Professional Summary

Wade comes to the B2E program after relocating to the Twin Cities. Most of Wade’s career has been spent in purchasing. Has a Masters in Business Management as well as a passion for IT. Wade is eager to utilize his experience, education, and formal training from B2E to help him relaunch his career in a new industry, IT.

Skills

  • Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
  • Soft Skills: Strong communication, Relationship Equity, Strong Attention to Detail
  • Relevant Experience: Purchasing, Management, Project Management.
  • Software and Technical Skills: Microsoft Office, SharePoint

Education & Training

  • York Solutions’ Barriers to Entry Program – Concentration: Project Management (in process)
  • University of New Mexico- Master of Business Administration- Business Management
  • University of New Mexico- Bachelor of Business Administration- Marketing

Professional Experience Highlights

Office Manager/Purchasing Supervisor

  • Manage bank transactions on line of credit, post all bank transactions to general ledger
  • Perform and supervise procurement by negotiating with suppliers, analyzing budget, and forecasting to ensure maximum utilization of a seasonally fluctuating inventory totaling approximately $7 million
  • Responsible for inventory levels, operations and successful setup of new branch location (Farmington, NM)
  • Maintain effectiveness in fast paced and high stress situations while managing and optimizing a very diverse team to ensure each member is performing roles that play to their strengths and continue to build a more profitable business
  • Ensure fleet and operational machinery are maintained, properly functioning and used efficiently to guarantee smooth business operations and timely deliveries
  • Manage accounts payables

Sales/Service Technician

  • Help customers discover the benefits of our products, providing the best possible solutions to their pool cover needs
  • Provide expert knowledge on products, configurations and services available to customers
  • Introduce new products to customers to match their evolving needs
  • Ensure proper installation of new pool covers
  • Perform maintenance calls to improve functionality of product and suggest upgrades to better satisfy customer needs while upholding the relationship of existing customers and increasing profitability of the organization

Marketing Assistant/Feed Store Foreman

  • Create and maintain reusable signage inventory to promote sponsors and events while boosting attendance
  • Facilitate communication with potential and current sponsors
  • Professional selling of event sponsorships to ensure Fair events are well funded
  • Successfully lead and direct up to four employees in the process of selling and delivering product