also monitor radio stations’ traffic logs on daily basis to ensure all scheduled inventory will air as scheduled
-Recorded and inspected daily and monthly transmitter readings received and sent from and to 900WGHM, 1250WGAM and 1590WSMN
-Organized and programmed clocks consisting of scheduled commercial inventory which airs during breaks for the Manchester Monarchs 2010-11 AHL hockey season, in Nexgen
-Program host and produced weekly radio show which aired on WGAM and WGHM focusing on Boston Celtics entitled Green Machine. Booked and interviewed guests related to NBA as well as weekly segments which focused on news regarding the Celtics and the rest of the league
-Program host and produced weekly radio show airing on 1590AM WSMN called The Beat. Booked and interviewed local political figures and guests from local establishments to address local news, discuss nearby attractions and upcoming events.
2.) Producer -Greater Media Boston (96.9FM WTKK)
55 Morrissey Blvd - Boston, MA 02125
December 2009-June 2010
-Operating Rubicon audio board to enable quality audibility of WTKK’s programs (programs focus on political issues and current news hosted by Michele McPhee, Jay Severin, Michael Graham, Jim Braude & Margery Eagan, as well as raising designated audio pot for CNN news at scheduled times.)
-Utilizing 25-7 (record playback source) in the event of programming extending pass scheduled limits, interfering with other scheduled segments. 25-7 enables all segments to be heard in their entirety, regardless of delays.
-Connect to affiliate radio stations via ISDN to establish connection of syndicated radio programming. (Programs include Hire It Done, John Batchelor and Big Money show.)
-Operate Audio Vault program log to load and play commercials during program intermissions
-Download and transfer weather forecasts from internet to Voxpro program for airing.
-Record hourly transmitter readings for all Greater Media Boston radio stations (WBOS 92.9FM, WTKK 96.9FM, WKLB 102.5FM, WROR 105.7FM and MAGIC 106.7FM)
3.) Producer -Merrimack Valley Radio (980AM WCAP)
249 Central St-Lowell, MA 01852
June 2008-June 2009
-Board operating to enable quality audibility of local talk programs
-Booked guests connected to local importance & relevance and called them as arranged.
-Promoted WCAP's services to guests/representatives of local businesses in regards to sales opportunities.
- Heavy phone coordinating with news correspondents related to sports, politics and other content to provide information to on-air hosts.
- Provided relevant information and talking points to hosts on scheduled daily guests
- Completed grids on Microsoft Excel designated for station manager, program manager and hosts, signifying weekly segments on Merrimack Valley Afternoon program.
-Uploaded, imported, cued and played commercial breaks, weather, traffic sounder, pre-recorded local news segments and bumper music appropriate to subject matter
- Syndicated daily evening news from WCVB channel 5 on WCAP’s airwaves.
-Produced Lowell Devils hockey, Lowell Spinners baseball, UMass Amherst Football & Basketball and UMass Riverhawks hockey via Comrex or ISDN connection
-Edited and voice-tracked commercials, PSA’s and political service announcements using Cool Edit.
-On-air talent for weekly and periodic segments focusing on sports recaps, national & local news and on-air conversing with guests.
4.) Logistics/Sales Associate - Old Navy
Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH.
November 1998-September 2008
-As a cashier, processed all purchases and returns for customers in timely manner on register
-Offered/sold merchandise including add-ons, weekly sale items and Old Navy credit card accounts on sales floor and at register.
-Fitting Room attendant which included servicing customers by recommending and delivering them suggested items and different sizes.
-Received and processed all new, incoming daily merchandise by organizing in stock room and then placing into appropriate places on the sales floor.
Rivier College: Nashua, NH
August 2002-May 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Communications
Middlesex Community College: Lowell, MA
September 1999-June 2002
Associates Degree in Communications
3 Paula Ave
Londonderry, NH 03053
(973) 980-9909 Cell
Objective -A hands on position with an industry leading organization that will allow me to utilize my existing skills and abilities while allowing me to grow and develop as an employee.
Education -BS Hospitality Management, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Related Experience Route Sales Representative, Frito Lay, Inc. Wilmington, MA (October 2012-January 2013)
-Trained on various direct store delivery routes and learned the required methods to best service accounts to company standards. Assisted in the merchandising of high volume accounts by building impactful and shopable displays and made sure company products were properly placed and displayed on shelving and permanent and temporary racks. Properly operated sales routes on a temporary basis because of vacations or illness. Was always aware of product expiration dates and ensured proper rotation of product so as to properly manage account inventory. Utilized company cash handling techniques as well as followed required procedures for credit accounts. Utilized hand held computer and printer for ordering and deliveries.
