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Work experience

Sep 2006Mar 2009

Senior Sales/Manager

Zavvi Retail Ltd

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·Involved ordering new stock and replenishing existing stock in the relevant sections of the store, requiring strong working knowledge of all products on the shop floor which lead to increased sales

·Served customers at the tills, including processing payments and refunds, as well as resolving queries

·Given responsibility to manage the stock room which included booking stock on and off the computer system; designing and implementing a new and more efficient system for managing stock

·Subsequently offered the role of Cash Officer with the responsibility for handling the stores cash flow and till receipts, including counting takings and resolving discrepancies

Sep 2004Sep 2005

Sales Assistant

WH Smiths

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·Held sole responsibility for managing the music section within the store, including sales, merchandising, customer service and stock management

·This involved replenishing of stock and ordering new stock on the computer system

·Also processed deliveries and re-organised the stock room within the store

·Assisted WH Smiths in Kingston-upon-Thames to become the best selling entertainment WH store in the country

Education

Sep 2006Present

BTEC Diploma

DrumTech
Oct 2008May 2011

Music Technology Specialist

University of West London
Sep 2004Sep 2006

A-Levels

Esher College

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Sep 1997Jun 2002

GCSE's

Haliford School

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Drama (A), English (B), Mathematics (C), History (C), Geography (C) Science (C) and French (C)

Skills

Skills
· Extensive live gig and studio recording experience using various instruments · High level of computer literacy on Windows and Apple platforms with particular regard to audio software · Extensive experience in the use of a variety of hardware, studio technology and audio equipment · Proficient user of Logic Pro, Pro Tools and Ableton Live · A high knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word/Excel/Power Point and Photoshop · High knowledge of video production software such as AVID and Final Cut Pro · Proven ability to prioritise set tasks effectively, consistently meeting strict deadlines and working under pressure · Other soft skills include communication and team working as a result of collaborations on numerous musical projects  

Summary

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Friendly and approachable yet technicalMusic Technologist with experience of performing as well as music production management and sound engineering. Previous employment has included roles within music retail, demonstrating a range of transferable roles. Excellent IT and typing skills and has the knowledge needed to use the Internet as an effective research tool.  Has a proven ability to deal with large volumes of data and to work methodically to deadlines. 

Interest

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·Spare time activities include reviewing new albums for the independent review blog which I designed and setup

·I attend as many gigs as I can and I often DJ at small club nights which I organise myself

·Aviation enthusiast – I like to travel to different airports across the globe to view aircraft

My Social Network sites:

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LinkedIn - http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/alex-cox/45/860/944

Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/alone-at-sea

My Blog - http://thepianodrop.wordpress.com

Last FM - http://www.last.fm/user/Arkefly

Twitter - https://twitter.com/AloneAtSea