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Sales Manager

Graham, North Carolina, United States
May 19, 2017

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Baron E. Grindstaff - Graham, NC


(C) 336.***.**** - (H) 336.***.****

Retail Management/ Sales/ Merchandising

**** – 1994; 2009 - 2017 – Acosta, United Bank Card, A 1st Pawn, Lenscrafters, Charmante

Acosta Sales & Marketing – Member of Lowes Foods main travel team for over 5 years; Work

with various other companies in resets and conversions; provide assistance to local store

employees, integrating them into new planograms and fixtures to complement the set

United Bank Card – Telesales; Go Green Promo; Sales Administration

Set interviews for national sales reps; Promoted paperless billing via direct merchant calls;

Increased account setups and raised account closure ratio via personalized customer contact

A 1st Pawn Corporation – Assistant Store Manager

Opened/closed – key holder; floor management of 5-7 positions and merchandising

Specialized in electronics, firearms, jewelry, tools and musical instruments' transactions

Performed sales, loans, purchases, orders, security and store personnel scheduling

Precision Lenscrafters – Frame Stylist (Sales), Lab Technician, Dispenser

Assisted customers to get the right frame to match their prescription requirements and

compliment their unique facial shape while providing affordable customized eyewear;

Met optical needs with add-on items to maximize customer satisfaction and store profitability

Charmante Jewelry – Service Merchandiser (Closed 1986)

Serviced up to 7 companies’ products in each location – Lebow Gold, Foster Grant, Spartus

Maintained displays in jewelry departments and cases for 26 stores in NC, SC and VA

Merchandised, ordered, returned, repaired Charmante Jewelry's products on-site

Worked with store management to increase utilized shelf space and profitability margins

Facility Business Manager – Office Manager – Senior Office Assistant

1994 to 2009 - Forsyth County, NC


Managed $13M Budget of 1016 bed facility - AP/AR – SV, RQ, PO duties

Tracked Multiple Vendor invoices, reporting daily to Facility Director

Posted Bi-weekly Payroll-FMLA data for 275+ employees on 14 and 28 Day cycles


Managed Divisional Office administrative activities with 10-15 employees

Conducted Criminal History Research via NCIC/CCH/AOC/Interpol terminal link

Tracked and reported seizure data on demand for senior management staff review


Conducted Criminal History Research via NCIC/CCH/AOC/Interpol terminal link

Posted Bi-weekly Payroll-FMLA data for 275 employees on 14-Day and 28-day cycles

Managed Facility Program Calendar; Coordinated court releases and sentencing entries

PC Skills

MS Office, Open Office, Outlook, Maximo, PISTOL, DCI, Payroll, KPMG Performance




B.S. – Management

University of NC-Greensboro

Greensboro, NC



CEC – Excel 97

Rockhurst College

Kernersville, NC



CEC – Access 97

Rockhurst College

Kernersville, NC



CEC – Publisher 03

Government Center

Forsyth County, NC



CEC – Powerpoint 03

Government Center

Forsyth County, NC



Organized Files/Records

Forsyth Community College

Winston-Salem, NC



VB 6.0

Forsyth Community College

Winston-Salem, NC

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