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Sales Manager

Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014, United States
May 27, 2010

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Ronald Karda

** **** *****, ******* ****, IL. ***14

Phone: (815)***-****



A sales/store manager position with a high class company that will effectively utilize and

challenge my leadership skills and desire for excellence. Desire a position with career growth


Summary Of Qualifications:

• Detailed oriented professional with 13 years of progressive retail sales/management

experience within numerous fields.

Proactive leader with exemplary people skills. Ability to facilitate a team approach to

achieve sales, operational and team excellence/goals.

• Exceptional leadership, communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem resolution

skills. Excels in both independent and collaborative work environments.

• Quick study with ability to easily grasp and put into application new ideas, concepts,

methods and technologies. Dedicated and self-motivated team player/builder.

• Ability to hold team members accountable, increase productivity, and enhance team

morale while achieving organizational objectives.

• Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel.

Professional Experience:

General Manager/Sales Manager – Flooring Discount Warehouse

Crystal Lake, IL. 08/05 – Present

• Recruit, develop, and mentor sales staff and managers.

• Maintained a break-even and/or profitable business during the current economic

downturn all the while maintaining and adding new associates.

• Increased productivity by facilitating team meetings/training sessions and one on one

development programs.

• Assisted in the branding of company name through advertising/marketing.

• Developed team culture using FISH concept.

• Maintained top store sales

P & L management - Budget planning

Merchandising - Advertising/marketing

Strategic planning - Inventory control

Performance standards - Team leadership and mentoring

Hiring & firing associates

Specialty/Department Sales - Home Depot USA

Crystal Lake, IL. 09/02 – 07/05

• Maintain monthly sales goals

• Inventory control

• Merchandising

• Facilitated “At Home Services” program

• Operated forklifts

• Participated in management training program

Electronics Sales Specialist – Tweeter

Vernon Hills, Geneva, Crystal Lake, IL. 01 –02

• Maintained monthly sales goals

• Inventory control

• Opened 2 new stores

Sales/Merchandising Supervisor – Best Buy

Deerfield, Crystal Lake, IL. 97 –01

• Developed and mentored sales staff in which many associates were promoted from my


• Achieved “Top Gun” status (top 3 in the region by department) 6 out of 8 times with

achieving #1 ranked status 3 out of those 6 times.

• Ran inventory control team.

• Conducted training meetings.

• Budget and statistical planning.

• Performance standards; top 100 in the company in all of the major categories.


Mchenry County College – current (Major Accounting/ Minor Finance)

Numerous off site training meetings/leadership development sessions.

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