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Natalie Gioia

Natalie Gioia

Asbury Park, NJ, US

 

About 

Passionate and self-motivated Interior Designer with over 10 years experience in Project Management currently seeking an interior design position within a multi-facet design firm to contribute my experiences, skills and ideas. Looking for growth and advancement within a positive company culture. Well-organized, detailed, and creative with ability to multi-task in a time sensitive environment, while exhibiting flexibility and resourcefulness in adapting to the changing complexity of business.

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Employment 

Gioia N Design, Asbury Park, Interior Designer

• Provide AutoCAD/construction documentation, space-planning & selections to designers on varying projects
• Manage business operations, develop marketing & design residential & commercial projects

Dec 2012 - current
 

Robert Legere Design, Asbury Park, NJ, US, Interior Designer

Residential Design Build Firm Specializing in Kitchen & Bath Design

• Designed & managed up to 20 assigned residential projects with budgets up to 250K & consisting of, but not limited to, kitchen & bath renovations
• Contributed to company’s bottomline by successfully managing design, purchasing & project demands under exorbitant turnaround times & project workload
• Contributed to increase in profit by tracking productivity against existing design fees per project
• Recognized for detailed construction drawings, organization & transformation of design team’s tracking documentation

• Construction Documents, Plans & Elevations, Space Planning, FF&E, Finishes & Materials, Sourcing & Purchasing, Client Contracts, Client Needs Assessment & Resolution, Client & Vendor Relations, Project Management

Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
 

NFC Amenity Management, Asbury Park, NJ, US, Marketing Coordinator

Lifestyle Management Company of Amenities in Varying Property Types

• Managed corporate office relocation & designed new office furniture plan
• Assisted in-house Design Director with bidding process for a community center renovation for NY townhouse condominium community
• Contributed to increase in sales for business development team & increased employee retention by developing training manuals for various company positions
• Generated over 1,000 new sales leads by researching property developers/builders new real estate developments
• Managed & obtained up to 50 licenses & permits for a variety of property locations
• Increased office organization & productivity by developing & implementing new business procedures & systems
• Redesigned presentations for both in-house & client meetings

• Organization, Marketing, Sales, Office Administration, Human Resources

Jul 2008 - Sep 2012
 

Manning Design Group, Ocean Grove, NJ, US, Design Associate

Residential & Commercial Design Firm

• Assisted Principal Designer in space planning, furniture & finish selections, purchasing & staging for residential & commercial design clients
• Coordinated deliveries & client, vendor & subcontractor meetings
• Managed office & library organization

• Plans & Elevations, Space Planning, Finishes & Materials, Sourcing & Purchasing, Client & Vendor Relations, Organization, Office Administration

Oct 2007 - Nov 2008
 

Snelling Staffing, Woodbridge, NJ, US, Business Development Manager

Employment Agency Providing Staffing to Variety of Industries

• Identify & Qualified Prospected Business Accounts within Allocated Area
• Analyzed Client Needs & Opportunities
• Conducted Sales Meetings with Potential Clients by Discussing Services and Solutions to Their Staffing Needs
• Developed New Business Accounts
• Maintained Existing Business Relations

Jul 2006 - Sep 2007
 

Creative Designs International/Jakks Pacific, Feasterville, PA, US, Product/Project Manager

Multi-Brand Toy Manufacturer Company Supplying Product Throughout the World with Licensing Agreements with Disney

• Conceptualized, developed & maintained new & existing product lines for the International Disney Store Division of licensed toy manufacturer
• Worked directly with international buyers to develop & procure product, create packaging & finalize pricing for shipment of product to stores
• Maintained product integrity & value by managing product costs & sourcing

• Product & Project Management, Client & Vendor Relations, Brand Management, Marketing & Sales, Sourcing

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Alco Industries, Inc., Cranbury, NJ, US, Senior Product Development Manager

Consumer Product Manufacturer Supplying Across the US to Various Retail Distributors

• Conceptualized & developed new high-end product lines (housewares & home decor) for consumer product manufacturer for various retail distributors, as well as affordable & exclusive products for Wal-Mart
• Managed & maintained product integrity & value for over 150 skus by working directly with factories & providing merchandizing solutions with buyers
• Collaborated with Executive VP & Analysts to determine specific requirements of each retailer based on consumer demographics & preferences, as well as competition & individual store traits
• Evaluated market & product specifications to confirm product feasibility & cost required to set retails at market value while meeting corporate profit margins
• Ensured products met company & buyer development objectives & safety standards
• Exceeded company’s annual sale’s goal during rookie sales presentation
• Sourced new international vendors while maintaining existing vendor relations
• Created trend guides to increase buyer relations & sales
• Assisted with trade shows & showroom merchandizing

• Product & Project Management, Client & Vendor Relations, Brand Management, Marketing & Sales, Sourcing

Jun 2002 - Apr 2005
 

Education 

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Sep 2007 - May 2012
 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Sep 1996 - Dec 2000
 

Awards 

Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship Nominee, Nomination

2012
 

NYSID Study Abroad Scholarship to London, Scholarship

2011
 

ASID New York Metro Chapter Education Legacy Fund Scholarship, Scholarship

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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