Retail and Apparel
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DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES -
A knowledgeable and versatile Human
Resources Executive with extensive experience in all phases of human resources.
Strong strategic and leadership skills in planning and implementing
business solutions. Honesty,
integrity, and the ability to develop trust and confidence have all contributed
to a high level of involvement and impact within the business.
His expertise includes: certified diversity trainer, strategic planning,
consolidation and restructuring, government relations, benefits and
compensation, analysis/design, and group facilitation to name a few.
All his human resources experience is with a worldwide known brand and
Fortune 100 company. Salary-
$100K - #RT081003*
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
- Over 8 years of
experience with excellent customer service and sales floor awareness.
He has managed staffs of over 40 sales people, and is responsible for
daily sales audits, visual merchandising, mark ups and downs, and training of
proper procedures. He has excellent
communication skills with his team, which retains his employees. Salary
$35K - #RT081006*
MERCHANDISE PLANNER/ANALYST - Currently
with this very high-end retailer, he supports the buying office and Divisional
Manager with projections, financials, allocations and merchandise analysis.
Past experience as Merchandise analyst with Sears, where he
analyzed merchandise level recap by sales-to-stock ratio, created assortment
plans for future product buys, forecasting, allocation and gross margin and
turn. Bilingual. Salary $50K - #RT081016*
PRESIDENT/COO - This
executive was responsible for a national chain of 350 stores, selling $1.2
Billion annually in farm, general merchandise.
He strengthened his company management team and retained all the
management members as the company entered a difficult restructuring, which
included a chapter 11 filing. He
reduced operating expenses by $60 Million and oversaw their rapid growth of
customer loyalty database (300% in 18 months) showing increases in ticket and
shopping frequency. Salary- Negotiable -
DISTRIBUTION MANAGER - Proven
professional in logistics, transportation, distribution, international business,
structural pricing, marketing solutions, and growth direction.
Some of his accomplishments include setting up regional marketing/supply
depots which increased fleet utilization by 60+%, buildup of 2nd
shift with 160 employees after 4 months, which out produced the 1st
shift by 16% per work hour, and merging intransit program, crossdocking with
DC’s of carrier terminals which saved $685K of $11 Million budget.
HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR - Dedicated
Human Resources Executive with over 17 years experience in recruitment,
training, and generalist roles. Accomplished
at designing, developing, and implementing strategies, programs, and
initiatives. He has directed many
successful recruitment initiatives. Strong
associate advocate, leads groups and teams to resolve issues and improve their
relationships and interactions. Prior
16 years with Sears Roebuck and Company as Regional HR Manager and
National Manager of Recruiting and Staffing. SPHR and PHR. Salary $75K - #RT081010
VISUAL MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR
- For this well-known
U.S. retailer she ensures their message is communicated and developed
consistently in merchandising opportunities, through creative development of
vendor shops, prototype shops/ fixturing, graphics programs and plannograms.
She developed the 1st private label shop presentation for the
experience with a well-known East Coast jewelry company as well as being Senior
Visual Merchandising Director for one of Macy’s highest volume stores.
Salary - $115K #RT081018
DISTRICT MANAGER - Over
fifteen years of retail experience with a proven history of top line results and
accomplishments. Her abilities and
strengths are executing selling strategies, exceeding corporate expectations,
and developing winning teams while maintaining an element of excitement and fun.
She manages a $40 million, three state district and has produced a 26%
increase in volume over a 1 ˝ year period. B.S.
Salary - $85K -
MERCHANDISE MANAGER - Responsible
for merchandise content, in-store presentation, sales promotion and product
allocation for this sixty store $350 Million national big box sporting goods
retailer. Direct reports included
three merchandise Vice Presidents, one Marketing and one Distribution Vice
Presidents. He grew comp store
sales by 8.5%, net income was $ 21M (versus minus $3.6M) in prior year and end
of year debt dropped to $500,000 (versus $38M in prior fiscal year).
Salary- $120K -
PLANNING & INVENTORY MANAGER - Responsible
for financial planning, forecasting and performance measurement for catalog
retailer with annual sales exceeding $600 million.
Prepared and reported schedules indicating variances of sales, service
and inventory turn to merchandise and financial senior management.
Acted as liaison between the merchandise groups and the warehouse
facility forecasting received, shipped and returned units.
Also assisted the Financial Director in the preparation of the monthly
operating report to senior operating management. Salary
$65K - #RT081029
VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL BRAND MARKETING
- This Marketing
executive built brand equity and managed profitability for international brands
as well as licensed properties (Nike, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Planters
Nuts, and Life Saver to name a few).
