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Mary Lane Kimbrel

2660 Peachtree Road NW


Atlanta, GA 30305
Home: (404) 846-6583
Cell: (706) 799-6395
Email: kmarylane@yahoo.com

SALES, MARKETING, RETAIL MERCHANDISING, & CUSTOMER SERVICE


PROFESSIONAL
Established a successful record of experience in sales, marketing,
merchandising, client relationship building and customer service
throughout my career working in independent sales positions or team
oriented business environments. Earned recognition for the ability to
accept increased responsibility and take the initiative to implement
the dedication, commitment, effort and hard work needed to exceed
performance objectives on a regular basis. The following highlights
my specific strengths by category that can be quickly and easily
adapted to any new industry or job responsibilities:
Sales & Marketing:
* Developing sales and marketing strategies and implementing strong
sales efforts that improve company name recognition, expand the
customer base, and generate continuous revenue/profit growth.
* Establishing retail distribution channels and representing
companies at high profile events.
Retail Merchandising:
* Performing merchandise planning and creating strategies for
improving inventory turns and highlighting current trends.
* Designing and setting unique window and in-store displays that
maximize product appeal and preparing stores for seasonal changes and
holidays.
Customer Service:
* Working with decision makers, solving problems, and following-up
with clients to secure loyalty and ensure satisfaction.
* Building consumer/brand loyalty and generating referrals through
product quality and exceptional service.

Experience
TALBOTT RECOVERY CAMPUS, Atlanta, GA 2008 - Present
Counselor & Marketing Representative
* Work with patients providing orientation for all aspects of this
exclusive alcohol and drug abuse recovery center dedicated to helping
patients overcome addiction.
* Provide marketing services and lead campus tours to promote the
high quality of services for this exclusive treatment center to
potential patients and family members visiting the facility.

THE LANE COLLECTION, Augusta, GA 2002 - 2008


Manufacturer's Sales / Marketing Representative
* Worked as an independent sales representative of the Etcetera
Collection (New York-based women's high-end clothing designer and
manufacturer) selling apparel throughout the Augusta area and
surrounding states, including Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, and
South Carolina.
* Called on and sold directly to individuals and professional
women; increased sales to level that required opening a retail
boutique to handle sales volume.
* Promoted, marketed, and led six "trunk" shows each year to drive
sales growth.
* Achieved top 10 national sales ranking (out of 900) and #1 or #2
in Georgia for the entire 8 years.
* Built the sales organization to 5 additional sales associates.
* Selected based on sales results to travel to New York
headquarters 4 times each year to work with design team to provide
input for seasonal apparel design.
* Earned recognition for sales performance on numerous occasions at
national sales conventions.
* Maximized sales growth by advertising in local magazines,
networking with professional contacts, customer referral incentives,
and local television ads.

THE LANE COLLECTION, Augusta, GA 1999 - 2000


Sales Consultant
* Increased sales of the Worth Collection's exclusive women's
apparel line and developed a large client list by networking with
contacts and setting sales appointments for private showings.
* Achieved an immediate impact on sales growth and achieved
President's Club in first year for selling over $300K.

THE HIGHGATE COLLECTION, Augusta, GA 1998 - 1999


Sales Associate
* Developed experience selling the Carlisle Collection of women's
apparel; successfully built and established a large base of over 100
customers by networking with professional contacts and scheduling
private showings.
Additional Volunteer Leadership
* Played a key role in founding and starting and served as a Board
Member for the Augusta School in Augusta, GA that used a multi-
sensory learning approach to educate children with learning
disabilities.
* Founded a program for students with learning disabilities at
Aquinas High School in Augusta, GA.
* Served as Vice President of the Junior League of Sarasota, FL;
served on the Board of Directors with the American Cancer Society,
March of Dimes, and American Heart Association; and chaired numerous
fundraising and social events.

Education: B.A., Political Science; Minor, Psychology - CONVERSE


COLLEGE, Spartanburg, SC

Keywords:
Manager, Assistant Manager, Marketing Representative