CV, UK Based Account Manager seeking opportunity in Australia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 5144
(13/07/2013, female)
Skills keywords: communication, coordination, planning, problem solving, teamwork
Current location: Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map

Sept 2012 – Present:  Girardot LTD, London

An independent advertising and design agency and partner to Fin International; creating campaigns that run across trade magazines, national press, outdoor and online media for clients such as Henderson Global Investors, Barings Asset Management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Spreadex.

Account Manager/ Office Manager
Account Management:

  • Project managing advertising campaigns for clients; leading meetings with clients to discuss and identify advertising requirements.
  • Working with colleagues to devise an advertising campaign that meets the client’s brief and budget, which includes bespoke quotes for individual campaigns.
  • Monitoring work in progress and work to completion cost, ensuring that communication flows effectively between Giradot and the client resulting in deadlines being met.
  • Presenting creative work to clients for approval and modification.
  • Managing advertising media schedules for print and online advertising.
  • Assisting in making new ‘pitches’ to win new business.
  • Supplying advertising to publications by required deadlines.
  • Negotiating and managing image licences.
Office Management:
  • Main point of contact for all enquiries in the absence of the Creative and Managing Director.
  • Raising client invoices.
  • Running payroll for all Girardot employees.
  • Arranging travel to client meetings.
  • Taking minutes at client meetings and writing up a contact report.

  • Working with Fin International on a multi-million pound campaign for Pioneer. I coordinated with the designers and project manager to ensure all print and online publication deadlines were met for the launch of the campaign. 
Sept 2009 – August 2012Jack Wills LTD, London

British heritage inspired fashion retailer, with over 60 stores across the UK, Ireland, US and Hong Kong.

May 2011 – August 2012Merchandise Administration Assistant (MAA)

  • Producing and maintaining trade reporting for the company and the Home department.
  • Updating the UK and Ireland stores category reports weekly.
  • Reporting on the Home department’s performance at line level to the Assistant Merchandiser (AM) and Junior Merchandiser (JM) in weekly departmental trade meetings, highlighting best/worst sellers and adjusting allocations accordingly.
  • Ensuring stock transfers are completed daily to ensure stock is in the correct place at the correct time thus ensuring the highest sell through.
  • Conducting regular store visits to analyse product placement and stock volumes.
  • Planning new season launches, assisting in stock package assessments and recommending what products would best suit particular stores.
  • Supporting the Branch Merchandising team in new store stock packages, helping to maintain consistent stock levels throughout the season.
  • Analysing products by style, option and category; working with the Production team to ensure the correct quantities are ordered and advising when a rebuy may be needed.
  • Creating spread sheets to collate sales for specific periods and explain the rate of sale of all Home products in order to help the Design, Merchandising and Production teams decide which products will do/sell well in future ranges.
  • Identify sales opportunities in the UK & Ireland as well as work with the International MAA to maintain optimum branch covers.
  • Work with Retail Operations to maintain and improve contact between merchandising team and the stores.
  • Working with the Web Merchandiser to ensure they are able to maximise sales opportunities, suggesting ways to improve Web business by discussing the product availability and placement on the website.
  • Maintaining pricing structures and ensuring it is up-to-date on the system.
  • Developing a training programme for new starters, providing information on what they need to learn within their first month of being in the company – to be implemented for any new MAA’s.
  • Providing any ad hoc reports required by the Merchandising department or Managing Directors.
  • Created and implemented an induction programme for new starters to the Merchandising department.
  • Merchandising representative for the Jack Wills “Great Place to Work” Committee. I collate my department’s thoughts, ideas and grievances and present them to the committee, where we work together innovating and improving the workplace for all employees benefit.
Sept 2009 – May 2011:  Administration Assistant, Distribution Centre
  • Checking and logging all invoices for the Head of Logistics.
  • Completing paperwork for goods being dispatched to the USA.
  • Arranging inbound/ outbound collections of stock with couriers; monitoring movement of goods within the UK, Ireland and USA.
  • Managing Head Office stock queries and requests.
  • Recording internal and external stock movement on Excel.
  • Booking in physical stock onto Quantiv stock system.
  • Coordinating with the Branch Merchandising and Core Merchandising teams to ensure stock is booked in priority order.
  • Arranging booking slots for incoming stock; coordinating with the Import and Export team, forwarders and couriers.
  • Communicating information and changes in processes and procedures for all internal parties.
  • Improving and creating new logistic procedures; coordinating with the DC inbound team and logistic consultant to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Point of contact for stock requests and logistics for the Marketing team.
  • Providing assistance with delivery discrepancies and providing a daily update report; sent to stores.
  • Providing assistance to complete extensive consumable supply orders.
  • Coordinating with and supporting the administration team with overflow and ad hoc tasks.
June 2008 – March 2009Advance Reprographic Printers LTD, London

Accounts Assistant

This was a 6 month contract assisting the company in implementing the ISO 14001 as well as updating the company handbook.
  • Processing sales orders.
  • Posting receipts in sales ledger.
  • Writing up cashbook.
  • Daily banking.
  • Helping on reception switchboard when required.
Sept 2006 – March 2008Clear Links Support LTD, Keele University

Note Taker

  • Assisting students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Attending the student’s lectures and seminars at all levels and taking detailed notes on their behalf.
  • Liaising with the students on an individual basis to type up and adapt notes when required to ensure they were wholly suitable and understandable.
Sept 2006Disabilities and Learning Support Unit, Keele University

Student Supporter
  • Helping new students assemble their timetables and providing general support for those with learning difficulties/disabilities.
  • Assisting the department by redesigning and re-wording all of their leaflets so that they were more student-friendly.
  • Getting involved in the university open days to ensure prospective students and their parents were fully aware of the facilities on offer to them.
Sept 2006NUS Extra, Keele University

NUS Registration Assistant

  • Promoting the NUS Extra card.
  • Ensuring customers were fully aware of the card’s benefits.
  • Inputting customer information into the national database.
  • Creating the card.
  • Customer service.
Sept 2002 – Sept 2006Next Retail Ltd, Luton

Retail Assistant
  • Part-time role whilst completing A-Levels and during university holidays.
  • Operating EPOS systems.
  • Customer service.
  • Stock output selection and stock recall.
  • Security within the store, including locking up.
  • Receiving deliveries.
  • Training new staff.
  • Covering management absence.
  • Team Captain (Keele Lacrosse Team) – organising fixtures at home and away and arranging transport; teaching and developing team members.
  • Lacrosse Referee (Men’s, Women’s, Mixed) – this contributed towards Millennium Volunteers; having achieved 200+ hours.
  • Mentor for exchange students – I found it very rewarding as I enjoyed helping people settle into their new surroundings and a different culture.
  • Student representative for my university course – I had a duty to communicate and help find the resolution to issues between the faculty and the students.
  • I am a confident public speaker, have visited student bodies and organisations, published and distributed a manifesto, independently and as part of a small team, in preparation for student Presidential elections.

Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Australia