Cecil Johns

Core Competencies

I am currently using and am very competent with:

Microsoft Project                    Adobe Photoshop CS4                      Flash CS4     

Office 2007                            Indesign                                                Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro 

Articulate 6.0                          Video Editing                                        PC

Adobe Captivate                    Web Development                              MAC

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science

Stephen F. Austin State University

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Mgr. of Techincal and Visual Training

http://www.scotts.com
  • Designed, implemented and maintaining multiple web databases for Associates and Retail Partners.
  • Designed and implement with adult learning principles, multiple eLearning Face-plates, eLearning Curriculum, and Learning Management Systems with video and voice-overs for approximately 11,000 learners including Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, True Value.
  • Designed and produced product knowledge training materials for Scotts associates and business partners.
  • Senior Master Trainer and Facilitator for the Regional Scotts Training Institute® conducting over 60 meetings per year across the country.
  • Collaborated extensively with marketing groups and field associates to provide training and knowledge of Scotts products in a easy to understand format.
2005 - 2007

Product Manager of Controlled Release Fertilizer

http://www.scotts.com
  • Responsible for a portfolio of $46 million dollars of controlled release fertilizers sold through Distributors to Professional Growers in the Americas.
  • Project management of 2 major brands from conception to marketing to production.
  • Provided a very comprehensive marketing plan that rationalized and re-align products for maximum sales and production.
  • Improved brand profitability by 12% in a down market.
2000 - 2005

Mgr. of Techincal and Visual Training

http://www.scotts.com
  • Designed, implemented and maintained the Scotts Archive System (SAS), which has today over 120,000 images of Scotts history and training images.
  • Trainer and Facilitator for the Regional Scotts Training Institute® conducting over 50 meetings per year across the country.
  • Provided job aids for Scotts Associates and Retail Partners i.e.Product Information Guides (PIG), How Do I?, Product Fact Sheets, 5 Minute Product Knowledge (PK) sheets and many others.
  • Assisted the Marketing Teams in product evaluations and features-benefits of each product.  Worked very closely with Teams with product images, concepts and evaluations. 
1995 - 2000

Grower Regional Sales Manager

Vital Earth Resources/Carl Pool Products
  • Responsible for starting a Nursery Plant Grower division and distribution for a five state southwestern area and Mexico.  The product line included water-soluble fertilizer, micro- nutrients and raw materials.
  • Worked with Nursery Growers and Distributors to develop educational plant nutrient programs.
  • Developed very successful Marketing, Sales and Production plans.
  • Widely recommended as a learning speaker and meeting facilitator.
1987 - 1995

Sales Manager

ESCO Distributors Inc
  • Distributor Rep for Lawn & Garden Category in North Texas which represents $15 Million in sales. 
  • In the top 3 of 36 Reps for 9 years running.
  • Obtained many large regional accounts i.e. Tom Thumb, Payless Cashaways, Sutherlands, Wolfe Nurseries Group
  • Developed Sales, Marketing plans for the entire company
  • Coached and trained Sales Reps for the company.

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 1984 - Present

Master Texas Nursery Professional

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
Jun 2006 - Present

Master Trainer

Langevin Learning Services