Sandra L Bolton

Freelance Photographer & Editor

Location:Sumter, South Carolina, United States
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2010-2011 Clinical Compliance, LLC
Administrative Assistant

• Perform administrative/secretarial duties for CRA
• Coordinate travel/meeting arrangements
• Perform project-specific duties including research and data tracking as assigned
• Duties include correspondence, filing, record keeping, calendar maintenance, etc.

2007-2009 Adams Outdoor Advertising
Account Executive

• Conduct sales calls which involve ongoing business activities with existing advertisers, closing business on new or existing accounts, or generate business resolutions on accounts
• Execution of an ongoing new business plan for any new or former client who has not posted with AOA in the last 12 months
• Write and submit contract orders including new posting contracts, cancellations, and changes in a correct and timely manner adhering to all scheduling and production deadlines
• Development and presentation of written proposals to new and existing clients. Presentation of “Outdoor 101” to clients who have not been exposed to outdoor advertising in general or AOA specifically
• Use of corporate-specific software to maintain reporting requirements and develop training and presentation aids for use by self and supervisors
• Preparation and timely submission of all reports including expense, client contact, volume goals, etc.

2004-2005 The Art of Shaving Capitol Region
Market Manager

• Manage territory including Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and portions of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
• Order management and sell-through of products in departments stores, men's clothiers, spas, apothecaries, and specialty stores
• Daily contact with established accounts and generation of new accounts to build business and meet sales objectives
• Training of point-of-sale and freelance personnel on all aspects of the product line including visual merchandising standards, ingredients, and proven selling techniques
• Development, planning, execution, and follow-up of special events organized to build business and brand recognition in the region
• Dual-focus on customer service to the retailer and the customer who purchases the product for personal use
• Relationship building with counter managers, department managers, and buyers for large department store accounts while concomitantly satisfying the service needs for smaller but critical specialty store accounts
• Planning and executing a demanding business travel schedule to provide first-class customer service and support

2004 Nordstrom (Tyson's Corner Center McLean, VA)
Market Analyst/Office Assistant (Treatment), Cosmetics Buying Office

• Support the Cosmetic Treatment Market Buyers for the two Capitol and NE Regions
• Initiation, tracking, and maintenance of Cosmetic Demonstrator Agreements
• Verification of correct percentage reimbursement on all salaried cosmetic employees
• Tracking corporate “gift with purchase” events including trending of volume by year in relation to business volume objectives
• Management of special events listings and data tracking for goals, volume generated, vendor support, prior year dollars using corporate-specific database systems, meeting and maintaining all reporting requirements
• Service as point-of-contact for the Cosmetic Department Managers, other Buyers, Vendor Account Executives, and Regional Managers for the entire Capitol and NE regions
• Collection, presentation, and distribution of daily, weekly, and monthly information regarding selling costs and goal achievement down to the employee level per store
• Utilization of skills of planning, forethought, mathematical and analytical abilities, and problem solving
• Large-scale event planning for meetings and presentations

2001-2004 Freelance Employee

• Promotion of vendor product lines on a day-to-day basis to increase sales and brand/product recognition
• Support of vendors including, but not limited to, Orlane Paris, Erno Laszlo, Gucci, Ellen Tracy, Jivago Fragrances, and Lancome Paris
• Work in retail environments including, but not limited to, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nieman-Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, and Hecht's
• Assignments included temporary counter manager at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nieman-Marcus, and Bloomingdales
• Responsibility for day-to-day maintenance, support, and promotion of the lines, including stock and inventory control, product launches, and achievement of corporate client goals
• Long- and short-term assignments have been completed supporting special events with nationally-recognized make-up artists, fragrance launches, support of holiday business goals, and brand-designer personal appearances

2001 Intercosmetics Washington Metro Region
Account Coordinator (Freelance)

• Support of Account Executive (AE)
• Support of greater than 20 retail doors as assigned by the AE
• Training of retail sales personnel on each line and product, stock and inventory control from the vendor side, merchandising, designing, planning, and executing special events
• Providing support required to meet and exceed corporate goals
• Completion of AE assignments each day, as well as independent problem solving
• Hiring and management of fragrance promotion personnel for special events and in response to demands created by increased business
• At-counter support of retail sales personnel to meet and exceed corporate goals
• Interaction with Department Managers, visual support personnel, and store managers as needed to support their product agendas

1998-2000 Nordstrom (Tyson's Corner Center McLean, VA)
Business Manager, Fragrances

• Day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of all men's and women's fragrance product lines
• Employee scheduling, inventory and stock control, preparation for and execution of special events
• Coordination with vendors
• Top-level customer support and service
• Return to Vendor (RTV) assignments
• Maintenance of the stockroom, ensuring compliance with corporate schematics, and support of weekly merchandising plans
• Daily interaction with the Buying Office with coordination of vendor support for special events to meet and exceed corporate goals, both routine and seasonal
• Dual requirement of meeting all Business Manager goals and responsibilities while achieving daily goals as a selling specialist

Education and Training

1987 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
1983-1986 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
1983 Woodbridge Senior High School Woodbridge, VA (Diploma)

Specialized Training

2010 ABC's of Clinical Research for Clinical Administrative Support Staff
2006 SC Real Estate Commission Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course
1999 Certified Fragrance Selling Specialist, National Fragrance Foundation
1998 Future Nordstrom Leaders (FNL) Specialized Management Training Course


Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, Individual Member
Ambassadors Team, Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce
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