Rick Wallace
806 Clearview St Decatur, Al. 35601
(256)350-9709 (256)318-6104 (Cell) (256)837-7500
Rickwwallace@bellsouth.net
 
OBJECTIVE:
A challenging position with opportunity for advancement with an aggressive and growing company
 
EXPERIENCE:
 
Feb 6 2006
to Present
Batteries Plus Huntsville, Alabama 35806
Assistant Store Manager  
Expanded the customer base into the electronics and security markets.
Implemented new ways to share communications between associates and to track customer orders.
Assisted supervisors in identifying and resolving problems with customer orders and point of sale software.
Devised a plan to write identifying slips and tags giving names of customers, work to be done and date of completion.
Designed and built electronic boards for special projects for customers.
Applied my knowledge in electronics to allow Batteries Plus to offer electronics troubleshooting and repair options to their customers.
Assumed the responsibilities of outside commercial sales.
Supervised employees engaged in sales work, taking of inventories, reconciling end of day reports with sales receipts, keeping operating records and preparing a daily record of transactions.
Used my knowledge of Graphics and audio editing to prepare commercials and advertisements.
 
Nov 2005
to Present
Music Machine DJ's Huntsville Alabama 35806
   
Play Background and dance music for weddings and company parties.
Interacting with clients to determine format and content of the show.
Collections of balance of monies from clients before performing
Responsible for neatly setting up audio karaoke and lighting equipment without being conspicuous.
Troubleshoot the audio or lighting system and make adjustments or repairs.
Tear down and neatly repacking of equipment
Required to stay abreast of new music and equipment that I may be required to use
Give my input concerning new ways to improve the system or format of the show.
 
Sept 1987
to Feb 3 2006
W & W Electronics Huntsville, Alabama
Sales Manager/Purchasing  
Responsible for purchasing all sales inventory, maintenance materials, and office equipment.
Performed inventory control on entire stock for retail and wholesale electronics supplier.
Coordinated the activities involved with procuring goods and services, such as equipment, tools, parts, supplies and advertising.
Applied knowledge of computers to institute new inventory control, purchasing controls and point of sale system including our own barcode printing solution and inhouse packaging
Conferred with vendors to obtain product information, such as price, availability and delivery.
Worked closely with manufacturing firms, Reps, and distributors to assure proper shipping, billing and timely delivery.
Selected products for purchase by testing, observing and examining items.
Estimated values according to the knowledge of market price.
Prepared purchase orders and bid requests..
Reviewed bid proposals and negotiated contracts within budgetary limitations.
Maintained procurement records, such as items and services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality, performance and inventories.
Discussed defective and unacceptable goods and services with inspection and quality control personnel, users and vendors.
Helped oversee all aspects of Sales and inventory
Approved invoices for payment.
Sold products to business and industrial establishments and individuals for manufacturer and distributor at sales office, store, showroom, and customer's place of business.
Demonstrated skillful communication and negotiation skills.
Managed three other salespeople.
Negotiated with customers on sales floor and by phone.
Displayed and demonstrated product, using samples and catalog, and emphasized marketable features.
Quoted prices and credit terms and prepared sales contracts for orders obtained.
Estimated lead time for customers, based on knowledge of carriers practice and delivery schedules. Followed up using standard tracking to make sure product arrived on time.
Provided personalized service to each customer.
Responsible for all of the shipping and receiving. This included barcoding, pricing and displaying merchandise
Responsible for upkeep and maintenance on the facilities and all equipment including office equipment, security equipment, video equipment, tools and vehicles.
 
8/84
to 9/87
Mayer Electric Supply P.O. Box 836, Hwy 20 West, Decatur, Alabama
Sales  
Managed all aspects of the sales from the initial contact to the final invoice including purchasing and shipping of materials
Participated in regular training in all types of sales including telemarketing.
Concentrated on inventory control and stocking the warehouse to keep on hand inventory to a profitable level.
Worked periodically in receiving and warehouse stock
 
6/80
to 10/84
Professional Photography 603 5th Ave., Decatur, Alabama
Owner/Operator  
Carried out all types of photography including commercial, industrial, legal, advertising, and consumer.
Performed all of the processing and printing in the on site commercial darkroom.
Taught photography and darkroom classes for the Decatur Adult Education and Decatur Parks and Recreation Departments.
Held seminars on photography and darkroom theory throughout Decatur.
 
6/76
to 2/80
Amoco Chemicals Corp Finley Island Road, Decatur, Alabama
Chemical Operator  
Controlled industrial equipment such as pumps, drivers, compressors, distillation towers, and furnaces.
I was required to take readings on this equipment and make sure it was in operational order.
I was certified on all types of breathing equipment, firefighting equipment, various emergency equipment, and forklifts.
Performed preventative maintenance on all equipment.
 
PERSONAL:
 
  Excellent sales record with knowledge of wide range of products. Worked in several phases of business such as purchasing, inventory control, warehousing, maintenance shipping, receiving, marketing and advertising.

Extensive knowledge of perimeter security and video security specifications, sales, and installations.

Excellent knowledge of computers and have a very good grasp with relational databases, Access, Excel, Word and various other applications including Point of sale software and barcode technology.

Twenty years experience in building, maintaining and installing computer systems and software.

Knowledgeable of barcode systems and symboligies. Specifically implementation of barcodes for tracking and inventory purposes.

Responsible for the installation of audio and projection system for the Church

Took on the task of overseeing the training of operators and upkeep and installation of equipment for the Church
 
HOBBIES:
Music
Photography
Computers
Electronics
Sailing
Skating
Audio and video editing
Graphics Design
 
EDUCATION: Austin High School Decatur Alabama,
  diploma 1975
 
  New York Institute of Photography New York, New York
  certificate 1980
 
  Calhoun Community Collage Decatur Alabama
    1987
 
Business math starting towards a degree in business management!
 
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Available upon request