Triangle, Va. *****
Angela M. Buford
Results oriented individual with strong analytical, organizational and
Summary: interpersonal skills. Demonstrated strengths in: Sales, Client Development, Human Resources, Management, and Administrative Support. I’m a highly energetic, detailed oriented individual with excellent communication skills who is able to handle multiple tasks.
Experience: 2/2007-Present Neiman Marcus, Inc. Woodbridge, VA Human Resources Manager:
Human Resources Manager with over 15 years of comprehensive human resources experience which includes: recruitment and retention, conflict resolution, change management, labor relations and benefits administration. I have proven experience collaborating with senior management to conduct Human Resource strategic planning in order to support and further corporate goals. Possess broad knowledge of human resources in a variety of sector including union and non-union environments and with a large of exempt/ non-exempt employees. Demonstrated experience initialing cost containment strategies resulting in significant savings, excellent ability to address and implement strategic plans for talent acquisition, retention and succession planning. Proven skills in labor and employment law including complaint investigation to thwart legal action. Expertise
In: Operational Management, Training & Development, Employee Relations, Oracle,
Harassment/ EEO Compliance, Loss Prevention.
8/2003-1/2007 Kohl’s Department Store Alexandria, VA
Operation Human Resources Sr. Manager/ Area Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities: Accountable for 6 Stores, 250 employees and 90 millions in volume. Developed and evaluated the associates work schedule, incorporating payroll guidelines, store needs and staffing availability. Responsible for hiring and firing, Develop weekly and monthly action plans; prioritizes activities for store, effectively communicated with all levels of field management and home office. Coached, trained and developed Assistant Store Managers. Prepared and conducted management evaluations. Reviewed all hourly store associate evaluations identifies training needs and facilitates development of all skills for assistant managers and associates, sets and communicates sales goals, expenses and other financial information to staff, tours the entire and work with assistant store managers to ensure smooth operations, both on the selling floor and backroom receiving, prepare work schedule and time attendance for all associates, responsible for maintaining the cash office. I was responsible for managing expenses and operational performances to maximize store profit. Analyzes actual store payroll and controllable expenses against store budget and makes appropriate adjustments reviews expectations to audits with assistant store managers, jointly develops action plans and ensures their execution. A major focus was on management, sale associates, loss prevention team and on identifying shrinkage priorities.
2/2000 -7/2003 Rave G&G Retail Prince William, VA
Store Manager/ Area Manager
Highly involved in the opening of several new stores with the responsibility of handling all opening responsibilities for these new stores located in the Northern Virginia area. Held accountable for 60 employees and $5 million in store volume. Lead consistent focus on developing a positive client experience. Maximize sales potential by training, coaching and developing team. Responsible for all business and operational management decisions of my store, accountable for 4 stores.
2/1997-1/2000 Forever 21/XXI Springfield & Arlington, VA
Store Manager/ Area Manager
Area Manager for two store locations: Springfield Mall and Pentagon City. Responsible for achievement of store sales and profit and all business/operations management. Handle sales promotions, recruiting, hiring and training staff, scheduling, merchandising and building repeat client base.
1994-1997 Anteon Corporation Fairfax, VA
Executive Documentation Analyst
Responsible for creating documents and spreadsheets for the U.S. Government. Prepared payroll and audited computers. Tracked and maintained database. Prearranged documents for legal team and assisted with research. Specialized in human resource resolutions. Prepared purchase orders and processed accounts payable.
1990-1994 Excel Communications Group, Inc. Chantilly, VA
Performed work in collection, analysis, evaluation, interpretation and dissemination of information on financial management and program/budget requests. Drafted the company Procedural and Policy Guidance in preparation for the company program/budget documentation. Reviewed program/budget requests for consistency, accuracy and conformation to policy. Analyzed requests to identify imbalances and duplication. Negotiated charges with management. Monitored the allocation of funds for proper distribution and maintaining program managers. Checked the propriety of obligations and expenditures, and provided accurate audit trails. Advised the management office of financial trends, implications and/or other alternatives.
Education: 1984-1988 University of Maryland College Park, MD
Bachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice (Pre-Law)
2000-2002 Nova Virginia Community College Woodbridge, VA.
PHR Certification, Human Resources Management.
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