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Serial No: 4298
(13/01/1986, male)
List top 5 skills: exceptional communication skills, languages, management, sales
Current location: 

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Assistant Manager, Oddbins, South Kensington Branch

  • Learned about wine tasting and food and wine matching, began WSET training  (holder of intermediate certificate) and taking exams for advanced level in April
  • Ordered stock from warehouse, received deliveries – cellared the wine appropriately according to origin/grape variety etc
  • Sold directly to the consumer in a retail environment
  • Made sales to local business with accounts in the surrounding area
  • Was responsible for cashing up/balancing books at the end of business and closing the shop
11th April 2012 – September 2012:  Bordeaux Fine Wines Ltd   
  • I was Best Rookie from my group and the first to be taken on to the main sales floor
  • Average send-out rate of 58 brochures/month, making on average 200 calls/day (roughly 2.5 hours on the phone)
  • 13 New Business deals in 4 months – a total of £142 000 of business for Bordeaux Fine Wines
  • Promoted to the role of “New Business Closer”
September 2011 – December 2011:  Spencer Ogden Energy Recruitment Consultants
  • Completed training as a junior recruitment consultant.
  • Consistently met KPIs
  • Learned important day planning/time management skills
  • Made telephone pitches to serious clients on various Nuclear Projects in France (such as ITER and  Flamanville 3)
October 2009 - June 2010:  Just Cars (SARL), Sales Representative    
  • Sold rentals of city cars (e.g. Fiat Panda) and vans both over the phone and face to face
  • Responsible for promotional campaigns for all rentals by email and by flyer (at local ports and tourist destinations)
  • Liaised with website designers and corrected English version
  • Retrieved vehicles from various collection points (e.g. Nice airport) and serviced them for rental
June - August 2008:  Voodoo Bar, Nottingham     
  • Bar Service including some basic cocktail training
  • Assisted in ordering, particularly the wine list
  • Cashed up and aided Bar Manager
March – August 2007:  Poppleston Allen Licensing Solicitors, Credit Control/Accountancy 
  • Responsible for chasing unpaid invoices from major clients such as Pizza Express, Ask, Majestic Wine Warehouse and more
  • Carried out basic banking duties such as paying in takings from clients, withdrawing petty cash
  • Put staff hours on the system and issued pay cheques
  • Sold-off anything surplus to requirements (e.g. old office furniture)
Oct. 2004 – April 2005:  Poppleston Allen Licensing Solicitors, Reform Team Member        
  • During the introduction of the new licensing laws, processed personal license applications
  • Worked long hours under pressure to convert existing clients’ licenses to new system as well as taking on new clients
June 2004 – September 2004:  The Pearl Bar, Nottingham      
  • First On-trade role – did basic duties: glass collection
  • Did bar service in non-peak hours
  • Front of house work, welcoming guests to the restaurant/taking coats etc.
School Hols 2002 – 2003:  Poppleston Allen Licensing Solicitors, Junior Staff Member        
  • Did basic filing duties, made small purchases for company
  • Entrusted to various admin tasks such as reorganising shelving/archiving etc
  • Called magistrates courts for hearing dates, learned phone skills

Spoken languages: 

english, french, spanish

Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, new zealand, spain, switzerland, United Kingdom, United States