Zachary Lerner

Assistant Manager

Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Summary

Originally from MN. Lived and worked in Chicago 10 yrs ago, in the service and nightclub industry(Y Bar, Moda, Crobar to name a few). Recently married and moved back to Chicago for my wife. Looking for a great opportunity to showcase my skills and experience gained over the past 20 years in the service and hospitality industry. Extremely loyal and ... Read more

Originally from MN. Lived and worked in Chicago 10 yrs ago, in the service and nightclub industry(Y Bar, Moda, Crobar to name a few). Recently married and moved back to Chicago for my wife. Looking for a great opportunity to showcase my skills and experience gained over the past 20 years in the service and hospitality industry. Extremely loyal and driven.
· Dedicated manager with a strong work ethic and the ability to build lasting client relationships.
· Over 20 years of experience in managing several different aspects in the service and hospitality industry
· Experienced in operations management, sales, budget development, staffing, and cost control.
· Solid communication and interpersonal skills when working with customers, vendors, and staff.
· Able to motivate employees to perform to their maximum potential.
· Exceptional leader in organizational and planning skills; adaptive; enjoy new challenges.
· Over 17 years of experience in coaching High School Football, Basketball, Track & Field; including winning a Football State Championship

Work Experience
  • Assistant Manager

    Advocate Roofing and Construction
    Jul. 2016 to Present (5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Roof Contractor
    • Responsible for running and closing appointments set by the sales force
    • Represent the homeowners with insurance companies
    • Coach and train new sales associates

  • Security and Bar Manager

    508 Bar & RestaurantMinneapolis, MN, US
    Feb. 2012 to Oct. 2015 (3 years and 8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    · Responsible for hiring, training and development of newly hired security and bar staff
    · In charge of maintaining a safe and positive working environment for patrons and staff
    · Recognized for impeccable customer service and conflict resolution
    · Worked collaboratively with the General Manager to set goals for weekly forecasting as related to sales and events
    · Directly managed staff of 10

  • General Manager

    Club New York, MN
    Mar. 2010 to Jan. 2012 (1 year and 10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    · Took a struggling nightclub and turned it around by running weekly and monthly promotions, as well as hiring and training all new staff of 50 employees
    · The nightclub went from $15k/week to $35k/week, as well as sold $40k on New Year’s Eve
    · Oversaw all aspects of the day to day operations for the club including: Budgeting, book-keeping, payroll, public relations, securing advertising, booking and scheduling events and delivering great customer service
    · Responsible for running bar and security staff
    · Took over inventory to reduce costs and overhead
    · Hosted and planned Charity events, such as Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness, to raise funds as well as increase publicity for the nightclub

  • Securtiy Manager

    Spin NightclubMinneapolis, MN, US
    Sep. 2007 to Feb. 2010 (2 years and 5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    · Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and managing staff of 30
    · Counseled management on how to cut spending without compromising the safety and security of its customers and staff
    · Communicate and enforce compliance with state and local laws while emphasizing company standards of professionalism and safety
    · Maintained safety of customers and staff with an average of 2000 patrons/night

Education
  • Business Management
    Mankato State(Minnesota State Un
    Jan. 1991 to Jan. 1993
Skills

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Over 300 covers a night

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Receiving/Organizing

Scheduling

Inventory

Pricing

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Staff Education

Inventory

List Creation

Conflict Resolution

Customer service

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Staffing / scheduling

Accounting / Bookkeeping

Payroll

Budgeting

Profit And Loss

Business Management

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Staff Education / Motivation

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Organizations & Volunteer Activity
Interests
Football Coach and Personal Training
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