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CV, Multi Lingual International Business Development Specialist

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 33321

List top 5 skills: acquisitions, international business development, logistics, purchasing and sourcing, sales
Short Bio:

International Business Development specialist. Obtained strong cross-cultural communication skills during international negotiations. I offer strong academic background in addition to some 5 years of professional experience in international business environment. I communicate fluently in four languages. My business experience spans four countries: Finland, Russia, Ireland and UK in sales, logistics, and purchasing sectors.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

Finnish

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

multilingual, media and design

Spoken languages: 

english, finnish, russian, Ukrainian

Locations I am interested in working:

France, United Kingdom

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Finland, France, United Kingdom



Profile

Exceptionally versatile, multi-qualified Acquisitions Executive, specialist in business psychology with an impressive combination of 4 academic degrees and practical experience in hard-edged business processes such as purchasing, logistics and international negotiations.

 

Work Experience

Therapion Consulting Freelance
Dec 2009 to present

Confidential online consultancy

Freelance B u s i n e s s P s y c h o l o g i s t (Project Manager)

• Developed the infrastructure, tools and training to ensure continuous improvement in knowledge and skills of the key talent within the organisation.

• Providing coaching and support to leaders in creating forward-looking development plans for succession and progress, while enabling managers to achieve strategic goals.

• Providing insight into assessing and maximising the potential of key individuals.

• Creating talent development training courses in online psychology, within the Research & Development Centre of Therapion Ltd.

MTG Ltd London
Apr 2014 to May 2015

International entertainment group spanning 6 continents & leading player in Russia’s media

A c q u i s i t i o n s E x e c u t i v e

• Identifying films and TV programmes suitable for Eastern Europe, negotiating best terms and securing broadcast rights.

• Achieved significant savings (down from 60% to 45%) during renegotiations following the financial crisis in Russian and CIS markets.

• Re-wrote script for negotiating with distributors, incorporating psychological strategies for persuasion, developing strong partnership relationships during the World Content Market in St Petersburg.

• Applied previous experience in logistics to upgrade contract forms & reflect digital delivery/HD files.

• Initiated contract for in-house production of fillers for the Russian Kino channel, managing every stage, from finding the right supplier to creating & delivering a technically & commercially viable product.

MTG Ltd London
Jan 2013 to Feb 2014

International entertainment group spanning six continents & leading player in Russia’s media

I m p o r t / E x p o r t C o o r d i n a t o r

• Managed logistics for projects from the Russian market, ensuring a seamless process throughout, and applied logistics disciplines to ensure that all relevant material was received in time for transmission.

• Created a new ordering system reflecting internal database software, maximising the use of in-house materials to minimise costs.

• Changed logistics processes to enable digital files to be received & processed, and monitored orders to ensure that deliveries took place on time, notifying stakeholders of any unavoidable delays

Finngold LTD Helsinki, Finland
Dec 2010 to Sep 2012

Distributor of high fashion jewelry and watches.

Sales executive

• Productively maintained and developed relationships with existing customers in person and via telephone calls and emails;

• Generated cold calling to arrange meetings with potential customers to prospect for new business;

• Effectively act as a contact between a company and its existing and potential markets;

• Regular liaised with suppliers to check the progress of existing orders in order to maintain the quantities of goods on display and in stock

• Accurately made exact and rapid cost calculations and provided customers with quotations

• Administrated records of sales and order information and enter figures into database.

Horseware Ltd Dundalk, Ireland
Sep 2008 to Aug 2009

The world’s most trusted producer of horse rugs

P u r c h a s i n g A s s i s t a n t

• Systemised purchasing records to keep track of available materials in stock.

• Developed ordering process that ensured raw materials were always available, eliminating delays in production.

• Widened the network of vendors to avoid short supply or over-dependence on any supplier.

Koti-ikkuna Ltd Pori, Finland
May 2007 to Aug 2008

Sales of real estate & apartments

Sales A s s i s t a n t

• Increased sales by applying culture-specific communication strategy with Russian and East European customers.

• Supported marketing initiatives including market research, writing press releases, analysing data and results of marketing campaigns

 

Qualifications & Education

MSc: Business Psychology
London Metropolitan University
Dissertation based on the Viasat Broadcasting case study.

BA: International Business Administration
Satakunta University Of Applied Sciences
Practical expertise in international business

BA: International Business
Dundlak Institute of Technology
Simultaneously involved with real-life enterprise projects for local enterprises.

MSc: Practical Psychology
Theacher’s Training University
Became an expert in practical psychology, consulting & optimising interpersonal relationships.

 

Languages

Fluent English, Finnish; Russian; Ukrainian