John Anderson

John Anderson



Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2010 - Present

District Sales Manager

Sears Hometown Stores

- Lead the sales and P&L financial performance of a district consisting of 12 Minnesota based stores that generates $20-$30m+ in annual revenues- Plan and direct all sales, customer service and owner relationships- Meet objectives around merchandise sales, credit, other miscellaneous revenues, expense management and achievement of profitable revenue goal

2008 - 2009

Franchise Business Leader


Accountable for the operational support and professional business guidance of 73 Quiznos restaurants throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.

·Developed and maintained 39 franchise operator relationships

·Served on multiple leadership committees and store design task-forces

·Led 13 Quiznos corporate leaders through Jim Sullivan’s “Multi-Unit Leadership” book

·Approved  site selections of new restaurant locations

·Project managed reopens and transfers 

·Executed  two-week brand-refresh  that covered store remodels & recipe modifications

2005 - 2008

Multi Unit District Manager

Caribou Coffee

Successfully led seventeen Caribou Coffee houses in Minnesota and Kansas City while achieving over $12M in annual sales – averaging 3% to 5% year-on-year sales increases over same-store-sales.

·Recruited, hired, trained, and developed salaried management team

·Created strategic plans and reviews; implemented production, quality, and customer-service standards

·Met restaurant financial objectives by forecasting requirements; managed budgets to ensure efficient spending

·Held stores to an average of  23% total  labor, 39% food cost, and met controllable profit objectives

2004 - 2005

Foods Business Unit Designer

Marshall Field's

Wrote and trained roll out guides for new food concepts

Participated in full-service and deli menu engineering meetings that focused on creating chef-inspired menus that would both excite the guest as well as meet our food cost budget objectives.

2002 - 2004

General Manager

Marshall Field's

Responsible for the staffing and financial responsibility of Southdale Mall Marshall Field's Market Place Deli.  Served both internal and external guests while managing controllable profit through outstanding labor and food cost controls.

The hiring and training of hourly team members, salaried assistant managers and executive chefs were included in the role of this position.

Served freshly made chef-created deli-style pasta's and salads along with an outstanding hot-foods program - all while keeping within food cost and labor  budgets

1993 - 2002

District Manager


Led the P&L performance of 5 restaurant locations.  In addition I supervised  over 150 team-members and salaried managers while assuming the additional roles of HR and training manager.

1989 - 1993

Lance Corporal

United States Marine Corps
  •  Served in Operation Provide Comfort during 1990 Gulf War
  •  Packaged and certified hazardous material for flight
  •  Inventory control of 2 outdoor multi-national warehouses



Microsoft Office

I am fully versed in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint


Dec 2007 - Dec 2012


Minnesota Health Department