I am forwarding my resume for your review at the suggestion of Russell Ray. I am a
Regional Sales Manager handling $28M in sales revenue across 7 states, including CA, CO, NE, KS, MO, IA, WI. I have over 30 years of experience in the Foodservice and Hospitality industry, calling on and selling to independent operators as well as large volume accounts and multi-unit regional and chains. My goal is to be a key player in leading a team in a stable company with high ethical standards that focuses on its employees, customer and future growth.
St. Cloud, MNRegional Business Manager08/2004 to Current
Responsible for foodservice sales in CO, CA, KS, MO, NE, IA, WI.
Manage 3 brokers 28 distributors and 3 direct reports.
Managed sales transactions with a revenue stream of $28M annually.
Hold sales meeting and training at customers and distributors as well as business previews.
Led sales calls with team members to establish sales and customer retention goals.
Resolved an average 6 customer complaints per month regarding sales and service.
Monitored customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts.
CR Lanes & Sports BarPlattsmouth, NEGeneral Manager09/2002 to 09/2003
Responsible for managing entire operation of 12 bowling lanes, game room, bar and restaurant.
Promoting, booking and managing all functions/events.
Supervised 20-plus employees.
Option to purchase business with first right of refusal.
Ancona-Midwest Food ServiceOmaha, NEDistributor Sales Rep10/2000 to 12/2001
Re-hired (initially) to focus on Northwestern Iowa market; maintain accounts, clean up outstanding balances with intent to move to Purchasing Manager within the year.
Product introduction and increase purchases per account.
Establish new accounts and maintain payables.
Assist Sales Manager in Territory Management.
Farner Bocken CompanyCarroll, IAFoodservice Specialist11/1999 to 10/2000
Develop Foodservice strategy to expand the foodservice division.
Determine foodservice markets.
Effectively add foodservice items to inventory.
Train DSR's in foodservice sales.
Processing Solutions, IncOmaha, NEPurchasing Manager05/1998 to 11/1999
Responsible for all purchasing.
Center-of-the plate lines--beef, pork, poultry, lamb, veal, and seafood.