District Sales Manager in Austin TX Resume Jean Gilbert
Jean Gilbert is a results-driven District Manager with extensive experience leading and managing multi-unit retail operations.
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J EAN G ILBERT Austin, Texas 78759 firstname.lastname@example.org 614-506-4431 www.linkedin.com/in/jeanagilbert/ R E T A I L D I S TR IC T M A NA G E R Results-driven District Manager with extensive experience leading and managing multi-unit retail operations. Proven ability to drive multimillion dollar sales and profitability. Earned multiple awards and high marks from top retailers such as J. Jill, Pottery Barn, Victoria’s Secret, Talbots, Limited, and Express. Excels at recruiting, hiring, and training high-caliber management talent. Training & Development Customer Satisfaction Merchandising Profit & Loss Management Sales & Marketing Business Development Brand Initiatives Store Policies & Procedures Inventory/Payroll Controls K E Y A C CO M PL ISH M EN T S • Spearheaded J. Jill’s building of its concierge business over the last three years as a percent to total sales. • Ranked #3 at J. Jill in 2009 and 2010 in both plan and last-year (LY) sales out of 18 districts; also earned a #1 rank in the company for payroll expense control in 2010 and #4 in wall contribution. • Successfully trained and developed two internal candidates for management positions at Pottery Barn and promoted four Store Managers to District Manager positions at Express. • Managed 11 stores generating $30 million in sales annually and ranked in the top quartile of sales districts for Victoria’s Secret; earned a Client Service Award for performance excellence. • Played a key role as member of a Task Force charged with developing the Sales Training Program for Victoria's Secret Beauty. • Realized a 39% increase in sales and was nominated for District Manager of the Year for Talbots as a result of outstanding management of 12 stores with annual sales of $20 million. • Developed and implemented strategic sales programs for Express as a Regional Manager overseeing six District Managers across 49 stores with annual sales of $75 million dollars. • Increased Express sales 30% on average over four years; participated in 23 store openings nationwide. • Earned membership in Limited President’s Club, recognized with three Outstanding Achievement Awards, and ranked first in sales volume company-wide. P RO F E SS IO NA L E XP ER I E NC E THE BODY SHOP, Columbus, Ohio 2011 – 2012 District Manager • Managed 13 retail store locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Tennessee J. JILL, Columbus, Ohio 2005 – 2011 District Manager • Managed 13 retail store locations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky driving profitability, brand recognition, and sales in excess of $20 million dollars. • Maximizes customer experiences and sales by cultivating a positive environment; recruiting and hiring top-tier store managers; and training three district managers in three years. • Implemented strategic customer-focused initiatives based on customer feedback and market data. POTTERY BARN, Columbus, Ohio 2002 – 2005 General Manager • Directed store operations, staff, and growth initiatives to generate $4 million dollars in sales. • Managed inventory levels and controls, coordinated staff coverage, maintained the store's visual presentation, and developed initiatives to maximize sales, productivity, and profitability. JEAN GILBERT Page Two P RO F E SS IO NA L E XP ER I E NC E (Continued) MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY, Columbus, Ohio 2000 – 2002 District Manager • Managed profitability and sales generation in excess of$15 million across 13 locations. • Developed management staff to train and motivate store teams in meeting sales goals. • Ensured the company’s store standards and policies were implemented and maintained district-wide. NORDIC TRACK, Columbus, Ohio 1997 – 1998 Regional Manager • Drove sales growth and profitability for 47 permanent locations across 10 midwestern and northeastern states with sales totaling over $50 million dollars. • Managed double the amount of store locations during the busy winter season when temporary locations were opened. • Led the transitioning of former Regional Managers into District Managers during an organizational restructure and company downsize. A D DI T IO NA L E XP ER I EN C E VICTORIA'S SECRET, Columbus, Ohio 1993 – 1997 District Manager TALBOTS, Columbus, Ohio 1990 – 1993 District Manager EXPRESS, Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1982 – 1989 Regional Manager; District Manager LIMITED STORES, Various locations in Illinois and Ohio 1977 – 1982 District Manager; Store Manager Additional experience also includes a position as an independent sales representative (1998-2000) generating $575,000 annual sales for a territory covering central and western Ohio. E D UC A T IO N PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, Indiana Fashion Merchandising Additional training includes: • Situational Leadership Seminar • Rick Tate’s Sales Seminar • Mohr Retailing Sales Training • Improving Coaching Skills Seminar • Recruiting and Interviewing Seminar • Core competency workshop with 360 feedback component • Multi Unit Management – Harry Friedman
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