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Gillian Sellman 3329 Dothan Lane Dallas, Texas 75229 (972) 746-5413 cell gilliansellman@sprint.blackberry.

net e-mail My objective is to grow my career utilizing my current knowledge and experience while increasing my knowledge base and helping my employer gain more sales and p rofits. I have over 20 years experience in distribution, retail and warehousing operations. I have succeeded in training and managing support staff to achieve c ommon goals and maintain superior customer service. I can communicate with perso nnel at all levels and maintain a professional atmosphere at all times. Respectfully Yours, Gillian Sellman

Gillian Sellman 3329 Dothan Lane Dallas, Texas 75229 (972) 746-5413 cell Summary of Qualifications Successful track record in buying, marketing, sales, sales management oriented p ositions in retail, wholesale manufacturing and distribution. Accomplished in m arketing, buying and sales for nationwide retail, distribution and wholesale com panies. Experience Wisteria, Carrollton, Texas

2010 consulting Director of Retail Consulting Responsible for managing all aspects of retail as well as leading my employer in to a new brick and mortar location. I have strong wholesale, distribution and re tail experience and I have excellent time management , organizational and commun ication skills. Experienced in development and achievement of sales plans based on model stock, inventory turn, rates of sale, aged inventory and seasonality. S uccessful in accurate inventory management. Creation of merchandising floor plan s to maximize sales per square foot and create an inviting, fresh environment ea ch time a customer visits. Responsible for determination and achievement of mark eting plans and goals. Worked successfully with buying team to optimize merchan dise mix. Trained and developed store management and staff. Rooms To Go Furniture, Gulfport, Mississippi 2005 to 2010 Sales and Store Management: Operations Management Sales, Store Manager, Operations Manager for the largest furniture retailer in t he United States. Responsible for motivating sales staff, increasing sales volum e, inventory control and over seeing operations of all incoming and outgoing pro duct and employees. Currently responsible for staff of 30 plus employees. Includ ing sales staff, office staff, operations manager, assistant manager, office man ager and warehouse staff. Responsible for payroll, inventory and all assets of m y employer. Organize merchandise flow to include warehouse and clerical personnel. Work with human resources to handle and resolve any employee issues that may ari se. Directly involved in all areas of the business to include merchandising, HR functions, payroll, inventory control and sales. Involved in hands on sales and product knowledge training. Report directly to Vice President of Sales while wo rking hand in hand with Vice President of Merchandising and Advertising, Regiona l Operations Manager and Regional Merchandising Manager. Responsible for every a spect of customer service including resolving delivery problems and finance issu es. Current Showroom size 18,000 square feet. Inventory turn 1500 to 1800 pieces of product sold and loaded out the back door of current showroom monthly. Monthly average inventories furniture count 2500 pi eces displayed on the showroom floor. Excellent at multi-tasking, organization and verbally articulate. Past responsibilities include helping run two to three furniture stores under on e roof. Assisted in managing sales staff of 40, large office staff and warehouse staff. Square footage average of showroom 30,000 plus square feet. Thomasville by Bakers Furniture Stores, Plano, Texas 1998 to 2005 Sales and Design Focused on high-end residential clientele. Concentration on high volume sales and creative ideas through the use of design and proven sales techniques. Project oriented position including extensive professional presentations. Provided and maintained customer service relationship and problem solving for es tablished and future clients. Worked weekends allowing me to return to college two days per week for completion of degree. L.D. Brinkman, Irving, Texas 1990 to 1998 Outside Sales Manager and Buyer Forecast, promoted and monitored imported and domestic products for the largest floor covering distribution company in the USA. Worked with sales staff of 200 employees. Traveled extensively to educate and promote product for prospective a n established clients. Managed allocations of earned cash and advertising rebate s for a retail buying co- op with over 400 retail business members nationwide.

Directed major marketing and advertising programs, which included color tabloid newspaper circulation. Directly involved in and responsible for set-up of major conventions and industry trade shows. Coordinated vendors negotiated with hotel s and professional trade show organizations. Education Bachelors degree: Southern Methodist University Attended college full-time from May 1996 until December 1999. Completion of degree December of 1999.

Achievements Gold Level Achievement Award Annual Recipient Southern Methodist Academic Scholarship Recipient Annually Meadows School of the Arts Scholarship Recipient Annually Southern Methodist University Honor Roll Student Annually Texas Business Womens Association Scholarship Recipient National Deans List Recipient Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society Member Skills Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Internet literate