EFRAIN COLON

  PROFESSIONAL HISTORY


 


 


ROW NYC HOTEL                                                                 New York, NY- September 2015 - August 2016


Bellman


 



  • Greet and assist guests with their luggage when checking in/out; explain amenities and hotel policy; assist guests with transportation as well as provide directions to and from hotel to landmarks, restaurants and theatres.  


 


 


THE QUIN HOTEL


Bellman/Doorman                                                                     New York, NY- August 2015 - September 2015


 



  • Greet and assist guests with their luggage when checking in/out; explain amenities and hotel policy; assist guests with transportation as well as provide directions to and from hotel to landmarks, restaurants and theatres.  


 


 


MANHATTAN AT TIMES SQUARE HOTEL


Bellman                                                                                     New York, NY- May 2015 - August 2015


 



  • Greet and assist guests with their luggage when checking in/out; explain amenities and hotel policy; assist guests with transportation as well as provide directions to and from hotel to landmarks, restaurants and theatres. 


 


 


PRESIDENT CONTAINER GROUP


Administrative Assistance                                                         New Jersey - March 2014 - January 2015


 



  • Worked in an administrative capacity during the evening, processing and collating the invoices for numerous drivers, for a corrugated cardboard manufacturer.  


 


 


UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 


Package Handler                                                                        New Jersey - September 2013 - June 2014


 



  • Loaded freight onto multiple trucks in a fast pace environment for daily delivery. During the peak holiday


season, for four to five trucks were assigned. 


 


 


BOOKAZINE COMPANY, INC.                                           New Jersey - August 2007 - March 2012


Assistant International Sales Manager           


                                                        



  • Oversaw the distribution of magazines to international retail customers, such as Page One, Cafe Britt, American Book Center and over 100 accounts throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia. 

  • Responsible for attaining new international book and magazine customers via email utilizing promotional materials, to market Bookazine`s magazine and book wholesale service.  

  • Kept customers apprised of upcoming books and hot titles via email blast or marketing tools. 

  • Organized weekly shipments of magazines to the various freight forwarders throughout the tristate area. Maintained an excel database of over 100 magazine customers along with their magazine allocations; monitored magazine sales and made changes accordingly based on sales and returns.

  • Processed returns for unsold magazines. 



  • Attended the Frankfurt Book Fair as well as the London Book Fair to meet with customers and develop new business opportunities. 


 


 


HOLTZBRINK/MACMILLAN US                                       New York, NY- April 2006 - August 2007


Assistant Sales Manager 


 



  • As Assistant Sales Manager, I was responsible for growing mail order catalog/online retail business as well as maintaining in-house mail order/gift catalogs and online retail accounts. 

  • Responsible for setting and achieving the sales and operating income targets for the Special Sales Markets for the adult and children’s books product lines; pursued new channels of sale in assigned categories as well as handling the marketing budget and marketing implementation. 

  • Worked closely with accounts to develop account-specific merchandising, advertising and promotional strategies.  

  • Distributed materials including catalogs, and product samples to accounts. 

  • Worked closely with the Director of Special Sales in the research and development of new accounts, markets and sales opportunities. 

  • Assisted in developing business plans to acquire new business. Attended BEA to meet with existing customers to discuss matters concerning the account as well as promote new titles relevant to their business model. 


 


 


NEWMARKET PRESS                                                          New York, NY- June 2005 - February 2006


Associate Sales Manager


 



  • Managed all aspects of sales to mail order accounts, foreign distributors and specialty retail shops. 

  • Product line includes childcare/parenting, self-help and film & television titles. 

  • Create sales materials for targeted mailings to acquire new accounts, as well as conduct extensive research for leads for backlist or upcoming publications. 

  • Provide title information, recommendations and images, review copies to existing customers. 

  • Coordinate orders and shipments to various movie studios with the production department and printer. Generate invoices for final billing on orders. 

  • Work closely with the warehouse staff to obtain shipment information to ensure fulfillment and delivery of products.


 


 


SCHOLASTIC, INC.                                                              New York, NY- April 2002 - June 2005


Associate Manager


 



  • Assisted the Sales Director in managing all aspects of sales to consumer and educational mail order accounts, direct mail accounts, i.e. Avon Products.

  • Product lines include children’s books, video/DVD, software, and toys. 

  • Assisted with significant premium book deals to Heartgard, Bounty, Lions Gate Films, and Bertelsmann.

  • Create sales materials for targeted mailings to acquire mail order and premium business; present titles complementary to specific mail order catalogs. 

  • Provide title information recommendations and images, review copies and manuscripts; met with accounts to promote the Scholastic brand and represented Scholastic Entertainment Distribution at yearly Toy Fair.


 


 


 


FACTS ON FILE, INC.                                                          New York, NY- May 2000 - April 2002


Special Sales Manager


 



  • Managed all aspects of sales to consumer/educational mail order accounts, and museums. 

  • Create sales materials for upcoming titles and for targeted mailings to acquire new mail order and retail business. 

  • Support liaison to more than 25 nationwide sales reps. 

  • Generate monthly commission reports for Trade and Special Sales representatives. 

  • Liaison to online retailers Barnes and Nobles.com and Amazon.com. 

  • Assist existing accounts with review samples, book covers, title status and availability requests. 

  • Represented company at the Museum Store Annual Expo.


 


 


THE CORCORAN GROUP, INC.                                         New York, NY- May 1995 - May 2000


Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


 



  • Responsible for drafting exclusive sale and rental agreements. 

  • Handled advertising for available properties. 

  • Generated monthly marketing reports, which were distributed to entire group. 

  • Prepared exclusive specification sheets. 

  • Organized and hosted open houses for available properties. 

  • Handled all high volume real estate inquiries. Prepared and reviewed all board packages. 


 


 


EDUCATION:


New Jersey City University


Jersey City, New Jersey


Bachelor of Arts in English Literature - Graduated: 1995


 


 


SKILLS & LANGUAGES:



  • Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), File Maker Pro, AS400 System 


·        Bilingual - Fluent in Spanish​

 

  • ID#: 129057
  • Location: Bayonne, NJ , 07002

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