More than twenty years’ experience in Sales Coordinator / Customer Relationship Management (CRM), along with extensive experience in marketing and sales support in fast-paced B2B and B2C environments supporting the largest customer alliances.
Core competencies include:
|Strong organizational skills||Effective communication skills, written and oral|
|Team Player with a “can do” mindset||Excellent computer software skills (MS Office)|
|Multi task in a fast paced environment||Sense of urgency|
|Customer focused approach||Strong analytical skills|
|Administrative capabilities||Superior problem solving abilities|
Prinz Ltd., Northbrook, IL
Wholesale distributor of wood and silver plate frames, photo albums and acrylic frames
- Supported the Vice President of Giftware Sales, working closely with Sales Representatives in the development and execution of a tactical sales strategies that created profitable growth across the full range of products
- Communicated with reps on order status, pricing, investigation and resolution of account issues
- Forecasted sales both positive and negative to identify trends to capitalize on proactive selling solutions
- Developed tracking process to ensure business deadlines and sales requirements were being met
- Orchestrated related sales meetings and helped manage the process (prepared agendas, sales reviews)
- Served as point of contact for specific customers; built and maintained solid relationships with retail customers (buyers, merchandise managers, VP of Merchandising) at Wal-Mart, Target, and the Bon-Ton Stores (Carson’s)
- Provided customer service excellence through consistent application of defined customer service practices; anticipated and resolved issues and problems
- Submitted presentations, proposals, internal costing sheets for newly targeted accounts
- Worked with VP on the development of marketing plans/programs recommendations for key accounts, including brand strategies, value added programs, promotions, point of sale materials, new product needs, and new sku’s; helped carryout annual programs (advertising, discounts, freight allow, damages etc.) for key accounts
- Created sales bulletins and distributed to all sales representatives, showroom managers, and rep principals as well as new rep packets for each new sales rep; generated an internal sales history report in Excel about each sales agency on a monthly basis as well as generated a customer list sales history report upon request for each sales agency
- Ensured showrooms (Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas) had current Prinz products on hand for displays, including “trade show” special products
- Participated in trades shows throughout the country; distributed and followed up on trade show leads to sales reps
- Maintained accurate records of all pricing, sales, and activity reports submitted by the sales team; ran open order reports to manage account activity; tracked unconfirmed orders; communicated tracking of all shipments; monitored and reported to Account Executives on shipping status
Canada. I have explored all the great national parks and other off the beaten path hiking spots.
There is no greater thrill then reaching the summit of a challenging mountain. Hiking is a very spiritual experience for me that is all about becoming in touch with nature. I also support the Sierra Club and appreciate all that they have done to help preserve nature.
Here are a few of the photographs I have taken along my journeys.
I have become extremely passionate for the medium of collage, which I view as offering endless possibilities. I am convinced that my collages can become “immortal” by being passed down from generation to generation. Thus, it is important for me to preserve wonderful memories in my collages while achieving a lasting impression that is intellectually stimulating.
History is an important insight into my present life and has taught me many lessons. I use past items in my collages to help triumph over current obstacles, which has been tremendously therapeutic to me. However, the historical significance of my collages is unimportant if the end product does not create an interesting collage that challenges the mind and can stand on its own. Thus, my collages have a complex interplay amongst various facets. Some of my items in my collages are whimsical as well as symbolic but add to the aesthetic beauty of the piece. At the end of a project, if I generate a sense of wonder and curiosity that has personal meaning than I have succeeded in my work.
In addition to making personal collages, I custom make collages for people who are having a special occasion or for people who want to own an extraordinary collage.
John Pelts works in consultation with you by finding out your interests, history and any other relevant information to make a collage that will evoke a meaningful emotional response.
I use your photographs, personal collectible items and anything else that you would potentially want in your collage. In addition, I acquire rare items that will compliment the piece. The goal of the collage is to preserve your wonderful memories.
John Pelts is offering an exciting opportunity for any collector to own authentic and extremely rare Japanese tsuba.
The Japanese tsuba, or sword guards, protects the hand when holding a sword by shielding it against a blow from an opponent’s blade and secondly by preventing the hand from slipping onto the razor sharp edge of the weapon. The tsuba was an important component of the Japanese sword which represented the symbol and soul of the samurai. The Japanese swords tsuba reflects the complexities of samurai life from codes of honor to flamboyant leisure. A tsuba usually has patterns or designs on both sides. The front side is usually more decorative and can have a mei (signature) from the artist on the seppa dai (area around the nakago ana). The front side of the tsuba faces toward the hilt of the blade. There are many people who collect tsuba because of the intricate and gorgeous metal craftsmanship displayed in their construction.
Our two shibuichi (gray colored copper-silver alloy) tsuba each with gold inlay were made in the 19th century, during the late Edo period (1603-1868) in Japanese history. The Tokugawa clan ruled all of Japan from their capital in Edo, or present day Tokyo, for more than 250 years. This period was marked by a rigid class system and incredible craftsmanship of samurai sword fittings. The Edo period was a time when the swordsmiths flourished in their trade. In the post Edo period after 1868, the prestige of the samurai came to an end as swords could no longer be worn and the great swordsmiths of the Edo period lost their trade. The incredible workmanship of Japanese tsuba from the Edo period culminated into articles of fine art that have significant intrinsic value in today’s marketplace.
To this very day, original tsuba remains among the most sophisticated and accomplished metalwork ever created and are true pieces of fine art. The tsuba reveals wonders of self-expression, beauty, charm and personal styles far beyond its practical use. In ancient times the Japanese believed that anything offered to the gods had to possess three qualities: purity, rarity and value. I believe my authentic tsuba for sale on www.samuraitsuba.com have those very traits.
John Pelts was an accomplished business professional at A.M. Cohen Co, which is a wholesale jewelry firm since 1908. John had a high level of expertise in customer service, sales and operations. I was able to communicate effectively with customers to deliver excellent customer service. John Pelts is known for integrity, honesty, energy and being a team player. I have superior ability to quickly gain expertise in new product lines. My computer skills include Microsoft Windows XP, QuickBooks, Word, Excel and Adobe Photoshop.
John Pelts initiated and cultivated a customer base by providing the best possible customer service with exceptional value. John Pelts also reviewed accounts receivable and effectively followed-up with necessary phone or email contact resulting in paid accounts. Additionally, I oversaw custom jewelry design for clients while paying great attention to detail, cost and quality resulting in many successful customer orders. I worked with designers and jewelry manufacturers, effectively developing jewelry designs and communicating concepts to the trade thus making it possible to execute customer orders in a timely manner. I was also responsible for filling orders for loose diamonds and jewelry.
John Pelts graduated in 1992 from American University with a BA in Political Science.
During this time I interned for Senator Alan Dixon. My main responsibility was responding to constituent concerns. I earned 6 credits for this internship and an excellent recommendation.
Welcome to my personal blog about the life and times of John Pelts
I have many hobbies that I love such as hiking, tennis, running marathons, creating collages, and, collecting Japanese sword guards called tsuba.
My plans are to use this blog as a creative outlet to share some of these interests with the rest of the world.
WordPress is a pretty cool content management system so with a little help I bet this blog of mine will go far.
I hope you enjoy your stay, feel free to bookmark any of my posts for future reference.