Bruce Bixler MISSION: Retail Merchant- potential 224-221-9700 PROFILE - ACHEIVMENT Successful retail professional, with expertise in management, projects, sales, team building, mentor, entrepreneur, who has managed staffs of employees in diverse skill areas, including sales, merchandising, and customer support. Proficient in Microsoft Office. ACCOMPLISHMENTS - productivity strategic goals • Increased sales - 10% to 25% per cent for 10 consecutive years as owner of Bixler & Johnson purchasing Bixler & Johnson merchant • Developed and executed resets, identified needs & changes to products and displays in assigned categories; coordinated and directed multifunctional teams and people that generated a 20% increase in sales. Buyer • Implemented inventory process controls of product vendors that were Bixler & Johnson overcharging for materials, returned costs back to signed contract amounts saving The Home Depot more than $500,000Testimonials Identify design modify control process “Bruce has been a great business partner.His attention to detail and problem solving SPECIAL SKILLS - Extraordinary methodologyskills have proven invaluable. Bruce isalways willing to help and is truly a • Leadership - Ability to organize and prioritize & meet deadlinesprofessional. .” • Management – Management thought leader, retail systemsMike Stolarz, Store manager management Guru, and excellent sales producer • Communication – demonstrated listening, written, & oral“Bruce was a very detailed and energeticassociate. He was able to perform his duties communications , and public speaking skillsat a very high level with minimal • Dependability – strong work ethic with integrity.supervision and was always willing to go • Strategic Alliances – Delivers success through building relationships,out of his way to help in others.” Dan driving sales, and collaborating with cross-functional internal andCamp, Regional Vice President, The Home external teams to achieve results.Depot PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - career success consultant“Bruce is a terrific strategic partner that isextremely detail oriented and a truly Principal/Founder/CEO - Hobknobery Social Media LinkedIn®proactive worker. Many projects were Owner/Buyer/Manager - Evan Andrews, Ecommercehandled efficiently and quickly thanks to District Product Services Lead - Lowes Home ImprovementBruces ability to determine requirements Division Installation Assistant - Home Depotthat were needed, and fulfilling those needs Division Buyer Assistant - Home Depot PRODUCT MANAGERbefore they happened. .”Ed Hunt , Regional Department Manager - Home DepotLearning Manager Owner, Buyer, Manager - Bixler & Johnson Entrepreneur Store Manager - Carson Pirie Scott & Co. SIGMA Buyer - Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Department Manager - Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Social Media Adviser – Entrepreneur, consultant Palatine, Illinois 60067 LinkedIn Workshop Instructor – Harper Collegewww.linkedin.com/in/brucebixler49 EDUCATION- SELF-IMPROVEMENT BruceBix49@gmail.com Six Sigma Green Belt, Chicago Deming Assoc-Six Sigma Masters DMAIC LEAN Six Sigma White Belt, Certified, Kinduz control process Northern Illinois University - De Kalb, IL. Illinois Valley Community College – Oglesby, IL.