Jose D Lopez

Account Manager/Business Development at Camarena Imports

Greater Chicago Area
Management Consulting

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Jose D Lopez's Overview

  • Senior Account Manager/Business Development at Camarena Imports
  • Regional Manager / International Liaison at CDP
  • Territory Customer Manager at Energizer

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Jose D Lopez's Summary

Business Management Professional with proven customer satisfaction and leadership skills in the Marketing, Retail/Wholesale, and logistics Industries.
Comprehensive background leading all aspects of operations (e.g., P&L, merchandising, sales, customer service,
inventory, personnel and payroll management).

Jose D Lopez's Experience

Senior Account Manager/Business Development

Camarena Imports

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Greater Chicago Area

• Introduced a new Tequila (Toro Dorado) brand to the Chicago Market; big box retailers (Wal-Mart Stores), liquor stores, restaurants, clubs, bars any many other outlets where liquor is sold.
• Analyze weekly sales and promotions and presented them to store personnel to leverage more sales to exceed company's target sales goals
• Assists Store personnel with Inventory management, Inventory counts, Shrinkage, Merchandising
• Successfully built strong relationships with management and personnel to improve positioning for our products
• Created a business plan & sales strategy development regarding our CPG product lines

Assistant Manager


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WMT; Retail industry

November 2010April 2013 (2 years 6 months) Lockport, IL

• Make area-specific merchandising, operations and people development decisions, including budgeting/forecasting ($15-$20 Million) and assessing economic trends and demographic information
• Hire, train and develop associates to help achieve company wide goals
• Ensure that sales strategies result in achievement of goals and create opportunities for new growth by working collaboratively with other managers and department heads
• In absence of manager, assume full responsibility of entire unit with up to 200 associates,including oversight of inventory, balancing drawers, loss prevention, customer service, payroll and staff adjustments

Board Member


Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

November 2009February 2011 (1 year 4 months)

Rotational position; work with each board member for a period of 3 months and assist in their efforts as well as provide feedback. This position will lead into a board member position when one opens up. This is part of NSHMBA's Chicago Chapter succession planning.

Career Agent

Farmers Insurance

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ZURN; Insurance industry

December 2008April 2010 (1 year 5 months) Burr Ridge, IL

• Built strong clientele base, both B to B and B to C, based on strong relationships, confidence and trust resulting in 99% retention ratio
• Developed, and implemented innovative, well-targeted strategies and Direct Marketing Campaigns that
resulted in a 20% increase in sales that focused in targeting decision makers
• Prospected and organized seminars to present our services to potential clients
• Developed portfolio with 25% from seminars, 45% from cold calling, and 30% from referrals
• Knowledgeable in the Personal and Commercial property, liability, auto and life insurance
• Effectively allocated financial resources and time into marketing campaigns (direct marketing, seminars, cold calling and networking)

Regional Manager / International Liaison


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Hardware industry

August 2005July 2007 (2 years) Elk Grove Village, IL

• Attained a great International Business exposure while dealing with Quotas, Tariffs, and Laws governing importing and exporting products to different parts of the world (Latin America, USA and China)
• Spearheaded Sales Growth for Start up company
• Identified Business Development needs and gaps and Analyzed CDP’s Inventory and products, suggested termination of products with slow turn over, which resulted in over $500,000 that were allocated to other parts of the company
• Created a Marketing plan that targeted Distributors and potential clients in Latin America, which resulted in sales way beyond what we had previously expected
• Provided performance feedback to Sales Representatives in Latin America
• Translated from English to Spanish the company’s web site and marketing material

Territory Customer Manager


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ENR; Consumer Goods industry

January 2002August 2004 (2 years 8 months)

• Exceeded company’s sales goals by over 20%
• Worked with major retailers (Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Best Buy, Meijer) and adapted to specific store (50+ that I visited at least once or twice a month) marketing needs
• Analyzed weekly sales and promotions and presented them to store personnel to leverage more sales to exceed company's target sales goals
• Assisted Store personnel with Inventory management, Inventory counts, Shrinkage, Merchandising
• Studied and examined the battery market to have a better floor position that helped increase sales by almost 30%
• Worked independently with minimal manager supervision and reported all daily activities via the Internet placement
• Successfully built strong relationships with department managers and personnel to improve positioning for our products

Jose D Lopez's Courses

  • MBA, Business Management

    North Central College

    • Thesis (Direct Marketing)

Jose D Lopez's Languages

  • Spanish

Jose D Lopez's Skills & Expertise

  1. Account Management
  2. Training & Development
  3. Marketing Management
  4. Retail
  5. Wholesale
  6. Electronics
  7. Sales Management
  8. Bilingual-Spanish
  9. International Business
  10. Logistics
  11. Marketing Research
  12. Import/Export
  13. Retail/Wholesale
  14. Merchandising
  15. New Business Development
  16. MBA
  17. Leadership
  18. International Trade
  19. Management
  20. Training
  21. Business Planning
  22. Sales
  23. Employee Training

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Jose D Lopez's Education

North Central College

MBA, Business Management


Study Abroad: Athens, GREECE
Guadalajara, MEXICO

Activities and Societies: NSHMBA Member Committee Board Member

North Central College

BA, International Business and Spanish


Farragut High School Graduate 1997
Member of the Varsity Soccer Team

Activities and Societies: Member of the NCC's Men's Soccer Team Study Abroad: Guadalajara MEXICO

Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

International Business


Activities and Societies: Soccer Team

Jose D Lopez's Additional Information


Marketing, Business Development, Business Management, Professional Advice, Seeking a new career opportunity!

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