CV, Retail professional seeking relocation to Canada

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 11623

Skills keywords: productive team
Short Bio:

An experienced and articulate Retail professional combining several years key experience and knowledge working for some of the UKs leading and well renowned major retailers. Vibrant and resourceful with excellent customer handling and people skills; strives on providing a highly personalized service and is passionately committed to achieving targets and objectives.

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: Indian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  , Retail Wholesale and Purchasing
Spoken languages: english, gujarati, Hindi, Marathy
Location I am interested in working: canada

Career Summary

Sports (UK): Sales Assistant

November 2009-February 2013 [Full time] & August 2013-Present [Part-time]

• Working in a fast paced a challenging retail environment providing exceptional customer service

• Demonstrating product knowledge to maximize sales and ensure repeat business

• Responsible for greeting customers with a smile and creating a friendly welcoming atmosphere

• Providing detailed merchandize information and advice to help customers select the best products available

• Operating the till and accurately counting and reconciling the till float

• Identifying sales opportunities & trends and highlighting these to Sales Managers

• Ensuring a high standard of housekeeping in store at all times

• Taking delivery of stock from suppliers or warehouse and storing appropriately

• In addition handle the cash point and engage the team into task for the day to meet the qualitative and quantitative standards and target of the store

February 2013 – August 2013: Moved to India and then returned to the UK to continue studies

NEXT plc. (UK): Sales Assistant November 2011 – December 2011 [Temporary Xmas Staff]

• Responsible for maximizing sales and providing excellent customer care to customers

• Constantly working to develop and increase sales under the supervision of the Shop Manager

• Operating the tills, including cashing up and completing paper work at the start and end of shift

• Completing sales sheets at the end of the day

• Processing cash and credit card transactions accurately & efficiently

• Managing the till, taking money from customers and hanging out receipts

• Following policies & procedures relating to cash & stock handling

• Checking the inventory listing with actual stock on the shop shelves and reporting and discrepancies to manager

• Handling customer’s complaints in a professional and diplomatic way

• Setting up promotional displays and organizing promotional events

• Promoting the shop and its products at every opportunity

• Highlighting special promotions to customer

• Moving large amounts of stock and merchandise around the shop

Raiyani Brothers (India): Finance Manager and Accountant, May 2004 – December 2008

• Dealt with and processed all incoming / outgoing invoices, expense forms and requests for payment in a timely and accurate manner

• Used various in-house account systems to verify calculations and maintain accurate and up to date records and direct debit mandates

• Liaised effectively at all levels including dealing with daily transactions for petty cash

• Completed reconciliations on a weekly basis

• Prepared various and detailed financial reports and statement including monthly cost accounting reports for senior management team

• Fully supported the Accounting Manager in his daily duties and responsibilities

• Also prepared presentations and business plans working closely with the accounting manager

• Worked within a target driven and goal oriented environment

Education and Qualifications

• MBA in Financial Management: Cardiff Metropolitan University August 2013 – Present

• MSc Business with Financial Management: Northumbria University, UK Sept 2009 – Sept 2010

[Grade achieved: Pass class]

• Bachelor in Commerce ( University of Mumbai, India(June 2007- March 2008)

[Grade achieved: Second class]

• ‘A’ Levels Lala Lajpat Rai College, Mumbai, India, June 2004 – March 2005

[Grade achieved: First Class]

Languages: English, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi

IT Proficiency: Operating Systems: Win98, WinME, WinXP, Vista, Win 7

Office Tools: Microsoft Office applications & Microsoft Project

Software: Java, PCB Design, AUTOCAD, Source boost, Xilinx