Eight years experience inside customer facing roles. Lead a team of fifteen waiters over the duration of two years. Contributed to the transformation of a brand new restaurant that began with weekly projected sales forecasts of 10k, into an established and successful restaurant that now consistently hits weekly forecasts of 35-40k. Dedicated the previous six months to developing analytical and investigative skills within a role as Stock Control administrator. Responsible for the movement of goods coming in from over seventy major suppliers into a warehouse based in Croydon, investigating over fifty stock discrepancies per day in order to maximise the companies service levels, and organising the shipment of special orders direct from suppliers to some of the companies biggest clients.

Work experience
Work experience
Aug 2015 - Present
Stock Control Administrator
Office Team

Arranging daily 'booking-in' appointments from suppliers wanting to deliver goods

Prioritising deliveries from suppliers that maintain our grade 1 and 2 lines of products

Analysing stock level reports in order to make cost effective and efficient purchase orders

Liaising with both suppliers and customers in relation to purchase order queries

Actively investigating stock discrepancies brought to our attention by the warehouse

Communicating clearly with the warehouse manager and 'goods-in' team to minimise the recurrence of picking errors and stock maintenance issues

Running daily service level reports,
updating 'shortage claims' spreadsheets and analysing due dates of our fast moving lines

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015
Front of House Team Leader

Developing daily floor plans and putting 'aces in places'

Attending to food and dietary requirements

Encouraging team members to go the extra mile for the guests and giving them the opportunity and freedom to approach this in their own personal way

Running shift incentives to keep the atmosphere exciting for both our staff and our guests

Leading my team by example and appearing calm and in control at all times (something that is critical during extremely busy periods)

Promote the companies brand values in all lines of my work -

Jul 2011 - Aug 2012
Personal Shopping Assistant

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
Masters by Research in Contemporary Art
Manchester Metropolitan University

Pass with Distinction

Sep 2008 - Jul 2011
BA Honours in Drama
The University of Huddersfield

1st Class Honours

Sep 2006 - Jul 2008
The Lord Grey School

Three passes ( A-C )

Digital Photography and Editing

I have a body of work online under my website www.mrchrismckenna.com. Here you can see a series of portrait photographs and selected editorial shots I took for a local speciality coffee shop The Bogotá Coffee Company. I have also photographed work for some local barbers in Milton Keynes and South East London. These have since been used in various social media campaigns and some have also been included in a barbering 'look-book' published by The Lions Barber Collective.



Miss Daisy Lichfield

General Manager - Wagamama



Mr Duncan Macey

Assistant Director - Office Team Croydon

Unit 4, 500 Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 4NZ