Candidate's Resume

 

Overview

I am an experienced Brand Promotions /Trade and Consumer Activations Manager, with previous sales experience. 

A creative, flexible and honest team player with a “Can Do” attitude and attention to detail.

Customer service orientated.

Advanced organisational skills.

Career History

Oct 2004 - Feb 2011

Company name:The Ceres Beverage Company
Location:South Africa
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:501-1000 employees
Company web site:http://www.pioneerfoods.co.za
    
Job Title:Divisional Activations Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Marketing
Closest Job Role:Channel & Segment Manager
Summary:Strategic planning and execution of campaigns. Department management.
Detailed Description:Staff procurement, performance and department management
Number of reporting staff: 5
Manage regional budgets
Responsible for 2 Regions within South Africa
Manage organisational assets and promotional equipment
Develop regional activation and promotional plans
Ensure effective communication to various departments.
Procurement of relevant POS material, branding equipment & promotional tools
Post campaign analysis
Appointment and management of service providers
Prioritise and planning of schedules & deadlines
Staff training & development
Monthly & quarterly Divisional reports
POS Warehouse Management
Manage and present new product launches
Brand Portfolio: Liqui-Fruit, Ceres, Fruitree, Pepsi, Dalys, Wild Island

Positions held within The Ceres Beverage Company:
October 2004 – March 2008
Regional Promotions / Trade Marketing Co-ordinator
April 2008 - February 2011
Divisional Activations Manager

Oct 2003 - Sep 2004

Company name:ABI
Location:South Africa
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:1001-5000 employees
Company web site:http://www.abi.co.za
Comments:Promoted
    
Job Title:Special Events Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Marketing
Closest Job Role:Manager
Summary:Instore and Event Management
Detailed Description:Promotional execution and evaluation
Sponsorships (media/press involvement)
Sporting and School events
Co-ordinated an average of 50 promo activities per month (trade & consumer)
Train and manage an ‘in house’ promotional team
Manage Road Show Events and vehicles
Co-ordinated Golf Days and Consumer / Trade Shows
Managed sampling budgets
Managed POS and novelties
Ordering of POS
Event Management–caterers and vendors, orders and loan of equipment
Product launches and presentations to internal staff

Jul 2002 - Sep 2003

Company name:ABI
Location:South Africa
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:1001-5000 employees
Company web site:http://www.abi.co.za
    
Job Title:Account Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Sales
Closest Job Role:Account Manager
Summary:New and existing business development
Detailed Description:Stock control and orders
Implementation of merchandising standards
Category Management
Store level negotiation
Display building
Merchandiser training and management
Environmental Scanning
Price surveys
Cooler Management
Monthly sales targets and objectives

Jul 2001 - Jun 2002

Company name:Pernod Ricard
Location:South Africa
Industry:Sales
Company size:51-200 employees
Company web site:http://www.pernodricard.co.za
Comments:Promoted
    
Job Title:On-consumption Specialist
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Sales
Closest Job Role:Sales Rep / Consultant
Summary:Sales and new business development in the On-consumption channel
Detailed Description:Called on restaurants, hotels, night clubs and catering companies
Designed wine lists and menus
Co-ordinated promotions and product launches
Trained and managed ‘in house’ promoters
Arranged wine and whisky tastings, involving the press and trend setters
Launches & Conferences
Passed the Cape Wine Academy Preliminary Wine Course

Apr 1998 - Jul 2001

Company name:Pernod Ricard
Location:South Africa
Industry:Sales
Company size:51-200 employees
Company web site:http://www.pernodricard.co.za
Comments:Liquor Company
    
Job Title:Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Marketing
Closest Job Role:Other Marketing
Summary:Administrative Role including event co-ordination
Detailed Description:Tracking monthly sales budgets
Managing promotional budget
Conducting Weekly Sales Meetings
Controlled Company Rugby Box.
Managing stock on hand and replenishments – bonded and duty-paid (and supervising stock takes)
Compiling of monthly diary, which includes promotions, events etc in order to keep staff informed
Compiling Sales Review presentations
Organising / Co-ordinating of functions (Product Launches, Wine Dinners, Golf Days)
Overseeing promotions for key customers and meeting with them to ensure effective planning and feedback.
Telesales: assisting in reaching of monthly sales targets
Telephonic market surveys
Ship Chandler orders

Education & Training

Feb 1996 - Dec 1999

Institution:Institute Of Marketing Management
Institution Type:College
Location:South Africa
Course Name:Graduate Diploma in Marketing
Grade:Degree
Study Units/Modules:
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Business Communication
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Financial Aspects of Marketing
  • Principles of Business Law
  • Consumer and Buyer Behaviour
  • Principles of Business Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • International Marketing
Comments:Distinctions obtained for International Marketing and Marketing Communications

Degree incomplete: 3 subjects outstanding.

Jan 1995 - Dec 1995

Institution:Damelin
Institution Type:College
Location:South Africa
Course Name:Diploma in Marketing and Business Management
Study Units/Modules:
  • Business Communication
  • Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Economics
  • Business Law
  • Consumer and Buyer Behaviour
Comments:Obtained distinctions in Economics, Business Law and Financial Accounting

Jan 1990 - Dec 1995

Institution:Queensburgh Girls High School
Institution Type:High School
Location:South Africa
Course Name:Matric Certificate
Grade:Matric / Year 12
Study Units/Modules:
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Maths
  • Accounting
  • Home Economics
  • Biology

Skills

Business Skills

  • Merchandising (Advanced - 4-5 years experience)
  • Roadshows, Incentives & Events (Expert - >5 years experience)
  • Sales, Marketing & Account Management (Advanced - 2-3 years experience)
  • Staff Management (Advanced - 3-4 years experience)

Product Skills

  • Enterprise Planning & Budgeting (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • Training and Event Management (Advanced - >5 years experience)

Industry Company Experience

  • Marketing and Sales Promotion (Advanced - 4-5 years experience)

Interests

Boating , Snorkling , Creative Activities, Family, Camping , Scrapbooking.

Personal Information

Job Seeking Status:Seriously Looking
I am on a notice period (days):  0
I am available from:30th July 2011
Would you relocate for a job?No
Date of Birth:21st February 1978
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Married
Do I have a drivers license?Yes

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