Results-driven leader eager to contribute expertise in driving sales and marketing, business development, operations, and team building toward actively supporting a progressive organization in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Solid reputation for loyalty, work ethic, and commitment to results; steadily advanced through numerous promotions throughout 20+ years with General Motors Corporation.
Highly versatile and resourceful with the ability to quickly adapt to new roles, responsibilities, tasks, and environments.
Exceptional blend of problem solving, planning, forecasting, budgeting, and inventory management skills.
Proactively analyze industry and market conditions to plan strategies and achieve aggressive sales targets.
Diligently assess business operations to determine and optimize fiscal performance, sustainability, and competitive positioning.
Proficiency in sales management, promotions development, advertising, and identifying revenue growth strategies.
Combine management acumen, training capabilities, and motivational talents to coach, empower, mentor and supervise highly productive personnel.
Excellent computer skills and extensive experience with Microsoft Office applications.
General Motors Corporation, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, 1999 to Present
Assistant Marketing Manager, Chevrolet Car, Thousand Oaks, California (2005 to Present)
- Apply dynamic multi-tasking abilities toward driving innovative marketing initiatives for west region Chevrolet while concurrently directing dealer group advertising.
- Cost-effectively administer budget of $50M+ to coordinate media, production and promotional activities.
- Spearheaded successful Malibu launch which captured a 240% year-over-year sales increase and recognition as most improved region.
Business Development Manager, Thousand Oaks, California (2002 to 2005)
- Delivered training to regional service staff and dealers to boost revenues from service customers and elevate CSI (customer satisfaction index) scores.
- Precisely defined guidelines and introduced various contests and incentives to successfully achieve all goals.
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Professional Experience continued
Area Sales Manager, Portland, Oregon (1999 to 2002)
Strategically partnered with Zone Team to effectively manage, direct and supervise all dealer operations, including sales, service and marketing.
Exercised outstanding organizational skills to assemble sales projections, order/procure vehicles, and allocate funds for dealer advertising.
Buick Motor Division, General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, 1998
- Exhibited exemplary leadership talents in managing numerous dealerships and serving as primary GM liaison.
- Provided exceptional guidance with inventory analysis and management, sales performance optimization, and elevating team morale and productivity.
General Motors Acceptance Corporation, Garden City and New York City, NY, 1986 to 1998
Sales Specialist (1995 to 1998)
Sales Supervisor (1991 to 1995)
In recognition of dynamic performance, transferred to lead Garden City branch, boosting sales results as a Sales Specialist.
Employed strong communication and presentation skills to conduct sales training and leasing meetings.
Fostered, nurtured and maintained effective relationships with key dealer personnel to optimize use of GMAC/MIC products and services.
Critically evaluated dealerships and presented recommendations for improvement.
Credit Supervisor, 1990 to 1991
Acquisition Supervisor, 1989 to 1990
Credit Representative, 1988 to 1989
Promoted to Sales Representative, 1987 to 1988
Account Representative, 1986 to 1987
MBA ~ Concentration in Marketing, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, 2001
BS Degree in Business Administration, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1986
Certified Member of Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals
Notary Public, State of New York
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a sales and marketing management capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
In additional to proven leadership experience, I bring to you a substantial background in the retail automotive industry, outstanding expertise in sales and marketing, and significant abilities in inventory control, procurement, forecasting, and personnel management. To complement these qualifications, I offer considerable organizational, administrative, analytical, and prioritization skills.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a self-motivated professional and stellar leader committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through dedication, longevity, and top-notch performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your company, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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Interviewer s Name
It was a pleasure (speaking with you/meeting with you) on [insert date here]. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with me, as well as to express my appreciation for the information you offered. I am still very interested in the [insert name of position] position, and I am convinced that it is the right job for me. I feel my background and qualifications prepare me well for the responsibilities we discussed.
The position as you described it to me would combine my strong skills in [insert two skills or qualities here]. This would allow me to make the same valuable contribution to your organization as I ve made to my past employers a win-win proposition for both of us.
(Choose one of the two paragraphs below, depending on whether or not you have, or have not yet, interviewed with the person)
(I am eager to meet with you in person to further discuss my background and qualifications. Please feel free to contact me at the above phone numbers so we can continue the discussion we began over the telephone.)
(Again, thank you for considering my qualifications. I enjoyed our talk, and am available at any time to provide you with any more information you may need. I look forward to hearing your decision.)
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