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RssLove to Drive Change in a Fast Pace Environment By delivering an Energetic, Enthusiastic and Excellent Management style

I am looking for an environment where development is valued as a primary function of the company and creativity is a part of daily problem solving process.

General Manager

Miami, FL

About Me


Management & Business


General Manager


Matt Oz Erkan 15051 Royal Oak lane Biscayne Landing Apt 1902 North Miami , FL 33181 (314) 799-3516 Education Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO) Bachelor of Science, Marketing, 2001 Bachelor of Science, International Business, 2001 Management Experience Target Corporation (St. Louis, MO) Store Team Leader, June 2006 November 2008 Responsibilities: Led a $42mil store of 185 team members, including 22 team leaders and 5 Assistant Managers Coached and trained over 27 Executive Team Leaders Developed and implemented systems and structures to maximize profits, sales, return on investment, market share and team member satisfaction Provided dedicated leadership that drove high guest service and team morale Directed all personnel, operational and merchandising functions Achievements: Implemented a store turnaround effort resulting in removal from the Team Satisfaction Focus list Drove 4.5 % sales increase via exceptional guest service within the store by developing well-trained and guest-focused team members Improved team member retention rates by 15% in a year Recognized 4 times by Group Operations as a Top Performer in Midwest Region Achieved the Top Team Developer Award for Midwest Region Mentored 10 new Executive Team Leaders and 4 new Store Team Leaders Developed 2 Executive Team Leaders to Store Team Leader position Selected for and participated in Advanced Development Program, a high profile leadership development program for Store Managers Recruiting Captain, District Campus, June 2004- November 2008 Responsibilities: Recruited up to 25 Executive Team Leaders per semester from Midwest college campuses Assessed and interviewed potential new talent Trained recruiting teams from district store managers and executives Organized campus career fairs for the District and Group Level Director, District College Intern Program, September 2007- November 2008 Responsibilities: Hired college students for summer internship program Designed and coordinated custom intern training sequences based on individual development needs Improved intern to full-time hire conversion from 35% in 2007 to 77% in 2008 Held weekly performance management meetings with interns and provided progress feedback reports to store leaders Selected intern trainers and actively monitored college intern progress Ciner Media Group (Istanbul, Turkey) Interim Director, Research and Development, June 2005- June 2006 Responsibilities: Restructured the national magazine distribution for chain stores Negotiated for Forbes, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire Mason and Stuff Magazines contracts Spearheaded a new online database to lower magazine delivery and return shortage Assisted the CEO during high profile meetings with Steve Forbes and Conde Nast publishing Represented the Company Distribution Department in Distripress Conferences, a marketplace for all publications in the world Target Corporation (Kansas City, KS) Store Team Leader, June 2004 June 2005 Responsibilities: Led a $22 mil store of 127 team members, including 16 team leaders Coached and trained 7 Executive Team Leaders Other responsibilities same as those listed for St. Louis Store Team Leader position Achievements: Executive Team Leader, Hardlines and Logistics, June 2001 June 2004 Responsibilities: Developed and trained department managers Planned and maintained payroll operations for a $28-36 million a year store Drove a service culture to maintain a Target Brand shopping experience Utilized creative skills to motivate team in order to achieve company objectives Strategically organized a team of up to 185 to accomplish daily company goals Provided team training, career counseling , and other on-the-job support Supervised and mentored a college intern for summer training program Consistently achieved sales goals and maintained budget controls Led initiatives to redirect store focus from individual tasks to team and company level focus instilling a strong unified culture of service PROFESSIONAL Skills Fluent in Turkish (Written and spoken) Intermediate in Italian (Written and spoken) Proficient in SAP, Visual Basic, Basic MS Office and Open Source Applications, and PeopleSoft Trained in conflict management and corrective action training source Master trainer for the Group 194 References References available upon request Available for Relocation

Ideal Companies:

Whole Foods, Kohls, Microsoft, Wagners, Google, Any Counseling Firm's Retail

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Will Relocate:



Miami, FL