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Resume for Jeff C. for Executive Manager / Retail in Chesterton, Indiana

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Retail
Country: United States City: Chesterton
State: Indiana ZIP: 46304

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Jeffrey C. 

Oakwood Drive, Chesterton, IN       C:  H:   


Competitive Analysis / Growth Strategy / Training & Development / Merchandising / Turnarounds

P&L / MultiSites / Performance Improvement / Inventory Control / Budgets / Cost Management

I developed a track record turning around the lowest performing stores in multiple districts by improving productivity, reducing overtime and payroll costs, cutting inventory shrink, and designing effective merchandising strategies.  Known as a “cando” manager, I was tapped for some of the most challenging assignments.

In addition to directing operations across facilities, I also was appointed to special projects and repeatedly acknowledged for outcomes.  I led topmanagement recruitment and training efforts, developed standardized methods for opening new sites, and hosted high echelon executives from both inside and outside of the company. 

  • Identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing changes to increase productivity
  • Driving costs out of the system through effective labor management
  • Leading major remodeling and new facility opening projects
  • Mentoring employees within a collaborative and teambased environment
  • My education includes a BS, Management from Purdue University and training in union formation law, food handling, and employment practices.  I was selected to represent the Division during separate Aldi presidential visits and showcased a store to a visiting international executive.  

    Selected Accomplishments

    Led pilot store remodeling project. Aldi wanted to remodel stores in division.  Led initial remodeling effort, developing a standardized process for future stores. Implemented employee work teams and interfaced with contractors. Cut expected cycle time from seven to five days, lowered labor costs by %, and saved $M in sales.

    Reduced overtime payroll.  Assigned to a district with the worst payroll percentage of overtime in the division.  Refined each store’s employee and delivery schedule and addressed staffing needs.  Cut overtime % with a corresponding reduction of % in payroll.  Maintained high morale while achieving status for metric in division.

    Achieved record setting inventory loss control.  Division goals focused heavily on cost control, with inventory being a primary source of losses.  Designed and implemented customized shrink action plans for each store in three different districts.  Averaged % reduction in shrink per store.

    Turned around underperforming operation.  Assigned poorest performing district in Michigan. Streamlined work schedules, implemented intensive employee development and training, and increased teamwork.  Store became top performer in one year, with a % increase in productivity and a % reduction in payroll.

    Cut recruiting costs through training and development.  Recognized that employee retention is a major cost savings tool.  Developed cashiers, shift managers and assistant managers, preparing them for promotion to store manager.  Elevated people to manager, saving $K over nine years on recruiting costs.

    Career History

    Increasing levels or responsibility at Aldi, Inc. a $B retail grocery chain: 

    District Manager, Illinois Stores, to . Selected to lead recruitment efforts for toplevel management candidates. Coordinated six grand openings for stores in the Midwest.  Maximized growth through productivity improvement, inventory control, and creative merchandising for six stores.  Oversaw $M budget and staff.

    District Manager, Indiana Stores, to . Nominated by Director of Stores Operations to lead six operational committees to improve divisional store performance in IT, expense control, cooler/freezer products, and signage.  Trained and mentored District Manager candidates.  Managed $M budget and employees.

    District Manager, Michigan Stores, to .  Recruited as Manger in Training, progressing to District Manager with responsibility for four stores in Valparaiso, IN Division. Ensured growth in sales and implemented cost control strategies.  Managed recruitment, training and employee performance.  Led $M budget and staff.

    Additional information:  An avid marathon runner, I enjoy all athletics and act as an Assistant High School Coach.  

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