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Now actively looking for work again after having surgery to foot injury. Previous experience in sales / marketing / merchandising / promotions. I'm a real people person and love getting out and about meeting people both in a social and work environment. I enjoy the challenges that sale jobs present and thrive on achievement, meeting and exceeding targets. I can build up a good relationships with people and like to think that I can meet people at their level, being careful never to seem patronising as this is something I detest. I have worked with all levels of people in society - from tramps on the street to top directors in multinational companies and whether I am giving something away for free or selling a premium product in a multimillion pound deal I treat people with respect and honesty. I have over 20 years experience in the pharma industry, both in manufacturing and more recently sales. My most recent position was managing a business to sell premium speciality ingredients for healthcare - and worked with top companies like Glaxo, Boots, Novartis, Tesco and many many more medium and smaller companies round the UK and Ireland. I love to travel both in business and pleasure - have been as far away as Australia for pleasure and into the arctic circle on business. I am involved in church/charity work locally and I enjoy socializing with friends in my leisure time as well as DIY and gardening. View my contact details, availability, and stats.




First language: English

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  • Assistant Event Manager

    Assisting Event Manager in London Excel

  • Auditing

    Stock checking in Boots & Tesco

  • Credit Card Trained

    MBNA trained - credit card promotion at Gatwick airport, sports events, at other events

  • Data Capture

    on street data capture - win a holiday promotion, discount gym membership, etc.

  • Demonstration

    Canon Printers - in store demonstrating HP PCs, laptops and Printers - PC World, Comet, Currys Tom Tom - PC World, John Lewis, House of Fraser, M&S Coffee Maker - Currys

  • Exhibitions

    Organised, set up and managed exhibition stands at international venues in the pharmaceutical/chemical/neutraceutical/animalcare/food industries in London, Birmingham, Paris, Amsterdam, Geneva

  • Hospitality

    Organised and hosted corporate events/dinners in London's tallest building Tower 42, in other venues in London, Paris, Birmingham, Amsterdam

  • In-store / Store approved

    Demo work in: Staples, John Lewis, House of Fraser, M&S, Comet, PC World, Currys, Sampling work in: ASDA, Waitrose Merchandising: Tesco, Boots Energy Sales: Sainsburys, Tesco,

  • Leafleting

    Sainsburys, Canons Gym, On street

  • Merchandising

    Tesco, Boots, WH Smith, Currys

  • Mystery Shopping

    registered with UK mystery shopping

  • Presenting

    Corporate presentations to senior management in Glaxosmithkline, Boots, Tesco, Brunel Healthcare, Catalent, Bayer, Novartis and many other multinational companies

  • Sales

    Sales/New Business development of Veterinary Pharmaceutical products to multinational veterinary pharmaceutical companies, Sales/New Business development of specialist ingredients for use in human/animal health supplements

  • Sampling

    Waitrose, ASDA, Sainsburys, Tesco

  • Technology

    Demostrating PCs, Laptops, Printers, TOM TOMs, Mobile Phones in Staples, PC World, Comet, Currys, John Lewis, M&S, Staples, House of Fraser,

  • Car Driving License

    Clean driving licence (never had any convictions or penalty points)

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    IT literate - MS Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access,

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    Good IT general skills - emails, web use, etc

  • First Aid Certificate

    Have had first aid certificates for many years - recently expired but waiting on course to renew

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Food Hygience Certificate

  • Own Transport

    own car available

  • Public Speaking

    have done presentations at director/senior management level in many blue chip pharma/healthcare/animalcare companies

  • Qualifications

    HND Science of Medicinal & Cosmetic Products Sales Training IT Training Personal Development training Food Hygiene Certificate


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