Bret Dotson

Bret Dotson

Summary of Skills

uProject Management

uReport Preparation

uCost Reduction

uComputer Savvy

uEmployee Training

uSales & Marketing

uProblem Resolution

uCustomer Service & Retention

uInventory Management


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.


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.

Work History

Work History
2006 - Present




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


Dollar General


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


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


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


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.


1985 - 1989

BS: Business Administration