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General Manager Resume

This individual had retail management experience and wanted to move into human resources management. The writer plays up human resources both in the profile and in the Career Highlights.

Sample General Manager Resume

1224 Archer Road • Gainesville, Fl 32607 •Cell: (452) 555 - 1987


Professional manager with a broad-based background in business development, human resources, personnel management and store operations. Strong leadership and motivational skills; proven ability to quickly build rapport, establish trust, and train and motivate people of all levels. Recognized for professionalism, positive mental attitude, commitment to excellence and demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with senior management, associates and customers. Bigpicture focus on company goals has produced increased efficiencies in production and sales.

Human Resource Management • Interviewing/Training/Developing Personnel • Benefits-Wage Administration
Project Management • Expense and Inventory Control • Policies, Programs and Procedures


Human Resources Management
  • Established training priorities for 110 stores throughout
    Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa andMichigan.
  • Improved expense control; identified efficiencies for
    controllables and salary expenditures.
  • Recruited personnel at college campuses.
  • Enhanced management/staff team productivity through
    motivational training and mentoring.
  • Evaluated human resources programs and directives.
  • Responsible for overall store operations.
  • Ensured proper execution of federal and state laws and
    customer service initiatives.
  • Developed and sustained new and existing business.
  • Evaluated hiring decisions and identified high potential field management personnel.
  • Contributed to store-management team effort to maintain
    efficient operating conditions and ensure in-stock position.
  • Presented benefits and corporate policies overview to new hires


    General Manager, WESTRIDGEAPPAREL, Schaumburg, Illinois, 08/99 to Present

    • Supervised all aspects of the opening of the Weekend Only Warehouse concept store.
    • Recruit, hire and train sales staff.
    • Schedule sales and support staff.

    General Manager, VENTURE CORPORATION, Chicago, Illinois, 09/98 to 08/99

    • Executed merchandising and operations for hardlines /softlines.
    • Controlled office/freight receiving procedures; salary budgets.
    • Supervised management staff, emphasizing sales performance and high standards of store operations.
    • Directed complete remodeling of assigned fashion areas.
    • Trained management personnel in operations and supervision.
    • Managed job assistance efforts for multiple stores during business close-down.

    Previous roles:
    RegionalHRTrainer, Ft.Wayne, IN-09/95 to 09/98 FashionManager, Quincy, IL-04/84 to 11/90
    District Manager, Ft. Wayne, IN-11/91 to 09/95 Apparel Manager,GreenBay,WI-04/81 to04/84
    Softline Manager, Garden City, MI-11/90 to 11/91 Assistant Manager/Trainee, Kenosha, WI-07/80 to 04/81

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Bachelor of Science in Clothing, Textiles and Design (cum Laude), 1980

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