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  • Accomplished C-store Operations Professional with Strong Food Operations and Merchandising Knowledge
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  • Candidate Information

    Relevant Experience – 18 years

    • District Manager – mid-sized privately held Southwest C-store Chain – 3 ½ years
    • District Manager – small, family owned Southwest C-store Chain – 4 years
    • Store Manager / District Manager – Major US C-store Chain – 11 years


    Noteworthy Accomplishments

    • Food cost reduction from 72% to 40% via audits, sales / waste tracking, menu adjustment.
    • Achieved GP% gain of 1.6 via implementation of regular audits plus tracking
    • Coach and mentor approach resulted in 12 manager promotions.
    • Recruiting, hiring and training practices led to lowest employee turnover rate in the region for numerous years.
    • Highly effective long-term management of ‘super-size’ district of 15 locations


    Other Notes

    • Strong and practical food service operations experience – C-store employers offered fairly extensive fresh food and MTO items
    • Exceptional work ethic. No job to small or too big if it will improve results.
    • True retailer mentality – customer service focus, creative input, strong numbers orientation
    • Award winning District Manager 9 times – retention and cost control, sales, margin and profits
    • Achieved lowest shrink (cash and inventory) ratio in company history
    • Multi-faceted approach – marketing and operations; accustomed to working with vendors and developing / implementing plan-o-grams for use in his smaller employers’  locations



    • Compensation expectSummations in line with experienced C-store District Management professionals
    • Available immediately
    • Flexible relocation
  • Category
    Retail Operations Management
  • Contact
    Contact Us Regarding Candidate # 18203Email: Klaus Kokott


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