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Joe Janssen

210 Lennox Ave


Cape May, NJ 08204
609.972.3793
PROFILE
Recognized as a top performer consistently achieving and surpassing annual sales
/financial goals for ten consecutive years as a general manager.
SALES and MANAGEMENT professional with over 20 years of experience in increasing
ly accountable positions for a multi-billion dollar retail chain. Demonstrated t
rack record of combining sales/marketing leadership with sound business practice
s to position retailer for long-term growth and profitability.
Cross-functional expertise in business planning, operations management, human re
sources, finance, logistics and merchandising. Trained thousands of employees on
effectively improving performance and productivity. Well known as a results-ori
ented individual with strong problem solving, analytical, communication, interpe
rsonal relations and sense of urgency skills.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Multi-site Operations
Field Sales Management
Decision-Making Authority
Competition Product Positioning
Team Building and Leadership
Sales Training and Development Budgeting/Financial Management
Problem Solving/Troubleshooting
Successful/Profitable Purchasing
Brand Loyalty and Corporate Image
Customer Driven Management

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Consistently achieve annual financial/sales goals and quotas based on volume, g
ross margin, payroll, shortage, percent-to-store and expenses. Continually rank
in the top 5% in accordance with company guidelines and equivalent rating system
.
Successfully utilized turnaround management abilities to transform one of the l
east profitable stores to one of the most profitable in the region over a two-ye
ar period.
Instrumental in significantly reducing employee turnover through accurately and
effectively hiring, training and motivating competent employees to excel.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Kmart Somers Point, NJ
2008 present
Store Manager
Responsible for all functions of the store. Manage a team of 125 associates and
management staff. Top sales and profit in the district.
Office Depot Mays Landing, NJ
2007 2008
Store Manager
Directed all sales and merchandising activities pertaining to technology and off
ice supplies. Lead team to be number one in district in sales, services and outs
ide business relations.
Kmart Rio Grande, NJ
2006 2007
Store Manager
Responsible for overseeing and leading a team of 400 employees and management st
aff. Store ranked 5th in sales for the company. Multi-unit manager overseeing 2
stores and an offsite warehouse.
Kmart Pleasantville, NJ
2002 2006
Store Manager
Rebuilt and developed a new team to create a new organization that was number on
e in sales and profit three years consecutively within the district and in the t
op ten in the region.
Kmart Passaic, NJ
2001 2002
Store Manager
Top sales performance, expense control and profit in the district. Responsible f
or leading and developing a team of 200 employees in a new store.
Kmart White Plains, NY
1999 2001
Co-Store Manager
Involvement in all operations, merchandising, training and logistics of opening
a new store. Supervised a team of 350 employees and a management team of ten.
Kmart 7 Locations
1989 1999
Assistant Manager
Worked in several locations in 4 states, holding the positions of Assistant Mana
ger, Softlines Manager and Operations Manager. How I built my foundation of lead
ership skills, building an aligning team, merchandising and expense and P & L co
ntrol.
EDUCATION
Slippery Rock University
1989
B.S., Business Administration