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Bob Pratt

11 Cardinal Avenue
Brick Township, NJ 08723
P: 732 477 0658
F: 732 612 1229
Motivated performer in sales, training and HR management with a proven
track record seeking a position in a stable company. Rapid career
progression with a history of recognition and awards. I am a
self-starter bringing results oriented experience and a valuable skill
set to a potential employer.

Self Employed
6/2008 - Current Fas-Trax Courier Express Brick, NJ
We provide daily and overnight parcel and freight delivery within the
tri state area serving a niche customer base who for special reasons
are unable to utilize the major carriers. This usually concerns
matters of special handling, time to destination, off cycle, odd-lot
or weight issues. Business started 2003.
Senior Recruiter
5/2007 - 6/2008 Joule - Facilities Mgmt Solutions Edison, NJ
Sourcing of craft & skilled labor for large clients in the tri-state
market. We specialized in servicing the food, chemical, and pharma
industries via multi-year contracts. Executed full staffing process to
* Needs analysis (Increased sales by 11% with a 7% payroll reduction
during my tenure)
* Recruiting, hiring & placement
* Scheduling and payroll processing
* Contract negotiations (union & non-union)
* Preparation & presentation of project bids for new and existing
customers. (State & private sectors)
Human Resources Manager
12/2003 - 10/2006 Lowes Home Centers, Inc. Mooresville, NC
Completed 1 year training program for the HR Mgr. position. Executed
all HR functions and managed two assistants in a 50M location with a
staff of 225 people. Departmental responsibilities encompassed:
* All exempt and non-exempt staffing
* Store scheduling (Staffworks, Workbrain, Peoplesoft & Genesis
* Orientation and ongoing training administration
* Policy compliance and employee counseling
* Staff evaluations, career development, succession planning,
payroll & benefit processing
* Workers Comp, unemployment & liability claims handling.
Assisted store & district mgmt. with sales forecasting, budgeting, and
P&L analysis, and volunteered as a district recruiter, trainer and
compliance auditor throughout 8 stores in my district.
Senior Sales Manager
3/1990 - 6/2003 Radio Shack Corporation Ft. Worth, TX
Following completion of a fast track training program, managed 5
locations beginning at 400K sales volume progressing to 1.8M level.
Successfully completed 6 mo. Dist. Mgr. training program resulting in
qualification for promotion & relocation to manage 20M+ sales volume &
staff. Responsible for:
* Sales & profit growth (Achieved Northeast Region Mgr. of the Year
status twice)
* Recruitment, retention and training (Received Mgmt Excellence
Recognition by Verizon and Comcast)
* Merchandising and plan-a-gram compliance
* Payroll, inventory control & loss prevention (Increased
profitability through high personal sales and revised product mix)
* District training facilitation as well as store openings, remodels
and relocations. (IBM Key Player Award)
Attended and administered several corporate training programs and
assisted neighboring stores in transition to new business models.
Additional involvement included different retail formats, hardware
beta-testing, and cooperative efforts with strategic business partners
as a district trainer. Administered ongoing training & certification
of middle mgmt. personnel and supervised multiple store managers.
Director of Training & Personnel
12/1983 - 3/1990 Coastal Group Mgmt Corp Woodbridge, NJ
After completing several management and supervisory training programs,
moved into newly created position of Mgr. of Human Resources. Primary
responsibilities included line and mid-level mgmt. recruitment as well
as development of an employee handbook, policy manuals and training
curricula to insure franchise compliance in personnel and operational
standards set by the parent company. After 3 yrs. of successful
performance, was promoted to an executive mgmt. position as Director
of Training & Personnel. Primary job function was in a strategic role
to develop and roll out all companywide programs in support of the VP
of Operations and executive staff. Among the larger of these
initiatives were:
* Establishing companywide training teams to execute strategic
* Preparation and monitoring of an annual training budget of approx.
100 - 150K
* Developing assessment programs for operational & financial
* Integration of parent, vendor, and outside training with in-house
* Planning & administration of employee incentive & recognition
* Regular compliance presentations to parent company at the national
and regional level.
Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ AAS - Business Administration
Bi-lingual (Spanish)
PC Literate (MS Office, Peoplesoft)