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Dwan Dawson-Tape

Frontline Sales and Office Management
Houston,PA

Summary

Seasoned frontline bookseller of a highly successful independent bookstore. 9+ years experience in book sales, marketing and ordering. Well-networked in the book industry, focused especially on titles for young readers. Hardworking and organized. Experienced in office and inventory management, ordering, and personnel management.

  • Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.
  • Detail-oriented team player with strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Seeking for a full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

Overview

5
5
years of post-secondary education
27
27
years of professional experience

Work History

Senior Staff

Sundog Books
Seaside , Florida
2011.03 - Current
  • Integrally involved in frontline sales and customer relations at fast-paced, multi-million dollar independent bookstore.
  • Developed and maintained strong long-term relationships with key vendors. Responsible for all major children's orders, including Educational Development Corporation (Usborne), Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and some Scholastic. Facilitated adult orders, including Penguin, Random House and HarperCollins.
  • Learned and utilized Edelweiss Plus for ordering and reviewing.
  • Experienced in personnel management, scheduling.
  • Managed accounts receivable//payable.
  • Onsite IT consultant responsible for networking and hardware issues
  • Developed and maintained proficiency with IBID inventory management and point of sales.
  • Planned and implemented large scale book sales events, remotely and onsite.
  • Maintained web development, consulted on or contributed to social media, including Facebook and Instagram.

Vice President

DigitalPark
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
1997.01 - 2014.01
  • Developed websites, creating keyword dense content for SEO.
  • Created data pools for real estate and retail databases.
  • Responsible for S-corp tax returns, invoicing, customer service

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology (Honors), Minor in Biology

University Of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
1989.08 - 1994.05

Skills

Frontline Leadership and Sales

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Accomplishments

  • 2020 Scholarship Attendee, ABA Winter Institute
  • Published review, Summer 2020 Kids Indie Next List
  • Multiple-year attendee, SIBA trade show, most recent 2019

Quote

Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live if, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.
Sylvia Plath

Interests

Reading and Writing

Art Journaling

Art

Science

Diversity and Representation in Literature

Timeline

Senior Staff

Sundog Books
2011.03 - Current

Vice President

DigitalPark
1997.01 - 2014.01

Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology (Honors), Minor in Biology

University Of New Orleans
1989.08 - 1994.05
Dwan Dawson-TapeFrontline Sales and Office Management