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Business & Distr. Manager
Business and Distribution

LarsonExcellent Business & Distribution Manager with 20+ years of experience

Relevant Skills

Increasing revenue, negotiation, leadership skills

Expertise Summary
  • Larson has 10+ years of retail buying, inventory management, promotional planning, vendor management, and negotiating experience for vitamins and supplements in a multi-store and multi-state environment.  
    • His retail work experience is directly comparable to the requirements of the Buyer position. 
  • Larson led purchasing, category analysis, and merchandising to maintain a 47% margin and $300M in sales.  
    • He generated over 10% increases in comp store sales and co-op advertising revenue.  
  • Larson supported omnichannel and online marketing, web content, and vendor co-op resources.  
    • He is a subject matter expert in wellness products and private-label product development.  
    • He analyzed syndicated, vendor, and internal data to determine trends, pricing, and product mix.  
  • Larson reversed stagnant sales trends through improved promotional programs, store-level training and communications, and team motivation that consistently exceeded sales goals while increasing margins.   
    • He also renegotiated supplier contracts to reduce minimums, increase promotional discounts, generate EDLP pricing programs, eliminate freight costs, and provide spoils allowances.  
  • Larson supervised category buying for over 120 stores across 3 formats and managed in-store advertising, monthly marketing plans, inventory dollars, and sales analysis.  
  • Larson has exceptional business acumen and leadership skills in developing retail marketing initiatives, creating productive team environments, and managing vendor relationships.  
    • He has a proven record of exceeding expectations and experience generating double-digit results. 

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