Vishnu Shaji Kumar is a dynamic professional with a strong background in business development and corporate sales. With a robust skill set that includes effective communication, proficiency in Microsoft Office and SalesForce platforms, contract negotiation, and client relationship management, Vishnu has excelled in roles at Audi, India, and Prominence Events and Services. His achievements include significant network growth, exceeding sales targets, and contributing to a 10% increase in new client accounts during his internship. Currently pursuing an MSc in International Marketing Management at the University of Leeds, Vishnu is not only academically accomplished but has also demonstrated leadership qualities as a senior mentor at Toastmasters International and as the Cultural Coordinator at Jain University, India.
Holding a BBA in Marketing with a Minor in Event Management from the Centre for Management Studies, Jain University, India, Vishnu furthered his education with an MSc in International Marketing Management from the University of Leeds, UK, graduating in 2023. His academic pursuits are complemented by certifications in Brand Management and Marketing Analytics from the London School of Business and the University of Virginia, respectively, both obtained in 2020.
In terms of professional experience, Vishnu began his journey as a Business Development Intern at Prominence Events and Services in Bangalore, India, from October 2020 to March 2021. Here, he played a pivotal role in supporting the business development team, contributing to a 10% increase in new accounts and identifying potential partners for company events. Following this, he transitioned to Audi, India, where he served as a Business Development & Corporate Sales Specialist from July 2021 to June 2022. In this role, Vishnu excelled in prospecting new clients, managing corporate accounts, and exceeding sales targets by 15-20%. His dedication and strategic approach are reflected in his ability to grow the network by 20% and develop impactful sales presentations. Additionally, Vishnu actively engages in leadership roles, evident in his tenure as a Senior Mentor at Toastmasters International and his role as the Cultural Coordinator/Head at the Centre for Management Studies, Jain University, where he led a team of 243 members, fostering teamwork and enhancing student engagement by 45%.
Vishnu Shaji Kumar envisions a future where his dynamic skills in business development and corporate sales converge with his passion for fostering growth and innovation. Committed to creating impactful connections in the corporate landscape, he aspires to continuously refine and leverage his expertise in prospecting, account management, and sales presentations to drive tangible results for both clients and organizations.