I have always been a hard worker in every job I have done. I strive to be the best at whatever I may doing. I feel I'm ready to take on new challenges, I need a job that is going to continue to allow me to grow, and continue to learn new things. I have worked at Walmart for two years now, I worked my way up to Department Manager. It was very hard work, I had the responsibility of keeping my department in stock. I worked on the sales floor where I worked with customers every day. I was also in charge of the sales associates in my area. I had to keep track of what was selling, and what wasn't selling. Customer service was most important, without good customer service you don't make sales. It sparked a recent interest in pursuing sales representative for a career. I enjoyed working with the customers, finding out different ways to convince them why buying my products was the best way to go. I learned a lot of different useful tools from this position, in sales and business. I want to really expand on these new skills as much as possible.
Opinionated, and able to bring new ideas to the table.
Customer Service Experienced
Familiar with most computer programs.
Time Management Experience
Quick with basic math and numbers.
When I started working at Walmart, I was hired on as a stocker. I quickly worked my way up to inventory associate, also known as ( IMS ), which requires you to be a extremely fast worker. It also required to be able to think on the spot and decide how I was going to get the work done each and every day. From there I worked my way to a management position where I learned many new useful tools to use for another job that I could potentially turn into my career job.
12/2015 to 05/2016
Warehouse AssociateHD Supply / White Cap - Santa Ana, CA This possibly being the hardest, and most demanding job I have ever had, but also possibly my favorite job I have ever had. Everyday the warehouse guys would come in, and by the end of the day you were tired, sore, and dirty. HD Supply is a part of Home Depot, selling construction product, and supplies. Being a warehouse associate was basically broken down into three main responsibilities. The main responsibility being truck orders, and this is where you would get all the accolades too, depending on how fast / good you were. Truck orders would come in, and it could be anywhere from being just one item that you have to grab and make it look presentable to maybe 80 items or more. The biggest order I have ever had to pull ended up being about 5 pallets worth of product, and took me about 3 in a half hours to pull. So if you weren't on truck orders, then you were on the other two biggest responsibilities. The 2nd, and pretty much as important as truck orders were the customers. The customers would come into the store, and order the product they needed... and then the sales counter associates would call on the walkie talkies for a warehouse associate to come and grab the order, and then grab the product on that order. So if you weren't on truck orders... then you would usually be on customer service, or the other third responsibility which was stocking the product that got delivered. Which I've had my fair share of stocking experience from previous jobs, so that is something I have always excelled in. The tricky part sometimes being on a truck order, and getting called for back up customer service, so having to grab that customer service taking time out of the truck order you were working on, and then going back to the truck order and having to complete it at a decent time still. It was very demanding, but it allowed me to prove to myself that I could work hard, and this was the hardest I've ever worked, also having to be fast, maintain a rhythm everyday, plan out how you were going to pull your orders, stack and palletize the product so it looked presentable when it got delivered to the customers. Wrapping, stacking, and building pallets with construction product safely. Using heavy machinery, mainly forklifts, and other smaller pallet moving machines, cherry pickers etc. A lot of warehouse experienced stuffed into 5 months that I'm forever grateful I got to experience. Wanting to find more jobs like this.
04/2013 to 04/2015
Inventory Associate / Warehouse / Department ManagerWalmart - Irvine, CA
Inventory associates at Walmart, also known as ( IMS ) are required to pick and bin the different departments in the store. We work in the warehouse area, which we call the back room. In the back room they have these 4x4 steel bins, our job is to take the stock that comes into the store and scan them into these bins if something is unable to fit on the shelves out on the sales floor. When we scan an item into the bin, that is called binning, we also pick which is when we take a item back out of the bin and deliver it out to the sales floor. Walmart has a lot of different departments, including full grocery departments. Picking and Binning requires a lot of heavy lifting, and you have to move fast to get it done. They track your "score" and it shows how many items you pick and bin each day. I was always on top of the list. I pushed it to the max every day, to the point where they promoted me to a management position. Also during my time as a inventory associate, I had become so fast and efficient in the Back Room that they were considering me for IMS lead. That is basically what I was doing once I had hit my peak, managing and teaching six other associates on the team. Also experienced with heavy machinery, due to working in a warehouse for over a year. I have worked with: forklifts, walkie stacker / pallet stacker, and cherry picker.
