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Seeking Career Opportunity! (Laurel, Jessup, Columbia, other)

available afternoons
available evenings
available mornings
education completed: high school/GED

Professional Auto Painter and Detailer/ Automotive Consultation/ Culinary Manager/ Restaurant Consultation.
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
Willing to relocate to: Charlotte, NC
Work Experience

Dealership Recondioning/ Detail/ Dept. Manager
September 2019 to Present
Responsibilities include hiring and training staff. Scheduling new and used car deliveries, receive inspect and processing of new and used car inventory. Assigning stock numbers. Order any replacement parts for used cars needed. Organize and manage the various used new, retail, wholesale and incoming auction car lots. Order materials and supplies for reconditioning vehicles. work directly with the service department to expedite any vehicles that are hot for sale. Supervise detailing and reconditioning of used trade-in or auction vehicles purchased by the dealership. Maintain, Assign Sales and Service Loaner vehicles for customers. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Owner or Management. Supervise 6 full-time staff with three detailers and three lot attendants.

Dealership Location Detail Shop Manager
November 2018 to September 2019
Assigned all daily work to staff and performed and invoiced dealer services
completed. Completed quality control checks on all completed vehicles.
Communicated all missed issues with cars before they are delivered
to customers by Body Shop CSR. performed upselling and serviced other issues so
they don't have to be outsourced to other vendors. Performed wet sanding and
paint correction as well as touch up services for the Dealership. Supervised and
coordinated staff according to vehicle priority. Consistently
maintained and edited daily organization systems for a smooth workflow.
Communicated and educated customers and CSRs about products and how to best
maintain their vehicles. Ordered all chemicals and supplies needed for the location.
Edited staff time and Use IPAD to scan and process all services
performed. Completed daily closing checklists and secure work area.

Banquet Executive Chef
January 2016 to November 2018
Ordered, received and paid invoices for all purchases. Edited and finalized payroll for employees and other required completed additional financial processes on schedule. Completed weekly inventory and in addition to other reports to include:
Ctuit Radar, Tap Accounting, Oracle Projections for processing purchases, labor,
food costs and Ebitda. Achieved the goal of a 60/40 labor ratio and eliminate
unnecessary overtime. Performed safe deposits, completed Change Orders, and
completed E packs for accounting. Conducted thorough line checks daily.
Conducted periodic tests to validate the knowledge and skill of the staff
Cooked all food items orders per company specification, documenting temps and
making sure all safety procedures are followed. Prep menu items daily as needed,
and created and cost out new menu items as needed.
Engaged customers and take care of any complaints and make sure their experience
is exceptional.

Oliver's Painting and Auto Detailing - Hanover, MD
March 2015 to August 2018
Performed full-service detailing, and touch up services on vehicles located on Fort
Meade With accounts for government Agency vehicles and other Military Personnel.
Used CCC one, Safire, Click Mobile, Kronos, Microsoft,
Word, Excel and other systems related to job activities performed.
quality refinishing, wet sanding and buffing. Used Standox, Sikkens, and Lessonal
paint systems. Performed off Lease vehicle inspections per customer
guidelines for Ally, Honda, VW, Chrysler Capital, Ford. Trained and mentored a staff
of five full-time employees. Acquired and exhibited extensive knowledge and
training identifying prior collision repairs, below standard refinishing, and
bodywork. Performed three to four complete auto details and touch up services per
day at a value of $200.00 to $300.00 high-quality details to include any paint
corrections. Performed minor touch or minor spot panel repair or blends. Obtained
a high skilled at sales as well as customer service. I became consistent at upselling
and have had many satisfied regular customers.

Owner Operator
Oliver's Auto Painting Unlimited - Minneapolis, MN
May 2002 to October 2015
Performed Auto Body repair and refinishing services for local area high-end Auto dealerships throughout Mpls MN, area. Performed light collision repair, electronics
installation, aftermarket installation, window tinting. Performed all estimates and bids for contracts. Ordered and managed all material costs and usage and managed and maintained various dealership accounts including invoicing and all other related
paperwork including hiring all staff. Performed $8,000 to $10,000 a month in work.

Auto Painter Refinisher
P.W. Mobile Paint Service Minneapolis MN - Minneapolis, MN
June 2000 to March 2002
Serviced Import, Audi, VW, Accura, Lexus, and other local car dealership accounts.
Performed bumper and panel repairs. Applied Ceramic Pro and Opti-Coat finishes.
Performed interior, and exterior detailing wet sanding buffing. Learned how to
manage and purchased materials for daily usage. Attended PDR training.

Executive Chef
Holiday Inn and Conference Center - Minneapolis, MN
March 1994 to May 2000
Managed day to day operations of catering and takeout service. Ensured all compliance with the company’s policies and guidelines to ensure customer satisfaction and profit maximization. Recruited, hired, trained and developed a quality staff. Provided leadership and training to other personnel. Responded to
customer service needs and role modeled appropriate behaviors in the restaurant.
Ensured Occupational Safety and Health Act, local health and safety codes, and
company safety and security policy are met. Controlled Profit & Loss (i.e., plan
attainment) by following cash control/security procedures, maintaining inventory,
managing labor, reviewing financial reports, and taking appropriate actions.Ensured
maintenance of equipment, facility, and grounds through the use of a Preventative
Maintenance Plan based on company standards. Ensured food quality and 100%
customer satisfaction.

High School Diploma
Jackson High School - Jackson, MS
August 1984 to June 1987

High school or equivalent

Food Service (10+ years)

Cuisine (10+ years)

Culinary (10+ years)

Saute (10+ years)

Italian (10+ years)

chef (10+ years)

kitchen (10+ years)

ordering (10+ years)

inventory management (10+ years)

P&L (10+ years)

Auto Body (10+ years)

Body Shop


Certifications and Licenses
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Cooking Skills: Basic Food Preparation — Highly Proficient
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Conscientiousness — Highly Proficient
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Marketing — Familiar
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Verbal Communication — Proficient
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Reliability — Proficient
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Sales Associate — Familiar
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Customer Focus & Orientation — Highly Proficient
January 2020
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Reliability — Proficient
September 2019
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Personality: Hard-Working — Highly Proficient
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Supervisory Skills: Directing Others — Proficient
September 2019
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Additional Information
Hello, my name is Larry Oliver. I would like to tell you about myself and what I have to offer your company. I have 30+ years of experience
in Cooking and Kitchen management, training, and organizational skills.10 Yrs experience as a business owner. Manager and operator in the Auto refinishing and repair industry.
I have worked in the foodservice industry for most of my life and thoroughly enjoy working with people in challenging situations. I also, have technical skills in Auto Painting as well as Auto Body Shop Administration. I display great confidence in my decisions and I have earned the
trust and recognition for my abilities to be highly Creative, Consistent, Innovative, and a team player from my employers and employees alike. Work hands-on with staff to teach, grow, and allow them to take on new responsibilities. I embrace a diversity of staff and thought by leveraging differences to make the situations stronger, and listen to other's perspectives and include them in all decision-making processes.
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