About Kista Lussier
Highly talented, Independent and Results-Driven Relationship Builder. Sales & Marketing Specialist with 10+ years' experience in Account Management, Competitive Analysis, and Consultative & Value Based Selling. Proven abilities in Inventory Management, Customer Service, B2B,B2C & Field Sales.
Dex Media - Premise Sales-Local Marketing & Advertising Consultant
Marketing/Advertising Consultant – Outside PREMISE Sales to connect businesses and consumers through a broad portfolio of interactive and search engine marketing and print solution programs directly to high revenue existing and potential new business accounts. Ability to analyze and develop client advertising business strategies and provide valuable solution based advertising program recommendations. Meet deadlines and accomplish targeted performance objectives while delivering exceptional customer service and maintaining solid relationships.
NW Key Accounts & Food Services Manager
NW Territory Manager for Nations #1 leading Gourmet Sausage Company. Corporate level sales. Successfully manage and maintain 350 plus retail accounts, and a team of 25+ employees. 75% local travel, averaging between 100-300 miles daily & 25% Out of State travel. Developed & maintained strong relationships at both retail and corporate levels. Coordinate and expedite 35-40 retail events on a weekly basis, and execute charity & fund-raising events throughout the year. Efficient management of inventory levels while working closely with local distributors. Write monthly schedules, plan weekly itineraries for merchandising team, and report sales results effectively on weekly basis via online databases.
Events and Promotions – Sales/Marketing/Public Relations/Event Management
Independent Contractor. In field marketing, merchandising, emcee and promotions management for major clients that have included, but are not limited to Starbucks, Coke, Scott, Delta Dental, Oil of Olay, Corona, Redken, eBay, Red Baron, Sprite, Pepsi, US Army, FOX, Nickelodeon, Chevrolet, Budweiser, AOL, Washington Mutual, Sports Illustrated Kids, Ameriquest Mortgage, etc.
Marketing Director and Sales and Advertising Consultant for the 4th Largest Home Remodeling Company in the Nation. Daily travel within a 200-300 mile radius in the Washington area. Work closely with homeowners planning major home improvements. Focus on establishing “promotional” homes, in select and strategic areas, in order to introduce our company’s latest products to the local community. Persuasive and effective negotiation of contracts and financing options gave me a 70% closing ratio.
Contractor/Consultant – Production Management- Sales/Marketing
Location Permits, Model and Talent releases, Crew agreements, Release of Liability, Scheduling, Travel arrangements, and Itineraries, Call Sheets, Bookings. I handled all phases of event planning (including promotions). Assisted in the planning and execution of all sales meetings, catered banquets and events. Provided booth management for certain annually held conventions. Some contract renegotiation with agency and direct hires. Experienced in professional make-up and hair application, with some wardrobe/costuming, and set design/decoration. Media contact person. Print, Film, Video, Television, Commercial, and Spokes Model work. International Sales conference spokes model for Advanced Micro Devices. Promotions for Maui Jim sunglasses, Budweiser, Hawaiian Tropics, Easter Seals, Harley Davidson, Marlboro, etc.
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