Sales Assistant
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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
School: International Academy of Design and Technology
Major: Merchandise Management

Sales Assistant

Richard Flores


Showroom Assistant
2015-2016 F. Schumacher & Co. - Chicago, IL
- Fill memo requests. Maintain sample room inventory; order samples, file replenishment memos, file memo returns and keep all inventory levels current and in order
- Maintain showroom floor. Merchandise new fabrics and remove discontinued product as needed
- Handle customer/client memo requests both over the phone and in person
- Assist sales team by gathering tear sheets, memo samples, shipping, and faxing/calling/emailing clients with information as requested/directed
- Assist sales team with substitutions and propose/reselect for back ordered or discontinued
- Assist clients when shopping for textiles/wallcoverings selections, provide guidance and product information as needed
- Maintain tear sheet library inventory; levels current
- Maintain showroom marketing materials and ensure showroom floor is well stocked and orderly

Shop Manager, Showroom Assistant
2013 - 2015 Aesthetic Movement- Chicago, IL
- Assist shop and showroom clientele in purchases in a manner that maintains long term relationships
- Manage inventory of shop and showroom
- Ensured all ordered items were delivered as promised or worked on lead times to satisfy clients
- Prepared bank deposits and registered funds
- Maintained knowledge of product/pricing on all inventory and a design sense of how to create design solutions that met client's needs
- Planned and executed successful events to drive shop traffic

Showroom Manager
2007-2012 White Ginger, Chicago, IL
- Manage showroom operations, personnel, coordinated presentations, meetings and showroom events
- Developed and cultivated business relationships to successfully increase market share
- Managed all product/sample inventories and maintained accurate records
- Provide assistance and support to outside sales staff
- Handled vendor billing and processed all sales staff monthly commissions

International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts in Merchandise Management, GPA 3.5/4.0

Excellent computer, analytical, customer service, team and sales skills