Paul Schurr

Freelance German Translator & Copywriter

Location:West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
2 Skills
Computer Skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, QuickBooks

Professional Skills: General Management with P & L responsibility, Responsible for Financial, Sales and Marketing Management, New Business Development, Market Research, Advertising, Promotion. Finance, Purchasing, Production planning, IT, HR departments.

Translation: German to English, English to German
I have spoken German for 47 years.

Successful international corporate experience, marketing and selling products and services effectively, increasing brand shares and taking share away from tough competition. Know international markets. Worked in UK, India, Germany and Mexico for 15 years.

Many years as an entrepreneur, working as manufacturers’ representative and management consultant. Proven success. Achieved positive business results and increased Profits.
Good listening and communication skills, customer focused. Articulate, professional, personable, positive and upbeat.

Built and chaired cross functional teams with people who were open minded, selected from different company departments. Used brainstorming techniques to find innovative approaches and creative ideas to improve existing products and to develop ideas for new products, marketing and advertising ideas.

Tour Director/ Guide for German speaking guests, conducting bus tours of USA and Canada,
New York to California, via the National Parks, New York to Key West, as well as tours in Canada. Tour operators, Deutsche Reiseburo, Meiers’ Weltreisen, New World Travel

As General Manager, played key leadership role in helping to achieve record profits, leading a management team for Goerlitz Fleece, a $60 Million sales German company with
300 employees, P&L responsibility. All department heads reported to me, except production. Company manufactured Polartec® for Malden Mills’ customers in Europe and was very profitable. Goerlitz , Germany

In Germany, as new products manager, with the successful introduction of new personal care and household products, helped the company to grow to become Colgate Palmolive’s leading foreign subsidiary in profits during a 6 year period with a significant 100% sales increase Hamburg, Germany
Skills (2) Rating
German Translation