Lita Cox excels at identifying new business trends and directing sales strategies to launch new endeavors and re-vitalize existing ventures within service-oriented industries. She is seeking positions in Chicago and Denver. Her relationships building skills have enabled her to develop strategic partnerships, maximizing sales and expanding market share to gain a competitive edge. Focusing on customer satisfaction, Lita has ensured complex projects were completed on-time and within budget for domestic and international clients in B2C environments.
LITA COX Sedona, AZ 86336 firstname.lastname@example.org - 928-301-8660 http://www.linkedin.com/in/ecolita DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING Growth Strategies / Startups / Turnarounds / New Markets / Project Management/ P&L Responsibility / Green & Sustainability Models Client & Vendor Relationships / Business & Brand Development / Partnerships I excel at identify ing new business trends and directing sales strategies to launch new endeavors and re-v italize ex isting ventures within serv ice-oriented industries. My relationships building skills have enabled me to develop strategic partnerships, max imizing sales and expanding market share to gain a competitive edge. Focusing on customer satisfaction, I ensured complex projects were completed on -time and within budget for domestic and international clients in B2C env ironments. My key skills include: Identifying and capitalizing on untapped m arkets to launch new businesses Fostering key alliances to optim ize sales in highly -competitive m arkets Ex panding market presence with aggressive networking and social media marketing campaigns Generating superior customer satisfaction and loyalty to assure long -term revenue Re-capturing lost business while building customer loy alty to m ax imize sales Described as a creative, goal-oriented leader, I continually deliver top performance and superior customer satisfaction by bringing diverse teams together to meet demanding project deadlines. I earned my BS in Interior Design and Housing from Western Michigan University. I have applied for entry into a prestigious Biomimicry Professional certification program, completed courses on Economic Development, attended US Greenbuild conferences and authored articles on “Green” Building, social marketing and Feng Shui strategies. SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS Launched new business. Identified market trends to start Interior Focus. Developed and implemented business plan and marketing strategies to ex pand market presence. Created key partnerships with construction, community and professional organizations. Grew and sustained a client base of 7 00 in ten years, with annual sales of $2M+. Ex panded m arket presence. Challenged to successfully relocate Interior Focus to new state. Researched market niche, positioned and rebranded company, gaining competitive edge. Networked within organizations that supported business objectives and dev eloped key relationships with supporting businesses. Gave community lectures, power point presentations and wrote articles on sustainable interior design/ green building. Achieved 5 year business plan goals in 3.5 years. Dev eloped new service offering. Danker Furniture needed innov ative way to boost sales. Utilized design ex pertise to enhance product offerings by including complete design services. Built international client base, overseeing logistics and ensuring project deadlines/budgets were met. Consistently exceeded goals by 10%. Turned around floundering division. Took over Domain Home store which was not meeting its sales goals. Created sales/marketing strategies, focusing on special events and sales promotions to bring in new business and recapture former clients. Boosted sales 31 %, increasing revenue from $7 95K to $1 M+ in one year. Lita Cox- email@example.com 928-301-8660 CAREER SUMMARY Principal, Interior Focus – Sedona, AZ. 2003 to present. Transitioned company to Arizona market. Developed business plan and defined strategic marketing/branding campaign wi th a focus on green, sustainable, eco -friendly projects. Networked extensively to develop partnerships, attaining business goals 1.5 y ears ahead of schedule. Principal, Interior Focus – Reston, VA . 1997 to 2003. Seized opportunity to start-up high-end residential/commercial Interior Design firm. Consulted/secured new clients through extensive networking, developing strong referral base. Oversaw vendor s, 50 contractors, purchasing and logistics. Controlled costs and held $2M+ P&L responsibility. Interior Designer/ Sales Manager, Danker Furniture, 1992 to 1997 . Promoted from Interior Designer to act as design coordinator for domestic/global clients. Consulted on sale of all interior purchases for newly -built residential spaces, managing $1 M+ design projects. Trained and mentored seven sales associates and oversaw $2.5M budget. Earlier: Store Manager, Domain Home and Sofas by Design, Inc. Branch Store Manager, Foley ’s Dept. Store. Additional Career Experience Director of Interior Design - Furniture/Interior Design Div ision; Foley ’s, Dallas, T X. Successfully lead and directed a dy namic team of 60 Interior Designers in 1 2 Design Studios for the Dallas -Ft.Worth metro area, generating revenues of $10 million dollars plus annually. Sourced and implemented custo m special order programs; Created and launched private label quick-ship programs exclusively for the Design Studios providing additional sales tools for the designers, increasing client choices and boosting per item sales by more than 10 percent. Spearheaded and produced “Special Ev ents and educational forums” for clients to engage with the Interior Designers, resulting in sustained client relationships, increased sales, referrals and establishing brand loyalty for the Interior Design Studios and Furnitur e Div ision of Sanger-Harris. Personal: I am an Executive Board member of Verde Valley Regional Economic Org. and Founding Board member/Treasure of Sustainable Arizona.org. In addition, I enjoy organic gardening, gourmet cooking, and wine touring, tasting and collecting.
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