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Curriculum Vitae

Address: 4 Long Lane, Anytown, Anyplace, AP1 1AP
Phone: 01234 567891
Mobile: 07123 123456

A successful Contract Salesperson with over 5 years experience in both Contractor and specifier-led sales of floorcoverings.  Target driven and with a proven ability to handle both the creation of specifications and the subsequent conversion to orders; I am now seeking a senior sales role where I can use my contacts and experience.

Computer literate: Internet, Microsoft Office suite & Outlook. Clean driving licence.

7 "O" levels including English and Math's (St. Georges School, Birmingham 1988)
2 "A" levels - English and Computer studies (St. Georges School, Birmingham 1990)
Several relevant training courses including Sales, Negotiating with Specifiers, Team building.
Currently studying Web based marketing course (evenings)

Nov 1996 - Now    Superb Flooring Company Ltd, St Albans
Senior Business Development Manager

Responsible for:

New business generation for a commercial interiors company
Account management - maximising repeat business with architects & specifiers
Developing and implementing the overall company marketing strategy
Targeting the A & D community through a CPD seminar programme

Achievements include:

Achieving targets every year including 123% last year
Achieving overall sales growth from £240k to £740k over 4 years.
Negotiating several major projects including Big Bank, Canary Wharf (£250,000)
Promoted to Senior status in recognition of achievements

May 1990 - Oct 1996    ABC Flooring Ltd, London
Sales Manager

Responsible for:

Managing a new territory for the company
Generating new sales from a nil base
Developing brand awareness through sales activity, CPD presentations etc.
Training new staff

Achievements include:

Developing relationships with top specifiers including Acme Bloggs partnership, Scribble & Blot Design and Prima Donna Creative Services
Grew sales from zero to £550k within 3 year period
Won the prestigious Morton Stanbridge Contract in Narrowgate, London.
Won the "Salesperson of the year award" in 1997

My young family takes up much spare time. Occasionally I visit the cinema, ski to a remarkably indifferent standard and enjoy good food.  I go to the gym regularly.

Raised £2,000 for charity by doing a sponsored parachute jump.

Available on request.