Mete Adan CV

Mete Adan
Mete Adan

London, N17

07725 246864 | meteadan@hotmail.com | www.linkedin.com/in/meteadan/  

Profile

A dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a strong background in sales, particularly working with housing and major renovation projects. Possesses a proven track record in achieving targets and goals and motivating individuals and teams to deliver high standards and productivity.

Key Skills

  • Superb sales skills, with the ability to handle objections and build rapport smoothly and professionally
  • Excellent management skills used to leading teams and individuals towards targets, goals, and objectives
  • Handles change with calmness and positivity
  • Exceptional knowledge and understanding of interior design and property management
  • Good knowledge of the London area, house values and local amenities such as schools and healthcare facilities
  • Proven commitment to own personal and professional development


Selected Achievements

  • At Wren Kitchens I sold over £240k net in a period of fewer than two months. I was in top three designers in my store. 
  • At Wickes (2017 – 2019), achieved the status of a top 10 sales performer in the entire South region
  • At Unique Marble/Mediterranean Stones, personally responsible for over 60% of sales at the company, resulting in a gross of over £1.5m
  • Led a majorly successful transition of Mediterranean Stones from a wholesale to a retail business, including the establishment of a retail showroom facility

Employment History

Enfield Kitchen Centre , London UK                                                                                                                       Oct 2020 –

Kitchen Design Consultant – Showroom Manager

Responsibilities include: –

  • Managing a busy showroom offering kitchen products and services to retail and trade.
  • Set up a new supply chain for the showroom and adapted a new system to increase sales.
  • Surveying new kitchen projects, design and selling kitchens.

Howdens Joinery, London UK                                                                                                                       Mar 2020 – Oct 2020

Field Sales Representative

Responsibilities include: –

  • Working for a supplier of kitchens and joinery products to the building trade. 
  • Utilizing vast knowledge and experience of the industry, liaising with builders and tradespeople in the construction industry, understanding their needs, and setting up new trade accounts

Wren Kitchens, London, UK                                                                                                                      2019 – 2020

Kitchen Designer

Responsibilities include: –

  • Working for a supplier and provider of kitchen design and installation services
  • Utilising vast knowledge and experience of the industry, liaising with prospective customers, understanding their needs and selling packages and services appropriate to them
  • Designing sophisticated and aspirational kitchen plans using Wren propriety software
  • Communicating regularly and consistently with customers to ensure their expectations are met and satisfaction is achieved

Wickes, London, UK                                                                                                                                      2017 – 2019

Design Consultant

Responsibilities included: –

  • Employed by a major DIY and home improvement chain, in their Kitchen Design department at their x store
  • Spoke to prospective customers, finding out about their needs and budget
  • Visited customers in their own properties to take measurements and survey the surroundings
  • Designed kitchens and bathrooms using 20/20 software
  • Supported customers throughout the planning, purchase, installation and evaluation stages

Unique Kitchen and Bathroom Limited, London, UK                                                                    2015 – 2017 

Managing Director

Responsibilities included: –

  • Founded and managed a successful kitchen showroom business from scratch, from market research and planning through to opening, trading and expansion
  • Developed excellent relationships with suppliers and third parties
  • Sold directly to customers, using exceptional sales skills and product knowledge
  • Designed high-quality, aspirational kitchen and bathroom environments specific to customer needs and expectations

Unique Marble Limited                                                                                                                               2011 – 2015

Mediterranean Stone Limited                                                                                                                   2009 – 2011

Operations and Sales Manager

Responsibilities included: –

  • Worked for the same company over a long period (which changed trading name in 2011)
  • Initially tasked with operations and sales management for a supplier of mainly tiles
  • Then, as the company expanded its product range, established a retail production line for fabrication and distribution of granite and quartz worktops for homes and businesses in the local area
  • Oversaw the supply of company products (including natural stone and mosaic tiles) to kitchen showrooms across a wide geographic area
  • Managed the launch of a showroom and factory amenities to help the company expand. 

DeHart Tooling Components, USA         Web Developer                                                               2006

UniWeb, USA                                                    Web Developer/Programmer                                    2003 – 2006

DeHart Tooling Components, USA         Network Administrator                                                2001 – 2002

Education and Training

University of North Carolina, USA                                                                                                         1995

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)

Lenior-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina, USA                                                                    1989 – 1995

BA in Business Administration

Also possess a good standard of secondary and tertiary education, including GCSE equivalents in English and Mathematics.

Additional Information

IT Skills: Experienced website developer and photographer (www.metephoto.com), Microsoft Office, Photoshop, various 3D kitchen design packages (including Articad, 20/20 and Wren)

I am also a seasoned web developer. I have developed and maintained hundreds of websites. I used to run an IT business in USA. I am very experienced in websites, marketing, e-commerce.

I have design skills using Photoshop and other design tools for photo editing.

I am also a seasoned photographer. www.metephoto.com is one of my photography websites. I had my own studio and did hundreds of photo sessions with clients including models, family, and children.

I am an expert in 3D Kitchen Design software… Articad, 20/20 and finally Wren software.

Driving Licence: Possesses a full, clean driving license with access to own transport 

References

Excellent references are available on request.