James Lemon

James Lemon

Sales Representative

Location
Sacramento, California Area
Industry
Consumer Services

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James Lemon's Overview

Past
  • Large Format Sales Representative at PepsiCo - Pepsi Beverages Company
  • Fly Fishing Guide/Sales Associate at Fish First!
  • Sales Associate at American Fly Fishing Company
  • Consultant at Appstar Financial
  • Pacesetter Salesperson at Nordstrom
Education
Connections

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James Lemon's Summary

Established and maintained ongoing personal relationships with bulk grocery storesin order to maximize sales and display activity. Communicated daily to merchandisers to ensure successful execution of all points of distribution. Visit 8-12 accounts per day, multi-tasking and planning for buy-ins, incremental displays, and delivery times when needed. Worked daily under strict time requirements without immediate supervision utilizing hand-held computer with specialized software.

Achieved Nordstrom’s high sales honor of ‘Pacesetter’ status by selling $458K the first year, ranking in the top 10% of Nordstrom sales force. Provided Nordstrom’s legendary customer service in a fast-paced, commission-based atmosphere. Created long lasting personal relationships with customers and generated the highest percentage of returning customers in the Women’s Shoe Department.

Sold technical fly fishing gear, apparel and accessories in a retail store. Guided fly fishing trips for full/half- day on selected Northern California rivers. Provided clients of all ages and skill levels a safe, educational, and successful fly fishing experience.

Outside Sales position targeting Small to Medium sized businesses. Sold merchants the credit and debit transactions process services for First American Payment Systems. Sold or leased terminals, check readers and services. Met with 2-4 merchants on daily basis.

Specialties

Instructional/guided fly fishing and tying.

Technical outdoor gear knowledge.

James Lemon's Experience

Large Format Sales Representative

PepsiCo - Pepsi Beverages Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PEP; Food & Beverages industry

January 2010March 2012 (2 years 3 months)

Established and maintained ongoing personal relationships with bulk grocery stores in order to maximize sales and display activity. Communicated daily to merchandisers to ensure successful execution of all points of distribution. Visit 8-12 accounts per day, multi-tasking and planning for buy-ins, incremental displays, and delivery times when needed. Worked daily under strict time requirements without immediate supervision utilizing hand-held computer with specialized software.

Fly Fishing Guide/Sales Associate

Fish First!

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Retail industry

July 2007July 2009 (2 years 1 month)

Sold technical fly fishing gear, apparel and accessories in a retail store. Guided fly fishing trips for full/half-day on selected Northern California rivers. Provided clients of all ages and skill levels a safe, educational, and successful fly fishing experience.

Sales Associate

American Fly Fishing Company

May 2007August 2007 (4 months)

Provided customized service and answers to specific questions involving fly fishing and tying. Sold technical fly fishing gear, apparel and accessories in a retail store

Consultant

Appstar Financial

October 2006December 2006 (3 months)

Outside Sales position targeting Small to Medium sized businesses. Sold merchants the credit and debit transactions process services for First American Payment Systems. Sold or leased terminals, check readers and services. Met with 2-4 merchants on daily basis.

Pacesetter Salesperson

Nordstrom

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JWN; Retail industry

July 2004October 2006 (2 years 4 months)

Achieved Nordstrom’s high sales honor of ‘Pacesetter’ status by selling $458K the first year, ranking in the top 10% of Nordstrom sales force. Provided Nordstrom’s legendary customer service in a fast-paced, commission-based atmosphere. Created long lasting personal relationships with customers and generated the highest percentage of returning customers in the Women’s Shoe Department.

James Lemon's Skills & Expertise

  1. Retail
  2. Sales
  3. Selling
  4. Customer Service
  5. Store Management
  6. Apparel
  7. Merchandising
  8. Sales Management
  9. Inventory Management
  10. Account Management
  11. Sales Operations
  12. Marketing
  13. Forecasting
  14. Microsoft Excel
  15. Fly Fishing

James Lemon's Education

California State University-Chico

B.S. Business Administration, Marketing

20072009

Sierra College

Associate of Science (A.S.), Business Administration and Management, General

20032007

James Lemon's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Fly fishing & tying, snowboarding, music, travel, new technology, camping, food & beverage, meeting new people.

Honors and Awards:

Pacesetter Salesperson, Nordstrom, 2005
Certified Shoe Fitter, Nordstrom, 2004-2006
Oakley Athlete, 2009, Fly Fishing
California Licensed Fly Fishing Guide, 2008-Current

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