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ROBERT C HOFER

 

949 N Huntington St., Unit #4

Medina, OH 44256

 

330-526-1214

Cell: 330-741-0669

rhofer@aol.com

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE:  Metroparks Photographer

To set up a meeting/interview with the hiring manager to discuss the position and to discuss my abilities to promote park activities, educate guests about photography and conservation of the districts properties and protect the systems documentation and assets

 

 

 

 

 MANAGERIAL ABILITIES:

 

 

• Customer Service • Sales Administration • Personality Assessment • Loss Prevention • Communication Skills • New Employee Training • Store Planning •

 

 

Relevant Experience:

 

·         Experienced designing and supervising numerous store openings and resets.

 

·         Superior management and staff training skills. Able to review, analyze and assimilate information, and effectively communicate detailed results in oral and written form.

 

·         Consistently generating the best efforts from staff. Strong skills in business/ management consulting, project management, decision making and retail design and planning.

 

 

 

 

January 2008 to Current

 

 

Freelance Consulting

Robert C. Hofer

 

Consulting for small minority owned businesses, writing their operations manuals, procedural paperwork for ISO 9000 certification, vendor relations management and marketing plans.

 

 

September 1999 to Current

 

 

Owner

Sydney’s Studio

 

As a small business owner I was responsible for aspects of the business: sales, customer service, vendor relations, accounting, budgeting, promotions, marketing, inventory, accounting and public speaking.

 

 

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

November 1987 to August 1999

 

 

Project Manager

Just Closeouts/ It’s A Dollar

 

 

As the Project Manager I was responsible for going from a ‘vanilla box’ to operational store. Responsibilities included all aspects in seeing the store to fruition including interviewing, hiring, training, store layout, merchandising, security, ordering equipment and inventory, store planning and promotions. I was able to open our stores for 30% less than my predecessor and opened them generally within 8 weeks of the lease being signed on average a full 4 weeks sooner than my predecessor.

 As the Project Manager, I was responsible for a number of other job duties including store resets, inventory, floor planning, ordering and merchandising.

 

 

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

1996-2005 Cuyahoga Community College

Some College Coursework Completed

General Studies

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

 

Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers

Board of Directors                                                                            2001-2007

 

Professional Photographer of Ohio                                                  Current

 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

 

Windows, Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and Photoshop