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Sales Manager

Houston, Texas, 77007, United States
October 30, 2016

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Houston, TX **007

Timothy W. Bowden, Sr.

Objective To obtain full time employment that involves my previous experience, in the area in which I now live.

Work August 2015 to Present Brother’s Carpet Cleaning, Inc. Crosby, TX

Experience Carpet Cleaning Tech • Responsible in all phases of jobsite work. Primary responsibility is manually operating the cleaning “wand” that produces the end result of a clean carpet.

Work October 2013 to May 2014 Walmart, Inc. Crosby, TX

Experience Day Stocker • Started in the groceries department and was later transferred to the hardware department.

Assisted customers with store knowledge and finding items, straightened and stocked merchandise on store shelves, mixed and matched paint, and issued fishing licenses in absence of sporting goods personnel. Also removed and built store displays, unloaded trucks, made cardboard bales, and moved heavy pallets and other heavy items.

June 2001 to May 2013 Harmony House, Inc. (non-profit) Houston, TX

Lead Maintenance • Managed Community Service Worker’s Program that grew from 150 to as many as 430 men and women. Wrote and acted upon policies, recorded daily records and submitted monthly reports, determined disciplinary actions, and directly assigned and supervised the work of as many as 240 workers in a month.

Promoted to Front Office Staff • Always accessible to needs of all residents, visitors, and employees. Personally organized for details and flexibility to changing needs, priorities, deadlines, and projects along with doing work of security, policy adherence, rent and store revenue, resident’s services, and simple maintenance. Collaborated with co-workers by listening, learning, giving information, and discussing situations, ideas, and solutions. Wrote 90% of computer Excel documents for schedules, spreadsheets, maps, record keeping, notices, etc…

December 1999 to April 2001 Magnum Staffing Houston, TX

Clerical jobs for various companies. Seventy-five percent of assignments were repeats.

October 1998 to November 1999 Bowden Road Co. San Marcos, TX

Family business – Asphalt and paving company.

February 1995 to September 1998 S & B Constructors Houston, TX

Project Driver/Front Office Assistant. $1.5 billion project. Scheduled light duty and personnel transportation and determined daily driving routes for myself and another driver. Also worked with front office/payroll department.

Warehouse Personnel. Organized, re-established, and maintained general consumables section of warehouse. Certified as a forklift driver.

December 1989 to November 1994 Waverest Waterbeds & Leather Furniture Austin, TX

Showroom Sales ● Merchandise Manager ● New Stores Project Manager ● Store Manager

Purchased $1.2 million annually for four store retail business. Determined product lines and maintained vendor relationships. Controlled inventory, determined merchandise budget, and approved payables. Directed showroom displays and distressed product sales. Functioned as assistant sales manager and provided sales persons with information and involvement. Directed the moving, closing, and opening of four stores and the warehouse with acceptable or no loss of daily revenue. Assumed management of store retaining one of four previous store employees.

November 1986 to December 1989 Smith Furniture Co. San Marcos, TX

Showroom Sales • Furniture, appliances, and electronics. Executed the set-up and displays of the appliances and electronics area. Acted upon all after sale customer service concerning electronics.

April 1978 to October 1986 Marine Lumber Co. Houston, TX

Sales and Purchasing • Wholesale direct to Contractors. Made inside and outside sales, and specialty product purchases. Continually made cold calls and gained new customers and projects while retaining and expanding repeat customers. Personal highest annual sales was $3.5 million.

Skills I have self-taught proficiency in Excel, Outlook & Word. Previously certified as a forklift driver.

Education Graduate of San Marcos High School, San Marcos, TX.

Attended Southwest Texas State University (now TSU at San Marcos).

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