Jeffrey S. Richardson
Objective: To utilize a proven track record of excellence to ensure continued growth and success, both personally and professionally, that will lead to opportunities and advancement in design and/or sales.
Interface/FLOR Design Consultant Dallas, TX 09/2016-Current
Create custom flooring designs for interior designers, architectural firms and residential clients. Prepare drawings and proposals using company based computer programs including but not limited to Google SketchUp and
RESPONSE. Maintain showroom visual merchandising standards. Provide exemplary customer service and product knowledge for B2C and B2C ensuring every customer experience is positive and enjoyable. Implemented regional outreach program representing the company at trade shows, interior design trade events, “Lunch and Learn” product meetings and so on.
Bassett Furniture Design Consultant Dallas, TX 07/2015-09/2016
Relationship selling high end custom furniture using room planning, furniture and accessory selections to complete rooms to work within the confines of space, taste and budget through in home and in store consultations. Created relationships through networking and personalized marketing, including monthly newsletters, emails, phone calls, etc. Utilized design abilities to up-sell and create beautiful environments.
District 635/ The Dump Manager Dallas, TX 07/2013- 07/2015
Managed all aspects of design, customer service and furniture sales in a concept flagship store. Analyzed consumer buying patterns and predicted future trends and regularly reviewed performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels and margin percentages. Assisted with buying of products to flow through the store and follow up through reporting with feedback of sales progressions. Price adjustments of merchandise both in store and online. Managed all aspects of our social media marketing, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Trained sales staff of over 50 on product knowledge and updates in procedure.
IO Metro Design Consultant Dallas, TX 09/2011- 07/2013
Planned, designed and furnished residential properties to create unique living spaces. Met with clients to establish décor needs and used our design program to create custom projects in alignment with client budget, tastes and timeframes. Executed merchandising strategy to help clients realize presentation significance in terms of size, color and placement in relation to existing space.
Lack’s Furniture Casegoods Buyer Longview, TX 05/2005- 09/2011
Made product recommendation and selection in compliance with company directions and goals. Provided expert insight into developing product categories and trends. Developed, executed and maintained merchandise plans and pricing strategies to optimize profitability and market dominance. Forecasted and maintained optimal inventory levels to maximized sales growth and corporate profitability. Managed all aspects of vendor performance to maximize profitability and achieved corporate objectives. Developed and maintained a high level of competitive awareness through market analysis and research. Served as departmental expert resource.
Education: The Art Institute of Dallas Dallas, TX 07/1999-11/2000
Kilgore College Kilgore, TX 01/2001-12/2001
Skills: Retail & Business Management, Design, Customer Service, Product Knowledge, Quality Focus, Problem Solving, Data Entry, Documentation Skills, Attention to Detail, Analyzing Information, Multi-Tasking, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, FileMaker, Storis, SketchUp, RESPONSE and Photoshop
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