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  • Senior Retail Automation Engineer/POS Application Specialist/C-Store to Major Oil Experience
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    Relevant Experience – 21 years, 19 years with Major Oil

      • 2 Years Retail IT Manager/POS IT Specialist – Retail IT, Major Southwest C-store Retailer / Fuel / Lubricant Distributor
      • 19 Years with Major Oil (one company) in Varying IT and Retail Roles
    1.  9 years Application Specialist, Vendor Supplier Manager, Transition to Support Manager – Retail IT
    2. 5 years PDI/RMS Pricebook Manager –Pricebook/Back Office
    3. 5 Years District Operations Manager

    Noteworthy Accomplishments

    • Complete retail IT conversion of 60+ major oil CoCo locations to new ownership CO-OP IT infrastructure
    • Managed deployment of Passport POS’s in existing major oil locations with G-Site & Ruby POS Systems for 5000+ locations.
    • Managed conversion of 3 different PDI/RMS pricebook systems into one functioning company system during formation of new company
    • Led business critical PCI initiatives for national network of major oil branded locations with multiple POS platforms in CoCo, CoDo, and DoDo environments

    Special Contributions

    • Managed cost reductions across vendor support channel, reduced helpdesk and dedicated resource costs by 5%.
    • Developed, documented and implemented Release Management and Transition to Support process for tighter controls and implementation of all POS software releases
    • Implemented branded loyalty program to entire major oil network of branded locations, across all POS platforms.

     Other Notes

    • IT Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Certification in IT Project Management
    • SME on Gilbarco Passport POS with certification
    • VASC Certified for VeriFone Sapphire/Topaz POS
    • Kepner Tregoe methodology for issue resolution
    • Trained in ITLT Processes


    • Compensation expectations in line with range for Retail IT manager.
    • Available upon proper notification.
  • Category
    Information Technology
  • Contact
    Contact Us Regarding Candidate # 5812Email: Klaus Kokott


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