offer more than 18 years progressive experience in retail management, with expertise in areas of sales planning, team development/training, and operational efficiency. possess excellent financial analysis, team leadership, project management, and business development skills.
recipient of numerous sales and management awards from target corporation, including: rookie stl of the year, district mvp, most improved guest experience award, golden contribution award, corporate values award for fostering an inclusive culture(first recipient), award of appreciation from metropolitan police for 'start something program' - summer youth academy, accident free award and bounce back champion award (2 years consecutively).
recognized for the following: most improved hsrp performance (2 consecutive years- 08 and 09), group top performer - best in community 2008, fostering development and talent management store and district), recognition for peer leadership, leading the district united way campaign, fostering an inclusive culture, driving a consistent culture that meets target brand in hrsp environment, as well as outstanding best team survey results every year.
awarded store manager of the year, district quarterly star, rookie dsm of the year, highest sales increase, and shortage improvement award from kay-bee toys.
military awards include: certificate for exemplary performance during multi-unit training exercise battle-griffin (1999), exceptional performance - cax (1997), new york state certificate for long and faithful service.
target corporation, forestville, md 06/2003-10/2010
store team leader (02/2006-10/2010)
oversaw all store operations and managed daily activities of 9 executive team leaders, 19 team leaders, and more than 250 team members.
consistently ensured delivery of payroll budgets, hiring and training needs, shortage goals, sales goals, brand expectations, guest services, community relations, and year-end profits.
strategized team development to challenge them to deliver increased sales and operational results more efficiently.
served in the district community captain group, district recruiting team, district logistics captain, and district wellness captain.
etl hardlines, chantilly, va (02/2005-02/2006)
spearheaded delivery of new planogram sets, team development/training, and carried out store workloads by participating in hiring and training of new team members.
etl-logistics, brooklyn, ny (05/2004-02/2005)
selected to oversee the grand opening of the store.
directed and planned for the grand opening by hiring and training a new team of 120+ team members as well as 3 executives to drive logistic operations.
managed freight flow consisting of 2 to 4 trailers daily from dc, in-store stock levels, and backroom organization.
led sales floor branding, addressed any schedule and team concerns, and followed up on daily workloads.
assessed and planned forecasted workloads.
etl-logistics, valley stream, ny (06/2003-05/2004)
completely revitalized a poorly performing process and put in lace structured routines, organized a new workflow, and focused on team building to achieve operational goals.
managed freight flow from dc in-store stock levels and backroom organization as well as brand schedules and team concerns.
kay-bee toys 11/1992-06/2003
district sales manager (02/2001-06/2003)
drove sales for 10 stores in new york, connecticut, and rhode island, ensuring stores were meeting and exceeding company goals, branding standards, and guest experiences.
led recruitment initiatives to develop sales associates, assistant managers, and managers.
administered financial operations and followed up on workload execution.
store manager/training store manager (11/1992-02/2001)
oversaw all recruiting, hiring, and training operations as well as workload planning and financial reporting.
united states marine corps reserve 02/1995-01/2001
infantry man: anti-armor and demolitions/squad leader
led a squad of 13 marines ensuing that all marine corps requirements for brand, fitness, and workload/mission execution were met.
westchester business institute, white plains, ny
associate degree in administrative accounting, 1991
fred pryor seminars
certificate for completion of course:"how to make presentations with confidence and power", 1999
mohr retail learning systems
certificate: communication skills and delegating responsibilities, 1999
certificate: communication skills and multi-unit management, 1999
specialty military training: chemical warfare, winter combat ops in norway
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