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    Julia Rowe,

    Promostaff, Greater London

    I use SFS regularly and am extremely happy with the easy use of the site and that I get regular work. It is a very reasonable price taking into consideration what I earn from agencies who contact me via the site.

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    Louisa Norton,

    Promostaff, West Midlands

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Barry's Profile

Experience Summary

Hello, I have a broad range of experience in promotions and a successful career in sales and account mangement. Ive returned to promotions[from full time sales] as Im in the process of setting up my own business. My interests include Badminton , tennis, mountain biking, collecting vinyl and occasional DJing. I like to socilise and contribute to a blog which aims to find the ultimate Indian restaraunt in London. Through my experience in field sales Ive built up alot of people skills which are vital in promotions, Im used to meeting new people on a daily basis and experienced at gaining their attention and interest. Ive succesfully sold office supplies for over five years and lets just say if I can persuade people to take an interest and become excited about what alot of people would descibe as a mundane product...Im confident I can adapt to whatever new challenges are ahead of me. Through the account mangement side of my work Ive gained much experiencein building up productive business relationships and being able to deal with the administrative responsibilities that come with this. Im enthusiastic, personable and up beta my nature. Ive always enjoyed working in promotions and am excited about returning to the indusry. Barry View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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Other Skills

I have a proven record of success in field sales , tele sales and account management. Working in sales for over a decade I feel I can bring alot of relevent experience to any promotional work. Also in the past Ive have enjoyed great working relationships with promotional agencies Ive worked with. Im pro active and can adapt my style to different situations and can also use my experience to areas such as data capture and the administrative side of the industry.

Languages

First language: English

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  • Assistant Event Manager

    At the 2008 KBB Expo at Docklands Excel,I was part of the team which hosted and ran the exhibition we had 6000 visitors and 65 stand holders. The expo was a trade show for manufactuers of high end kitchens and bathrooms. My role was to make sure our guests and stand holders were aware of the events programs and health and safety issues. I also assisted in the setting up of the stands and the administrative and sales aspect in the lead up to the show.The show was a great success.

  • Auditing

    Auditing was aregular feature of my role at work in account mangement for Office Depot, Staples and Viking. I would capture data on stock levels and present back internally as well as reporting to clients on expenditure and buying patterns.

  • Chef

    I worked as asous Chef for 3 months after leaving University at a local Hotel. I still enjy cooking and regularly host dinner parties with u 20 guests

  • Conferences

    I attended conferences as a sales executive and was also part of hosting the annual sales conference at both Staplesand Office Depot. Presenting results and awards to team members and mangement, taking part in seminars and workshops and hosting business lunches with industry vendors.

  • Credit Card Trained

    I have been trained on data security with credit cards having used them on a daily basis as part of my work in sales.

  • Data Capture

    Data capture is somthing Im ver familiar with as in prospecting for new clients in sales this is an everyday occurace, but ive also worked on this in exhibitions whilst creating mailing lists and surveys.

  • Demonstration

    Ive demonstrated H.P and Toshiba laptops and also worked in sales in the mobile telecoms industry which required me to become familiar and be competant in demonstrating very regularly.

  • Event Management

    Ive manged a sales staff of 5 for Dotmobile a telecoms company working from a stand.My responsilities were to ensure that sales targets were met, to motivate them to achieve and exceed these K.P.Is and to make sure that credit cards and personal details were handled in a secure and confidential manor. Also a team of eight sales executive at Office Depot. My role was to train new recruits on how to cold call, how to implement and retain new account.

  • Exhibitions

    At the 2008 KBB Expo at Docklands Excel,I was part of the team which hosted and ran the exhibition we had 6000 visitors and 65 stand holders. The expo was a trade show for manufactuers of high-end kitchens and bathrooms. My role was to make sure our guests and stand holders were aware of the events programs and health and safety issues. I also assisted in the setting up of the stands and the administrative and sales aspect in the lead up to the show.The show was a great success.

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    Ive worked in several department stores eg Selfridges and Debenhams sampling fragrences.

