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.
MASSACHUSETTS TESTS FOR EDUCATOR LICENSURE (MTEL)
Communication and Literacy Skills English
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Boston University, Boston, MA
Summa Cum Laude
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