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Gilroy, CA, 95020
November 05, 2019

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John Bradford

*** ********* **. - ******, ** ****3

831-***-**** (Cell) -


I have been in warehouse/operations and the wine business for approximately 30 years in multiple aspects. I am looking to enter into a position that fits my skill set. Warehousing was a position that I was employed in for 18 years total. Excellence was achieved in all of my sales positions, as well as Operations Management for 11 of those 30 years. I am a self-starter and am driven to excel at every position I take on, expecting perfection from myself! I love to work!


Warehouseman - Publix Supermarkets 1979-1987

Rapidly promoted - from dock/train car unloader, to truck loader with a pallet jack or manually, to selector, to forklift operator. I excelled at every position and was one of the top warehousemen working within every position I held.

Operations Manager and Sales- PRP Wines International 1987-1999

Based out of IL, PRP is a worldwide wine sales company. I worked in the Miami office, starting out as a wine salesperson for 1 year, after which I found my niche working as an Operations Manager for 8 years. I followed that by working 2-3 years as a consultant for the company, creating my own blueprint for accomplishing tasks.

My accomplishments and skills as an Operations Manager were:

Maximizing efficient warehousing by reducing inventory and sensible product ordering

Streamlining delivery scheduling with minimum staffing, which I trained

Payroll, credit card processing, cash handling, and deposits

Creating customized computerized forms for office and corporate, complying with the state liquor control

STRONG customer service skills were imperative, as I was the inner, connecting face of the company, speaking with every customer by phone or in person

STRONG math, analytical, and organizational skills

Reducing the budget of my department significantly

After leaving the company due to relocating, I was called upon to operate in the hiring and training process, as well as special out-of-state projects and for seasonal help. I was also offered a position with the corporate office, but could not relocate.

Wine Specialist - Draeger's Markets 2001-2004

Wine expert for 3+ years in 3 of their stores, all in CA. I performed mainly wine sales, as well as other sales of other alcoholic products. I was fastidious at stocking shelves, part of my position, as well as keeping current on all products. I accomplished the highest dollar single sale for them totaling $40,000 with a client I personally groomed!

Wine Specialist - Beltramo's Wine & Spirits 2006-2009

Beltramo’s was one of the finest wine and spirits store in the country. I had similar responsibilities to my position at Draeger's Markets, with the addition of performing monthly inventories. Unfortunately, they are now closed.

Freight Team Associate – Home Depot, Seaside, CA ~2-1 8-1, 2019

I unloaded incoming trucks, and verified product from trucks before stocking shelves/bins. I left positively under rehireable terms because of a medical condition.


I graduated from South Broward High School with a high school diploma, majoring in math and music.


The positions at Publix Supermarkets and PRP Wines International gave me many of the skills for the positions I am searching for. Loading and unloading, pallet jack experience, forklift experience, and organizational skills. My computer skills include, but are not limited to, Microsoft Word and Excel, plus email applications and performing web-based searches.

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