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Resume for Greg C. for Consultant / Retail in Muncie, Indiana

Occupation: Consultant Industry: Retail
Country: United States City: Muncie
State: Indiana ZIP: 47303

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W. Palisades Pkwy.

Muncie, In


Gregory A. C.




Multi Location Management Professional with experience in multi location store management, merchandising, supervision, loss prevention, logistics, training, visual merchandising expertise, expense control, new store openings, planogram sets, store layout expertise, account management, budgeting, business plans, customer service, coaching, mentoring, project management, program development, promotions, marketing, sales, and consulting. Excellent at multitasking, dedicated, outstanding communication skills both written and oral, dependable, detailoriented, creative, exceptional work ethic, team player but can work well independently, results oriented, organized, innovative, success driven.  Prior multi location management experience as District Sales Manager for Pepsi Indianapolis, IN, qualifying for all incentive programs as a result of sales volume attained.     


Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton WI            February  

Merchandising Manager – Position was eliminated when economy weakened. 

  • Organization, implementation, and maintenance of the Miller PowerShop program representing multiple Miller product lines. Initial sales gains of % for pilot test locations in , then ongoing of % into . 
  • Custom display prototype development, change, approval authority, and implementation.  New vendor chosen, saving $,. 
  • Managed budget for the program, including custom displays, POP materials, rd party set up and ongoing maintenance, display hardware, and travel approx. $ million dollar budget.  
  • Cost savings achieved by developing new display prototype design, saving on installation time and shipping costs. 
  • Coordination of logistics and rd party service for custom display installation and ongoing maintenance.  Oversaw implementation.           
  • Logistics planning for shipping custom displays to targeted welding distributors across the US.  
  • Analyzed and proved measured results of showroom displays.
  • Presented “Merchandising ” training to all the program partners using material developed by myself. 
  • Constantly evaluated the program planograms to maximize sales opportunities by featuring new products, as well as eliminate those that do not meet expectations.
  • Continually analyzed the displays for new addon sales opportunities.  Implemented new fixtures to supplement the displays. 
  • Constantly evaluated existing program fixtures, and looked for ways to improve them.
  • Organization, implementation, and maintenance of the Miller Endcap Program to supplement the PowerShop program.   Program personally developed and introduced to Miller and distributors.   
  • Established feebased consulting for distributors not qualifying for the program, but still needing merchandising assistance to maximize their showroom potential.
  • Oversaw setup and promoted the program concept at major trade shows.     
  • Do it Best Corp. Ft. Wayne, IN           –  

    Multi Location Retail Development Specialist Position was eliminated when territory condensed.

  • Developed creative marketing strategies for member accounts with unique marketing approaches to increasing instore sales by looking at seasonal gift ideas by price point, clip strip program with ideas for placement and recommended products were provided each month, unique store layouts to improve and simplify shopping experience, remerchandising projects to improve turns, etc.  Online approach involved recommending improvements to web sites: develop online coupons to bring online customers in the store, promoted members use ShiptoStore program to allow purchases over the Internet on their site with pick up at the store, etc.       
  • Developed a business plan for territory each year based on company goals and expectations $ million dollar business plan.
  • Helped develop and implement a Retail Rounding program that added % margin. 
  • Developed brand strategy for member accounts with primary focus on enhancing their independently owned company: through years in business, community involvement, quality products, experienced staff, superior customer service, services offered, featured product assortments, specialty departments, unique products, etc.      
  • Completed MBA’s for members Modular Business Analysis covering Inventory Management, Store Evaluation, Pricing, Financial, Strategic Planning, Promotions, Loss Prevention, Technology, Employee Productivity, and Competition.                                                                                                                                                                
  • Called on large multi location members of the coop in state area independently owned home centers, lumberyards, hardware stores, and farm and ranch stores, each with their own corporate office. in the states of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio
  • Worked with members representing stores to improve and expand their business.
  • Consulted with members encouraging them to participate in coop programs and making purchases of products through the retail distribution centers and reload centers.
  • Trained member store personnel and management in all Do it Best Corp. programs and services.

