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DULUTH, MN -- Steven Triebernig of Princeton, MN graduated from The College of St. Scholastica with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior. The College held its fall 2015 commencement cere...Fall 2015Verified by The College of St. Scholastica
Activities & Affiliations
Hope For America Inc.
PresidentFebruary 2013 - PresentA new non-profit organization that benefits struggling homeowners has been launched in Minnesota. The non-profit organization, Hope for America, assists struggling homeowners in dealing with large bank and mortgage institutions to get them the help they need. It is sometimes hard to communicate with big institutions which have often lost sight of helping those who may be in a temporary bind. Hope for America was launched in early 2013, and has been gaining rapid attention as a successful homeowner advocate, working with struggling homeowners who are trying to get their voices heard. The company was formed by five community leaders from the central Minnesota area. Steve Triebernig from Princeton, has diligently been helping struggling homeowners at no charge for over three years, with many success stories too numerous to name., Brian Hilbrands from Spring Lake Park, Walter Johnson from Plymouth, Kevin Triebernig from Milaca and Kathy York from Princeton have also joined with Steve Triebernig, in a compassionate effort to help as many people as possible from every walk of life. This dedicated team serves as directors, and are each experienced with being the middle-man when it comes to advocating to big banks on behalf of homeowners who have hit hard times. “It never ceases to amaze me how powerful a community can be when they all come together with support and love,” says Steve Triebernig. Hope for America serves the local community, and many in other parts of the US, by connecting people with the resources that they need to get through some of the toughest seasons of their lives. Hope for America offers job seeking and resume building services, local low or no cost family counseling, small business planning, foreclosure prevention, and more. They are concerned with ALL the needs of a hurting family, including finding food support.Expand ▾
Bashas' Incorporated Supermarket
Bakery ManagerJanuary 2015 - June 2015I worked as the manager of the bakery department. I supervised 12+ employees, wrote schedules, ordered product, unloaded trucks, and increased sales. One of the first steps was understanding the current culture. It was easy to see the areas of opportunity. Once the culture was assessed, I put a plan in place to develop the team through group cohesion. After the team was ready for growth, I spent many hours working in the community to grow sales. I made a visit to all the surrounding business and introduced myself. I offered my full skill set to encourage them to come and place orders at our store. Once the community felt welcome, I when to the closest high school and assisted with their culinary classes. This developed the relationship and they started to use our bakery for many of their events. The picture of me standing in front of the cupcakes was just one of many orders placed by the high school. With relationship building as one of my top priorities, my team began to get excited and our department started to shine.Expand ▾
Assistant Grocery ManagerOctober 2007 - July 2011I assisted the grocery manager in handling of the grocery department. I was responsible to supervise 20-30 employees throughout the store. I managed inventory, ordered ad items, wrote schedules, controlled and reduced loss and damaged products, assisted in all other departments as needed, did hourly store walks for compliance and conditions, handled customer complaints, special orders, accidents, and other needs. I ran the front end when we were short cashiers, assisted in the bakery, assisted in the deli, stocked produce, stocked meat, stocked groceries, build displays, assisted vendors, assisted in resets and new store openings, and stocked over one hundreds cases per hour in grocery and frozen dairy. Accomplishments I reduced the labor by motivating and training employees. I increased the gross profit by ordering ad items and properly displaying the items to increase sales. I implemented current company procedures to insure success of the store. I brought excitement and enthusiasm to the store as I revealed to others their importance to the company's success. Skills Used • Employee development- team building, continuing education, working with others, synergism, competitiveness, long term personal planning, exercise, brain food, stress reduction techniques. • Marketing- All aspects of branding, niche market, trends, saturation, consistency, progress tracking. • Drive Crown forklifts- both stand-up, sit down and pallet jacks.Expand ▾
Rum River Mortgage
PresidentApril 2004 - June 2008I started a small mortgage company from the ground up and supervised eighteen employees. We were able to assist many families is securing their future home. When the market crashed, we continued to assist families and started a non-profit called Hope For America, Inc. We stood by many of our clients even long after the original transaction was complete. We feel that building a life long relationship is the only way a company can secure success. We were defiantly the the exception and not the rule. Accomplishments We were able to donate several computers to the local schools. We held an A rating with the Better Business. We participated in the local parade and enjoyed being part of our community. Bureau. Skills Used Team building skills along with excellent customer service skills was just a few of our company's mission.Expand ▾
Frito Lay Inc.
