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Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Metro East, United States

August 2004 - Now (13y 0m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

In addition to being self-employed as a Realtor, I was called on by the Team Leader to fill in for our Full-Time Administrative Assistant when needed. This entailed answering phone calls from prospective clients, customers and other agents (outside of the company), as well as keying listings on MLS & FMLS.

As a Realtor, I was responsible for gaining listings from Sellers and assisting Buyers in procuring their home. This required me to use excellent Customer Service skills which include constant phone work, face-to-face interactions, e-mailing and being able to locate properties via the internet and other media outlets. As well as networking with other Realtors in the local area.


Georgia East Realty, United States

December 2003 - August 2004 (0y 7m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

My responsibilities with this company required constant phone work - both answering and making sales calls. I also keyed my MLS & FMLS listings.

I resigned my position with this company for a better opportunity and training.

Purchasing Agent

Amada Manufacturing America, United States

January 2000 - July 2003 (3y 5m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

I was responsible for obtaining pricing and preparing Requisitions and Purchase Orders for shop supplies, main parts and sub-parts for approval before placing the orders with vendors. I also assisted the Production Control Supervisor by contacting vendors for price quotes. I maintained records and files for the Purchasing Department; prepared and calculated inbound invoices for approval and forwarded them to Accounting for payment.
I also assisted Accounting by tracking price discrepancies between Invoices and Purchase Orders by contacting vendors to verify pricing. I was accountable for generating a Monthly Expenditure Report which is forwarded to the Production Manager and Production Control Supervisor.

I left this position because the company shut down and moved manufacturing operations to California.

Inside Sales

Hano Document Printers, United States

March 1998 - November 1999 (1y 7m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

I was responsible for making customer contacts to acquire new and repeat orders for printing. I also broadened and established close relationships with current clients; and maintained a customer base in excess of $5,000,000.00 annually.

My job entailed estimating, negotiating prices with customers and raw material providers to make a profit. I also expidited shipments to satisfy clients needs. As well as keying customer orders when the Sales Support Clerk was out.

I left this job because the company was purchased and the plant was shut down.

Sales/Sales Support

Curtis 1000, United States

January 1996 - March 1998 (2y 1m)

Experience and achievements at this company:

My position with Curtis 1000 was spent by negotiating pricing and purchasing materials needed for production. I also negotiated prices for work and goods produced by outside vendors, which required me to issue Purchase Orders to obtain the materials or work needed to fill orders.

I also answered questions regarding pricing, product availability and delivery from both Sales personnel and customers. When necessary, I expedited ship dates for orders placed with outside vendors.

My job also required me to assist in training new employees on evaluating features on business forms and company pricing structures.

I left this position voluntarily to be closer to home. I was driving 50 miles one way.

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Melissa Griggs

Melissa Griggs

Covington, Georgia