Tim B

Dedicated Leader


Regional/Multi-Unit Manager


Conway, AR

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Results-Oriented Business Management Professional with 20+ years of solid experience in the retail industry in positions of progressive responsibility, including Executive Level Management and Management Board. Empowering leader who recruits, develops, coaches, motivates, and inspires management teams to top performance. Strong financial and interpersonal skills combined with a strong strategic planning, organizational, and communications skills to form the innate ability to focus and manage execution on all tasks.


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(Confidential) (Confidential) 9/1999 - Present
Sam's Club (Confidential) 10/1998 - 9/1999
Sweet Factory (Confidential) 1/1997 - 10/1998



Missouri Western State College Marketing/Management 1987 Bachelor Degree



Experience Kohlís Department Stores, Arkansas/Memphis/Mississippi 2005-Present District Manager Promoted to District Manager to revitalize and establish company best practices to underachieving district. Managed annual sales of $139 million, while increasing gross margin, profit margins, and comp stores sales, by reinvigorating and focusing the management team on improving business skills. Penetrated 2 new markets in fall of 2006, opening 2 New Innovation stores that have exceeded company expectations and audit scores. Turned around customer perception by cultivating and delivering exceptional merchandising, customer service, and managerial skills in all stores. ?Gross Margin increase of 1.6% to 35.2%. ?Operating Profit increase of 2.6% to 9.5% with a total profit $13.2 million. Kohlís Department Stores, Texas/Illinois 1999-2005 Store Manager Recruited as Store Manager Bench to assist with the process of opening 10 new stores in the Texas market. Successfully opened 2 new stores as Store Manager, and was then requested to rejuvenate a store that had slipped below company standards. Following a masterful turnaround of the store was commissioned to relocate to Orland Park, Illinois to lead one of the highest volume stores in the company. ? Achieved highest new store audit in company history. ?Recognized for Top 5 Superior Customer Service scores in the company. ?Managed new executive training for District and trained California Market. ?Created and implemented credit strategies to motivate entire district to surpass company goals. Samís Club, Texas 1998-1999 Control and Operational Manager Recruited as Control and Operational Manager of the highest volume club in the Continental United States to increase profitability through inventory control on operational standards. Tim Bond Page 2 Sweet Factory 1997-1998 Regional Director of Operations, Northeast Region District Manager, Texas/Illinois Fast tracked to Northeast Regional Director of Operations. Directed all business operations for 70 stores in 5 Districts, 5 District Managers, and 350+ employees with $15 million in annual sales. Managed all fiscal responsibilities; prepared and managed all budgets. Developed and implemented comprehensive sales programs. Analyzed market trends and oversaw merchandising and store layout. Originally recruited to manage and train 22 Store Managers throughout Texas and Illinois. Hired, mentored, coached, and trained all management positions as well as open new stores. Developed and implemented stores sales promotions and contest to increase sales and associate morale. ?Increased store contributions 400% by negotiating lower rental agreements, controlling expenses, and managing payroll. ?District Manager of the Year 1997 ?Highest District Audit score. Venture Stores, Inc., Texas/Missouri/Kansas 1985-1997 Store Manager/Store Systems Trainer Managed all aspects of store operations and merchandising, including hiring, training, budgets, expense control, scheduling, and customer service in stores with annual volumes of $15-$22 million. Requested to transfer several times as a trouble shooter for company, and in all instances increased store sales volumes and net earnings by consistent operational control, and creating an environment that fosters associate morale and development. Started career while attending college and entered into the Executive Training Program directly out of college. Quickly excelled through all levels of promotion including working directly in Venture Corporate Offices as the STORE SYSTEMS TRAINER, which included developing, writing, and coordinating all training, training materials, and budgets for new stores. ?Outstanding Manager of the YEAR; 1988,1989,1995,1996 ?Sales Support Award; 1992, 1993 ?Coordinated and conducted team building, stocking, merchandising, and operational training for all stores in the company.

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P&L Leadership and Coaching Merchandising Customer Service