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Christopher J. Blatner
Chicago, IL 60661
773-203-8427 * chris@chrisblatner.com
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Journalism
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
SKILLS
Negotiation, Purchasing, New Business Development, Project Management, Personnel Management, Sales, Logistics, Shipping & Receiving, Business Strategy, Pricing, Business Writing, Marketing, Inventory Management, International Business, Research, Social Media, Advertising, Client Relations, Customer Service, Contract Management, Invoice Management, General Accounting Management

WORK EXPERIENCE

Dawn Nutrition Strategies dba Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN Chicago, IL
Chief Operating Officer (April 2016 - present)
  • Coordinate daily operations of the company including: corporate client relations, private client relations, customer service, invoicing and accounting, social media campaigns, advertising, company strategy, corporate contracts, shipping & receiving, product & inventory management, publishing weekly newsletter
Magnum AirDynamics Miami Lakes, FL
Director of Sales (August 2014 - March 2016)
  • Responsible for new business development at airlines, maintenance organizations and surplus dealers throughout the world
  • Business development for the sale of surplus parts for Magnum AirDynamics. Business Development for the sale of repair services for Magnum Aircraft Repair Services, Inc. (M.A.R.S.,Inc.) and Continental Aircraft Support
Mitchell Aircraft Spares, Inc. Cary, IL
Regional Sales Manager - Far East, Pacific Rim & Eastern Europe (June 2002- August 2014)
  • Actively managed foreign agent representatives in Beijing, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Dhaka
  • Cultivated customer relationships through direct calling, electronic communications and travel
  • Created new business opportunities through contact with purchasing managers at airlines and maintenance organizations worldwide
  • Researched market pricing and provide detailed price quotes for customer requested material
  • Negotiated and purchased aircraft parts for fulfillment of customer orders
  • Strategized targeted purchasing to meet forecasted customer requirements
  • Coordinated collection of customer payments
Account Manager - Far East Operations (June 2000-June 2002)
  • Researched airline customer part requests to provide detailed pricing quotations
  • Negotiated pricing with suppliers
  • Purchased aircraft parts to fulfill customer orders
  • Coordinated repair and overhaul of aircraft parts with FAA repair stations
Sales Support Representative (June 1999-June 2000)
  • Researched aircraft body type date to update company parts database
  • Provided pricing research to various Senior Sales Managers in support of their accounts
  • Performed market analysis to revise inventory cost
  • Coordinated direct shipments of parts from suppliers to airline customers
Quality Assurance Inspector (May 1998-June 1999)
  • Inspected incoming and outgoing aircraft parts and related documents to ensure compliance with FAA and customer requirements
  • Contacted suppliers to resolve problems associated with suspected unapproved parts
  • Packaged parts for shipment to customers
Lake Country Publications (Sussex Sun, Lake Country Reporter, Kettle Moraine Index), Hartland, WI
Community Affairs Reporter (September 1997-May 1998)
  • Interviewed municipal leaders to provide accurate information about community events
  • Developed general community interest stories with details from government meetings
  • Assisted editor with headline writing
Strong Capital Management, Menomonee Falls, WI
Customer Service Associate (September 1997-May 1998)
  • Executed client trades and account amendments
  • Provided prospective customers with requested fund information
  • Acted as initial contact for client complaints and account problems

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Beginning Spanish 1, January-March 2015 - Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
  • Food Writing I, October-December 2010 - Gotham Writer's Workshop with the New York Times
  • Business to Business Sales Techniques Certificate, September 2003 - DePaul University - The Kellstadt Center for Professional Development
  • Ordained Minister, July 2000 - Universal Life Church (secular)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

University of Illinois Alumni Association
Sales Management Association
Airline & Airline Suppliers Association