Dedicated employee and highly organized with 7 years in inside and outside sales; 3 of which were specifically dedicated to working with the fire service and fire equipment. Innovative and attentive to details with outstanding follow-through. Committed to public service; including 3 years as a volunteer fire fighter and 2 years working as an armed military guard for the Department of the Army.
Received multiple salesman of the month awards leading to a promotion as business manager at Bob Halls Honda. Was promoted twice in 2 years at Cascade Fire. Started as an extinguisher technician and was promoted to inside sales. Then a 2nd promotion included outside sales with weekly trips to fire departments in Benton, Yakima, Klickitat and Kittitas Counties.
Identify sales prospects and contact those and others accounts, as assigned. Prepare and submit Bid proposals to customers as necessary. Follow up on new leads and referrals resulting from field activity. Promptly respond to telephone, fax and e-mail inquiries from customers, inside sales personnel and vendor partnerships. Work one on one with local fire departments to help identify then meet any fire fighting and fire equipment needs.
Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises. Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
Warn persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehend or evict violators from premises, using force when necessary.
Approach and assist new customers that enter the dealership lot
Determine the needs of the customer by listening and asking questions
Perform walk-around with customer and demonstrate features of suitable automobiles
Effectively close automotive sales
Ensure the customer understands the vehicles operating features, warranty and paperwork
Maintain an owner follow-up system that encourages repeat business and referrals
Reports to the sales manager regarding objectives, reviews, analysis, and planned activities
Attends training and sales meetings offered by the dealership and manufacturers
Review sales statistics and actions to determine how to better utilize time, plan more effectively, and improve sales
Coursework in EMS. Coursework in Vehicle Extrication. Member of Yakima County Fire District #12. Vice President of a local non profit organization. Commissioner's Representative for the West Valley Fire Fighter's Association.
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