Michael Harney

Michael Harney

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Jul 2009

Regional Manager

Petcetera

Responsible for the overall store operations of 10 stores in the Alberta and Saskatchewan markets. Worked closely with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (bank trustee) and Great American Group (Liquidators) during the creditor protection, bankrupcty and liquidation process.

Apr 2001 - Jun 2008

Store Manager

Hudson's Bay Company

Responsible for overall store operations, customer service and improved profitability.

[Sales volume range: $7M to $21M, 80K to 140K sqft units, 60 to 200 employees.]

  • Ranked in top 3 for best year over year sales growth within the region 4 times in 7 years
  • Ranked in top 3 for best year over year sales growth in the company 3 times in 7 years

Additional responsibilities included roles as coach and internal communication lead for three major business complexes:

  • Gift Registry (2 yrs) - $10M annual sales
  • Credit Relations Management (2 yrs) - $95M annual sales
  • Major Home Fashions (1 yr) - $30M annual sales
Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

Group Sales Manager

Hudson's Bay Company

Supported Store Manager in overall store operations, customer service and improved profitability activities including; business development planning, coaching Sales Manager team, and inventory control.

[Sales volume of $19M, 140K sqft unit, 160 employees.]

Jan 1999 - Jan 2000

Merchandise Manager

Hudson's Bay Company

Supported Store Manager in overall store operations, human resources, customer service and improved profitability activities including; store merchandising standards, business development planning, coaching Sales Manager team, and inventory control.

[Sales volume of $7M, 80K sqft unit, 75 employees.]

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

Assistant Store Manager

Hudson's Bay Company

Supported Store Manager in overall store operations, human resources, customer service and improved profitability activities including; store merchandising standards, business development planning, coaching Sales Manager team, and inventory control.

[Sales volume of $6M, 14K sqft unit, 50 employees.]

Jan 1994 - Sep 1998

Sales Manager

Hudson's Bay Company

Supported overall store profitability through driving results within my direct responsibility including; Associate hiring and coaching, merchandising and customer service standards as well as participation in various storewide events and business driving activities. As Sales Manager of Men's Fashions (CMM) I delivered a single year incremental $700K in sales volume.

[Store sales $30M, 180K sqft, 300 employees. Personal responsibility; $6M, 25 employees.)

As Sales Manager of Men's Fashions (CDT) assisted in a floor renovation that resulted in an incremental $1M in sales volume.

[Store sales $45M, 300K sqft, 500 employees. Personal responsibility; $4M, 30 employees.]

Dec 1993 - Sep 1994

Merchandiser & Visual Presentation

Hudson's Bay Company

Merchandising and Visual Presentation positions in Lethbridge, Alberta and Calgary, Alberta.

Jul 1993 - Dec 1993

Freelance Merchandiser & Visual Presentation

Hudson's Bay Company

Assisted in the visual rebranding of stores after the Hudson Bay Company acquired Woodward's Department stores.

Jan 1992 - Jan 1993

Teacher

Khanawake Survival School

Hired on a term contract to teach Math and Biology for grades 9-11 at a First Nations school based just off the island of Montreal, PQ.

Education

Education

PMC - Preperatory Management Course

Hudson's Bay Company

PMC, or Preperatory Management Course, was a required program for Sales Managers to take before being considered for Executive positions within HBC. Only selected candidates were able take the 20 week course based on current results, Executive recommendations and succession management sessions.

Certificate in Human Resources Management

Hudson's Bay Company

Senior Executive selection process for eligibility to participate in a nine month self directed course covering various Human Resources topics including: Employee Relations, Labour Relations, Health and Safety, Compensation, Programs and Benefits, HR Planning, Recruitment and Selection. Course load also included direct experience or presentations in; Employee Safeguards, Compensation and HR Systems.

DEC

Dawson College

Pure and Applied Science is a two-year pre-university profile that prepares students for entry to university in the physical and engineering sciences. The profile will introduce students to the basics of chemistry and biology while allowing them to obtain an in-depth knowledge of mathematics and physics. From Pure and Applied Science, students can pursue a Bachelor’s degree in such fields as computer science, mathematics, geology, and physics and in professional programs such as engineering and architecture.

BSc

Concordia University

The Department of Biology offers a broad education in the fundamentals of the biological sciences. With a variety of programs to choose from and an opportunity to conduct original, independent research in the areas of Genomics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Behavioral Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Plant Biology, Ecotoxicology, Entomology and Population Biology our students can truly expand their horizons in the field of Biology.