He developed marketing budgets in excess of $200 Million.
His expertise areas include Channel Marketing where he strategically
repositioned corporate emphasis and brand plans for the Drug, Mass, Grocery and
Department Store channels of distribution.
If your company needs a marketing shot in the arm to capitalize on the
potential of your consumer product, then you need this Marketing guru on your
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
professional is responsible for providing support and guidance in all areas of
Human Resources including employee relations, conflict resolution, coaching and
counseling, grievances, salary negotiation, compensation and benefits.
His region encompasses 100 stores in 12 states working for 9 District
Managers with 300 Managers and $200M volume for this well-known specialty
retailer. He has his National
Certification (PHR) Professional in Human Resources and also with A.I.R.S.
(Advanced Internet Recruiting Solutions). B.S.-
Business Administration. Salary
– $70K - #RT081024
MERCHANDISE MANAGER - She
is looking to apply her entrepreneurial vision to a high level merchandising or
product development position, combining her sourcing and cross function talents
to offer the best assortments through trend, price and merchandising of product.
As D.M.M with Barnes & Noble she was responsible for
product assortment/direction for apparel, handbags, backpacks, cosmetics, body
care, prints, posters, frames and greeting cards. She rolled out a new fixturing program and content direction
for 500 stores, increased sales by 4% + reduced $ 8 Million in inventory in 2
years. Salary- $95K
EXECUTIVE OFFICER - A
visionary, proactive retail executive with P+L accountability and experience in
turning around under performing organizations, launching new businesses and
positioning companies to compete in rapidly changing business environments.
Recognized for creating high personal value management cultures.
Some major accomplishments include:
Reversed declining gift and souvenir retail/ wholesale sales to breakeven
point (30% improvement) resulting in capture of $1 million in sales, managed 360
stores generating sales of $1.7 billion for national mass-market retailer where
he increased sales by 4.9% and grew margin dollars by 3%.
Salary - Negotiable - #RT081013
REGIONAL MANAGER - Results
driven achiever with almost 20 years of extensive experience leading his teams,
coaching, training and empowering his people.
He has had success in developing effective strategies that contribute
results to the bottom line. He has
increased his Districts sales from $12 million to $14 million and was
responsible for achieving a 36 consecutive monthly increase with an under
performing store. His education includes many Advanced Leadership Training
classes. Salary $80K -
OF MERCHANDISING - A
retail industry focused professional with a continued record of success.
He has reinvigorated current sales and created new business, improved
margins, aesthetics and sales. He
has re-engineered product lines, merchandising and sales focus which resulted in
75% comparative advanced sales growth for this menswear manufacturer.
Past experience as a Tailored Clothing Merchandiser for a 15 unit upscale
Men’s Specialty clothing chain. Salary
VICE PRESIDENT STORE OPERATIONS - This
self-motivating, hard working V.P. of Store Operations has been instrumental in
the growth and turnaround of several major corporations during his 20+ years in
operations. He has successfully
integrated two acquisitions and opened over 30 new stores within 4 years.
In a one-year period he helped in the contribution of a 16% reduction in
planned expenses as well as a gain of 1.5 gross margin points.
He has worked for Marshall Fields and Gimbel’s Department
$120K - #RT081031
MIDWEST REGIONAL MANAGER - Currently
oversees 80 retail stores with over $170 Million in reserve in high profile
malls in the Midwest. Experience with Disney Stores, and Limited
Brands. Extensive Regional Operations experience, reputation as a great
coach, people developer who has a track record of exceeding sales and profit
targets. Salary $100K++ #RT081007
DESIGNER - He
designs and constructs in-house for couture, ready-to-wear, accessory and
jewelry collections. He has
designed and developed two outerwear lines produced in Turkey and India and did
image consulting for Large/ Plus sizes. As
Fashion Show Director and Coordinator he produced over 10 fashion shows at
various NYC sites featuring up to 75 models.
He has also been a lecturer at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Salary – Negotiable - #RT081017
PREVENTION DIRECTOR - This LP candidate’s
background encompasses more than 16 years of professional experience with the
skills and accomplishment in the areas of security management, loss prevention,
investigations, staff development and strategic planning.
With this specialty retailer he is responsible for loss prevention for 2
large divisions with over 2,500 stores and over $2 billion in sales.
Some accomplishments include: achieving a $3.5 million reduction in
charge backs in 1 year through comprehensive investigations, developed awareness
training programs resulting in $40,000 annual reduction in deposit differences
and $36,000 reduction in returned checks. B.S.
