ROBERT SZYMCZAK

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I am a professional who believes in software craftsmanship as a means to build reliable and maintainable software systems that leverage technology to develop sales collateral and support business development. I am a computer information systems graduate with practical business experience and a proven ability to assess customer needs and develop creative solutions that·increase sales and promote efficiency. I am a team player who works effectively with cross-functional teams using collaborative leadership style to align individual efforts with company goals.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (Concentration: Web Development & Administration), DeVry University, Chicago, Illinois.
Equivalent: Bachelor of Science in Management (142.5 credits toward Master of Science in Management), University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland.

SKILLS
Java · Groovy · Grails · ASP.NET · HTML · CSS · JavaScript · SQL · UML · XML · NetBeans · Eclipse · Visual Studio · Joomla! · DesignCAD · MS Office Suite · Critical Thinker · Complex Problem Solver · Active Learner · Ethics-Driven · Team-Oriented

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Action Electric Sales, Inc., Chicago, Illinois · 1996-Present

Inventory Systems Manager · 2002-Present
Analyze functional and technical customer requirements and create detailed technical specifications. Quality check team edits, entries and removals of inventory data and oversee activities that impact inventory record management. Assign product classifications to promote optimal database retrieval. Provide inventory record management training. Support on-going inventory database maintenance. Conduct end of fiscal year inventory database reviews and testing. Translate business documents from Polish to English as required.

Key Accomplishments
Increased sales by improving record classification system and product specification quality. Proactively acquired expertise necessary to effectively classify products and produce superior marketing collateral. Earned accolades with salary and bonus increases due to exceptional performance.

Inventory Systems Assistant Manager · 1996-2002
Kept records of all wire and cable products. Analyzed product features and performed quality control checks on data and descriptions. Entered data into database. Translated documents from Polish into English and liaised with Polish-speaking representatives and employees to clarify business needs and job requirements. Leveraged design skills to create marketing and company event collateral, including brochures and invitations.

Key Accomplishments
Significantly improved the accuracy of database records, which supported sales expansion efforts. Gained valuable experience in wire and cable industry and perfected English language and US business customs knowledge in fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Career Note
Past job history includes a Product and Marketing Assistant position at Makro Cash and Carry, Inc. in Łódź, Poland.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member of Association for Computing Machinery · Member of IEEE Computer Society.

LANGUAGES
Fluent in English and Polish (native speaker).


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