Senior Account Manager/ Design Consultant



Amanda L. Benjamin

3059 Portarlington Ln.

Fitchburg, Wi.  53711

(608) 274-1603 (H)

(815) 218-6399 (C)

ajsabenj@charter.net

 

Objective: 

I seek a position in the architectural, interior design, or related fields offering me the opportunity to leverage my considerable skill set and proven sales ability in a challenging and dynamic environment.

 

Education:

            The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg

            Bachelor of Fine Arts Interior Design

            Council for Interior Design Accreditation (Formerly FIDER)

            December, 2006

 

            Indiana University

            Coursework in Fine Arts

            August, 1982 – May, 1986

 

Skills:

                                               


Sales

Drafting

Rendering

Perspective Drawing

Prospecting

Space Planning

Photoshop

Microsoft Office

Marketing

AutoCAD

Outlook          

Project Specification


 

Work:

 

            Senior Account Manager/Design Consultant  January, 2008 – August, 2011

            Affordable Office Interiors, Inc.                     Madison, Wisconsin

 

  • Sales and Client Marketing:
    • 1st Year Sales:  $500,000
    • 2nd Year Sales:  $700,000
    • 3rd Year Sales:  $1,079,000
  • Top Revenue Producer, 2010
  • 1st Place, 1st Quarter, 2010 Sales Contest.
  • Developed and closed used furniture contract with University of Wisconsin system.
  • Served as showroom manager.
  • Trained several members of sales staff.
  • Sourced, developed and closed projects as large as 150 employees, including:
    • Programming, design, contract/proposal writing, order entry, deal closure, management of installation.
  • Space planning.
  • Responsible for marketing presentations to prospects including:
    • Architectural and design firms, state agencies, private companies, educational institutions.

 

 

            Professional Internship                                               May, 2006 – September, 2006

            Laura Gwyn Interiors, Inc.                             Geneva, Illinois

  • Chose and pulled fabric & color selections for client projects.
  • Assisted Lead Designer in entire interior design of a luxury home.
  • Audited various client meetings.

 

            Youth Service Bureau Program Director        April, 1996 – December, 1998

            AmeriCorps                                                     South Bend, Indiana                            

  • Program development, direction and support.
  • Managed board meetings.
  • Created and reviewed grants.

 

Memberships:

            Block Captain – Highlands of Seminole Neighborhood Association, Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Board Member – Northwest Neighborhood Association, South Bend, Indiana

            Board Member – United Methodist Church, Lydick, Indiana

            AmeriCorps Member

 

References:     Available upon request.

 

 

  • ID#: 68831
  • Location: Madison, WI , 53711

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