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Professional Summary

Excited to start a new chapter and get back in the work force. Looking forward to working for a company that recognizes honesty, hard work, and accomplishments. The skill sets gained while working in different fields is a benefit to any employer.

  • Understanding of Colors
  • Ordering and Purchasing
  • Trend Monitoring
  • Price Negotiation
  • Supplier Relations
  • Critical Thinking
  • Strategic Negotiations
  • Customer Needs Identification
  • Product Development Collaboration
  • Proposal Reviews
  • Sales Records Analysis
  • Wholesale Merchandise Buying
  • Merchandise Selection
  • Selling Price Recommendations
  • Quality Specifications Adherence
  • New Merchandise Presentation
  • Product Quality Determination
  • Seasonal Promotions
  • Discount Terms Negotiations
  • Return Merchandise Authorization
  • Transportation Arrangements
  • Merchandise Inspection
  • Markdown Rate Recommendations
  • Consumer Buying Patterns
  • Inbound Phone Calls
  • Supplier Performance Management
  • Event Networking
  • 10-Key Data Entry
  • Commodity Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Selecting Suppliers
  • Global Procurement
  • Preparing Spreadsheets
  • Buyer Seller Agreements
  • Store Layouts
  • Persuasive Negotiations
  • Vendor Contract Negotiations
  • Product Demonstration
  • Advertising Timeline Implementation
  • Competitor Activities Monitoring
  • Pricing Promotion
  • Inventory and Supply Management
  • Team Meetings
  • Vendor Communication and Negotiation
  • End Cap Placement
  • Pricing Standards
Gibbon High School Gibbon, NE Expected in 05/1985 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Honor Roll- First and Second 1982
  • Honor Roll- First and Second 1983
  • Honor Roll- First and Second 1984
  • Honor Roll- First and Second 1985

  • Scholarship Recipient

Professional Development: Business

  • Political Science
  • 3.8 GPA

Work History
W.S. Badcock Corporation - Buyer, Sales
Washington, NC, 07/2015 - 08/2020
  • Documented purchasing information in Oracle and RMS to maintain detailed and accurate records.
  • Tracked stock using company inventory management software.
  • Reviewed order updates to identify best practices aligned with corporate goals.
  • Developed and improved account relationships.
  • Communicated with vendors regarding inventory needs and negotiated prices to maintain profit margins.
  • Collaborated with buyers for special events and seasonal promotions to maintain adequate product stock and drive sales.
  • Forecasted purchasing trends and improved merchandising strategies by creating, designing, and selecting blends for private label wild bird line.
  • Solved customer challenges by offering relevant products and services
  • Grew sales and boosted profits, applying proactive management strategies and enhancing sales training.
  • Removed poor performing items from future buys.
  • Met with suppliers to assess changes and determine proper courses of action.
  • Maintained complete documentation and records of all purchasing activities.
  • Prepared merchandise for sales floor by pricing or tagging
Goodwill Of North Georgia - Retail Store Manager
Tucker, GA, 08/2012 - 07/2015
  • Trained team members in successful strategies to meet operational and sales targets.
  • Resolved customer service issues promptly.
  • Oversaw employee performance, corrected problems and increased efficiency to maintain productivity targets.
  • Completed routine store inventories.
  • Exceeded sales goals and accomplished business objectives by inspiring staff and promoting target products.
  • Optimized store displays and appearance via strategic merchandising.
  • Offered hands-on assistance to customers, assessing needs and maintaining current knowledge of consumer preferences.
  • Recruited and retained top talent, with focus on completing timely performance evaluations, providing positive feedback and rewarding superior performance.
  • Strengthened merchandising and promotional strategies to drive customer engagement and boost sales.
  • Assessed sales reports to identify and enhance sales performance, support inventory oversight and capitalize on emerging trends.
  • Multiplied earnings through sales goal achievement, customer service improvements and commitment to team objectives.
  • Submitted reports to senior management to aid in business decision-making and planning.
  • Generated repeat business by developing and maintaining strong team of twenty plus employees devoted to customer service.
  • Streamlined processing of defective and clearance items to increase productivity by 27%.
Orscheln Farm And Home - Store Manager
City, STATE, 05/2004 - 04/2012
  • Managed inventory control, cash control and store opening and closing procedures.
  • Managed store employees successfully in fast-paced environment through proactive communication and positive feedback.
  • Completed point of sale opening and closing procedures.
  • Maximized sales and minimized shrinkage through excellent customer service and adherence to standard practices.
  • Set effective store schedules based on forecasted customer levels, individual employee knowledge and service requirements.
  • Supervised guests at front counter, answering questions regarding products.
  • Coached sales associates on product knowledge by using wide variety of training tools.
  • Promoted team collaboration, performance and efficiency by fostering healthy environments focused on mutual success.
  • Applied performance data to evaluate and improve operations, target current business conditions and forecast needs.
  • Delivered positive results by controlling monthly operations budget and limiting financial discrepancies.
  • Bolstered sales volume by implementing incentive program and initiating advanced employee training.
  • Scheduled and led weekly store meetings for all employees to discuss sales promotions and new inventory while providing platform for all to voice concerns.
  • Reviewed and monitored scheduling, purchases and other expenses to maintain quarterly budget
Orscheln Farm And Home - Department Manager/Seasonal
City, STATE, Apr - 05/2004
  • Managed inventory and receiving operations to maintain optimal stock levels and meet expected demands.
  • Worked actively with management team to create daily and weekly sales plans based on weekly sales trends.
  • Communicated with managers of other departments to maintain transparency.
  • Motivated associates to consistently deliver effective selling behaviors through coaching and recognition.
  • Kept employee workloads fair and balanced to achieve objectives while maintaining high job satisfaction.
  • Coached sales associates in product specifications, sales incentives and selling techniques, significantly increasing customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Partnered with merchandising team to plan and execute floor moves, merchandise placement and overall sales set-up.
  • Reconciled daily sales transactions to balance and log day-to-day revenue.

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School Attended

  • Gibbon High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Buyer, Sales
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Department Manager/Seasonal


  • High School Diploma

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