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Neal Duplantis

10032 Lexington Drive, Denham Springs, LA 70706

nduplantis@cox.net • (225)247-1482

www.linkedin.com/pub/neal-duplantis/45/946/6aa/

Manager

Summary

Creative, detailed-oriented professional demonstrating broad ranging achievements and knowledge within diverse spheres of the retail industry. Combines strong hands-on competencies and innate leadership, interpersonal, management and communication skills with a vivacious, friendly personality.

Experience

kay

Hammond, LA

2011 to Present

Store Manager

Completed all facets of retail store management including client relations, training, scheduling, visual merchandising, sales, marketing, inventory control, employee supervision, and acted as liaison between regional managers, account executives, staff, and other store locations.

Completed New Store Operations; Store opened 11/2011

District Manager Training Program

2012 Best of the Best Award Winner

 

zales

Baton Rouge, LA

2009 to 2011

Area Manager / Store Manager

Completed all facets of retail store management including client relations, training, scheduling, visual merchandising, sales, marketing, inventory control, employee supervision, and acted as liaison between district manager, staff, and other store locations.

Researched new marketing methods in an ongoing effort to increase impact on target customer

Handled merchandise placement and presentation

District Sales, Marketing and Merchandising leader.

District Special Event Coordinator

District Manager Training Program (Responsible for 5 stores: all aspects)

 

Kohls

Baton Rouge, LA

2006 to 2009

Assistant Store Manager

Managed a staff of 125 sales associates, including hiring, sales training and employee development. Recruited, hired, and directed in-store Visual Merchandisers, and evaluated personal assistant. Facilitated annual inventory process.

2007 Holiday Achivement Award

2008 Assistant Store Manager Development Day

bbb

Baton Rouge. LA

2003 to 2006

Department Manager

Performed all merchandise purchasing and planning to maximize sales volume, gross margins, and inventory turnover for assigned departments. Trained and mentored employees in daily job responsibilities.

Deparment proformance (-17%) to +12%

gap

New Orleans, LA

1998 to 2003

Associate Manager / Store Manager

Completed all facets of retail store management including client relations, training, scheduling, visual merchandising, sales, marketing, inventory control, employee supervision, and acted as liaison between regional managers, account executives, staff, and other store locations. Supervised two assistant managers and 86 other employees.

District Staffworks expert

District Conversion Improvement Leader

Skills

P&L Management

Team Leadership

Visual Merchandising

Customer Service

 

Training

Situational Leadership II

The Ken Blanchard Co., 2007

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