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Joe Hunter Jr.

8445 37th Ave South


Seattle, Washington
E-Mail: joe_hunterjr@yahoo.com
Cell: (504)-621-6524

Objective:
Seeking a Store Manager position with a company that offers long-term growth and advancement
opportunities.

Strengths
Experienced in multi-unit retail operations (District & Region), Customer Service, Merchandise
Presentation, Training, Recruitment and expense control. Results oriented leader, with excellent
organizational, team building and communication skills.

Business Consultant (2009-Present)


Currently working as an independent Retail Consultant. I subcontract work thru three different companies as
well as sourcing businesses on my own. I assist business owners in a number of different areas, including but
not limited to inventory reduction promotions, sales building promotions, process improvement and store
liquidations.

Store Director-Circuit City, NJ (2007-2009(Company Bankruptcy)


Prior to Circuit City bankruptcy and liquidation I was hired as a Store Director in anticipation of their opening
the The City stores.

Store Manager-JCPenney, Trenton, NJ. (2005-2007)


Managed sales and profit in a + $30 Million store. Supervised over 200 employees, managed salary cost,
general expense, and reduced shrinkage.
Successfully executed new store organization and stock replenishment processes.

Store Manager-Target, Mandeville, LA. (2003-2004)


Opened a new +$25 Million store. Supervised over 180 employees, managed salary cost, general expense,
and reduced shrinkage. Exceeded new store sales projection.

District Manager- Toys ‘R’ Us, Mandeville, LA. (2001-2003) (Company Re-organization)
Managed the sales and profit of (14) stores ($160 Million).

Regional Operations Manager-JCPenney, Dallas,TX. (1998-2000) (Company Re-organization)


Managed the general expense, loss prevention (shrinkage), store systems, styling salon and real estate issues
for over 250 stores. Maintained a dotted line reporting relationship with 12 District Managers. Had one of the
best expense control operations and shrinkage reduction operations in the company.

Regional Human Resource Manager-JCPenney, Dallas, TX. (1996-1998)


Managed the salary cost, training/development/recruitment and manpower review process for over 250 stores.
Successfully managed the early retirement of over 50 store managers and the promotion and placement of 150
(Store Managers, 2nd level Managers, 1st Level Managers) as part of a corporate restructuring program. Had
one of the best salary cost control operations in the company.

District Manager- JCPenney, Providence, RI. (1996-1996)


Managed sales and profit in 23 stores (+$450 Million). Supervised a staff of over 23 Store Managers and 6
District Staff associates. .

District Manager- JCPenney, Plano,TX. (1994-1996)


Managed sales and profit in 28 stores (+$175 Million). Supervised a staff of over 28 Store Managers and 2
District staff associates. Received the company’s “Chairman Award” for running one of the top operations in
the company.

Regional Business Planning Manager- JCPenney, Orange County,CA. (1992-1994)


Managed the Children and Shoe Division for 250 stores. Recognized for increasing sales during the Back-to-
School and Infant events.

Store Manager-JCPenney, Carson, CA (1990-1992)


Managed sales and profit in a + $18 Million store. Supervised over 140 employees, managed salary cost,
general expense, and reduced shrinkage.
Recognized for achieving the best profit in the store’s history.

Store Manager-JCPenney, Costa Mesa, CA (1990-1990)


Managed sales and profit in a + $6 Million store. Supervised over 50 employees, managed salary cost, general
expense, and reduced shrinkage.

Regional Training Coordinator-Orange County, CA (1988-1990)


Worked with the corporate training and development team to develop new training programs. Helped to
establish company-training priorities. Responsible for the training and development for 250 stores.
Recognized for establishing the region’s first Diversity Team. Chosen to be part of a corporate cross-
functional team to develop a ten-year plan for new training and recruiting processes for years 2000+.

General Merchandise Manager, Seattle, WA (1986-1988)


Managed the Women’s Division (Apparel, Accessories, Shoes, and Fine Jewelry) in the #2 volume store in
the JCPenney company..(+$20 Million Sales volume-Division). Improved the sales and profit in the Women
Division after a very difficult transition year.

Notes: A summary of assignments prior to (1988) is available upon request.

Education:
BA in Business Administration……Western Washington State University, Seattle,WA
Master Degree program- Seattle University, Seattle,WA