Ian L

The Michael Jordan of District Managers




Long Valley, NJ

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High energy District Manager with a can do attitude who looks to drive the business.




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DUANE READE DRUG STORES, New York, NY 02/2006 to 5/2007 District Manager P & L responsibility for 15 stores in the Upper East Side District of Manhattan, with more than $115 million in annual sales. Communicate company business initiatives with managers and store personnel to ensure that the highest standards of merchandising, inventory control, and cleanliness are consistently maintained in order to maximize store performance and profitability. · Business Turnaround: Turned around under performing district from ($200,000) annual loss to $800,000 profit within first 10 months as District Manager. - Increased district sales by average of $250,000 per month, a 15% increase over a 6-month period, compared to company average of 8% and industry average (NYC) of 5%. · Inventory Reduction: Reduced inventory by 10% throughout stores by proper utilization of computer assisted ordering (C.A.O.) resulting in an annual cost savings of $1.5 million. · Health & Safety: Significantly improved success rate of stores in passing annual cleanliness inspections by the Department of Agriculture, with 14 stores passing as compared to previous pass rate of only 8 stores. · Profit Margin Enhancement: Improved profit margin of each store through proper staffing, inventory management, effective merchandising, and overall store appearance. PATHMARK SUPERMARKETS, INC., New York, NY 1976 to 02/2006 District Manager (3/03 – 2/06) Managed twelve-store district with annual sales of more than $450 million, overseeing the performance of 42 direct reports (12 store managers, 2 assistant district managers, 24 assistant managers, 4 assorted field staff) and 2,600 total employees. · Community Relations: Directed fund-raising initiative that raised more than $100,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for two successive years. · New Store Opening and Renovation: Oversaw the opening of two new stores and major renovations in five stores within one-year period. - Maintained positive same store sales increase over previous year even in stores undergoing major renovations. · Staff Development: Oversaw all staffing requirements for newly opened and renovated stores which included the selection and promotion of approximately eighty part-time associates to full-time status, and the addition of four assistant managers and two general store managers. - Mentored five assistant store managers, promoting them to general store managers within two years. (Continued on Page Two) IAN LOUDON Résumé Page Two PATHMARK EXPERIENCE (Continued) · Management Training: Actively involved in formalized training program for new manager development; provided training in both the classroom and in the field. Served as mentor to new store managers and new district managers. · Labor Cost Reduction: Decreased labor cost as percentage of sales achieving second best payroll percent in company (out of 135 stores). · Scheduling: Applied effective scheduling to slash overtime expenses by 50% and decrease overall hourly rate to best level in company. · Customer Satisfaction: Increased customer satisfaction ratings, measured by mystery shopper findings, from 78% to 84% within two-year period in very demanding locations. · Shrink Reduction: Implemented stringent purchase controls and that resulted in significant reduction of shrink for perishables (produce and meat). This included the development an inter-store inventory tracking system that facilitated the exchange of excess perishable inventory in lieu of purchasing additional inventory. Product Manager (Meat and Seafood) (6/01 – 3/03) Directly responsible for the sales, conditions, staffing, compliance, and profitability of the meat and seafood departments for 34 store locations. · New Product Rollout: Opened the first 100% case ready meat departments in the company’s history. · Computer Assisted Ordering: Installed and set up company’s first computer assisted ordering system for meat departments in two store locations. · Shrink Reduction: Reduced shrink by $83,000 for Meat and $108,000 for Seafood. · New Store Opening and Renovation: Directed the planning and setup of meat and seafood departments for two new store openings and five store renovations. · Plan-O-Gram Design: Designed meat and seafood plan-o-grams for company. Product Manager (Dairy and Frozen) (9/00 – 6/01) Oversaw the efficient and profitable operations of the dairy and frozen food departments for 34 store locations. · Sales Increase: Achieved the highest same store sales increase in the entire company for Frozen sales and the second highest sales increase for Dairy sales. · Shrink Reduction: Reduced shrink by $540,000 for Dairy and $310,000 for Frozen. · New Store Opening and Renovation: Handled one new store opening and ten renovations. General Store Manager (1992 – 09/00) Managed the efficient and profitable operations of four different stores in northern New Jersey. Responsible for key store performance measures that included sales, shrink control, staff relations, sanitation, and profitability. · Top Management Performance: Recipient of Assistant Store Manager of the Year,1992 and Store Manager of the Year, 1996. Record Store Performance: Opened new store in North Bergen and set company record for first day sales. Led store to finish in the Top 10 in company for earnings as well as advance in overall ranking from 31st to 9th in two year period.

Companies I like:

WalMart, Disney, Dick's Sporting Goods, Safeway, Wegmann's


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Inventory/Shrink reduction. Sales/Profit increase.