Rebecca Sitton-Sledge - Nuovo High Performance Business

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Rebecca Sitton Sledge, MBA, MS
12316 Grimsby Lane, Bristow, VA 20136
Cellular: (571) 221-7787
Email: [email protected]
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PROFILE
Possess 24 years’ mid-management experience working for industry leaders in face-paced,
professional environments.
Career encompasses a unique and varied background blending the areas of Marketing,
Merchandising, Distribution, and Human Resource.
Superb leadership, communication, planning, and interpersonal skills.
Certified professional in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to lead individual coaching
and team development sessions.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Held management and leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility.
Developed request for proposals and assessed responses used to negotiate million-dollar
synergy purchasing and promotion deals.
Successfully managed a $6 million dollar weekly sales portfolio.
Developed policies and procedures to help organizations with efficiency and compliancy.
Conducted business process engineering to develop standard processes for six operating
companies effecting 3,600 retail stores.
Developed a system to streamline the application and intake process across 3,600 stores.
Developed a human resource toolkit to improve and simplify how store managers deliver
human resource services.
Developed surveys to assess employees’ attitude and morale during change management
initiatives.
WORK HISTORY
January 2005 – Present
Human Resource Consultant
Sledge & Associates, LLC, 12316 Grimsby Lane, Bristow, VA 20136, (703) 393-4800
 Provide human resource administration, benefit administration, management, and recruitment
for small to mid-size businesses.
 Provide support in a manner to alleviate administrative burdens for business owners and
executives.
 Develop HR policy and procedure documents to ensure compliancy.
 Develop interview techniques for the purpose of employee selection, placement, and
promotion.
 Facilitate organizational development and change.
 Event planning and meeting coordination.
October 2003 – November 2004
Senior Buyer, Household and Pet Categories
Giant Food Inc., Landover, MD, (301) 341-4856
Giant Food Inc., a division of Ahold USA, operates 200 supermarkets in MD, VA, DE, NJ and
the District of Columbia.
 Managed two product portfolios with $6 million in weekly sales.
 Directly responsible for the development of product selection, shelving and merchandising
tactics.
 Responsible for the execution of category business plans to support the category strategy.
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Negotiated with suppliers/brokers regarding new product selection, product cost, and
promotional plans to achieve established sales, profit and market share targets.
October 2000 – October 2003
Project Implementation Leader
Ahold USA, Inc., Chantilly, VA, (703) 961-6000
The company operates more than 3,600 supermarkets, hypermarkets and specialty stores with yearly
sales approaching $50 billion. Ahold employs almost 500,000 and serves over 25 million customers
each week.
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Conducted Business Process Engineering to redesign and develop standard HR practices and
processes. Part of an implementation team to install a new HR Information System (Cyborg)
within six operating companies.
Managed multi projects utilizing project management philosophy, strategy and tools.
Managed the project's communications initiatives. Championed project initiatives through
communication with executive management.
Ensured organizational readiness for implementation of project initiatives.
Recognized and addressed change management issues within the operating companies.
April 2000 – October 2000
Ahold Synergy Facilitator - Perishables
BI-LO, Greenville, SC, (864) 234-1600
BI-LO, a division of Ahold USA, operates 302 supermarkets in SC, NC, GA and TN and
employs over 27,000 associates.
 Sourced, researched, negotiated and delivered buying synergy opportunities to leverage
purchasing power; thus lower cost of good savings over $2M.
 Maintained a clear understanding of the dynamics of the supply chain process as it
analytically related to market share analysis, cost, deal information and structure, SKU
analysis and customer preferences.
 Clearly communicated with all levels of Marketing management across the operating
companies.
 Benchmarked best practices and fostered an atmosphere of teamwork.
January 1998 – April 2000
Category Manager Paper Category and
Ahold Synergy Facilitator – Non-perishable
BI-LO, Greenville, SC, (864) 234-1600
 Held dual roles; required to utilize multi-tasking and time management skills.
 Managed a product portfolio with yearly sales of over $170 million.
 Develop and manage product assortment. Sourced and evaluated suppliers. Determined
product mix and correct pricing based on projected margins. Determined shelf placement.
 Developed monthly sales promotions.
 Negotiated merchandise development funds while maximizing cost savings.
 Created and presented category business plans.
 Negotiated and delivered grocery synergy opportunities for Ahold to leverage combined
purchasing power; thus lower cost of good savings over $6M in the non-perishable category.
September 1996 – January 1998 Marketing Research Assistant
Research Technologies, Greenville, SC, (864) 675-9503
 Assisted in the evaluation of new product concepts and the formulation of business proposals
for new product development.
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Involved in creative packaging and labeling design.
Analyzed market research results.
November 1993 – September 1996
Field Marketing Representative
Golden State Foods, Greensboro, NC, (336) 668-0011
 Served as a liaison between Golden State Foods and McDonald’s to ensure that business
needs were met.
 Worked closely with McDonald’s Owner/Operators and Regional Operation Managers to
gather, assimilate and coordinate new store opening information. Assisted Owner/Operators
with new store openings related to product ordering and space management.
 Coordinated, implemented and monitored new product marketing programs put into effect by
McDonald’s Regional office.
 Served in a quality assurance capacity, working closely with Distribution Managers, to
ensure the specification and integrity of products.
October 1992 – October 1993
Distribution Area Manager
Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Sutherland, VA, (804) 862-9104
 Managed a 2nd shift Orderfilling Department; staff consisted of 32 associates and two
supervisors.
 Responsible for continuous training, coaching, personnel, and disciplinary issues.
 Administered performance evaluations.
 Conducted manpower forecasting; short and long-term planning.
January 1991 – October 1992
Employment Manager
Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Sutherland, VA, (804) 862-9104
 Responsible for staffing a 1.1 million square feet distribution retail facility.
 Responsible for the full cycle of the employment process to include employment
advertisement, interviewing, hiring, and new hire orientation.
 Worked closely with local VA Employment Commissions in an attempt to provide
employment opportunities for displaced workers.
 Responsible for management recruitment.
EDUCATION
University of Phoenix, Ph.D. Student, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, expected
graduation 2015
University of Phoenix, MS Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 2012
Webster University, MBA (emphasis in Management), 1997
University of South Carolina, BS in Business Administration, 1990
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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Licensed Insurance Broker in the states of
 Prince William County Greater Manassas
Maryland and Virginia
Chamber of Commerce
Society for Human Resource Management
 Society for Industrial & Organizational
(SHRM)
Psychology (SIOP)
Association for Psychological Science (APS)  American Psychological Association (APA)
Academy of Management (AOM)
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