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David Paul Clegg

101 Fox Run

Home 502.570.9092
Georgetown, KY 40324
Cellular 502.316.0314

Executive Profile Award winning merchandising and operations manager with over 2
0 years of profitable management experience on corporate, regional, and district
level. Proven ability to dramatically increase sales while controlling expenses
and enhancing customer service. Adept at developing and implementing successful
strategies, policies and procedures. Exceptional relationship building skills;
able to develop and lead top performing marketing teams. Extensive experience in
all aspects of food handling, merchandising, and distribution. Passionate comm
itment to product quality and customer satisfaction.
Professional Background
2005 to Present Market Grocery Manager
Walmart Stores Inc., Lexington, ky.
Oversaw total retail food operations for 14 high volume supercenters with annual
sales exceeding $350 million. Formulated pricing policies on merchandise accord
ing to requirements for profitability of store operations. Forecasted sales, ide
ntified sales trends and opportunities, coordinated special projects, and monito
red retail inventory flow. Involved in developing marketing strategies and selec
ting merchandise. Produced significant gains in market share, net earnings and s
ales, all exceeding budget projections.
* On track to deliver $365 million in annual gross sales. Currently 5% ahead of
last year
* On track to deliver a gross margin net income of 16.8% vs. 13.10% year to da
te. A 3.70% increase
* Augmented overall food market share by 12%
1995 to 2005 Food Merchandiser Perishables
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville Ar.
Analyzed marketing potential of new and existing store locations, sales statisti
cs, and expenditures to formulate policy. Interviewed and evaluated job applican
ts. Increased productivity and technical ability through effective training semi
nars and work shops.Defined and closely monitored short and long-term goals and
objectives for all fresh departments. Conducted competitive market analysis for
new store openings.
* Broad experience in all phases of perishable food merchandising and operations
including fresh meat, seafood, service deli, produce, bakery, dairy, and frozen
* Authored several food safety training manuals for corporate distribution
Highly regarded for consistently achieving superior sales and profit results thr
ough leadership, planning, and effective implementations
* Awarded Divisional Merchandiser of the Year 2000
* Awarded Regional Merchandiser of the Year 1997
* Awarded Regional Merchandiser of the Year 1996

1992 to 1995 Meat Deli Merchandiser

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville Ar.
Ensured that distribution, merchandising, and price-point objectives were achiev
ed. Traveled extensively to different locations to assist in the opening and org
anization of over 30 Walmart Supercenters expansion into the Midwest region. Int
erviewed, hired and trained new meat, seafood and service deli assistant manager
s in policy and procedures. Implemented corporate marketing plans and interacted
efficiently with home office buying teams.
*Promoted to the new role of Meat-Deli Merchandising Specialist. First in Walm
art Supercenters to have dual responsibilities
* Recognized Meat Merchandiser of the Quarter for five Quarters

1986 to 1992 Director of Meat Sales and Operations

American Food/ JEWEL OSCO, Clearwater, Florida
Orchestrated all sales and marketing efforts in meat operations for American Sto
res expansion into the Florida market .Developed and implemented all meat, seafo
od, and service delicatessen programs. Established and directed a full time buyi
ng and merchandising staff.
* Extensive budgetary and purchasing experience
* Consistent record of managing projects and details to get results
* Provided leadership and supervision for program development and coordination
with a highly skilled professional staff

Fairleigh Dickinson University Wayne, New Jersey
Liberal Arts
Training Seminars
* Advanced Leadership Seminar, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ar.
* Leadership In Management Seminar, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ar.
* Walton Food Institute, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ar.
* Minorities in Leadership Seminar, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ar.
* Diversity in the Workforce Seminars, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ar.
* McGee Seminars in Effective Management, American Stores Inc. , Chicago, IL.
*Retail Marketing in a Global Economy, American Stores Inc.
Tampa Fl.