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Brenda Holowka is currently living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, working as a Business Development Manager in "Staples" and is interested in Chemicals, Computer Hardware, Electronics, Food, Bev, Tobacco, Industrial Equipment, Med. DevicesPharma, Medical/Dental, Office Equipment, Software & Services.
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Job Title

Business Development Manager

Company

Location

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Categories of Interest

Chemicals, Computer Hardware, Electronics, Food, Bev, Tobacco, Industrial Equipment, Med. DevicesPharma, Medical/Dental, Office Equipment, Software & Services

My Interests

I am most interested in Medical or Software sales. I have sold office supplies for 10 years and any new field would be of great interest. I am a quick learner and enjoy meeting new people and develope customer relationships.

Join Date

Brenda Holowka has joined on Jan 25, 2011

Company Size

1000+

Resume

Brenda Holowka
30 Leatherwood Crescent . Winnipeg, MB . R2G 3M9 . Cell. (204)292-7901 .
email bholowka@shaw.ca

Objective A professional sales position in a company seeking dramatic sales
growth.

Profile

. Top sales producer for North America\'s leader in the office
supplies industry selling office technology products and supplies
in a competitive climate.
. Thrives in business development sales roles with expertise in cold
calling, relationship building, and closing of small, mid-sized and
major accounts.
. Excels in servicing accounts with excellent skills in follow-up,
issue management, and continual identification of new revenue
opportunities.
. Established a large network of contacts with corporate decision-
makers including CEOs, presidents, business owners, and purchasing
managers.
. Exceptional organizational, teamwork, and territory management
skills.
. Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Windows, Sales Force (contact management application),
Outlook Express, and Internet.
. self-motivated . driven . persuasive . assertive . goal setter .
persistent
Professional Background

Staples Inc. (formally) Corporate Express Canada . Winnipeg, Manitoba .
January 2007 - Present

Business Development Manager

. Specialize in the development of accounts throughout Manitoba.
. Service new accounts for 6 months to increase lines of business.
. Negotiate client pricing within a competitive market. Prepare
monthly sales reports.
ACHIEVEMENTS:
. Consistently quadrupling monthly sales objectives.
. Achieved 240% of annual budget in 2009.
Staples Business Depot . Winnipeg, Manitoba . October 2001 - January 2007

Business Development Specialist

. Focused on business development for major Manitoba accounts;
advanced from a position specializing in small to mid sized
accounts.
. Conducted outbound sales calls to generate leads as well as trained
three new business development specialists in the Winnipeg.
. Performed up to 40 face to face direct sales presentations per day
to prospects.


ACHIEVEMENTS:
. Sales Excellence in 2008 and-2009, and 2010 with Staples Advantage
. Earned status as one of the top closers in Canada.
. Winner of two national awards for Outstanding Commercial Account
Acquisition.
. Achieved one of the highest year to date sales volume for 2004 in a
75-person national sales team (148% of forecast).
. Awarded President\'s Club in 2004.
. Secured the highest number of activations for corporate accounts
Far exceeded daily sales call quotas

Brenda Holowka . Page 2


Investors Group Financial Services . Winnipeg, Manitoba . January - June
2001 (6 month term position)

Customer Service Representative

. Responded to a high volume of inquiries on financial portfolios in
a call centre.

Journey\'s Travel Leisure Supercentre . Winnipeg, Manitoba . May - December
2000

Travel Manager/Sales Representative

. Specialized in business development as the company\'s sole outside
sales representative in a travel agency environment.
. Launched and managed retail, corporate and call centre sales
operations.
. Developed and delivered proposals, marketing materials and sales
presentations.
. Created and implemented marketing and advertising campaigns.
. Trained staff in computer operations, customer service and sales
techniques.


ACHIEVEMENTS:
. Established all corporate accounts for a start-up operation.
. Innovated and organized client seminars to market company services.
. Set up policies, procedures and systems for staff and customer
operations.

American Express Inc. . Winnipeg, Manitoba . April 1998 - March 2000

Travel Supervisor

. Managed, trained and coached 15 inside sales representatives in
Winnipeg and London specializing in Investors Group travel products
on a national level.

Sunflight Holidays . Winnipeg, Manitoba . August 1997 - March 1998

Outside Sales Representative/Group Coordinator

. Promoted travel packages to travel agencies in the Manitoba
territory.

Marlin Travel . Winnipeg, Manitoba . August 1988 - August 1997

Sales Manager/Travel Consultant

. Managed four outside sales representatives and eight travel
consultants.
. Developed and serviced accounts to ensure long-term client loyalty.
. Set sales objectives. Provided continual support and training to
the sales team.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
. Doubled sales from $1 million to $2 million in first year as a
sales manager leading to an office relocation/expansion.
. Achieved numerous awards for top sales performance.
. Rapidly promoted to a management role.
. Developed marketing strategies for Garden City Shopping Centre as
board member.

Education

. Professional Sales Training . Corporate Express Canada Inc.
. Certified Travel Consultant Diploma . Canadian Institute of Travel
Counsellors
. Successfully completed one year of post-secondary studies .
University of Manitoba
. High School Diploma . River East Collegiate
. Professional Development: Completed ongoing communication, sales
and management courses, seminars and workshops, University of
Winnipeg, Business Management.

Quick Profile Summary

Brenda Holowka
Name: Brenda Holowka
Link: http://www.salespider.com/p-9388523/brenda-holowka
Location: Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
Job Title: Business Development Manager
Company: Staples

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