Retail District Manager Resume

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Retail District Manager Resume

  1. 1. Aaron Turner_________________ | 253-389-5350 | Summary Extensive expertise and proven success in multi-unit retail management in the health care industry for a fortune 100 company. Recognized for creating a collaborative team environment through fostering commitment, trust, fairness and loyalty. An innovative leader who has an outstanding ability to solve complex problems under difficult situations. Successful insight on regional and market trends that drive sales and profit. Masterful at inventory reduction thru tight controls across all business units. Key Competencies  Staff Management and Development.  Leadership.  Operational Excellence.  Customer Satisfaction.  Financial Planning and Management.  Strategic Planning.  Profit and Loss Responsibility.  Inventory Management. Professional Experience WALGREENS, Various Western Washington Locations. 2001-2015 Community Leader, Tacoma WA, 2009-2015 Provided district manager oversight for seven stores. Developed store manager proficiency in sales and profit improvement, customer service, team member development and corporate initiatives for a 54 million dollar per year operation.  Increased sales by 5% year over year for six consecutive years, by leading the market in sales and healthcare initiatives.  Improved team member engagement by providing constructive feedback, one on one training, motivational activities and outlining individual career paths for each team member.  Conducted recruiting at local universities and area job fairs to build a stronger management base with in the market.  Developed and managed a team of store managers who led the market in most company initiatives leading to stronger sales growth, exceptional customer service and increased market share.  Successfully negotiated with vendors to decrease cost of goods sold and increase profit margins in excess of 15%.  Provided market level oversight in inventory controls, resulting in a multi-million dollar improvement in inventory.  Conducted performance review calibrations to ensure that all leadership positions were evaluated appropriately.
  2. 2.  Networked and partnered with local charities and organizations to help support community events.  Developed sales strategies to improve profits by creating and setting sales goals for individual product and services.  Collaborated with regional human resource manager and district training specialist to provide continuing education for all levels of store personnel. Store Manager, Various Locations Western Washington, 2004-2009 Provided overall leadership to a team of 45 retail and healthcare professionals at the highest volume store in the district. Primary responsibilities included: team member development, sales and profit building, inventory reduction and customer service.  Complete profit and loss responsibility for a 15+ million dollar per year operation.  Led district in sales and profit improvement for 5 consecutive years, increasing sales in excess of 5% per year during tough economic times by providing exceptional service and in stock conditions.  Conducted recruiting events at local colleges and universities seeking management candidates for entire region of 200+ stores. Vetted and hired management applicants for present and future needs for region.  Served as district training manager for newly hired college graduates for the company’s management in training program, working closely with trainees to develop them into future leaders for the company.  Served as district vendor specialist. Working with and negotiating prices with local and regional vendors to provide products to up to 200 stores, delivering products at a cost and retail that provided improved profit margins.  Fostered and managed a 6 year marketing partnership between Walgreens and Washington State Fair Association that contributed to an increase in market share and company exposure in Washington State. EDUCATION Bachelors of Arts Degree, Communications, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA Associates of Arts Degree, Business Management, Everett Community College, Everett, WA