Vendor Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 10,682 Vendor resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing A Vendor Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Product Knowledge, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Vendor Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Vendor CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand vendor skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a vendor : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Vendor
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Cooker Cleaner

  • Set up location in line with restaurant guidelines.
  • Managed the broiler for human consumption increase productivity for Burger King.
  • Communicated clearly and positively with co-workers and management.
  • Ensured that call sheets are complete, posted and used.
  • Line and fry cook also dishwasher!

Example # 2

Fruit Vendor

  • Perform Vendor Communications with vendors and Wal-Mart Buyers.
  • Sign for deliveries of plants, stage and set up plants and displays for Home Depot, scan/price/label plants.
  • Work with Home Depot to help sell plants and provide customer's service.
  • Implemented inventory paperwork to make sure product pallets meet Costco standards.
  • Maintain organization of Product -Assist Costco Members with purchase decisions -Conduct weekly inventory counts -Retrieve shipment Merchandise Product -Open/Close Roadshow Booth Devices

Example # 3


  • Maintained a friendly, positive attitude when dealing with distressed customers.
  • Collect and deposit the sales per each designated store.
  • Maintain shrubbery displays at three Home Depot locations Supervise new product deliveries In charge of pricing the product and special sales
  • Traveled to various Lowes and Home Depots along Florida's Space Coast, from Sebastian up to Ormond Beach.
  • Maintain inventory within 11 assigned Home Depots in the Las Vegas and Arizona territories.

Example # 4

Cart Pusher

  • Served as a cart pusher, collecting grocery carts in the the Wal-Mart parking lot.
  • Cart Pusher; Responsible for the retrieval and collection of shopping carts in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
  • Push In Carts Tl The Customers And Carry Outs For Elder People
  • Organized and retrieve all carts from the Wal-Mart parking lot using cart a machine.
  • Worked for wal-mart for about 2 years.

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We compared 10,682 sample vendor resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a vendor job required by employers is 0.2 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average vendor job listing asks for 0.2 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average vendor candidate have?
The average vendor resume contains 2.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your vendor skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from vendor resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a vendor, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Vendor roles often require a Less than a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of vendor resumes that we looked at contained a less than a high school diploma degree.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Vendor Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Vendors. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Vendors to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%