Highly motivated professional with a background in large corporations and entrepreneurial enterprises. Proven innovative leader with business skills targeted to both operations and sales objectives. Solid reputation in the area of district management, budget preparation, profit and loss management, staff supervision, inventory control, customer relations, problem solving and sales planning.
TURNAROUND EXPERTLed a special project to re-establish company standards in four troubled locations. Installed policies and procedures, inventory standards, receiving guidelines and human resource goals. Shelf resets, product variety and quality upgrades and new store teams were established. Sales increased by an average of 12% and bottom line results in these locations were returned to company goals.
DISTRICT MANAGEMENTManaged a 15 store division of franchised supermarkets for a food wholesaler. Liaison between owners and corporate headquarters. Drove sales and successfully out performed quotas. Raised standards and performance of store conditions which included cleanliness, organization, sales and profit. Trained and mentored store owners on best practices of profitable operations and improving and maintaining customer loyalty.
INNOVATION / START UPEstablished snack food distributorship selling directly to convenience stores and supermarkets. Opened over 200 locations in six months entirely through cold calling. Full cycle business launch including market analysis, licensing, vendor selection, purchasing, logistics, business development, route planning, set up of store accounts, billing and customer service.
SALES / OPERATION DUALITYProven manager in operations with extensive background in problem solving, business skills, team building and bottom line achievement. Sales leader with profit outlook resulting in achieving company objectives.