Bret Dotson

Bret Dotson

Summary

I am motivated, loyal and dependable business professional with college degree and business mind-set.I have a successful proven track record of increasing sales and reducing inventory, without compromising service levels to improve cash flow for my company. I have a talent for quickly mastering technology – my computer skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Access, Triad Inventory, Great Plains software.More importantly as quickly as business can change, I am flexible and versatile – able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. I am also poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Deadline-driven environments don’t threaten me. I have lead much employee training which helped foster my excellent team-building skills.

Objective

Seeking management position where I can utilize my demonstrated organization, customer service and project management skills proven by 12 years of successful, profitable self-employment to improve operations, increase profitability, and enhance growth.

Summary of Skills

uProject Management

uReport Preparation

uCost Reduction

uComputer Savvy

uEmployee Training

uSales & Marketing

uProblem Resolution

uCustomer Service & Retention

uInventory Management

Work History

Work History
2006 - Present

Manager

Fastenal

uManager

Manager - Integrated Supplier

Sales oriented management position selling to department managers within a manufacturing environment.  Position duties include sourcing product to create cost savings, general ledger reporting, cost savings reports, and price negotiation.    Showed an average cost savings of 32% monthly.

2004 - 2006

Manager

Dollar General

uManager

Managed customer driven neighborhood convenience store.

Trained employees in all aspects of customer service improving customer relations and increasing sales by 5% in one year.

Monitored employees, store visitors, and inventory reducing inventory shrinkage by 1 %.

2002 - 2004

Sales

Schneider Lumber

uSales Associate

Conducted cold calls to construction companies and contractors acquiring new accounts and providing follow-up service.

Sold Architectural Hardware and assisted  in project management.

1999 - 2002

Sales

Lowe's Home Improvement

uPurchasing and Sales Associate

Maintained department sales above budget through excellent customer service andspecial orders.

1996 - 1999

Operations Manager

True Value Home Center

Supervised 40 staff in 5 store locations assuring quality products and excellent customer service.  Tracked, ordered and maintained $1M inventory for building supply retail chain.

1992 - 1996

Rental Center Manager

True Value Home Center

Set up two tool rental centers (1992, 1996) expanding business sites. Increased profit at 1992 site by 30% in second year.   Purchased rental tools and supplies for rental centers when demand increased and negotiated purchase prices for equipment.

1989 - 1992

Accountant

True Value Home Center

Created reports for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, General Ledger and Profit and Loss assuring compliance with local, state, and federal tax statutes.

Education

Education
1985 - 1989

BS: Business Administration