RESUME

Career Experience

2019 to 2020        SALES MANAGER.       

Kellogg’s Company, Boston, MA            

  • Covered 28 stores in the Boston, MA area

  • Responsible for in stock conditions for all Kellogg’s lines, display planning, and merchandising in conjunction with store and grocery managers. 


2018 to 2019        BUYER/ MERCHANDISER.     

Big Bunny Supermarket, Southbridge, MA    

Micknuck’s Market, Sturbridge, MA    

  • Responsible for creating and implementing weekly sales plan for Grocery, Dairy, and Frozen departments with weekly sales averaging $330,000 for Big Bunny and $40,000 for Micknuck’s Market.

  • Responsible for updating retail pricing for increased profitability in all departments. 

  • Responsible for improving store conditions, introducing new items, discontinuing old product-lines, and resetting stores accordingly. 

  • Attended food shows and buyer’s meetings to purchase seasonal items and promote holiday merchandising. 

  • Coordinated display planning at both stores through forward-buying. 

  • Purchased dry-grocery specialty items for Micknuck’s Market through Davidson’s Foods.


2008 to 2018        BUYER / OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

Goretti’s Supermarkets, Millbury, MA        

  • Responsible for merchandising, display planning, pricing, inventory control, and profitability of Grocery, Dairy/Frozen, Specialty Foods, and Health & Beauty departments; maintained or exceeded gross profits in all five departments at projected numbers; weekly store sales averaged $330,000. 

  • Oversaw store manager and department heads in areas concerning store conditions, payroll, and gross profits. 

  • Attended food shows and buyer’s meetings for holiday display purchasing and negotiating of promotional merchandise; attended Chex food shows for specialty foods deals and promotions.


1994 to 2007            STORE MANAGER

Hannaford Bros. Supermarkets (formerly Victory Supermarkets), Leominster, MA    

  • Managed Hannaford Bros. stores with weekly sales ranging from $250,000 to $550,000.

  • Responsible for store conditions, customer service, gross profits, and sales and expense actuals.

  • Supervised and participated in associate development and training including three eventual store managers. 

  • Supervised two major construction remodels. 

1985 to 1994             DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Goretti’s Supermarkets, Worcester, MA   

  • Supervised store managers at five locations in the following areas: store conditions, customer service, sales, profitability, and expense control; weekly company sales averaged $1,000,000.

  • Assisted in the hiring and performance evaluation process of all store managers and department managers.

  • Prepared the annual report and weekly analysis of operating budget including sales, gross profits, payroll, and company expenses. 

  • Coordinated with department supervisors in areas of perishable and grocery merchandising, inventory control, and customer service.

  • Supervised company repair, maintenance, and capital expenditures. 

  • Supervised company security and safety concerns. 


1979 to 1985             STORE MANAGER

SuperPlace (formerly Fernandes Supermarket), Mansfield, MA        

  • Responsible for store conditions, customer service, gross profits, and sales and expense actuals for two store locations. 

  • Supervised and participated in associate development and training. 


1977 to 1979        ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER

                              (promoted from Dairy/Frozen Manager and Grocery/Front End Manager)

Food Marts, Greenwich, CT        

  • Assisted the store manager in day-to-day operations of company including store conditions, customer service, gross profits, and sales and expense actuals.


EDUCATION 

 MASSACHUSETTS TESTS FOR EDUCATOR LICENSURE (MTEL)

  • Communication and Literacy Skills English                       

          

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Boston University, Boston, MA

  • Summa Cum Laude

  • Major: Journalism/Advertising

  • Minor: Marketing


 VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  • Vice President of St. Mary’s Jr./Sr. High School Booster Club, Worcester, MA

  • Parish Lector and CCD Instructor at St. Margaret Mary’s Parish, Worcester, MA    

  • Monthly Humor Column for Worcester Magazine

  • Poetry Seminars at Becker College and various elementary schools, Worcester, MA