    Director of Merchandising Promoted to Multi Location Retail Development Specialist.

  • Developed and implemented the first ever Do it Best ClipStrip Program generating an additional half million dollars in sales to the Company, with participating members making % margins on featured items.  Developed and introduced new impulse fixtures and POP, working with existing and new vendors.
  • Improved the Opportunity Program CD ROM on a continual basis with each biannual release.  The CD ROM featured over , planograms representing all hardware product categories.  Pro Space and Pro Floor software from JDA was used to create these planograms and store layouts.
  • Developed and implemented the first of its kind, Do it Best Power Aisle Program, for use by its , coop members.  
  • Managed a department budget of $,.
  • Responsible for merchandise layouts and instore merchandising, planning and implementation for all members of the coop.
  • Led a team of staff in developing a category management system that worked for Do it Best hardware products.
  • Presentations made at Do it Best Corp. CORE College of Retail Education classes; training members in all phases of merchandising. 
  • Responsible for planning and implementing the first Special Exhibit Area displays ever featured at Do it Best Corp. trade shows, generating an additional % increase in sales in featured departments during each of these exhibit runs. 
  • Trained hundreds of members in merchandising philosophies, strategies, and concepts at twiceayear Do it Best Corp.hosted trade shows.
  • Supervised employees that built all planograms and merchandise layouts, for use by the , coop members.   
  • Grow Zone, Inc. Englewood, CO Technical Sales Consultant .com failure lack of capital investment
  • Called on garden centers in the Midwest, selling web site development. Sold an easytomaintain template format for garden centers to communicate with their customers; featuring online coupons, employee testimonials, special store events, howto clinics, job openings, and a link to popular garden magazine articles.

    Additional Experience

    Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Indianapolis, IN Glendale Mall Assistant Store Manager/District Trainer Left for .com startup. 

                      Supervised zone staff, coaching, mentoring and motivating them to achieve sales goals.  Manager on duty      responsibilities for  entire store.  Overall store budget responsibilities.  District trainer.       

    ACE, Indianapolis, IN Assistant Store Manager/Nursery Buyer Lowe’s manager asked to help open new location.         Supervised zone staff, coaching, mentoring and motivating them to achieve sales goals.  Manager on duty     responsibilities for entire store.  Overall store budget responsibilities.  Nursery Buyer.  Planned, organized, and    implemented garden center layout.     

    Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN Horticultural Supervisor/Event Planner ACE manager asked to open new store        and help design garden center/nursery.

                Supervised full time and volunteer staff for Oakhurst Gardens, part of the Minnetrista Cultural Center complex.  First event planner   for Oakhurst Gardens, planning and implementing the now defining yearly signature event for this facility.   

    Lowe’s Companies, Inc.  Indianapolis, IN District Coordinator/District Trainer Position was eliminated.        Opened the first new big box stores in Indiana.  District coordinator over these stores, working as a liaison between the    district, regional, and corporate offices to manage compliance with corporate directives.  Planned, organized, and implemented yearly   district garden shows in coordination with Southern Living Magazine.  Planned, organized, and implemented district and multidistrict   training seminars.        


          Ball State University, Bachelor of Science Degree

                Additional Educational Certification and Honors:

  • Selected as judge for the Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Contest Las Vegas, NV
  • Category Management Training By, The Partnering Group, Chicago, IL
  • Sales Training By, Jeffery Gitimor Grand Wayne Center Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Ongoing Sales/Marketing/Management Training By, Do it Best Corp. corporate management and guest presenters, everyother month, to regional sales staff.
  • Franklin Covey Management, Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center Management, and Padgett Thompson Management Workshops
  • Member:  American Marketing Association Indianapolis IN chapter     

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