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Lee Eisenstein

1623 Cave Spring Drive o Henderson, Nevada 89014 o o

(702) 374-3826
Purchasing, Retail and Distribution Management
Strategic Planning o Inventory & Logistics Control o Vendor & Customer
Accomplished, results-oriented, and dedicated management professional
with extensive experience in sales, service, and merchandising for the
same commercial retail company involved in purchasing dry goods and
distributing plants and garden accessories. Highly professional,
well-organized, and numbers-driven performer, with proven success
leading full-range operations, staff management, and customer service.
Outstanding communicator with a talent for negotiating prices, terms,
and conditions to benefit profitability. Thrive in challenging,
fast-paced environments.
Core Competencies

* Innovative Leadership
* Corporate Communications
* Operations Improvement
* Logistics Management
* Technology Proficiency
* Budget Forecasting
* Supply Chain Management
* Staff Training & Support
* Mentoring & Coaching
Professional Experience
STAR NURSERY INC. - Las Vegas, Nevada 1991-2010
Served in a dual managerial role with a commercial and retail plant
nursery operating in 11 locations, nine in Nevada and two in Utah,
with 400 employees and $85M in annual sales.
Purchasing Manager, 2002-1010

Retail/Distribution Manager, 1995-2005, 2008-2010

Oversaw a team of 20+ employees dedicated to all day-to-day activities
at a 40K-sq.-ft. sales distribution center generating more than $15M
in wholesale / retail sales a year. As Purchasing Manager, negotiated
programs, pricings, terms, and seasonal promotions with more than 100
vendors, many of them national brand suppliers such as Scotts
Miracle-Gro, Malibu Lighting, and Toro. Managed $40M in sales of dry
goods and irrigation equipment. Communicated with District Manager,
store managers, and store employees to coordinate merchandising and
customer programs.
Directed warehouse operations including but not limited to manpower
scheduling, ordering, budget oversight, and inventory control.
Synchronized truck deliveries on a daily basis. Monitored stock and
ensured product availability for more than 5,000 dry and irrigation
Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) a month in all stores. Conducted inventory
twice a year to maintain precise records. Prepared and distributed
budgets, sales reports, and inventory records and reported anomalies
identified and resolved.
Key Achievements:
* Consistently maintained a profitable distribution center,
including an average 40% profit margin for out-the-door sales over
10+ years, through shrewd negotiations for better purchase and
program terms.
* Skillfully participated in planning and set-ups for all fixtures
in five new stores.
* Retrieved for company $100K every year in co-op and rebate
incentives from vendors.
* Successfully upgraded warehouse distribution to achieve
profitability after years of decline.
Education and Credentials
General Studies Coursework o Community College of Southern Nevada -
Las Vegas, NV

Technology: PC-based Windows operating Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,

Outlook) and Sage MAS 90 Accounting / eBusiness Management Software;
trained forklift operator