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Sales Associate Car Manager

Diamondhead, MS
October 25, 2022

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Douglas D. Sando

***** ****** ****, ******, ** **532

Cell 601-***-**** - Home 228-***-****

Professional Summary

Dependable sales manager bringing management experience and a willingness to take on added responsibility to meet tight deadlines. Enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic and advanced complex problem solving skills.


Staff training/development

Employee scheduling

Consistently meet goals

Efficient multi-tasker

Conflict resolution

Effective leader

Deadline oriented

Budget development

Project management

Product development

Work History

06/2012 - 03/2015

Owner ~ Self-employed

Protek Automotive - Long Beach, MS

Owned and operated full service automotive repair shop 2

10/2007 - 05/2012

General Manager

Southern Motors of Gautier Inc. - Gautier, MS

Initiated rollout of new enterprise software solution for sales reporting

Setup finance programs designed to target secondary shoppers with challenged credit

Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of credit acceptance corporation

Increased profits by 60% in one year through restructure of business line 07/2004 - 09/2007

Used Car Director

Pat Peck Honda - Gulfport, MS

Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of three part sales procedures 1. Meet and greet

2. Proper selection finding customer wants and needs (including proper walk around) 3. Proper test drive and trial closing

Exceeded company objectives with sales and profits increasing every year by double digits 09/2002 - 07/2004

New and Used Car Manager

Brian Harris Mazda - Slidell, LA

Implemented innovative programs to increase employee loyalty and reduce turnover allowing first year sales to break all records for Mazda sales and profits

Hired and trained five new sales staff on Four Square Sales application 07/2001 - 09/2002

Closing Manager

Bayside Chrysler - D'Iberville, MS

Trained, coached and mentored staff to ensure smooth adoption of new sales program Four Square Sales and Closing procedure

Exceeded company objective with sales increase of 32% in less than one year 3

05/2000 - 06/2001

General Manager

Stanbro Inc. - Gulfport, MS

Initiated rollout of new enterprise software solution for sales reporting

Setup automobile financing for dealership

Increased sales by 55%

09/1997 - 08/1999

Sales Associate

David Bruce Toyota - Bourbonnais, IL

Automobile sales

Trained directly with closing manager and secondary manager 06/1996 - 09/1997

Sales Associate

Bill Kay Honda - Bourbonnais, IL

Trained under Joe Verdi Program

Sold new and used Hondas and Oldsmobiles

Worked directly with departments, clients and management to achieve increased leased to sales percentage goals

Exceeded company objectives with record rookie salesman of the year award Education

Kankakee Community College

Sales and Marketing

No degree

Watseka High School - Watseka, IL

General Classes




1) Jim Geneau – General Sales Manager – Pat Peck Honda Gulfport, MS 228-***-****

2) Paul Sisick – Used Car Director – Ray Brandt Mercedes D’Iberville, MS 228-***-****

3) Joe Huffman – Owner – Huffman Preowned

Long Beach, MS 228-***-****

4) Todd Torgeson – President – People’s Bank

Diamond Head, MS 228-***-****

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