Sales Representative, Shore Point Distributing Co., Freehold, NJ (July 2008-October 2012)
-Established relationships, generated orders and built sales volume through phone calls for an account base of restaurants, bars and private clubs for a large NJ based beverage alcohol distributor. Quickly transitioned into a relief sales position to cover established sales routes during vacations, absences, or illnesses of established salesmen. Was assigned an individual territory in May 2011 and was able to increase sales and distribution of an entire portfolio of domestic, imported and craft beers, wines and spirits for on and off premise accounts. Utilized various sales, marketing and merchandising tools in order to build sales. Inventoried the full portfolio at assigned accounts in order to sell appropriate product quantities as well as gain new distribution. Sold in and executed various on and off premise promotional activities such as prize giveaway contests and bar & restaurant sponsored events. Ensured accounts were within assigned credit terms and collected payment when due. Was always aware of product expiration dates and ensured proper rotation of product so as to properly manage account inventory. Also was the contact person between the customer and the company and was able to solve customer service issues in a timely manner.
Merchandiser, Shore Point Distributing Co., Freehold, NJ (February 2006-July 2008)
-Increased sales and exposure of a beer, wine & spirits portfolio through the creation of large and small scale displays, as well as through the use of posters, banners and other forms of visual media. Utilized various forms of permanent and temporary point of sale materials to advance brand awareness. Served as a secondary company representative for specific accounts within a defined territory and assisted with merchandising, sales and distribution goals.
Merchandiser/Sales Representative, Books are Fun, Inc., New Providence, NJ (December 2004-February 2006)
-Added new accounts as well as serviced existing accounts for a book sales service. Gained new accounts through cold calling, networking and product presentations to daycare centers and preschools. Processed and fulfilled orders from an on site warehouse, as well as handled payments.
Territory Manager, U.S. Foodservice, Kearny, NJ (December 2003-December 2004)
-Built a successful territory from the ground up through the use of cold calling and networking. Created relationships with various owners, managers, and executive chefs so as to anticipate their needs and wants and how to best provide them. Used promotional and sales techniques such as sampling, product knowledge, and demonstrations to make a sale. Built a profitable territory of active accounts in several months.
Manager, Cosi Sandwich and Coffee Bar , Multiple Locations in NJ (November 2002-December 2003)
-Managed multiple locations for an expanding fast casual concept. Led shifts with a hands on approach from the floor not the office. Heavily involved in all managerial aspects of a successful restaurant including the hiring, training, and termination of staff, ensuring positive customer experiences, ordering and inventory control of all food, beverage and non food products, proper money handling, as well as possessing a working knowledge and expert ability of all hourly line positions.
Manager, Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ (May 2001-November 2002)
-Managed a local bar and grill with average weekly sales of approximately $40,000. Duties included but were not limited to customer interaction for the purpose of ensuring guest satisfaction, coordination of kitchen, bar
and service staff for presentation of quality, consistent food and drink, staff scheduling, computer work on POS system, creation of marketing and other promotional items and programs, menu design, inventory analysis, small banquet planning and coordination, hiring, training, and termination of staff members and other day to day operations to ensure profitability and continued success.
Miscellaneous -Eagle Scout- Boy Scouts of America (January 1997)
-T.I.P.S Certified (January 1998)
-ServeSafe certified (November 2002)
-Cicerone.org Certified Beer Server Certification (November 2011)
-DOT certified with medical card (November 2012)
-Smith System commercial driver safe driving program certified (November 2012)
Proficiencies -Extremely computer literate, able to use Microsoft Office/Open Office, Microsoft Publisher, various POS systems and internet proficient.
-Excellent, safe driving record and constant responsible operation and use of a company owned vehicle while with past two employers.
Siddhartha (Sid) Das
1346 Mammoth Road, Pelham, NH 03076
Tel: (978) 677-9173, E-mail: SiddharthD@aol.com
Creative – Continues Improvement- Team Oriented
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Experienced manager/ supervisor of both large and small manufacturing organizations: broad experience in managing shop floor, goal settings, lean manufacturing, ISO, continuous improvement, inventory control, production activity control, six sigma and project management. Highly experienced in operating small business.
RPP Cooperation, Manufacturer of rubber and plastic molded parts, Lawrence, MA
Manufacturing Shift Supervisor 2011 – 2012
- Managed over 30 employees and all activities of shift, including: manufacturing, resolving manufacturing issues, quality assurance of manufactured products and shop floor control.
- Improved system for mold setups to create proper utilization of presses.
- Increased understanding of work flow through time study.
- Initiated Quality Circle meetings to improve efficiency.
- Enhanced daily communication between departments and shifts.
- Managed and updated cost sheets for some parts.
- Worked in a regulated manufacturing environment to meet the standards of FDA and other agencies.
- 100% responsible for the safety and security of the employees and building.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts: licensed Engineer to Operate boiler
SANMINA-SCI Corporation, Multi-layer Printed Circuit Boards Manufacturing Division, Wilmington, MA
Inner Layer Division 1988 – 2002
- Managed multiple departments and over 90 employees reporting directly – from Shear to Copper Deposition.
- Excelled in quality control and assurance as ISO 9000 Internal Lead Auditor.
- Trained employees according to ISO regulations.
- Experienced in production control: released, scheduled, coordinated and tracked customer orders through the manufacturing process to maintain proper production schedule.
- Documented and set goals for continued improvement.
