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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (Part time self-employed - temporary contract)Jul 2013 - Nov 2014 (1 year)
Provided strategic guidance and consultation to the Managing Director and Sales Manager for the coordination of packaging graphics and technical prepress activities, text and media for English speaking markets, style and variety developments, sales and advertising, plus online exposure (chocolate appreciation You Tube channels).
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (Part time Volunteer while working full time)Oct 2010 - Jul 2013 (2 years)
I helped my Czech friend start-up a successful Zumba franchise running full time in the UK, & gained new skills & experience in the achievement of adding great value developing the business model while raising money for local charities. Highlighted Accomplishments: I created business marketing & advertising media, including a Facebook page with a 300+ friend/client portfolio. 100+ different clients attended on peak season weeks, one of the highest attended Zumba courses in the district.
PROJECT MANAGER | MARS INC. Human & Pet Food Packaging & DesignJul 2008 - Jun 2013 (4 years)
Responsible for the successful delivery of a wide range of packaging and graphics projects for Mars, an account worth seven figures annually in a team of around forty to fifty people internally and many more external contacts. Coordinated print and technical requirements for trials, prototypes, 3D rendering, cutter drawings, style guides, asset management, brand guardianship, creative design, marketing and legal text, template roll out, print specifications, artwork and repro.
CUSTOMER SERVICE / ACCOUNTS EXECUTIVE | BRANDSSep 2003 - Jun 2008 (4 years)
Responsible for the successful delivery of a wide range of packaging and graphics projects for Scholl (Mainly Durex) and Pets at Home veer telephone/video conference and in person after completing my training supporting and continuing to do so on: Colgate, Foxes Biscuits and UB in a team of around thirty people, accounts worth seven figures annually. I later went on to work in the Mars team in the same role, then joined the template coordination team for a while to learn their processes too.
Financial Services Agent (Part time self-employed while studying full time)Oct 2000 - Aug 2003 (2 years)
Business to Customer Sales. Identified potential clients by cold call canvassing, servicing inbound leads but mostly client referrals for financial products and services, car and home insurance, catalogue items, gifts and shopping vouchers.
HND/BTEC Applied Science: Distinction2000 - 2002 (2 years)
Advanced Apprenticeship | Business & Administration (Part time education while working full time)2007 - 2009 (2 years)
PRINCE 2 Registered Practitioner (2012)APM Group
Project Management Qualification 02593664-01-WNUW P2P/887821
Internal Auditor: ISO 9001 Training Course (2013)British Standards Institute
ENR-00084742 7805321 | Vendor Assurance & Quality Control
How to Win Friends & Influence People Programme (2010)Dale Carnegie Training
5 Day Intensive Course.
Microsoft Excel 2007 Advanced (2012)SmartStyle
Introduction to: ISO 9001 Training Course (2013)British Standards Institute
License ENR-00078108 | Vendor Assurance & Quality Control
NVQ Level 3 Business & Administration Principles (2009)City & Guilds London
License 605805593 / 40
Teambuilding Skills (2009)Aster Training
Registered DTI MAS
Problem Solving Skills (2009)Aster Training
Registered DTI MAS
Customer Care (2006)Citrus Training
First Aid at Work (2010)British Red Cross
Fire Marshal Team Leader (2012)Ben Hanney Fire & Safety Services
Managing Stakeholder Relationships (2007)Mars (Masterfoods) Veghel Netherlands | 5 Day on Location Client Created Training
Project Management (2010)Career Steps
License 092009 / 0710
Repro-graphics | Print Technical | Process | Colour, Quality & Project Management (2013)Intouch (Matthews Brand Solutions) Continuous Training & Printer, Client & Agency Visits
September 2003 to June 2013
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