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Sales Manager

Omaha, Nebraska, 68116, United States
March 10, 2011

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Estela D. Hickox

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Omaha NE. 68116



Experienced in a broad aspect of the retail business, sales, management, merchandise buying, development of employees, merchandising and proprietorship.


GOPHER NEWS COMPANY 11/2004 to present


Responsibilities include merchandising new magazines and books weekly at four local retailers, including Super Targets, Super Saver and No Frills. Duties include maintaining magazines, turning merchandise, deleting and adding to maintain proper turn.


Owner of a window covering business out of my home. I am an authorized “Hunter Douglas” Dealer, I am responsible for meeting with my clients, showing product samples, selling products and installing. My business is by appointment only, and on a flexible schedule.

HY VEE GROCERY 11/2008 to 5/2009


Responsibilities included checking out customers with efficient and courteous service, good product and produce knowledge.

AMERICAN GREETINGS 8/1996 to 9/1997


Responsibilities include merchandising entire department; ordering and maintaining department, setting up seasonal promotions and displays, inventorying merchandise and performing revisions.

ANDERSON NEWS 10/1996 to 9/1997


Responsible for stocking new magazines weekly at a local Wal Mart. Other duties include maintaining magazines, turning merchandise, deleting and adding to maintain proper turn.

J.C. PENNEY, Omaha NE. 7/1993 to 5/1994

Sales Associate

Responsibilities include selling lingerie and merchandising the department.

THE DISNEY STORE, Pleasanton, CA. 7/1992 to 10/1992 Assistant Store Manager

Responsibilities include hiring and training new cast members, properly receiving merchandise daily, merchandising the store, setting up promotions and sales events. Organizing an efficient stockroom, opening and closing the store, preparing bank deposits, running carious daily sales reports, authorizing returns for customers done by cast members, handling mark out of stock merchandise. Having full responsibility of the store when manager was or was not present.

NORDSTROM, Walnut Creek, CA. 7/1985 to 7/1992

Sales Associate - Men’s Sportswear/Faconnable (10/90 to 7/1992)

Selling mens sportswear in the store’s largest and highest volume clothing department. Job duties included, merchandising and display within the department, maintaining personal client book, taking markdowns and doing markdown paperwork, and setting floor for large sales.

Sleepwear Buyer (2/1987 to 10/1990)

Supervised three department managers and their sales staff. Conducted regular product knowledge and vendor seminars for managers and sales associates. Responsibilities included buying for five departments including designer lingerie, robes, loungewear, slik and satin and woven sleepwear. Purchased merchandise for three Northern Caloifornia stores. Maintained a flow of merchandise for each store, by working a current open to buy and projected inventory levels. Opened two stores while maintaining current responsibilities. Planned regular sales promotions and events. Maintained annual sales volume of 2.1 million dollars.

Lingerie Manager (6/1986 to 2/1987)

Sold lingerie and became top sales person by continually exceeding expected draw. Promoted to department manager.


Sales Associate

Sold fine lingerie and antiques. Other responsibilities include opening and closing the store. Checked in merchandise and merchandised the store.


Lousie Salinger Academy of Fashion, San Francisco CA.

Majoring in Fashion Design (8/1983 to 6/1985)

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA.

Fashion Careers and Merchandising Program (9/1982 to 6/1983)

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