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Lead for area(district) stores for new product introductions and product line resets. Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve complaints. Raised customer service levels by employing strong listening & communications skills. Helped reduce shrink levels to the lowest this year by analyzing mark down reports.
Audited Service Providers costs, established that Product vendors were overcharging for materials, brought costs back to signed negotiated amounts saving the Home Depot more than $500,000 over the course of a year. Functioned as point of contact between two regional Service directors (12 states) and District Service Managers, Stores Managers, & Stores.
As a retail buyer assistant developed and executed resets, identified needs & changes to products and displays in assigned categories; coordinated and directed multi-functional teams - service groups & manufactures reps, and people - Import Buyer & Global Merchant that generated a 20% increase in sales for over 250 stores. Successfully opened over 150 New stores on time and under budget.
“Bruce is a terrific strategic partner that is extremely detail oriented and a truly proactive worker. Many projects were handled efficiently and quickly thanks to Bruce's ability to determine requirements that were needed, and fulfilling those needs before they happened. His superlative administrative skills make Bruce a wonderful addition to any project.” November 12, 2009
Ed Hunt, Regional Learning Manager, The Home Depot
“Bruce was a very detailed and energetic assistant. He was able to perform his duties at a very high level with minimal supervision and was alwas willing to go out of his way to help in other areas. He would be an asset to any organization.” October 23, 2009
Dan Camp, Regional Vice President, The Home Depot
[email protected] - invitations to connect are welcome, open networker. How you can help me, I am currently seeking opportunities in Social Media. SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINER, SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT, & LINKEDIN PROFILE ENGINEER Teacher and LinkedIn profile engineer, and presenter. Advise job seekers "In Transition" to utilize online resources for the purpose of gaining employment (or landing a job). Helping individuals to build and optimize their social media profiles.Train others to use the internet and Social Media to maximize their networking capabilities. RETAIL BUYER Extensive vendor experience with a strong network helping companies, both Carson Pirie Scott and the Home Depot, with buying and merchandise development. An expert problem-solver adept at finding better ways for businesses to develop and manage processes with cost savings of 5% to 8%. Delivering success with corporations through building relationships, driving sales, and collaborating with cross-functional internal and external teams to achieve results with sales increases over 20%. RETAIL MANAGEMENT Professional retailer experienced in vision building with an extraordinary record of moving companies forward as store manager for both Bixler & Johnson and Carson Pirie Scott. Bruce has a demonstrated skill in planning, executing, and merchandising with progressive advancement with The Home Depot. "Delivering more than expected" SIX SIGMA Trained to provide leadership and management of continuous and business improvement initiatives that support the retail corporate strategies. Able to identify, design and build innovative solutions that optimize the companies operating model and that are consistent with the retail strategic goals. Focus on Helping Companies Deliver Compelling Value OWNER Co-owner, store Manager, and retail buyer for Bixler & Johnson retail gift stores to successfully increase sales for 10 consecutive years with increases between 10% - 25%
High energy retail management executive with demonstrated accomplishments and over 20 years experience in merchandising, management, and purchasing. Proven success in sales, training, budgeting, and project management. Innovative and resourceful merchant that has significantly reduced costs, effectively improved customer service, and increased or exceeded all assigned targets for Fortune 500 Company.Skilled at delivering multi-million dollar retail infrastructure projects on time and within budget. Six Sigma trained for impacting corporate performance through skillful strategic planning, product positioning, and marketing of products, services, and solutions. “Delivering more than expected”