Category Manager at Tri Star Marketing, Inc.
- Champaign, Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Area)
- Marketing and Advertising
Drew Garske's Overview
- Category Manager at Tri Star Marketing, Inc.
Drew Garske's Summary
I am seeking a challenging opportunity where I will be able to utilize my strong organizational, analytic, creative, and communication skills, my educational background, and my ability to work well with people to grow personally and professionally. I am self-motivated and able to work independently and as a collaborative team member. I am able to adapt to rapid changes in marketing objectives from planning to execution of promotions in a dynamic work environment.
I hold experience in key retail categories, including tobacco, alcohol, and general merchandise.
Drew Garske's Experience
Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Retail industry
June 2013 – Present (1 year 5 months) Champaign, IL
I grew sales for all of my categories by a combined total of 13.7% in my first year with the company to a total of $43.3 million in annual sales at a total of 55 stores.
Notable first year accomplishments:
Grew sales and margin for cigarette category products by 12.01% and 55.49% respectively.
Grew sales and margin for beer category products by 15.97% and 15.88% respectively.
Grew sales and margin for merchandise category products by 19.4% and 27.13% respectively.
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Drew Garske's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Drew Garske's Skills & Expertise
- Microsoft Office
- Customer Service
- Data Analysis
- Microsoft Excel
- Marketing Strategy
- Product Management
- Brand Management
- Contract Negotiation
- Project Coordination
- Marketing Communications
- Marketing Research
- Market Analysis
- Space planning
- Mobile Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- Consumer Products
- Social Media
- Social Networking
- Event Planning
Drew Garske's Education
Drew Garske's Additional Information
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