Resume


Michael Truitt
240-380-5360
mwtruitt@gmail.com

Objective
Experienced retail Professional seeks a position in Retail Management
Work Experience
Owner
9/2010 – Present  Jefferson Truitt
·         Driving Sales and profit
·         Analyze Customer Survey
·         Work closely with Owners and Partners
·         Ensure exceptional Customer Service
·         Visual Merchandising

Manager
Part time
05/2010 – Present  New Bern Business Center
·         Driving Sales and profit
·         Scheduling and Training Staff
·         Work closely with Owners and Partners
·         Ensure exceptional Customer Service
Manager
10/2008 – 01/2010  The Fresh Market, Greenville, North Carolina
·         Driving Sales & Profit for Produce and Deli Department
·         Execute merchandising plans to ensure revenue
·         Complied with local and state health codes
·         Wrote Schedules
·         Replenishment Pricing and P.O.S Signage
·         Maintained Back stock and cooler rotation
·         Managed Inventories for Deli and Produce Departments

Sales Manager
10/2006 – 10/2008  Lakeshore Learning, Alexandria, Virginia/ Greenville, North Carolina
·     Driving Sales & Profit for Outside Sales and retail unit
·     Develop and implement strategic merchandising plans to ensure revenue objectives were attained.
·     Expense Control Hiring/Staffing/Human Resources
·     Worked closely with Regional staff, (Buyers, Marketing, Merchandise and product resource staff)
·     Replenishment Pricing & Signing
·     Stockroom Office & Systems
·     Managed Sales staff
·     Wrote schedules
·     Managed Payroll budgets and operational budgets
Regional Sales, Support Manager
2/2006 - 10/2006  JC Penney, Hyattsville, MD
·     Driving Sales & Profit
·     Expense Control Hiring/Staffing/Human Resources
·     Worked closely with Regional staff, (Buyers, Marketing and Merchandise staff)
·     Replenishment
·     Pricing , Signing & P.O.P Visual
·     Stockroom & Office Systems
·     Opened Closed the Store
·     Managed Sales staff
·     Recruit Hire and Train Managers and sales staff.
·     Wrote schedules
·     Managed Payroll budgets and operational budgets
District Manager
7/2002 - 5/2005  Bed, Bath & Beyond, Virginia Beach, Va.
·     Ensure outstanding customer service for 8 - 10 stores
·     Ensure employee training
·     Recruit, Train Store Managers.
·     Responsible for 8 - 10 stores
·     Develop and implement strategic merchandising plans to ensure revenue objectives were attained.
·     Worked closely with store Managers to Drive Sales
·     Worked closely with Regional staff, (Buyers, Marketing and Merchandise staff)
·     Pricing & Signing Office & Systems
District Customer Service Manager
10/2001 - 7/2002 Bed, Bath & Beyond, Wilmington, NC.
·     Direct Daily Operations of store generating over $7 million annually
·     Recruit, Train and Manage a staff of 28 employees to peak levels of performance
·     Ensure outstanding customer service
·     Initially hired as a Department Manager and promoted in recognition of superior performance
·     Worked closely with Regional staff, (Buyers, Marketing and Merchandise staff)
Executive Team Leader
5/1997 - 10/2001 Target Corp., Wilmington, NC.
·     Direct daily operations of a 65,000 square foot store generating over $35 million annually.
·     Recruit, Train and managed a staff of 105 - 145 employees to peak levels of performance
·     Ensure outstanding customer service(receive Brand awards in 1997,1998, and 2001)
·     Initially hired as a Department manager and promoted in recognition of superior performance
·     Acted as district Operations Manager for 11 stores
·     Develop and implement strategic merchandising plans to ensure revenue objectives were attained
·     .Communicate with Merchandising and Buying Departments.
Education
9/1985 - 5/1989  Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa
·     Bachelor's Degree
·     Bachelor of Arts in Business Management

Awards

·         February 2006-Lakeshore Learning Area of the Month
·         April, July, November 2006 Lakeshore Learning Golden Hippo Award.
·         August 2005 JC Penney Presidents Award.

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