  • Hospitality

    Ive worked hosting corporate hospitality events as an account manager where my role was to entertain clients who advertised on a publication I worked on called KBB Magazine. Ive also worked in hospitaity in a enclosures in Ascot and Lords Cricket Ground.

  • Installation

    At Second Nature a greeting card manufactuerer I installed P.O.S materials and shelving units into retailers. I had to perform this quickly and effeciently as retailers did not want disturbance on the shop floor.

  • In-store / Store approved

    Ive worked in retail for many years whilst in education. Seven years at Sainsburies customer both on the shop floor and customer services. Ive also worked in Selfridges with fragrences.

  • Leafleting

    Ive leafleted on many occasions as part of my sales role in the tele communications industry. I distributed leaflets across universities and outside retail outlets.

  • Merchandising

    Ive merchandised in retailers such as Harrods Fortnum and Mason and Fenwicks for a greeting card company Second Nature. I have two years experience of this as the companies official merchandiser.

  • Mystery Shopping

    Ive worked as a mystery shopper for Dot mobile ensuring best practice was adhered to by the retail staff. I scored and presented back information on each site and followed a structure of investigation. I was trained on security of financial data and was epcificly watching to see if the sales force were following guidlines

  • Presenting

    Ive presented at the K.B.B. awards which is trade awards show for manufactuerers of kitchen and bathroom products. As a sales account manager I co-hosted the evning at the Grosvenor Hotel and made speeches and presented awards to guests.

  • Roadshows

    I have experience of roadshows on campaigns for Lipton Ice tea, Now Broadband, Office Depot, and several others. My responsibilities included data capture, demonstrating, preparing samples, managing staff, and the set up and break down of stands.

  • Sales

    Sales has been my main career. Ive worked in media sales selling advertising in trade publications as well as exhibition space in a show associated with the publication for the Daily Mail Group. Ive worked in the office supplies industry for five years as a new business executive and account manager. I have a prove track record of winning new business and client growth and retention.

  • Sampling

    Ive sampled on campaigns for Lipton Ice Tea, Strongbow Cider, Fragrances, Office Supplies, Bertorelli. Ive worked both in store and at venues such as clubs and live music festivals.

  • Security

    Ive worked on security at the O2 at several concerts .

  • Technology

    Ive demonstrated H.P and Toshiba laptops, L.C.D. Televisions, as well as over head projectors and photo copy machines. Both to members of the public in store and in a business to business context

  • Van Sales

    I worked n the "Now Broadband" campaign which introduced the concept of 3G style wireless internet back in 2005/6

  • Acting

    Experience in extra work and involved in a comedy revue which appeared at the Edinburagh Fringe Festival.

  • Bar Person

    Ive worked at Royal Ascot, Lords Cricket Ground , The Grosvenor Hotel, and managed the Tunpike Bar in North East London.

  • Car Driving License

    I have a clean license and am used to driving through working as a field sales rep. I am ver familiar with the London area ad am able to navigate around very easily.

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    I have an excellant working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel,Powerpoint and can edit and formulate docuents easily.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    I have an excellant working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel,Powerpoint and can edit and formulate docuents easily.

  • First Aid Certificate

    Whilst working at Sainsburies as part of training I took a course on first aid and was awarded a certificate

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Whilst working on the Delicatessan, Butchers and Fishmongers at Sainsburies I undertook and passed all the relevent hygiene certs.

  • Own Transport

    I own a Ford Focus five door.

  • Public Speaking

    As part of the University debating team,also presentations to clients through sales and internally to the manager I reported to presenting my sales results .Hosting an event which aimed to spread awareness of the benefits of the Olympic development to the residents of the borough of Stratford. I hosted a seminar which highlighted urban regeneration, employment opportunities andimproved infrastructure. Also fielding enquiries and questions from the public regardng this.

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    I have a set of both recreational and agressive style skates and enjoy skating as a sport on a regular basis.

  • Qualifications

    G.C.S.E.s in Scince [x3 B grade] Engligh Literature B English Language B, Maths A Geography A, History A, Design Technology B , French B, A levels- Classical Civilisation B, The History of Art B, Communication Studies C B.A. Hons English Ive taken several sales training courses a companies such as Staples, Office Depot, Viking and Image Direct.

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