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RssExperienced Hands On Retail Professional

501 Hillside Street Abilene, Kansas 67410 January 19, 2009 Dear Human Resources Manager, I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Dean Van Horn. I was recently released from long term employment with a regional discount store chain due to a corporate downsizing, and I am searching to join a new team with which I can enhance my retail career. I desire to continue in a multi-store supervision role and would appreciate consideration when you have a position available. I bring the following assets to the table: 32 years of retail management experience. 24 years of multi-store supervision experience. Complete understanding of store Profit and Loss functions. 2 years of supervision of a corporate loss prevention department, achieving a $3,000,000 shrinkage improvement in the second year. Store opening, closing, remodeling experience. Understanding of state of the art cash register technology (Tomax). Results oriented. I believe my skills would compliment the needs of your company. Please review the attached resume. Sincerely, Dean Van Horn


About Me


Merchandising, Purchasing & Retail



Ideal Companies:

Tractor Supply, Ross Stores, HEB, Family Dollar, Sears, Gabriel Brothers

Education level:


Will Relocate:


Work Experiences

12/2008 - 1/2009

Self - Employed Retail Consultant


  • Review Farm Store Operation and Develop Going Forward Plans

1/1979 - 10/2008

Duckwall - ALCO Stores, Inc.

Director / VP

  • Supervised District Managers, Loss Prevention Staff

5/1976 - 1/1979

Nash Finch


  • Supervised store, dairy, frozen



Associate Degree

Nebraska Western College

  • Business Administration