Amazing Grace Hemp Company
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I am an experienced marketing and e-commerce professional living in Asheville. In the last ten years, I have worked independently, consulted with agencies, and partnered with startups filling many unique roles along the way. I am seeking a unique opportunity to contribute my experience in marketing and business development at a place I can not only hold a job, but invest myself in the work, the people, and the business. My first professional experience was regional manager at a Chinese mining equipment company. I worked from Toronto to help them open the Panamerican markets with clients from Canada to Chile. In two years, we built up $5M of annual business within two years before the economic situation in 2008 forced the company to contract their business. In the last two years, I have created one CBD product line and two CBD retail brands from scratch, then operated and managed them to profitability. The CBD product line cleared $1M+ in sales in its first 18 months (all from an initial $115k investment) and the retail stores all cleared initial investment costs within 1-4 months. I was project manager for all components of bringing these businesses “from concept to concrete” with communications and customer experience roles being the most important. I have created a digital and physical customer experience in three unique environments in the last two years that were profitable and well received. Prior to that, I have designed, developed, and overseen hundreds of marketing campaigns for small businesses and global organizations. I am confident in my ability to craft and oversee enriching customer experiences that advance a story and drive sales, and my cross-discipline skill set will help me assimilate into a team quickly and smoothly. From products and websites to hiring and company culture, I always put people first. While creating a culture built on that principle has always been my goal, I have also worked with business partners who did not value and respect their employees and witnessed the resulting negative impacts. I want to work in a company built on a positive, uplifting culture for everyone involved – from the owner to the customer and everyone in between.