Tarek  M.  Azwai

    Tarek  M.  Azwai

          MSC / BA International Business 

  • London, W9

Work History

Work History

Buzz Research Analyst (Freelance)

WaveMetrix Ltd, London
Jun 2008 - Present
  • Identifying, capturing and reporting global consumer trends & opinions towards specifically assigned brands and/or products
  • Conducting thorough market research via various (Arabic/English) social websites (blogs, forums, vlogs, article comments, etc.) to identify and report positive & negative feedback as well as any reoccurring technical problems 
  • Interpreting, translating (Arabic), and coding global consumer trends, opinions and feedback in regards to the daily product usage
  • Working on multiple projects with other analysts at a time

Showroom Sales Advisor

B&Q Acton
Apr 2015 - Present
  • Face to face up-selling of various B&Q products & services
  • Assisting customers in selecting and designing and implementing new home projects (i.e. kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms) catered to their preferences

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

ChapmanBlack, London
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Extensive Sales & Recruitment training (Sales Academy)
  • Experience in identifying & approaching most suitable candidates for multiple roles ( inc. social media sourcing)
  • Direct Headhunting from specific Target Companies
  • Building up strong candidate rapport over the phone
  • Generating business leads & referrals from calls
  • Candidate interview preparation
  • Internal Recruitment (inc. face to face interviews)
  • Hitting daily telephone & weekly CV targets (KPI's)

Sales & Marketing Executive

KweekWeek Ltd, London
Jul 2013 - Nov 2013
  • Daily market research (identifying new event organisers to approach)
  • Hitting daily outbound telephone sales call targets (KPI's)
  • Building up the company's Social Media presence (Social Media marketing strategy)
  • Outbound sales trips to increase exposure & gain new user signups (Universities, Tech Hubs and Tech events, music venues)
  • Scheduling & attending meetings (recording minutes)
  • Managing the accounts of all our music event hosts & being the first Point of Contact for all music-related clients (inc. Festival organisers)
  • Presenting weekly roundups of our business development strategy
  • Assisted in developing all marketing materials inc. the design of pamphlets, flyers, online banners/promotions & weekly newsletters
  • Developed Sales Scripts for new recruits, comprehensive Competitor Analysis reports, and detailed spreadsheets to rank up the UK's top performing Music Festivals & Event Hosts to approach

Sales Assistant 

Pull & Bear UK Ltd, London
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Receiving and organising early morning deliveries of inventory   
  • Running and replenishing stock on the floor throughout the day
  • Building up rapport and up-selling to customers as they shop
  • Developed incredible customer service & face to face sales skills 
  • Assisting with visual merchandising across the store
  • Answered inbound telephone queries & dealt with any customer complaints promptly and courteously
  • Worked one week behind the till 

Junior Project Assistant (Internship)

Al Andalus Construction Ltd, Libya
Oct 2010 - Feb 2011
  • Assisted in the planning & management of new construction and refurbishment projects for the Government
  • Conducted reviews (excel spreadsheets) of set projects to ensure that the budget, scope, schedule and quality expectations were achievable during early stages
  • Recorded accurate and concise meeting minutes when required
  • Presented project reviews and analysis to management and clients in both Arabic & English

Student Services Assistant (Internship)

Libyan Consulate (Embassy), London
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
  • Assisted with organising and keeping track of all financial & academic matters of Libyan students residing in the UK
  • Contacted various academic institutions on a weekly basis to ensure that students with Libyan scholarships were meeting the program's minimum performance expectations 
  • Answering all inbound telephone queries professionally and resolving any complaints or minor issues promptly 
  • Prepared, copied, organised and filed all student personal records
  • Ensured that any outstanding institutional invoices were paid on time

Summer Sports Camp Supervisor 

American School in London
Jul 2006 - Aug 2006
  • Organised and supervised various sport competitions and tournaments for children between the ages of 5 to 14 years
  • Ordered food and drink stocks as well as sports equipment as needed
  • Worked behind the tills during lunch breaks
  • Assisted in coaching football to over 8's

Education

Education

MSc International Business Management in MENA (Middle East & North Africa)

SOAS University of London
Sep 2009 - May 2010
  • Economic Business & Institutional Environment of MENA
  • Management Perspectives & Sectorial Issues in MENA
  • Islamic Banking & Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Quantitative Techniques

BA (Hons) International Marketing Management

Regents University of London
Sep 2005 - May 2008
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Micro / Macro  Economics
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Financial & Management Accounting 
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Quantitative Business Methods

American High School Diploma + (Advanced Placement Classes equivalent to A-levels)

American School in London
Sep 2002 - Jun 2005
  • Maths - Geometry and Statistics
  • American History 
  • Intermediate French
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • AP European History
  • AP Micro Economics
  • AP Macro Economics

Skills

Skills
f2f SALES / telephone sales
MARKETING / SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
TEAM WORK
TIME MANAGEMENT
leadership
microsoft office & Administration

Certifications

Certifications

Barista Skills - Foundation Level

specialty coffee association of europe (SCAE)
Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

Foundation Level Barista Skills Training, Understanding the Bean & the Machine, Latte Art

Personal & Team Development Program

Bramley Lakes Learning & DEvelopment
Oct 2007 - Oct 2007

Team Problem Solving, Taking on Challenge, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Development, Leadership & Effective Communication. 

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Highly motivated and enthusiastic International Business & Marketing graduate with previous working experiences ranging from customer service, marketing, sales and new business development & acquisition. Looking to start a career within a fast- paced, target-driven marketing / sales position that will help further develop my skills. Possess outstanding written / verbal communication skills as well as an excellent problem-solving mindset which helps to work through & overcome challenging working conditions. Computer literate and comfortable working on multiple operating systems & software including all Microsoft Office programs. Possess outstanding leadership (football captain) & interpersonal skills with a proven ability to excel within a team. I am extremely Resilient, ambitious, hard working and professional in my approach; and believe that with enough focus, drive, and dedication, anybody can achieve just about anything.