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For the past ten years I have worked for a wide variety of promotional and marketing agencies and to me, the daily challenges and buzz that comes with interacting face to face with the public and communicating client information is what makes this work so enjoyable. With a background in the competitive world of car sales, and then in professional theatre, I can easily and quickly form a good rapport with customers; always maintaining a professional, attentive, patient and good-humoured manner. Ever mindful of the client’s brand image I know how to identify the appropriate customer and then communicate the right message; whether I am demonstrating an appliance or power tool in-store, or promoting a brand at a trade fare or in the public domain. This intuitive ability to recognise a potential customer, engage with them and sell a product has earned me recognition and praise from high-level company sales managers and directors. As an enthusiastic and cheerful person I always convey a commitment and passion for the product I am promoting, and this passion comes across in my communication with customers. I firmly believe that if the customer enjoys a good buying or demonstration experience they will remember the product and will be happy to return to that brand, and to the store, in future. Although I am a competent, conscientious and efficient worker on my own I also love working as part of a dynamic team and have always fostered an excellent working relationship with store colleagues, campaign teams and agency management. I strive to ensure that the high standards of both the client and the agency for whom I work are always upheld by my professional manner and integrity. With the client and their brand presentation in mind I ensure that the products I am demonstrating are kept clean and well-presented, that safety standards are adhered to, and that my data input and sales reports are efficiently and accurately down-loaded. As a Team Manager for long-running, national, campaigns, I enjoyed inspiring and motivating my teams to ensure tasks were completed to time and target, standards were upheld and the client’s brand image was presented accurately and professionally. As a mature person with a flexible and go-getting attitude I welcome new challenges and opportunities, and continue to focus my energies in the ever-changing and challenging arena of promotions and marketing. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

The six years I worked as a Sales Executive in the motor trade for Citroen, Peugeot and Volkswagen, were the most enjoyable and fulfilling of my working life. I have always loved the challenge and buzz that comes from interacting with the public, forming a connection with a buyer and closing that deal which leaves both the customer happy and the profit maximised. My passion and enthusiasm for the product comes across which means I quickly form a great rapport with customers while maintaining a professional, attentive, patient and good-humoured manner. Being a highly self-motivated person, very target-driven and a positive team player I was proud to consistently achieve Top Salesman at the dealerships where I worked; regularly exceeding my monthly targets. I am a reliable, responsible and energetic person with maturity and strong track record of sales experience in car dealerships.

Skills

Other Skills

Promotional work for a range of agencies with whom I have been registered for the past 10 years. This work has included Event Management or Brand Ambassador for specific marketing campaigns including Cadburys, Muller, Wrigley, Nestle, Cravendale, The Metro newspaper and Tesco, as well as event organiser for conferences, seminars and exhibitions. I have also had extensive experience in market research, leafleting, merchandising, publicity, auditing, field marketing, mystery shopping and in-store demonstrating. The clients for in-store demonstration work includes WORX garden and power tools (B&Q), Delonghi steam generators, Polti steam cleaners and SEBO vacuum cleaners (John Lewis), DEL laptops and Nikon cameras (Currys PC World), Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II (Vodafone)

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Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    I have been an Assistant Event Manager for the NHS Stop Smoking, Start Living campaign at various cities in the Uk.

  • Auditing

    I have carried out in-store audits for Asda, Boots, Sainsbury,s, WH Smiths, Morrisons, B&Q and Wilkinsons.

  • Conferences

    I have facilitated at various conferences for N.I.A.C.E. and R.I.C.S.

  • Costume and Character

    As a professional actor with drama school training I have a lot of experience of promoting/performing in various costumes and characters.

  • Data Capture

    I have worked in cities all over the country data capturing for many clients including: Sky, Muller Lite, Nescafe

  • Demonstration

    I have demonstrated various products to retailers and customers, eg Samsung cameras, DeLonghi Steam Generators, WORX Garden and Power Tools, 3D TV, Polti Steam Cleaners and SEBO Vacuum Cleaners.

  • Event Management

    I have been the Event Manager for various campaigns and have been the Team Leader for the Metro Newspaper in Nottingham, Dublin, Cardiff and Liverpool. I have also managed numerous teams for the Tesco Security Upgrade in Tesco stores all over the country.

  • Exhibitions

    I have worked as Customer Service Assistant and Meet & Greet at the Regional Hearing Services Ltd Exhibition at the Nottingham Forest Football Club, also at various exhibitions held at the N.E.C.

  • Fragrance / Counter Cover

    I have worked in Boots Fragrance Counter promoting various men's aftershave and toiletries.

  • Hospitality

    I have a lot of experience of both bar and hotel work (licensed) and waiting tables.

  • In-store / Store approved

    I have store approval for Asda, Morrisons, Siansbury's, B&Q, Boots, Currys and PC World.

  • Leafleting

    I have carried out leafletting campaigns for Cancer Research - Race For Life, RaW (Reading & Writing) and Carling Larger throughout major cities in the East Midlands.

  • Merchandising

    I have worked as both Team Manager and merchandiser for The Network, promoting various newspapers including Metro, Daily Mail Mail on Sunday, Express and Independent.

  • Mystery Shopping

    I have carried out a variety of Mystery Shopping assignments throughout Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire for the company Amber Arch Ltd.

  • Presenting

    I have presented seminars and tutorials.

  • Rigging

    I have worked on rigging and de-rigging events for Sky and Eon.

  • Roadshows

    I have worked on the Cravendale Milk and the NHS Stop Smoking, Start Living Roadshows at airports and shopping centres throughout the Midlands.

  • Sales

    I have many years sales experience in the car trade and the printing industry.

  • Sampling

    I have experience of sampling in major supermarkets on campaigns from dog chews to washing powders.

  • Technology

    I have demonstrated a wide range of technical appliances, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, cameras and photocopiers.

  • Acting

    As a professional actor, with Drama School training, I can perform many character roles and am experienced in performing before large or small audiences.

  • Bar Person

    I have a lot of experience of bar work and have managed a busy hotel bar in Nottingham.

  • Car Driving License

    I have a full drivers license and have my own car. I have also had a lot of experience driving transit and luton-sized vans.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    I have excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excell and PowerPoint and have good internet skills.

  • CRB

    As a freelance Drama Facilitator for Stage Coach and Class Act Drama, I have an Enhanced CRB certificate.

  • Face Painting

    I have worked at various events, village fêtes and festivals.

  • First Aid Certificate

    I am currently a holder of a First Aid Certificate.

  • Own Transport

    I have my own car.

  • Public Speaking

    As an actor I am very comfortable with public speaking and enjoy building a good rapport with audiences.

  • Qualifications

    GCSE O levels: Mathematics, English, History, Woodwork, Religious Education, and Drama.

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