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CANDIDATE PROFILE
Name: Pete Neri
Last Updated: 2020-01-06
Email: peteneri@att.net
Phone #: 8289893999
Address: 95 Slow Lane
Canton, NC 28716
RESUME
Peter P. Neri
95 Slow Lane, Canton, North Carolina 28716
8289893999
peteneri@att.net

REGIONAL MANAGER
Team Building and Leadership | Project Management |Merchandising | Inventory Management
Business Development | Policy and Procedure Implementation |Staff Recruitment | Customer Service

Qualifications Profile

Accomplished, results-driven, innovative professional, equipped with extensive experience in retail store

operations, business development, and organizational leadership. Adept at leading and training teams to

improve overall performance; as well as developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve goals,

increase profitability, and guarantee customer satisfaction. Recognized for strong work ethic and the

ability to solve problems and make sound decisions; works well under pressure; and collaborates with

diverse levels of professionals utilizing outstanding communication and interpersonal aptitudes.

Relevant Experience

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Various Locations
Regional Manager of Field Operations and Merchandise Training, Southern District | Berlin, NJ 2018–

Present
Guarantee implementation of standards at the highest level as well as innovative training programs in the

field to support operational initiatives within the Southern District
Provide support to 72 stores across 11 states including Florida, Idaho, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West

Virginia
Maintain communication to district manager to assist with store openings, remodeling, and relocations

within the assigned region
Facilitate training for all new process roll outs, as well as new and existing field managers and team

members regarding store standards, product, merchandising best practices, side counter integrity,

customer engagement, store systems, and reporting options
Determine areas of opportunity at the store level through close coordination with regional field leaders
Contribute to the development, maintenance, and execution of training material and processes based on

store standards and culture
Generate and evaluate reports to measure progress of company initiatives, and identify current issues and

training opportunities
Help store operations and field leaders in improving store opportunity related to compliance and

merchandising
Collaborate with regional vice president or district manager regarding plan-o-gram sets, mini resets, and

additional training visits
Guide Store Support Center Department in diverse duties, such as floor plan design, store measurements,

merchandise presentation, as well as information technology, Distribution Center, and Sbar’s operation
Led the successful opening of eight stores in a new market
Played an integral role in transforming underperforming stores through effective team building and

training

Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Southern District 2010–2018
Planned and introduced loss prevention training programs for the chain
Oversaw 72 stores across nine states including Florida, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
Collaboratively worked with district and store managers for the creation of strategies to lessen

financial loss caused by shrink
Demonstrate proven effectiveness in mentoring all associates at all levels on the impact and causes of

shrink and ways to prevent loss
Employed keen attention to detail in performing operations and loss prevention audits for all regional

stores
Revised loss prevention policies and procedures in collaboration with Finance and Store Operations teams

while developing audit documentation and expectations
Liaised with key members to create strategies to improve store shrinkage as well as review capital

expenses return on investment (ROI), camera strategies, point-of-sale (POS) reporting system, and

inventory management
Closely interacted with store leadership teams to evaluate individual store expectations, strengths and

opportunities, and store financials including profit and loss (P&L), stock ledgers, and shrink reports
Communicated with Buying Team and vendors for the procurement of fixtures and alter display methods of

high shrink merchandise
Developed and implemented remedial action plans for stores underperforming in shrink metrics
Started the “As/Is” Program throughout the company focused on selling damaged merchandise with discount
Contributed in establishing processes for reporting warehouse discrepancies while minimizing paper shrink
Played an integral role in transforming the worst company locations in Asheville and Matthews, North

Carolina
Facilitated training for new standard operating procedures and point of sale systems
Conceptualized and introduced new LP audit for the company

General Manager | Asheville, NC 2009–2010
Assumed accountability in interviewing, hiring, training, and supervising 25 team members
Reviewed management reports of all departments to identify new sales opportunities or shrink areas
Held responsibility for operating expenses to increase store profit
Demonstrated a high sense of urgency and professionalism to improve overall customer shopping experience
Boosted sales through effective customer service, innovative merchandising, and follow through with all

employees on the execution of company initiatives and programs

General Manager | Matthews, NC 2006–2009
Successfully started the store and built new market for the company by leading more than 25 team members
Ensured maintenance of high profitability by boosting store productivity and efficiency

Earlier Positions Held

Field Vice President | Long Island, NY
Store Manager | Training Manager | Portland, ME
Assistant Store Manager | Mays Landing, NJ

Staples, Framingham, MA
General Manager (Designate) |Pleasantville, NJ
Sales Manager | Pleasantville, NJ

Other Experience

Showboat Casino/Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
Security Supervisor

Professional Development

Selective Interview: The Walk and Talk Method, 2015 - Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Interview and Interrogation Techniques, 2013 - Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates


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