Resume Per Kristian Bjoerke

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Published on September 15, 2015

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1. PER KRISTIAN BJOERKE +1 212 470 0790 320 W 17th Street Apt # 1RW New York, NY 10011 MBE qualified senior management professional with over 10 years of experience in business strategies, concept development, market and retail trends, consumer intelligence, customer analysis and shopper marketing; previously responsible for the entire Non-Food division of a national retailer and one of the largest in Scandinavia. Expertise includes development and implementation of customer-centric strategies and business plans, analysis and integration of big data and insight, deployment of multi- channel modalities, business progression and project management EMPLOYMENT HISTORY PKB CONSULTING Norway/Sweden/Denmark May 2015 – Present Principal - Concept Management, Business Development, Retail Strategy and Customer Intelligence COOP NORWAY RETAIL Oslo, Norway Jan 2011 – Apr 2015 Concept and Strategy Manager, Non-Food Coop Obs! Hypermarket - Executive Manager responsible for 8 Non-Food categories (Sports, Textiles, Apparel, Electronics, Media, Kitchen & Home, DIY-Home Improvement, Children) in 32 Hypermarket Stores, 23 of the 25 biggest grocery retailers in Norway, made the Non-Food division rank highest nationwide 4 years in a row (Source; AC Nielsen) and exceeding industry growth in every category, bringing division turnover above 316 million USD yearly - Increased total turnover by a record 24.2 million USD (FY11 – FY14) in markets where the pressure to reach new customers became a steeper hill in the face of enhanced competition from brick-and-mortar businesses and online shopping channels - Designed and implemented strategies to increase overall profitability for the Non-Food segment, increasing gross profit by 9.5 million USD in only 3.5 years (FY11 – FY14) - Produced and launched campaigns in a highly competitive and promotion-driven industry; propelled and positioned the Non-Food range at Coop Norway Retail highest among Norway’s retailers in “Promotions with good value” - Spearheaded the Foreign Perspective and Strategy 2015-2019 initiative and authored the New Ways of Working framework, increasing collaboration between stores and headquarters, improving buyer loyalty and enhancing total purchasing power for the entire organization - Enhanced multi-channel and other strategic projects, launching award-winning marketing campaigns IKEA Furuset-Oslo and Slependen, Norway Mar 2008 – Dec 2010 Head of Sales and Management Bedroom and Bathroom Department - Led staff efficiency and training, sales steering, analysis of consumer behavior and competitor monitoring for the 5th IKEA in total store turnover; was promoted to take over the world’s number 1 IKEA store, managing 30 employees - Achieved a sales increase of 1.7 million USD, well above the Country average growth, placing the Furuset store in the top ten out of 300 stores worldwide in sales - Project-managed total rebuilding of the departments, including strategy, planning, implementation and follow–up, in multiple locations IKEA Slependen, Norway Sep 2006 – Mar 2008 Business Store Comptroller - Promoted from Range Comptroller for Kitchen and Dining, implemented a new system for in-store staff planning, reducing staffing costs by approx. 1.5% and communication projects targeted to store managers EDUCATION AND TRAINING Norwegian School of Management, Oslo Master of Business and Economics University of Economics, Prague International Business Additionally, miscellaneous management, training and highly specialized courses including shopper data insight/analysis PUBLICATIONS - Dagligvarehandelen (national industry leading publication), published October 3 rd , 2014 - Dagligvarehandelen, published September 27 th , 2013 PROFESSIONAL AWARDS & ASSOCIATIONS - Recipient of the 2012 Retailer of the Year Award from The Walt Disney Company - Member of the Global Retail Marketing Association - Member of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce ACADEMIC WORK Mentored business school students on management, innovation and regression analysis LANGUAGES English: excellent (fluency in reading, writing and verbal skills) Norwegian: excellent (fluency in reading, writing and verbal skills) Swedish and Danish: good (reading, writing and verbal skills) German and Spanish: basic (reading, writing and verbal skills) REFERENCES Furnished upon request

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