By owning my own business and working in the retail field I have gained knowledge of hiring workers, ordering product, designing and creating crafts and home decor product, designing displays, customer service, and being a quality control inspector am very detail oriented. Good people skills.
Retail merchandising expertise
Retail salesCustomer- and service-oriented
Excellent communication skills
Reliable and punctual
Home Decor Designer Space planning
Color and material application
Fulfilled all supervisory duties when Store Manager was on vacation. Won “Retail Sales Associate of the Month” Award. Earned trip to the Las Vegas Furniture Market for being top sales person for 3 months straight. Was awarded Most Helpful Sales Person Award for overall city of Watertown while at Zimmel's Furniture.
Associate Sales and DesignerJan 2014 to Sep 2015 Montgomery's Furniture － Watertown, SDConsulted with customers on design and style of furniture in the interior design of their home, created room dawings and online drawings of designs, data entree for each client and followed through with the sale, delivery and complete payment.Received and processed cash and credit payments for in-store purchases. Opened and closed the store, including counting cash, opening and closing cash registers and creating staff assignments. Demonstrated that customers come first by serving them with a sense of urgency. Maintained friendly and professional customer interactions.
Associate Sales and DesignerMar 2006 to Dec 2013 Zimmel's Furniture － Watertown, SDCustomer Service, purchasing, interior designing, sales, creating floral designs, setting up room displays, making sure the customers were 100% happy with their purchase from the time they entered the store until the furniture and decor selections were in their homes. Maintained friendly and professional customer interactions. Opened and closed the store, including counting cash, opening and closing cash registers and creating staff assignments.
Quality Control InspectorSep 2000 to Jan 2005 Coev, Dynamics, Inc. － Watertown, SDWorked with diagnostic test procedures. Performed testing of electrical and dimensional levels of magnetic components and transformers to ensure quality product for the customer. Electrical testing was preformed with several high frequency testers and also visual inspection of components and transformers. Entering data in computer and writing reports.
OwnerJan 1998 to Mar 1999 Something Special, Home Decor and Crafts － Watertown, SDCustomer Service, purchasing, sales, creating florals, teaching craft classes, designing window displays, decorating in homes, hiring, scheduling, cash flow, bookkeeping, and open and closing the store.Shared product knowledge with customers while making personal recommendations. Maintained friendly and professional customer relations.
High School Diploma, Computer Knowledge1914Career Learning Center － Watertown, SD, USAWord and Windows Computer Classes
High School Diploma, Computer Training1998Mount Marty － Watertwon, SD, USAWord and Windows 95 (3 month course)
High School Diploma, Education1964Clark High School － Clark, SD, USAGraduated 12th Grade