Director of Store Design / Planning

Name : YEARS of EXPERIENCE
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : White Hall,AR
Job Title Director of Store Design / Planning
Relocation Preferences : YES any place USA
Objective :
Resume :  
JAMES (JIM) WITT
1011 ROBIN STREET,
WHITE HALL, ARKANSAS, 71602,

EMAIL: jwitt1953[at]sbcglobal.net

SUMMARY OF SKILLS

*AutoCADD   *Space Design   *Space Planning   *Project Management
*Retail Multi-Site Management     *Purchasing     *Contract Negotiation
*MS Office  *Billing Analysis   *Vendor Management   *Problem Solving Skills

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS

09/2008 to 01/2010  Wal-Mart, 1308 South Rock Street, Sheridan, Arkansas, 72150-7160 [870-942-7171]
Assistant Store Manager
*My training was at Wal-Mart University.  Had the responsibility of managing the Wal-Mart super-center, including the food, fresh and the Metroplex departments.

05/1975 to 02/2008      USA / Super D Drug, Inc. , 3017 North Midland Drive, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71603 [870-850-8300]
1998-2008:  Director of Store Design / Planning  and TeleCom  
*19 plus years of Retail Store Design and Store Layout experience.
*Using AutoCADD since 1993 for drafting & design.
*Led project team to design new express drug store format including overall final design.
*Negotiating with vendors on construction materials.
*Construction Bid Negotiations on new and remodel stores.
*Construction Project Management
*Space designs, space planning, construction plans, and purchasing equipment on new construction and remodeling locations for a retail drug chain of over 150 locations in a 5 state area
*Merchandising and Shelving Layout of all of the stores.
*Designed and had built the Super D Drug Corporate Office finish out.
*I have designed and drawn the construction documents on many projects over the past 19 years.
*I do have the knowledge of construction types, methods and techniques.
*I have traveled as required to gather field information and convert information onto CAD document.
*I am a team player, and also have the ability to work alone.
*I have great oral and written communication skills.
*I have developed construction document sets without and minimum supervision.
*I am very familiar with MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, Email, ADA, and building codes

Previous positions with Super D Drug
1987-1998: Director of Store Planning / Design, Communications and Fleet Manager, Memphis, TN
1984-1987: Director of Merchandising and Plan-o-grams for Super D Drugs, Inc., Memphis, TN
1975-1984: Store Manager for Super D Drugs, Inc., Jackson, MS (4 Stores)
Management responsibilities included P&L responsibility, purchasing, merchandising, hiring, scheduling of employees, and other essential daily operations of retail stores

Work References    (USA / Super D Drug)
Mark McGrew (Senior VP of Pharmacy) Cell # 870-692-7963 (mmcgrew[at]usadrug.com)
Scott Redden (VP of Information Technology) Cell # 501-681-0741 (swredden[at]gmail.com)
Mike Kerr (President and COO Warehousing) Cell # 870-692-8736 (mkerr[at]usadrug.com)
Robert Campbell (President of R L. Campbell Construction, Memphis, TN) Cell # 901-483-2690

Letters of Recommendations Available Upon Request 
(Willing to Relocate)




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