Dennis Allen

  • North Syracuse US-NY
Dennis Allen

Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

Owner

Knod Development, LLC

Led the start-up of this premiere construction company, overseeing all aspects of developing residential real estate. Managed the daily operations, overseeing accounts payable, accounts receivable,

purchasing, scheduling, customer relations, strategic planning, finance, invoicing, budgeting,

estimating and job costing.

* Created vision and mission statement for company start-up, identifying core business values.

* Knowledge of OSHA standards and guidelines ensuring daily requirements enforcement.

* Coached and trained crews retaining key employees and promoted staff into management and supervisor positions. 

* Licensed contractor in the state of North Carolina with recognition in many other states.
1988 - 2005

Store Manager

Walmart Stores, Inc. Eastern Division
Directed daily store operations with annual sales of $100+ million, generating maximum profits, return on investment (ROI), market share, guest satisfaction and positive morale for associates through operational excellence at Walmart Super Center and regular sites. **HIGHLIGHTS & ACHIEVEMENTS** --> Took on a complex store and drove profits from $1.2 million to $7 million in less than 2 years, reducing shrinkfrom .9% to .3% or $300,000. --> Led the turnaround of a Walmart Super Center ranked last in the region and bottom in the division in overalloperations. Evaluated store operations, set short- and mid-range goals and earned bonus checks. Recognizedas Store of the Year in 2004. --> Achieved the highest sales volume for the region in 2005, 2004 and 2003. --> Created a realistic and manageable back room inventory standard that cleared floor of freight and emptiedbins of overstock merchandise realizing a shelf ready stock of less than 30%. --> Selected to launch new store openings, remodeling and relocations for 20+ stores. KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: * Analyzed and evaluated daily store financial reports such as sales, payroll, productivity, markdowns, inventory, credit, shortage indicators and pharmacy. * Consistently delivered revenue gains by improving standards, increasing productivity and executing corporate directives. * Led 600+ personnel, developed and promoted several associates to Store Manager. Also trained and promoted numerous hourly team members into management positions. * Selected as Training Store Manager for the region providing instruction to managers within the region. * Reduced inventory overstocks, eliminating 150 storage trailers during the holiday selling season. Met the company expectations for out of stock merchandise. * Managed merchandise mix, reduced or eliminated wasteful spending, expanded product line to reflect commun- ities' needs, and diversity.   < Early Walmart Career > Gained valuable hands-on experience at the entry level and moved progressively through the ranks of manage-ment attaining, additional knowledge and broadening skill sets in retail operations. Assistant Manager (1994 to 2000), Hourly Associate (1988 to 1994)

Summary

Dynamic, results-driven leader with 17+ years of experience directing daily operations that drive profitability, increase customer satisfaction, and deliver inventory controls that reflect corporate goals.

Skilled strategist adept at rejuvenating stores through realignment of personnel, inventory, training, merchandise and shrinkage controls. Proven track record planning and executing large-scale operations that deliver strong and sustainable profits.

Well-developed interpersonal skills, easily able to establish rapport with staff and customers from all cultural backgrounds. Exceptional ability to inspire and elicit the best qualities of a team.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:- Operations Management - Inventory Control - Recruitment & Hiring- Strategic Planning - Accurate Stock Levels - Staff Training & Development- P&L Management - Merchandising - Scheduling & Payroll- Expense Controls - Customer Service - Leadership & Team Building

Honors & Awards

---> $100+ Million Dollar Store Award---> Store of the Year Award---> 1+ Million in Sales on Black Friday---> Highest Volume Store in the Region---> Rising Star Recognition---> Leadership Development Status