Kenneth Goodgame is the Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Merchandising Officer of True Value Hardware Corporation. Kenneth has specialized with much success in Operations Management. He has managed to turn around failing companies by using a combination of business strategies such as innovative marketing and ensuring excellent financial oversight. He is a bona fide leader and has taken on many companies regardless of their size. He will do as good a job with a million dollar company as with a billion dollar company. Kenneth Goodgame has more than thirty years’ experience which counts a lot in management. His experience gives him an edge since he can see a lot in the market where others cannot and if they see it, they often act inappropriately.
Goodgame was named SVP and CMO in 2013 and has accomplished incredible feats at the firm since then. He completely transformed the purchasing department at True Value and replaced almost half of the team. The buying team has gone from 2% saving to 10% savings in purchasing costs each year since Kenneth took over. Kenneth has overseen over 2 billion in global purchasing at True Value Hardware which has grown so large as a result of his five-year strategic plan to promote sales growth. He is not afraid of change, a fact proven by the fact that he rebuilt the whole merchandising team at True Value.
A key ingredient in Mr. Goodgame’s success is employee participation. Everyone working at the firm needs to know that they are part of a team with a common goal. He ensures everyone is accountable for his or her actions and compensation is based on performance. Quality needs to be of the highest caliber in purchasing processes and materials acquired. Mr. Goodgame’s road to success has not been easy, but he has been able to weather all the storms. He will surely approach his next job with the same mindset.
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