District Sales Manager (Best)

Charles R. Wurth

256 Millbrook Road, Chicago, IL 60631 / Tel# (630) 849-3272 Email: [email protected]

District Sales Manager

Sales and marketing professional with expertise in the home furnishings industry. Sales management background includes responsibility for multi-site operations and online operations. Excellent communications skills with customers, suppliers, and personnel. Leadership experience includes public relations used to promote community service. Expert knowledge of online sales.


·         Innovative Marketing

·         Technology

·         Vendor Relations

·         Systems

·         Inventory Control

·         Sales Forecasts

·         Merchandising

·         Retail Procedures

·         Budget Development

·         Personnel Training

·         Customer Relations

·         Partner Relations


MIDWEST Antiques, Chicago, IL

1998 – Present

District Sales Manager

Directed retail operations for several furniture and antique stores. Trained sales staff and management. Developed managers through improved recruitment and personnel training. Cultivated alliances with museums and private dealers.

·         Improved sales quotas for failing stores by 57%.

·        Expanded sales through online catalog.

·         Led initiative for better inventor management through standardized POS terminals.

·         Scheduled staff to ensure optimal customer service.

CROWN Antiques, Chicago, IL

1992 – 1998

Store Manager

Managed a 25,000 square foot operation with a $2 million annual budget. Purchased antiques and reproduction for resale. Cultivated relationships with interior designers, contractors and customers. Supervised 15 employees.

·         Grew revenue by 150% in under two years.

·         Beat sales quota by 140%.

·         Designed company’s website which increased sales by 50%.

ANTHONY Antiques, Chicago, IL

1985 – 1992

Assistant Manager

Oversaw all daily operations for antique furniture establishment. Supervised ten personnel including assessments and scheduling. Created merchandising displays.

·         Set sales quotas which improved sales by 35%.

·         Designed catalogs and brochures to place at trade shows.


Bachelor of Arts (History), 1985

Chicago College, Chicago, IL


National Historic Preservation Society

Preservation Alliance of Chicago

The Printing Museum of the Midwest

The Illinois Museum of Fine Arts
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