ANTHONY RUSSO 33 Forsgate Drive | Ringwood, NJ 07456 | Cell (201) 403-3441 | [email protected]
stpost.net MANAGER Team Builder | Effective Communicator | Entrepreneur Proven record of accomplishments in leading key revenue driven projects with pro grams in marketing, sales, procurement, warehouse management, and client service s. Highly skilled at leading associates to enhance efficiency and provide quali ty products and services in an environment that encourages creativity and produc tivity. Unique qualifications include former senior management role of a high vo lume retail specialty store and warehouse operations facility. * Strategic Planning & Analysis * Process & Performance Optimization * Operations & Facilities Management * Problem Solving * Corporate Negotiations & Presentations * Budget Planning & Forecasting PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE M&M WINES CORPORATION, Clifton, NJ 2009-2010 E-commerce-based gift and wine basket retailer. Operations Manager & Warehouse Supervisor Recruited to manage warehouse operations and develop inventory control and shipp ing procedures. Oversaw all incoming products and ensured compliance with compan y policies throughout all phases of sorting and distribution. * Managed logistics of multiple shipments and deliveries within extreme time con straints. * Directed all warehouse operations for retail products, including shipping, rec eiving, inventory control, packaging, and labeling for warehouse with average st anding inventory of $1 million. * Supervised and trained 100+ employees to maximize efficiency of 25,000 sq. ft. warehouse. GIFT BASKET GALLERY INC., Westwood, NJ 1992-2009 Family-owned and operated high end gourmet food and specialty gift business with a retail store location, warehouse, and an e-commerce platform. President & Owner Directed distribution and logistics operations for 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse supp orting 2,500 sq. ft. retail location with 15-20 employees delivering across tristate area. Managed over $500,000 in inventory and set all merchandise pricing. Planned and fabricated layouts for retail locations and warehouse/assembly opera tions. Evaluated daily and monthly sales reports, called on key accounts, and ma naged accounts receivable, payable, and payroll. * Ranked #1 in Godiva Chocolates sales for 5 consecutive years among Northeast r etailers (exclusive of Godiva boutiques) by executing effective print, web, and point of purchase advertising campaigns. * Increased retail sales to over $1 million over three years by reducing product ion time and costs associated with assembled products and utilizing customer inf ormation to offer creative ideas with strong turnover and profitability rates. * Established product procurement and inventory control procedures to more effec tively manage monthly inventory purchases. * Secured comprehensive list of corporate customers including several Fortune 50 0 companies by developing innovative marketing and sales programs. * Designed and developed all advertising media, including website. * Researched and selected new products and vendors by attending trade shows. CREATIVE BASKET GALLERY, Warwick, RI - President & Owner 3 years Privately owned business specializing in specialty foods and gifts.
HARDWOOD DESIGN, Slocum, RI - Architectural Woodworker 7 years Custom woodworking manufacturer specializing in cabinets, doors, and stairs. EDUCATION & COMPUTER SKILLS MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY, West Long Branch, NJ Bachelor of Science i n Business Administration Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and MYOB accounting software Licensed NJ Home Inspector