|Desired Industry: Farming/Ranching/Agriculture
|Desired Job Location: Denver, Colorado
||Date Posted: 9/4/2012
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: 9-5-12
|Desired Wage: 40,000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: No
A position that requires a high level of customer service skills, where a sales emphasis and a comprehensive understanding of agriculture is needed.
Waconia Farm Supply, Branch Manager, 2006 2012
Dayton Branch, MN, 2010 2012
Transformed the business plan to include an Ace Hardware.
Reviewed weekly reports and managed margins.
Produced monthly sales history reports and analyzed data with employees, used the information to make stocking and position changes.
Managed company inventory of hay, Humane Mats among other items and made purchasing decisions.
Regularly attended trade shows assisting in major purchasing decisions and attending new and relevant trainings.
Represented the company as a trusted equine specialist answering technical questions and giving unbiased advise.
Wrote a bi-annual newsletter article with an equine focus.
Reported directly to the Operations Manager, working to set the frame work of the business.
Grew sales by over 135% during a five month period.
Increased customer counts by 300% over 18 months.
Grew U-Haul dealer business by 87% within 12 months.
Elk River Branch, MN, 2006 - 2011
Managed and oversaw daily operations.
Underwent a reset and assisted in floor layout design.
Worked closely with vendor representatives to carefully select additional pet food lines, doubling products available, which has made a great positive impact on company wide sales.
Made appointments with key customers and excellent prospects, identified needs, offered solutions.
Instrumental in making an entire customer base aware of the benefits of fecal testing and offered testing services for minimal fees or no charge.
Grew branch daily sales by over 85%.
Zorbaz, Restaurant Management Team, 2004 2005, Detroit Lakes, MN
Responsible for overseeing shift operations and assisting in needed areas including bussing tables, running food, stocking, inventory, bartending, food preparation as well as formed nightly deposits.
Top up-sell employee for 2005 season.
University of Minnesota, Crookston, MN
B.S. Equine Industries Management, 2006
A.A.S. Agriculture Business, 2006
Purina Mills, LLC, St. Louis, MO
Animal Care Advisor Certification, 2011
Ace Hardware Corporation
Essential Management Skills Training, 2011
MN Horse Expo Board Member 2006 2012, Edina, MN
Attended monthly meetings as well as other events and volunteered to assist in the annual production of the not-for-profit exposition.
As Sponsorship Chair, generated a 30% increase in monies while the chair was held. Developed new relationships, maintained and strengthened existing revenue streams, designed unique packages when applicable.
Secured ride contracts for the childrens area and free wagon rides. Worked directly with contractors to provide safe and presentable horse, pony and wagon rides.
MN 4-H Horse Judge 2006 Present, St. Paul, MN
Volunteer time training 4-H members at weekend and evening clinics, particularly game events with a strong emphasis on proper horsemanship.
Attend annual clinics to stay current on rules and trends and discuss proposed amendments to the rule book
Managed branches for a farm supply cooperative, which included feed, hardware, garden, propane, and U-Haul rental
Supervised branch store staff and coordination with the upper management team
Performed interviews, employee hiring, training and mentoring, and provided employee reviews and goal setting
Studied product details and applications and relaying information to store staff and customers
Managed inventory using Activant database system
Coordinated and planned special events such as trade show booths, in-store special events and guest speakers, and company-wide promotional campaigns
My management experience is coupled with a comprehensive understanding of equine feed and other specialty animal diets. Although my strengths currently lie within equine and pet, I have a desire to increase my knowledge in beef cattle: feed and mineral, operations and management. I own animals myself, and Im passionate about educating myself and others on helping create better environments for them.
Available upon request.
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