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Florida

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Specialty Retail

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Eric Peterson
2125 SW Hunter\'s Club Way ( Palm City, FL 34990 ( eric.boats@yahoo.com (
772.214.8304


Retail Area Manager

Strategic Sales Planning / Market Expansion / Relationship Management

Energetic, dedicated, hard-working, results oriented management
professional with a 15+ year record of achievement and demonstrated success
driving million-dollar sales growth while providing award-winning sales
leadership in highly competitive markets. Skilled at mentoring and coaching
all employees\' performance while driving growth of corporate revenues.
Exceptional in building new business, securing customer loyalty, and
forging strong relationships with external business partners.

Core competencies include:
|Big Box Store Management |Million-Dollar Negotiations |Key Client Retention |
|Merchandising Strategies |Territory Growth/Development|Organizational Leadership|
|Team Building |Inventory Management |Start-Up Operations |

| |Professional Experience | |
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ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER, 2008 - current
GANDER MOUNTAIN, West Palm Beach, Florida
Oversee all sales and business pertaining to powersports, marine
department, truck and ATV accessories, including new product rollouts, key
account management, remodeling and reset of the store, customer
relationship development, and contract negotiations. Hold P&L and budget
responsibilities. Provide cross-functional team training, coaching, and
mentoring.
Selected Achievements:
o Assisted in the start-up operations and grand opening of Gander
Mountain and attained $14 million in sales in 2008 which lead it to be
the corporation\'s #2 store after only 9 months. In 2009, became the
corporation\'s #1 store exceeding $17 million in sales.
o While managing four departments, helped drive comps up 15% over the
previous year and earned honors for Department Manager of the Quarter
Sales to Budget.
o Successfully outsourced new marine assortment to increase margin and
reduce product cost.
o Excelled in building and motivating management and hourly teams.
Developed many entry-level associates to leadership positions.
o Implemented cookouts, kayak events, vendor participation events and
other weekend events to drive sales.

SALES CONSULTANT, 2007 - 2008
MARINE CONNECTION - West Palm Beach, Florida
Developed and implemented marine management strategic plans to increase
market share and profits through vendor relations and warranty service.
Selected Achievements:
o Instituted Total Quality Management; performed vendor contract
negotiations; purchased ship store and service supplies.
o Streamlined warranty service procedures to maximize reimbursement from
manufactures.

GENERAL MANAGER, 1998 - 2006
MANAGEMENT TRAINEE & SALES, 1997 - 1998
Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boat Center - Springfield, MO
General Manager - Ft. Meyers, Florida
Successfully managed the daily operations of a multi-million dollar boat
retail store. Responsible for store start-up and continuing operations of
all aspects of the sales, inventory, service, finance, staffing, customer
relations, appearance and promotional activities of the boat department.
General Manager - Stuart and Pompano Beach, Florida
Led the start-up for multiple store locations. Managed all marine store
operations; enforce sound merchandising and loss control strategies;
execute corporate programs, promotions and policies while being the key
implementer of the marketing and sales promotions for all Southeast
Florida boat shows; and drive customer satisfaction, associate productivity
and P&L results.
General Manager - Miami, Florida
Established the first-ever Travis Boating Center in south Florida.
Responsible for acquiring a location, the development and set-up of all
store operations and daily management needs. Adept at forecasting and
buying boats and marine supplies from multiple vendors and meeting sales
and service expectations to ensure alignment with corporate profit goals.
Management Trainee and Sales - Lewisville, Texas
Advanced through training program within 18 months of a 2 year program.
Oversaw all boat sales including production selection, strategic market
planning, price positioning and margins, sales team development to meet
budgeted expectations.
Selected Achievements:
o Promoted to different stores and recognized as a management
professional with exceptional operational and fiscal leadership skills
and diverse experience providing vision, direction and focus to drive
multi-million dollar operations for corporations entering the south
Florida marine and outdoor retail business.
o Excelled in hiring, training and coaching all staff in a multitude of
positions. Developed many entry-level associates to leadership
positions.
o Instrumental in the start-up and grand opening of Bass Pro
Shop/Tracker Boat Center in Fort Meyers and earned honors as the
corporation\'s # 1 store in sales for a grand opening.
o Implemented an effective system of quality control checks to be
performed prior to boat delivery which maximized customer
satisfaction.
o Top 5 in retail motor sales for American Suzuki 4 consecutive years.
o Awarded Best P&L Manager.
o Recognized as top salesperson for the first three months of
employment.




| | Education & Training | |
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North Texas State University; Extensive studies in
Business Communications & Information Systems and Business Administration
Licensed Florida Yacht Broker

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