Dina Dickson

Freelance Blog Writer & Event Planner

Location:Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills
Dina N. Dickson
Email: dinadickson@gmail.com
Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook; Corel Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Concur
? Proven problem-solving, analytical, and creative thinking skills in a complex environment
? Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication
? Ability to function in any environment with a do-whatever-it-takes attitude
? Strong technical acumen and capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Professional Experience

Executive Assistant to President/ Marketing Associate May 2010 – Present
Octapharma USA
• Represent the president by welcoming visitors, reviewing correspondence; arranging company dinners and other corporate functions; answering questions and meeting requests directed to the president.
• Publish the corporate newsletter by gathering information; preparing and editing articles; designing graphic presentation; producing and distributing.
• Help key executives make consistent decisions by advising them of historical precedents; serving as liaison between them and the president.
• Arrange corporate travel and meetings by developing itineraries and agendas; scheduling private jet; booking other transportation; arranging lodging and meeting accommodations.
• Complete projects and special assignments by establishing objectives; determining priorities; managing time; gaining cooperation of others; monitoring progress; problem-solving; making adjustments to plans.
• Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
• Improve quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes.
• Enhance president's and corporation's reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Contracted: Executive and Marketing Assistant to Partners August 2010 – Present
Krank Strength and Conditioning, LLC
? Manage calendar and meetings
? Book travel and make all necessary last minute changes
? Set up office, order supplies, answer phones
? Negotiations with vendors
? Set up new customer profiles and ensure customer satisfaction
? Respond to emails and customer requests
? Develop marketing plan and budget system
? Manage and maintain filing system
? Manage Web Analytics, Grass Roots, and Social Media Marketing
? Develop press releases and online marketing campaigns
? Produce flyers, brochures, press kits
? Purchase business cards and promotional items
? Assist with development of business plan and structure

Samsung: (Cheil Communications) December 2008 – July 2009
Executive and Marketing Assistant to Senior Vice President
? Maintained complex calendar for General Manager (all company operations)
? Booked travel arrangements both international and domestic
? Set up meeting and produced agenda
? Prepare expense reports and follow through with processing
? Developed PowerPoint presentations for new business
? Worked closely with the analytics and online marketing team to keep current with latest innovations in online marketing
? Assisted with program testing and helped to adopt methods as appropriate
? Helped develop and execute an ongoing testing program for display ads and email prospecting
? Interfaced regularly with developers and the technology group on all projects and content destined for Web sites
? Remained close to all new business initiatives (eg: new products launches, new services, etc) to promote on Web sites
? Maintained email / newsletter calendar across marketing/client communications
? Researched best practices and stay current with web trends on competitive sites
? Maintained team contacts for ongoing projects
? Drafted creative briefs and distributed timeline reports for new business and projects

L’Oreal USA February 2004 - October 2008
Integrated Marketing & Events Coordinator (January 2007 – October 2008)
? Coordinated with project owners prioritizing deliverables; managed timelines
? Sourced and presented promotional marketing materials; routed projects and distributed marketing materials
? Tracked and archived competitive products
? Managed marketing budgets and expense reports
? Assisted with the development and design of marketing materials
? Created and managed presentations
? Managed and executed logistics for events and tours (Global Expo, Style Tour)
? Liaised with legal for trademark and copy usage
? Reviewed and edited press releases and created media kits for promotions and desk-sides
? Developed relationships with vendors and created and managed purchase orders

Global Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President and Marketing Team (February 2004 – January 2006)

? Maintained complex calendar for Senior Vice President
? Summarized financial reports in euro’s and units by brand, geography, and platform
? Set up meetings and made travel arrangements (international/ domestic) for SVP and team members
? Prepare and process expense reports
? Managed log of all time off for SVP’s direct reports
? Collected information from direct reports for the monthly review meetings and managed the assembly of the presentation deck
? Acted as the office manager maintaining office equipment, cleanliness and safety for all employees
? Facilitated division’s move from Chicago to New York and then again from the 14th floor to the 19th floor
? Coordinated with the building managers, designers and vendors for the reconstruction/ design for 19th floor
? Gathered supporting information in preparation for meetings, projects and reports
? Coordinated all holiday décor and maintained office aesthetics
? Booked catering for meetings, birthdays, office celebrations, and other approved special requests
? Liaised with legal for trademarks and copy usage
? Tracked and archived competitive product and advertising
? Managed marketing research budget
? Organized and maintained the product closet. Requisitioned office supplies and services
? Created and executed logistics for events and tours (Global Summit, Worldwide Meeting, Global Expo)
? Liaised with outside vendors and upper management

Maidenform Inc January 2003 – February 2004
Sourcing Coordinator

? Ran Richter reports, set up paths, and create purchase orders. Archived FOP and purchase orders
? Ensured contractors are supplied with the correct UPC code, marketing, sewing labels and hanger for production
? Routed FOP samples for approval
? Revised, cancel, and complete purchase orders in the contractor database

Edison Schools September 2001 – November 2002

Executive Assistant to CEO

? Managed heavy calendar, meetings, and travel (international and domestic)
? Organized conferences in and out of state
? Coordinated media events and scheduled interviews with reporters throughout the US.
? Created PowerPoint presentations
? Approved and processed expense reports

New Jersey City University • Bachelor of Science Business Management • GPA 3.5 • May 2001
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Event Planning