Employment Wanted / Full Time / Miami Fl. / Metro Area
Posting ads for 7 years
EMPLOYMENT WANTED: MANAGEMENT / FULL TIME / MIAMI FL. / METRO AREA
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THIS AND MANY OTHER FIELDS AND INDUSTRIES.
EXPERIENCE IN: RETAIL, BUSINESS OWNERSHIP, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT,
SUPERVISION, SALES AND MARKETING, ROUTE MANAGEMENT ETC.
LAID OFF AFTER (11) YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT WITH A NATIONAL COMPANY.
LAST POSITION HELD: MANAGER
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MY QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE!! CONTACT ME
AT: [email protected] / PH: (305) 752-5819
PLEASE SEE RESUME:
Donald G. Kesden
Overview of Strengths
For the past 11 years, until I was laid off in 2009, I held a position in management with a regional company, based in Columbus Ohio. This company operates primarily throughout the Southeastern United States. I was employed at their Pompano Beach, FL. location.
During those 11 years, and over the course of my career, I developed many talents and skills. One of the most important of these is my ability to develop, nurture, and maintain lasting relationships with customers based on
their trust in me.
I have a proven track record in the fields of sales, management, and building customer relationships, and over the course of my career have been responsible
for the performance of as many as 17 employees.
I am especially skilled in to up-selling to an existing customer base, and believe that the key to success in this area is to listen and observe, before you make
your sales pitch or recommendation.
I have proven skills in the area of contract negotiations, and have successfully negotiated contracts with numerous private companies. In addition I have
formulated and submitted successful bid proposals to many governmental entities such as cities and municipalities.
I am particularly proud of a successful bid proposal which I submitted to the City of Homestead FL. The Bid Proposal contained an Addendum which I drafted. The bid was accepted, and the contract was awarded to our company. This addendum resulted in the subsequent savings of Thousands of Dollars to our company over the life of the bid award.
§ Working in South Florida for all of my working life, I am skilled at working and interacting with a diverse group of people, and pride myself on my ability to communicate effectively with all of them. As a mid level manager at Spirit Services Company for 11 years I honed these skills on a daily basis.
§ Great interpersonal skills and deep ability to achieve the desired results in a fast paced, highly competitive, multi-tasking environment.
§ Detailed oriented and strong analytical and problem solving skills.
§ I motivate my team by example. I have found that by creating an atmosphere in which team members are encouraged to voice their concerns and offer constructive
criticism, I have been best able to establish and maintain a successful team.
Mid Level Manager:
§ Direct or coordinate the supportive services department of a business, agency, or organization.
§ Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
§ Set goals and deadlines for the department.
§ Analyze internal processes and recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations, such as supply changes or the disposal of records.
§ Monitor the facility to ensure that it remains safe, secure, and well maintained.
§ Plan work assignments and equipment allocations to meet transportation, operations, or production goals.
§ Confer with customers, supervisors, contractors, and other personnel to exchange information and to resolve problems.
§ Direct workers in transportation or related services, such as pumping, moving, storing, and loading or unloading of materials or people.
§ Resolve worker problems or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.
§ Monitor field work to ensure that it is being performed properly and that materials are being used as they should be.
§ Recommend and implement measures to improve worker motivation, equipment performance, work methods, and customer services.
§ Maintain or verify records of time, materials, expenditures, and crew activities. § Oversee activities directly related to making products or providing services.
§ Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
§ Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
§ Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties.
§ Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with board members, organization officials, and staff members as necessary.
§ Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes.
§ Plan and direct activities such as sales promotions, coordinating with other department heads as required.
§ Determine goods and services to be sold, and set prices and credit terms, based on forecasts of customer demand.
§ Locate, select, and procure merchandise for resale, representing management in purchase negotiations.
Spirit Services Company
Pompano Beach, FL.
08/1998 - 10/2009
Blue Ribbon Linen Supply,
01/1998 - 08/1998
Miami Dade College Miami, FL. Certificate
Real Estate License Law
Stan Friedman Advanced School of Real Estate
North Miami, FL. Certificate
Real Estate Principles and Practices, Ethics, and Fiduciary Relationships
Licenses Florida State Real Estate License (Non Active) #SL124356