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Experience Summary

I am energetic and love engaging with people from all walks of life. With a number of years experience of promotional and sales work with leading brands, I have developed the skills and confidence to succeed in this industry and to enjoy my work. Recently, I have been working as a retail manager and now moving back into sales/promotional work. I have experience leading a team and am 100% reliable. When I am not working hard, I enjoy growing veggies at my allotment and performing at open mic nights. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

I have worked recently as a retail manager in a sales environment. I am an experienced administrator and am skilled in filling in paperwork/email/technology.

Skills

Other Skills

I am a confident communicator with people of all walks of life and at any level. I have strong interpersonal skills and develop positive working relationships easily. I have experience as a team manager and motivating/developing/training staff.

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Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    For leafleting teams and sampling road shows.

  • Chef

    Not a qualified chef but I have experience working in restaurants and have managed a 5 star ski chalet where I planned and cooked 4 course menus daily.

  • Credit Card Trained

    Currently work as retail manager including use of till/card machine and cashing up at end of day and week.

  • Data Capture

    Work on the NHS Stop Smoking Campaign capturing data on the high street for the public to gain access to NHS services.

  • Demonstration

    I have done Demonstartions in DIY stores for power tools (including the dulux paint pod and also cookery demonstrations for Sharp demonstrating the Steamwave steam oven.

  • Event Management

    I have worked as a manger for a retailer managing 8 staff. Also sampling teams touring around the east of england. I have organised charity events whilst working overseas and for a charity in the UK.

  • Exhibitions

    London Boat show 2012. Bennett show at Norwich showground Norwich. Natural health show in Brighton.

  • Hospitality

    Chalet and restaurant work.

  • In-store / Store approved

    I have worked in Boots sampling and selling beauty products, sampling in supermarkets and demos in DIY and Currys/PC world.

  • Leafleting

    For National rail at train stations, university campus amongst others!

  • Mystery Shopping

    I have carried out mystery shopping in supermarkets and restaurants.

  • Sales

    I have a successfull sales record in retail selling shoes. Door to door sales in Australia for a telecoms company.

  • Sampling

    Experience working on my own in supermarkets and running sampling teams on a larger scale.

  • Car Driving License

    I have a clean licence held since 1999 and my own car.

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    I have worked as an administrator and am confident in the use of Microsift Word, Excel, Power Point and Office. I have internet access and a laptop at home for reporting and a digital camera for sending photos of promotion events.

  • Health / Hygiene Cert

    Completed online end of November 2010

  • Own Transport

    Yes.

  • Qualifications

    11 GCSE 3 A levels Studied Biomedical Science at Brighton University

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