During my short time as a Department manager with Walmart I learned a lot about maintaining and counting the inventory. I learned a lot about maintaining on hands, on hand is a term used that is basically the count of how many we have for each item. So in their system it may say we have five bottles of a specific shampoo on hand, which means there better be five bottles of that shampoo on our shelf, or back in the warehouse in one of the bins, which I briefly described in the previous paragraph. It was the Department Managers to keep track of the on hands for every item in their specific department, so if there wasn't five of that specific shampoo on the shelf, or in the bins... then we would take the next step to correct our on hands. A lot of counting, and maintaining. Calculating what we needed to have come in, and what we had too much of, and what wasn't selling as much, and what was selling a lot. It was a lot to keep track of, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Inventory control is something I'm definitely interested in pursuing. Also as an inventory associate, we had to keep an eye on those on hands as well. If we caught a mistake that there was say only eleven bottles of clorox on hand, and we have a shelf cap of twelve... then those eleven bottles should fit on the sales floor, on the shelf... but we have a full box of twelve clorox coming back as overstock to be binned in. And the stocker already stocked twelve bottles, then that means the on hand is incorrect, and it was our job to notify management. And pretty often we would catch the other mistake too being where the on hand was actually correct where we really would only have eleven bottles of clorox, and able to fit them all on the shelf, but the stocker sent them back as overstock anyway, and I would have to run out to the sales floor and show them their mistake. Bin audits were also another big responsibility for inventory associates, where we would go through each bin, check the exact amount of each product in the bin, scan it and enter in that amount to maintain those on hands.
10/2010 to 01/2011
Forestry ServiceThe Job Council - Medford, ORA three month program that basically was suppose to prepare you and teach you proper working habits, and skills needed for any job in the future. Also to guide, and help find work. Basically a group of 6, with a supervisor and we were doing pretty hard work. It was work in the forestry service, a lot of refurbishing old fences on long hiking trails, a lot of heavy lifting and walking. Carrying tools, and power tools up and down hiking trails in the mountains. One particular trail that was seven in a half miles long climbing up the side of a mountain that was 7,500 feet elevation at the top, and we hiked to the top pretty often. Gained a lot of experience with many different tools and power tools, including a chainsaw which I had to get a certification for. This was my first job at nineteen, and was a great program for any young kid just getting started. A lot of hard work, and guidance back at the office where we were taught basic job skills. Such as: building a resume, cover letters, references list, interviewing skills, working with customers and clients, management skills, computer skills. Also had a first aid training class, where I got first aid certified, which they wanted our whole group to be certified before we started working on the trails, just as an extra preparation, and precaution incase anything were to happen.
Experienced with many different types of heavy machinery including: Cherry Picker, Forklift, Walkie Stacker, Prime Mover, Chainsaws, and many other power tools.
I've grown up on computers, I can type about 80 to 90 words per minute with about 90% accuracy. I've even used my own video and movie editing programs, and taught myself how to edit together videos, and audio. Using computers, and any technology for that matter comes naturally for me. I pick up on computer programs quickly.
I'm extremely quick with simple math, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, very quick with numbers.
GED: General EducationOrange Coast College - Costa Mesa, CA, U.S.Currently in a community college studying general education classes. My senior year in high school I ran into some
personal issues with the family, which required me to relocate, at that point I decided to just get
my G.E.D. I knew I was going to be furthering my education anyway, and that is what I have been working on. I have interests in business, inventory control, shipping, receiving, management, accounting, and sales. These are the areas I'm going to be looking into.