Embs - Merchandiser/Retail Manager/ Retired Business Owner - Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA

Karen Embs

Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA

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Merchandiser/Retail Manager/ Retired Business Owner

Summary:

I have 30 years of all retail experience in every category necessary to operate a retail store from as big as Big Lots stores to my own small business retail stores. I am a very energetic and quick learner and understand the importance of good work ethic. I am available to work and time and any hours. I am choosing to go back to work and thus any company would get 100% dedication form me.

Work History

Retail Business owner of two locations

Retired

From July 2009

I have enjoyed myself living on the beach here in Clearwater Beach but I am just to young and energetic to stop completely. I want to go back to work in the environment of retail in some manner. I can travel and do whatever because I have the availability to do so.

Business Owner and Operator

Land, Air & Sea Inc

April 1991 - July 2011

Started a business on my own and capitalized on a industry to maximize company revenue. Managed the day-to-day tactical and long-term strategic activities within the business. Conducted cost, schedule, contract performance, variance and risk analysis. Compiled and synthesized relevant business data such as financials, performance, Reviewed and approved billing invoices and expense reports. Drafted business plans, budgets and quarterly and semi-annual business reviews. Recruited and hired new staff when needed. Placed special orders to maximize sales. Operated a cash register to process cash, check and credit card transactions. Guided customers in choosing items that reflected personal style and shape. Administered all point of sale opening and closing procedures. Facilitated monthly and quarterly physical inventory counts. Replenished floor stock and processed shipments to ensure product availability for customers.

Store Manager

Big Lots

February 1981 - November 1990

Opened many new store locations and assisted in recruiting and training new staff. I advanced from Assistant Manager to Store Manager. Completed weekly schedules according to payroll policies. Directed and supervised employees engaged in sales, Reorganized the sales floor to meet company demands. Stocked and restocked inventory when shipments were received.
Addressed customer inquiries and resolved complaints. Delivered excellent customer service by greeting and assisting each customer. Operated a cash register to process cash, check and credit card transactions. Administered all point of sale opening and closing procedures. Facilitated monthly and quarterly physical inventory counts. Replenished floor stock and processed shipments to ensure product availability for customers.

Qualifications & Certifications

Business

Newport High School

Cincinnati State College

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