Benjamin Carter

Wine Writer and Quality Assurance Specialist

Location
Greater Memphis Area
Industry
Professional Training & Coaching

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Benjamin Carter's Overview

Current
  • Wine Blogger at Benito's Wine Reviews
Past
Education
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Benjamin Carter's Summary

Corporate trainer/quality assurance specialist with a wide range of talents who is looking for an opportunity to contribute those skills within a dynamic company. Wine and food writer with an international readership and ten years of dedicated writing who wishes to enter the wine industry.

Specialties: graphic design, corporate training, team building, sales, wine tasting, wine writing, gourmet cooking, food writing

Benjamin Carter's Experience

Production Quality Specialist

FedEx Office

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Printing industry

July 2011Present (3 years 3 months) Greater Memphis Area

Quality assurance for a printing facility that pushes out up to 10 million impressions a month. Heavy emphasis on lean production methods as well as the application of internal QDM techniques.

Privately Held; Myself Only; Food & Beverages industry

December 2013Present (10 months) Greater Memphis Area

Writing about wine and the South for a respected wine industry publication.

Memphis Correspondent

Serious Eats

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry

June 2012Present (2 years 4 months) Greater Memphis Area

Covering Memphis food and restaurant news for SeriousEats.com, based out of New York City.

Wine Blogger

Benito's Wine Reviews

January 2005Present (9 years 9 months) Greater Memphis Area

Blogging about wine, spirits, cocktails, food, and more since 2005. In addition to many wine reviews, I've also reviewed wine related products like refrigerators and glasses, and have participated in travel and wine tastings sponsored by companies such as Snooth.com.

District Trainer

FedEx Kinko's

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Printing industry

February 2007September 2008 (1 year 8 months)

Corporate training position, covering primarily Memphis, TN and Cleveland, OH, as well as Cinncinnati, Louisville, Albuquerque, Denver, Little Rock, etc. Focus on new hire orientation, sales skills, and FedEx shipping procedures.

E-Commerce Specialist

FedEx Kinko's

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Printing industry

March 2005January 2007 (1 year 11 months)

Administrator of e-commerce websites for FedEx Kinko's serving thousands of customers around the world. Additional responsibilities included sales presentations and special projects, such as working for a year with HP on an Indigo digital printer integration.

Senior Technology Specialist

FedEx Kinko's

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Printing industry

March 1997February 2005 (8 years)

A main focus as graphic designer, with additional duties such as network administration. Handled a range of responsibilities from face-to-face customer service to centralized document creation for an entire District of 15 stores.

Benjamin Carter's Languages

  • Italian

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • German

    (Limited working proficiency)

Benjamin Carter's Skills & Expertise

  1. Creative Writer
  2. Wine
  3. Wine Tasting
  4. Graphic Design
  5. Sales
  6. Blogging
  7. Team Building
  8. Training

Benjamin Carter's Education

The University of Memphis

Anthropology

19942009

Activities and Societies: College Bowl/Quiz Bowl Team, Honors Student Association, Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity

Benjamin Carter's Additional Information

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Interests:

training, wine, food, travel, technology, graphic design, literature, sales

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Honors and Awards:

Eagle Scout, Cecil Humphreys Scholarship recipient at University of Memphis, numerous Beacon Awards through FedEx Kinko's

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