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Sales Manager

Fair Haven, NJ, 07704
$ 100,000
August 08, 2012

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David M Kingdon** CHURCH STREET, FAIR HAVEN, NJ **704732-***-**** (Cell)732-***-**** (Home) Objective: To obtain a challenging, full time position that takes advantage of my decades of experience as a manager and sales professional, building on my strong work ethic, proactive approach to client service, and natural sales acumen.

Summary: 30 years of experience in sales, management, marketing, and customer relations Recently served as Sales Manager at Ocean Gate Yacht Basin, Inc. (OGYS), responsible for leading sales team, managing transition from previous owner to new ownership, hiring and training sales staff, managing daily operations, and maintaining and building customer relationships Consistent status as Top Seller among OGYS sales team Focused, decisive, results-driven leader, with proactive attitude, ambitious nature, and excellent problem-solving skillsExperience: Sales Manager June 2009 - July 2012

Ocean Gate Yacht Basin Inc., Bayville, NJ Directed all sales activities for new boat sales and yacht brokerage, New Hunter Yachts ranging from $20,000-$ 450,000 Supervised, trained, and monitored sales staff of four Maintained status as Top Seller among all sales staff for three years, while successfully balancing operations and management duties Directed Sales Team and provided leadership Set examples of character, sales skills, ethics and work habits Directed the focus of sales efforts based on trends in customer preference Responsible for personnel functions such as interviewing, hiring, training and supervising Responsible for maintaining and building client relationships, and resolving sales and service complaints when necessary Used natural sales skills to assertively and directly sell to customers Met regularly with sales team and other staff members to ensure good communication Responsible for marketing and advertising efforts on a strict budget, including social media.

Yacht Broker & New Boat Sales April 2007-June 2009Waypoint Marine Group New Boat Sales – Hunter Yachts, Eastern Boats, Hunt Yachts Brokerage Sales Sail and Powerboats Responsible for obtaining brokerage listings, maintaining client relationships, sales Became Sales Manager and managed transition to new ownership

Owner Dec. 1982–March 2007

Kingdon Photographers Inc., Red Bank, NJ Started, Directed Operations and Chief Photographer for successful small business for 25 years Produced high quality photography for a variety of clients including advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations, and other commercial clients Supervised every aspect of the company from photography and client relations, to marketing, advertising, and human resources. Interacted directly and productively with clients to ensure the highest level of service. Developed systems to measure productivity, cost efficiency, and projections for future customer demand Maintained smooth daily operations with staff and sub-contractors

Education: Franconia College, Franconia, N.H. Associate of Arts (AA), Liberal Arts

Key Skills:Sales, Management, Supervisory Skills, Client Relations, Interpersonal skills, Persuasive, Hiring, Personnel Management, Account Management, Verbal and Written Communication, Operations Supervision, MS Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Photography, Social Media

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