- Responsible for the safety and security of the employees and building.
- Worked and supervised in a clean room environment work areas.
Manufacturing 2nd Shift Manager – From 4/00 to 9/02
Manufacturing 2nd Shift Supervisor - From 10/97 to 4/00
Manufacturing Group Leader – From 8/93 to 10/97
Material Controller – From 10/88 to 8/93
Siddhartha (Sid) Das
1346 Mammoth Road, Pelham, NH 03076
Tel: (978) 677-9173, E-Mail: SiddharthD@aol.com
The Cleaning Authority, Manchester, NH
Owner/Operator 2004 – 2011
- Independently operated residential cleaning company (franchise) with over 200 customers and 16 employees.
- Developed marketing campaign and successfully recruited clients with a closing rate of over 68% - highest in the eastern region of the franchisor.
- Knowledgeable in state and federal regulations applicable to small service oriented businesses.
Evergreen Montessori House, Dracut, MA
Cofounder, Administrator and Teacher Present
- Created and managed Montessori preschool and kindergarten for children between ages 2 years, 9 months and 6 years.
- Authored business model, plan and strategy.
- Experienced in bookkeeping and controlling finances.
- Instructed students in use of Montessori equipment to supplement traditional teaching methods.
- Knowledgeable of state and federal regulations in a daycare setting.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Certified preschool teacher.
Certified Six Sigma Lean / DFSS / Green Belt – Aveta Business Institute
Eastern Michigan University, Bachelor of Business Administration
Operations Research & Information Systems Specialized in Production Operations Management
University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
General Science (with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)
American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS)
Certified in Production Activity Control, MRP & JIT
Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications
RELOCATION /TRAVELLING _______
Open to relocateand travelling
United States of America
Having trouble viewing this email? Click here
I created this tip to break down barriers for cold calling potential clients. I do this on site at the client.
The entry door states "No soliciting". I dress like an average person. No suit, no clunky papers and junk. I tell the receptionist my name and ask for his/hers. I simply state that I would like to write a letter to the person in charge of "xyz". I make sure I get spelling correct. If possible I take one of their business cards. Then I tell the receptionist more details about who I am and focus on him/her. If I see a picture of a child on her/his desk. I mention how beautiful their son looks and that I have a son too. All I try to do is make a "connection". If no picture available. I ask how they drink their coffee.
I return to my office and write a quick note to the decision maker and place it in the mail. Hand write the address and your return address. Use a non tradtional postage stamp (National Parks or something nice) I follow up with a call. I make the call at 4:30PM to 5:30PM. In most cases the receptionist is gone. On occasion, the decision maker answers the phone. I talk about the letter and give them just 30 seconds to state the elevator speech and try to get an appointment. Get their e-mail and use to confirm appt.
If receptionist answers and you want to get past this roadblock, talk about the coffee, her/his son or their pet. Again make the connection. Ask her/him when is the best time to reach the decision maker. If it is not right then and there, call back when the time is right. Let the roadblock be a friend. Make the common connection and don't forget to bring in their favorite coffee when you visit for the new appointment!
Dave Waldman is the owner of B2B Video Solutions and Treasured Memories Video in Bedford, NH. B2B Video provides the video services you need to market your business through video, while Treasured Memories is there for all the video services you need in your personal life.
Dave founded Treasured Memories Video in 2006 after recording video biographies for a couple of aging family members. He has a natural ability to make people feel comfortable in front of a video camera and draw out of them their experiences and life views. A few years later, he formed B2B Video Solutions to better brand the business video products he creates.
Networking is a large part of Dave’s marketing strategy. “Networking, both in person and online, is, by far, the majority of my marketing. I’m in a business that relies almost exclusively on referrals. Think about it; if you needed a videographer, your first thought would be to ask your friends if they have any recommendations.”
Dave is member of “Friends Of Kevin” and regularly attends events. “Networking is about building relationships over time. It’s not about meeting everyone in the room and passing out as many business cards as you can. At the end of the night, a lot of people may have your card, but what do they know about you? Why should they do business with you or refer you – you’re a stranger.”
“It’s also not about selling to the people you’re networking with. It’s about becoming a trusted business associate that your fellow networking partners are comfortable referring to the people they know.”
You can see samples of Dave’s work by visiting his website at www.B2BVideoNH.com or www.TreasuredMemoriesVid.com, or by visiting his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/TMVDave. He can be reached at dave@B2BVideoNH.com, dave@TreasuredMemoriesVid.com, or (603) 566-3075.
Friends of Kevin Guest Blog Post from Attorney Nadine Catalfimo - Have you updated your Estate Plan for the changes in your life
Are you divorced, do you have minor children, are you married with children from a previous relation? Life changes a lot over time and your estate plan should be updated to reflect the changes in your life. Contact my friend, Nadine M. Catalfimo, Trust & Estate Attorney, ncatalfimo@MA-NHEstateLaw.com, phone 603-818-1563 to make an appointment today. Servicing both MA and NH.
Having trouble viewing this email? Click here