District ManagerJuly 2002 - January 2004I was hired on fast-track program due to my impressive success at Cub Foods, with the goal to function in District sales management. My responsibilities included growing sales, merchandising, promotions and relationship building within 240 stores in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. I served a combination of major chain stores including Target, Wal-Mart and Holiday stores as well as a multitude of regional chains and smaller independents. I held full accountability for a current level of $110,000 per week in sales volume, driving a 10% growth trend annually. Handles planning, innovation and distribution of full line, encompassing 210 SKUs. Drives Volume Builder Programs, Priority 1 Initiatives and Point-of-Sale activities. Identifies cross-merchandising potential, capitalizing upon other brands’ merchandising plans to maximize perimeter space. I Continuously worked to engage all levels of customer accounts with an excitement for Frito Lay products. I negotiated excellent shelf usage, end-cap and point-of purchase placement by educating customers as to the potential for mutual benefit and profit. I creatively integrated Frito Lay promotional plans with customer strategies to drive product visibility and sales, fostering customer satisfaction and future sales growth. I monitored inventory levels, competitive promotions, space management and compliance to identify potential for growth. I oversaw timely and accurate distribution of products to store, communicating with stores on a weekly basis to ensure their needs are being thoroughly met. Accomplishments I helped grow the district to 127% to prior years sales. Skills Used People skills, organization skills, and marketing skills.Expand ▾
Cub Foods Inc.
Grocery ManagerJuly 2000 - July 2002Starting on the night crew I quickly was promoted through the ranks to Grocery manager. I guided staffing, merchandising, inventory control, customer service and quality. Worked with a multitude of vendors on product placement and incorporation of merchandising/promotions in line with Cub strategy. Accomplishments I helped grow the grocery department from $900,000 per week to 1,200,000 per week. I help reduce labor costs, increase sales, and increase gross profit. I helped improve the store conditions to insure the customer would have a great experience. Skills Used Team building, inventory management, purchase management, planogram compliance, pre-book ordering for holiday and ads.
Grossman's Bake Shop
BakerOctober 1998 - July 2000
Operated a successful independent bakery, with full accountability for all aspects of the business: fiscal, daily operations, personnel, baking, sales, and service. I supervised over 22 employees.
Created new accounts and business
Business development skills, customer service skill, scratch baking skills.Expand ▾
Production ManagerOctober 1991 - November 1995Drove production for this shop with a staff of ten: recruited and selected personnel; scheduled, supervised; monitored inventory, quality and service. Maximized quality of service through superior example. Accomplishments I helped increase sales and expand the product line. We then moved to a larger facility to accommodate the new growth. We baked eighty different types of breads and rolls per day. We also had a large variety of cookies, cakes and pastries. Skills Used Business production management skills, business growth and development skills, team building skills, product food safety compliance skills.Expand ▾
Safeway Company L.L.C.
Manager, Cash-up roomJanuary 1997 - October 1998I was hired in bookkeeping, rapidly moved into management training across all departments. Bookkeeping accountability included daily preparation of tills, balancing of books and safe, counting checks, preparing deposits and a multitude of daily reports including sales, labor and sales per man hour. I supervised around 30 employees and the entire store when the store manager was unavailable. Accomplishments Balanced the stores books to under 20.00 each day. Increase productivity throughout the store, helped others see the best in themselves. Skills Used Accounting skills, team building skills, motivation skills, organization skills.
Bakery ManagerNovember 1995 - January 1997I rapidly movement from position as Baker into that of bakery manager. My leadership duties included overseeing production, monitoring inventory and stock levels, ordering ingredients in line with projections, maintaining a fresh and unique bakery product line, and ensuring federal and state code compliance. I supervised over 15 employees. Accomplishments 〓 Selected to Albertson’s Pacesetter Club in 1996 for exceeding sales expectations all four quarters, having stepped into and taken a store which was operating at 18% under projections to 6% over projections through a combination of staff motivational programs, targeted merchandising and promotional strategies. 〓 Hand-picked to begin corporate Career Advancement Training, an honor given to only 1% of 1% of company employees, a six-month, comprehensive management program geared towards regional management. Skills Used Team building skills, organizational skills, motivating skills, profit increasing skills.Expand ▾
Old Mill Bakery
Assistant ManagerJanuary 1986 - October 1990I gained a wealth of experience in business, leadership and salesmanship in the family owned business. I learned all facets of baking, sales, service, budgeting, cash management, staffing and motivation. I supervised over 10 employees. Accomplishments I helped grow a start-up business to a large established business. My parents owned this business and my father is a pastry chief from Austria. He held the highest level of pastry chef in all of Austria earning him the status of very few in the world. I learned from him by working side by side for over fifteen years. What I know as a baker is known by very few and I would love to teach your team. At times I would also shadow my mother on the bread routes. She would go on to teach me sales skills that I use even today. I remember after a long day of sales we had one loaf of bread left. She said, "We will sell it even if it takes all night." After 4-5 more stops, we did sell it. I will never forget the sales ability gift she gave me over the ten years of shadowing her sales ability. Skills Used Listening skills, working skills, time management skills, organizational skills, baking skills, sales skill and team work skills.Expand ▾