Criminal Justice. Salary-$75K
CONTROLLER - Excellent retail experience with
several well known companies with responsibility for directing all accounting
and financial functions including internal and external financial reporting,
budgeting and forecasting, cash management, and banking relationships.
With a former billion-dollar specialty retailer with over 1200 stores
some of his accomplishments include reducing the monthly closing cycle from 4
weeks to less than 2 weeks and also improved cash flow by reducing days sales
outstanding from 82 days pre acquisition to 38 days. B.S.
– Business Administration and CPA. Salary-Negotiable
REAL ESTATE DIRECTOR - This professional has over 15
years experience in corporate development with an emphasis on real estate site
selection, lease purchase options, and construction management. Currently
working with a mid-size retailer where he is negotiating 25 new stores and
renegotiating 30 existing leases. He also has franchise and business
development experience. Salary - $100K #RT081030
- Dynamic merchandising and buying career with expertise in
merchandising, inventory control, staff supervision and training, and budget
management. Over 14 years of buying
experience including menswear, shoes and gifts.
She has bought menswear for a 200-store chain and has increased sales by
10% while reducing average inventory by 30%. Salary
$75K - #RT081014
DISTRICT MANAGER - A highly qualified retail
professional with extensive experience in franchise and multi-store operations,
merchandising, product management, promotional campaigns, sales and marketing.
With Blockbuster she was responsible for a 12-store
district where she successfully implemented 2 major company’s initiatives.
She opened a new 14 store market in Chicago for 7-11 where
she worked with community leaders to change city ordinances in to order to sell
a new range of products and which resulted in a 20% profit increase. Salary $75K
REGIONAL DIRECTOR - This
former Old Navy regional
manager was responsible for 16 stores in the Northeast market where he recruited
and developed management teams to effectively open 4 new stores in a 2-month
knows how to maximize sales and maintain high quality merchandising and
Currently he is responsible for a 12 region territory with almost 250
stores through out the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for this well known specialty
MANAGER OF SPACE PLANNING
- His expertise is space
planning applications; including MarketMax Space Productivity Manager, Intactix
Pegman HG, Intactix Intercept, and Apollo Professional.
He is proficient with D-Sign Retail Sign Software, Lotus, Word, Excel,
and various graphic applications. His
experience is with retail stores in the 10,000 – 20,000 square foot size to up
to 26,000 items merchandised. Companies
include Factory Card Outlet and Petcare Plus.
- $75K - #RT081015
MANAGER - Currently
working for a nationally known retailer overseeing over 100 employees and $11
million in sales. This General
Manager has a proven track record of exceeding store sales plans by as much as
$300,000. She has increased net
store contributions by 39%. She is
inspiring to work with because of her passion for excellence in customer service
and her ability to develop the strengths of her employees. B.S.
Marketing in Apparel. Salary
– $80K - #RT081004
- A bottom line,
results oriented manager.
Excellent record of accomplishments in the reduction of worker’s
compensation claims, general liability claims, shrinkage and maintenance costs.
He has implemented a variety of programs resulting in the reductions of
energy usage, which included but is not limited to the installation of PM-10
meters for load shedding and lighting retrofits to energy efficient T-8
for managing and developing the repair and maintenance program for 140 stores
where he directed 60 associates and numerous outside vendors.
He has also been the director of safety and environmental health
programs. Salary- $90K
REGIONAL FRANCHISE DIRECTOR - Formerly
with Wicks ‘n’ Sticks where he consistently and effectively
advised, guided and assisted over 50 store owners to increase sales volume and
profits. He also has received
development and training in selling skills, merchandising and store design when
he was with Hallmark Cards. His
specialty store knowledge and experience has included creation and presentation
of workshops for franchises to improve their bottom line. Salary-
$60K - #RT081026
BIG BOX STORE MANAGER - He
managed Home Depot’s largest outlet at 130,000 square feet, 450
associates and $120 Million in annual sales, where he exceeded sales plan and
met all expense budgets.
A strong people person, who knows how to get results and bring profits to
the bottom line.
He also managed General Electric’s major appliance
consumer electronics sales division where he made thousands of presentations to
groups in excess of 5,000 sales personnel. Salary $85K
GENERAL MERCHANDISE BUYER - Extensive
experience in purchasing, marketing, advertising and merchandising for
Housewares, Hardware, Automotive, Grocery, Beverage, Tobacco, Candy and Seasonal
Products. Merchandising in the
stores and training her managers is also her expertise.
She has coordinated co-op buying for a major drug store chain of almost
30 stores and was oversaw advertising, pricing, for print ads, radio, and TV.
Salary- $60K - #RT081025