Experienced sales, marketing, purchasing, and wholesale distribution professional with 30 years of experience in pet food, pet supply, and farm and feed industries. Experience Category Manager; Intermountain Farmers Association; Draper, UT — 2006-2014 Full category management for pet food, pet supplies, outdoor living products, and live animals. Managed categories for 24 retail stores and wholesale division. Responsible for all purchasing, pricing, and marketing. Managed vendor relationships. Trained store personnel on product lines.. . Manufacturers Representative; ARKAT Nutrition; Draper, UT — 2004-2006 Total account management for Enhance and VF pet food lines. Serviced accounts in five western states. Managed all distributor sales training. Managed promotions and budgets. Represented company at trade and industry shows. Provided outstanding service to all clients. Owner/Partner; Associated Pet Supply; Draper, UT — 1994-2004 Owned and operated three wholesale pet supply warehouses supplying products to the western United States. Managed all wholesale trading and import/export transactions. Managed all purchasing and inventory. Set pricing and promotions. Managed inventory audits. Managed distribution channel. Managed and trained staff. Wholesale Distribution Salesman; Pendleton Enterprises; Salt Lake City, UT — 1985-1993 Managed multiple retail accounts. Fulfilled weekly store orders. Performed troubleshooting and logistics problem solving. Received top sales award every year of employment with company. Education Brigham Young University; Provo, UT — BA Major—Communications/Sales/Marketing; Minor—Sociology Skills Outstanding people skills. Outstanding sales and account management skills. Outstanding management skills. Outstanding budgeting and planning skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Proficient in SAP. Expert in trade show planning, management, and execution. Highly proficient in inventory management. Enjoy making challenges a success.