Recent professional experience includes human resources administration ranging from benefits, payroll, recruitment, and company event planning.
BA Psychology Purdue University 2004
Americo Life, Inc.
Administrative Assistant – Kansas City, Missouri April 2007 – April 2009
The Human Resources Administrative Assistant is responsible for maintaining order across all areas of the department, including benefits administration, payroll management, and employee relations issues.
– Involved in 2 staff reductions, and was the company’s point person across departments for confidentially creating termination letters and severance agreements for over 200 Associates.
– Point person for a company consolidation, which included arranging for the sale, disposal, and distribution of a fully furnished 4 story office building, resulting in $150,000 in profit
– Solely responsible for organizing monthly company events for up to 1,000 people, including planning and executing the formal holiday party with a $200,000 budget
– Involved in planning and implementing a $6M departmental budget annually
Pier 1 Imports
Manager in Training (MIT) – Missouri May 2005 – December 2006
The Manager in Training program is designed to fully train a Manager in every aspect of retail store management so they can become Manager of their own store.
– Successful completion of the MIT program in May 2006
– Solely responsible for scheduling a staff of up to 25 Associates
– Instrumental in hiring and training 40 Associates over an 18 month period
– Responsible for preparation and execution of the annual store inventory for fiscal year 2006, resulting in a 2.4% shrink compared to a regional average of 3.8%
Assistant Manager – Avon, Connecticut August 2004 – May 2005
The Assistant Manager is responsible for all aspects of the store’s success during the shift worked, including customer service and staff management.
– Actively involved in visual planning and execution throughout the store
– Initiated the management of the bridal and gift registry program at the store, which resulted in a 12% increase in bridal sales from October 2004 to May 2005