Gary Jacobs has over 40 years in the wholesale, retail, and in the manufacturing industries.
College at Boston State – Major in Psychology, Providence College, and University of Me. Business , Marketing., and Retail management
Started career with Grossman Lumber, Retail manager, Human Resources, in SMS division: Store Merchandising Services, then moved into Manager of commodity buying position for the 350 multi unit company. My commitment was to buy at the right price in order to sell competitively.
Relocated to NY as District Manager/Retail. Honesty, and integrity became the Hallmark to True customer service. With Grossmans 14 years.
Continued Career in Purchasing, Marketing, and Merchandising with several Building Material Distributors and Steel Manufacturing Companies, for more than 20 years. Established methods of centralized/ geo. purchasing and programs to reduce costs.
Managed Large Box retailers: Home Depot, Lowes, WalMart, PetSmart and K-Mart as store manager. Believe in consistent, positive customer service and team synergy.
In joining 5 Star, my commitment is to take the Purchasing to the next level. Working diligently to control our inventory, reducing waste and strengthening our vendor relationships. Supporting the entire team, and continuing to dedicate myself towards the growth, profitability and success of 5 Star.