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Resume for Gary B. for Purchasing / Procurement / Retail in Prior Lake, Minnesota

Occupation: Purchasing / Procurement Industry: Retail
Country: United States City: Prior Lake
State: Minnesota ZIP: 55372

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Gary L. B.

Highland Court NE

                           Prior Lake, Minnesota  


Cell:                      Home:                           EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Strategic Management Executive adept at exceeding financial and performance goals and efficient budget management.  Excellent leadership, teambuilding, communications, and customer service skills.  Possess creative and innovative thought processes.  Collaborate with cross functional teams to maximize efficiency and results.  Equally effective in a wide variety of fast paced environments and business situations.  Areas of expertise include:  
  • Financial and Budget Execution
  • Brand and Product Development
  • Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Process Development and Improvement
  • Creative Marketing Solutions
  • Change Management 

  • Inventory Management
  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Solution Based Merchandising
  • Business Trend Analysis/Development
  • Vendor Partnerships/Negotiations
  • Problem Solving                                      

    Gander Mountain St Paul, Minnesota                                    

    Divisional Vice President – Hunting/Firearms 

    Led the strategic development of Gander Mountain’s largest merchandising division – Hunting/Firearms.  Supervised team in the development of market specific/regional assortments, marketing plans, merchandising strategies, and innovative product development. 

  • Managed and directed member team in merchandising, inventory/replenishment, planning, and customer service resulting in company leading financial performance each year in sales and margin.
  • Exceeded sales +% and margin + basis points goals through repositioning the business, effective trend and market analysis, team development, review of regional opportunities, and price optimization.
  • Selected to Executive Loss Prevention Committee to develop best practices and process improvements for both corporate and store operations teams.  Resulted in % reduction in annual shrink performance totaling savings of over $ million. 
  • Led hunting/firearms division in collaboration with Gander Mountain Direct team on web/catalog assortment selection resulting in of the top producing sales departments in the past months.
  • Successfully launched Gander Mountain’s store planogram and space allocation initiative in the hunting division in fall resulting in a % improvement in turnover.
  • Engineered and launched industry leading online firearms program that within two months quickly doubled web searches and hits over the next leading search category.
  • Directed teams in assortment analysis and vendor/sku rationalization to minimize duplication and maximize turnover.  Negotiated volume pricing on commodity items through coordinated bid process.
  • Gary L. B.  PAGE  

    Director – Firearms/Accessories                                 

    Managed and directed the largest outdoors specialty retail firearms network in the United States in over stores throughout states.  Collaborated with store operations in the development of seasonal and regional assortments, execution of merchandising best practices, and performance driven product development.    

  • Conceptualized and implemented new business strategy for entry into the sporting tactical firearms and related accessories category resulting in over $ million of incremental sales. 
  • Consolidated general accessories products into new, unique department to ensure effective assortment alignment resulting in inventory reduction of over % and sales increase of %.
  • Negotiated additional vendor marketing support of over $ million to support incremental marketing campaigns increasing comparable store sales by over %.

    Product Manager – Hunting/Firearms                                      

    Responsible for strategy development, regionalized assortments/purchasing, marketing plans, merchandising directives, and exclusive product development for firearms, ammunition, reloading, and firearms accessories.  Supervised the used firearms category and partnered with gunsmith service team to ensure time and action service calendar was executed and maintained. 

  • Customized seasonal and regional solution based merchandising strategies resulting in an improved customer shopping experience as quantified in the reduction of customer service complaints.
  • Focused on complete product life cycle management.  Developed market leadership in new product introductions, innovative and exclusive product development, and disciplined exit strategies resulting in margin improvement of over basis points.
  • Instituted a successful “off season” annual spring firearms event that enabled Gander Mountain to be first to market with newness/exclusives and allowed timely reduction of nonstrategic inventory.  Added incremental top line sales of $ million.

    G. R. Herberger’s – St. Cloud, Minnesota  

    Divisional Vice President/Divisional Merchandise Manager   

    Led $MM, member children’s division team for regional retail department stores.  Accountable for growth of regional assortments, purchasing, strategic development, marketing, and merchandising directives for national brands and exclusive private label products. 

  • Led Herberger’s to top margin and turnover performance within member department store buying group.
  • Appointed to member nationwide committee to select domestic vendor key item programs and negotiated pricing and marketing support for member buying group stores.
  • Forged partnerships with strategic vendors to set seasonal sales goals, profitability requirements, and marketing plans to maximize sales, margins, and inventory turnover.

    Product Manager – Boy’s                                                  

    Responsible for creation of assortment and merchandise mix, product development, inventory control, sales, margin, turnover, and strategic marketing plans.

  • Managed team in development of a division leading profit performance department.
  • Selected to represent member store buying group for import product development trip overseas.
  • Triple Crown Award winner sales, margin, turnover for years.

    Bachelor of Science Marketing and Management

    University of Nebraska at Kearney

    Graduated Honorable Mention

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