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Cari Berry

Project Manager
Lexington
Summary

Talented Project Manager with excellent client oversight, issue resolution and cost analysis skills. Highly effective at juggling multiple projects at once. While maintaining a smile and positive attitude within the work place.

Overview
2
2
years of post-secondary education
7
7
years of professional experience
Work History

Project Manager

Bluegrass Integrated Communications
2017-06 - Current
  • I am energetic and motivational individual that pays a lot of attention to detail. Below are some of the responsibilities I currently have:
  • Provide exceptional customer service to make sure all my customers needs are met and to their satisfaction.
  • Identify plans and resources required to meet project goals and objectives by setting realistic timelines and checkpoints.
  • Developed and initiated projects, including managing costs, schedule and performance.
  • Become the main source of contact once Sales Department has passed new customer over.
  • Achieved project deadlines by coordinating with every department within my company to manage performance and timelines per the customer request.
  • Review and sign off on every process within all departments to ensure the quality meets the customers needs from beginning to end. (Data processing, printing, production, and accounting.)
  • Manages orders from vendors to ensure that proofs, PMS colors, and dimensions are correct before proceeding to print.
  • Managing multiple inventories by making sure all incoming and outgoing materials quantities are correct.
  • Orchestrate projects within strict timeframes and budget constraints by solving complex problems. By working closely with clients and sales leads.
  • Always looking to improve operational methods to ensure the cost and efficiency stay low on all projects.
  • Complete knowledge in all aspects of the US Postal Services Marketing Mail, printing dimensions, shipping cost and procedures.
  • Currently overseeing over 100+ Utilities. Assisting with all their customer service needs, file uploads, and billing layouts. Also providing preprint proofs to avoid any error on their layouts prior to mailing.
  • Handle HIPPA compliant customers in keeping their data secure when processing their mailings for multiple hospitals in the region.
  • Currently I handle all promotional mailings needs for multiple colleges. For example: All KCTCS schools, The University of Kentucky Athletics Department, and Centre College.
  • Worked with a multiple Non-Profits within the Lexington and Louisville region. For example: Primate Rescue, Greenhouse 17, God's Pantry Food Bank, The American Lung Association and a few more.
  • I've handled large Political Campaigns during the Primary and General Elections. Which include Governors, Senators, State Representatives, .etc. while still maintaining my normal work flow.

Ky Bourbon Trail Retail Buyer

Upper Right Marketing
2015-03 - 2016-07
  • Traveled to multiple Bourbon Distilleries to review product mix and obtain feedback on what products are doing best at their location.
  • Oversaw the Ky Bourbon Trails Annual budget and all purchasing needs for the company.
  • Communicated with multiple suppliers to negotiate best pricing on apparel and accessories for max profit.
  • Monitored and analyzed sales records, trends or economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns and determine suitable type and quantity of company inventory items.
  • Oversaw email promotion for seasonal sales on the Ky Bourbon Trails Website.
  • Placed orders for merchandise consistent with quality, quantity and other specification requirements.
  • Sourced new vendors in effort to boost range of products offered in store locations while reducing costs through strategic contract negotiations.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Led projects and analyzed data to identify opportunities for improvement.

Server

A.P. Suggins Bar & Grill
2013-06 - 2015-03
  • Upsold high-profit items such as appetizers and mixed drinks to enhance sales numbers.
  • Created orders, documented special requests and followed up with kitchen personnel to foster top-quality service and minimize complaints.
  • Monitored guests for intoxication and immediately reported concerns to management, contributing to safe and welcoming environments for all patrons.
  • Checked identification to enforce age regulations for alcoholic beverages.
  • Replenished food items and other supplies, which included paper products and canned goods to keep pantry well-stocked during busy periods.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency by using slow periods to restock employee and customer supplies, including ice, condiments, utensils, napkins, trays and delivery bags.
Education

Associate of Arts

Bluegrass Community And Technical College
2011-08 - 2012-05

Marketing And Merchandising

University Of Kentucky
2013-08 - 2015-01
Skills

    Project planning and development

Presentation ability

Project Management

Outlook 360

SharePoint

Timeline

Project Manager

Bluegrass Integrated Communications
2017-06 - Current

Ky Bourbon Trail Retail Buyer

Upper Right Marketing
2015-03 - 2016-07

Marketing And Merchandising

University Of Kentucky
2013-08 - 2015-01

Server

A.P. Suggins Bar & Grill
2013-06 - 2015-03

Associate of Arts

Bluegrass Community And Technical College
2011-08 - 2012-05