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Chiquita Kruger

Operations Manager/ Traffic Controller at TBIC

Work History

The Bakery Ideas Company

July 2015Present

Operation Manager / Traffic controller

TBIC is a company that provides a full solutions offering. In my capacity as the Operations Manager, I manage the day to day running of operations, scheduling of all workloads and managing of all client deadlines across departments in my secondary role as the Traffic Controller. I have to date had the privilege of working on brands such as; Blue Ribbon Bread a division of the Premier Foods group, Bridgestone South Africa, Firestone South Africa, Centracom, NGO- JPS Africa, Ads24 and Valued [Dubai].

  • Key support and communications between project management and multimedia studio departments, which include: creative, social media and production (Film and Photography).
  • Assist account executives in a project management capacity.
  • Brief management: receiving, assigning, follow up and closing off of tasks.
  • Timeline management for projects, department and client.
  • Working with the operations director, implementing and managing internal processes.
  • Project budgeting and costing especially within the production scope.
  • Weekly time log reporting.
  • Supplier sourcing, relationship building and maintenance thereof.
  • Assist the production department in a production management capacity across all disciplines.

The Content Mint Pty Ltd

January 2015June 2015

Production Manager

The Content Mint Pty Ltd was a film production company operating as a separate entity of its brother company TBIC /Amnicomm, a digital agency at the time. The Content Mint, not only fulfilled all the production requirements for its brother company TBIC's client needs but also took on independent projects.

During my tenure as the Production Manager, I was fortunate to work with a very talented team on brands and projects such as:

Bridgestone South Africa's 2013/2014 South African Swimsuit sponsorship, Pink Drive "Pink valve cap" campaign and the 2013/2014 Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience.
Blue Ribbon Bread's "My Mom Is So Cool"[Behind the scenes] and "It's made for PE & King Williams Town" [Share a sandwich] activations.
Superga South Africa's "If these shoes could talk" campaign [Activation coverage].

  • Key support to the film Director
  • Managing traffic of the production department and schedules within several departments.
  • Supplier sourcing, relationship building and maintenance thereof.
  • Managing of film crews, shoots and pre and post production.
  •  General administration
  • Budgeting and reconciliation of accounts.

Reason for leaving:  Company restructured and allocated me a position within TBIC .

Amnicomm & The Content Mint Pty Ltd

April 2013January 2015

Operations Manager 

Amnicomm a Digital and full solutions based company at the time, operated hand in hand with their sister company, The Content Mint Pty Ltd, the companies content production entity to provide clients with solutions to meet all of their needs.

  • Key support to the Managing Director
  • Project Management
  • Event and activation planning and management.
  • Project, activation and shoot costing and budgeting
  • Department comms and support
  •  Traffic controlling and managing of schedules
  • Client service
  • General administration
  • Quality control
  • Assist the accounts department when needed

Reason for leaving:  Promoted to The Content Mint Pty Ltd

Limitless Internet 

April 2013August 2013

Website Manager 

Limitless Internet is a company that serves to help build the digital and e-commerce landscape in Africa, with a focus and belief in local talent & technologies.

Current platforms include:
 www.luxlife.co.za - A niche lifestyle environment.

  • Managing of the website on a daily basis
  • Research, sharing of curated content, content uploading and blogging
  • Product sourcing for the online store
  • Processing of online orders and payments
  • Dispatching of orders

Bandit GPS 

September 2009March 2013

Sales Manager 

Bandit GPS now know as NavWorld, was a supplier of all Garmin, Tom Tom GPS and GoPro devices and accessories. It was a wholesale and retail company that operated as a Garmin and Tom Tom super dealer to the public.

  • Wholesale and retail telephonic, website and walk-in sales
  • Stock controlling - dispatch and receiving in Pastel Partner and Omni accounting packages
  • Prepared accounts receivable, payable and cash book
  • General administration
  • Processed product repairs
  • Customer service

Reason for leaving:  Approached by a client on a new opportunity and looked forward to a new challenge.

Education

Shaw Academy 

2016February 2016

Diploma in Web Development 

Foundation diploma in web development, Distinction 

Allen Glen High School

20052006

Matric

Achieved National Senior Certificate with Merit 

Portfolio

Superga South Africa #SupergaTalk Campaign activations

Superga South Africa #SupergaTalk Campaign activations

TBIC was approached by Superga South Africa's agency to assist in bringing to life their clients global brand idea "If these shoes could Talk" in South Africa. TBIC collaborated with the lead agency on a two-month social media brand campaign called #SupergaTalk "If these shoes could Talk", to capture activation content to share on digital platforms. My role was production management of the video content produced for the individual activations, which included: #SupergaTalk Sansui Summer Cup, #SupergaTalk House Party and #SupergaTalk Uber Lamborghini Story.

Portfolio

Bridgestone South Africa Shoots & Activations 

Bridgestone - Route 66 MTB Experience

Event coverage for the 2015 Bridgestone Route 66 MTB Experience in the Cradle of Humankind where riders took up the challenging 210km course over a period of 3 days. My role was production manager of the client shoot in which we captured content for digital purposes over the 3-day challenge.

Credits:

Director/Producer - Valente Bosch
Camera Operator - Dirk Chalmers
Camera Operator - Dirk Hanekom
Camera Operator - PJ Mokosholo

Blue Ribbon Bread South Africa Shoots and Activations

Skills

Project & Team Management 

Accounting Software 

Pastel Partner & Omni Accounting 

Project Managements Systems

Asana, Trello and Teamwork 

Computer Literacy

Microsoft Office