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Summary

I am an enthusiastic, energetic & ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that I undertake, or any situation I am faced with. I excel under pressure, embracing targets and deadlines, and strive to always earn the trust of clients. I have seven years working experience, and am excellent in building relationships with stakeholders to achieve specific objectives and excellence. 

I am in search for a company that will see me placed in an environment where I can redirect my career, and learn from professionals who have 'been there, done that'. I am tenacious in everything I do and am always looking to continuously develop. 

Skills

Stakeholder skills
Leadership
Communications
Project Management

Education

20002005

GCSE's and A levels

Christian Brothers College

Cambridge A Level: 3 Passes including mathematics          

Cambridge AS Level: 3 Passes 

GCSE’s: 8 Passes

Key Achievements

  • 7 years’ professional experience
  • Full Driving license
  • Highly IT literate including MS Project, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Multiple contacts and relationships with high profile clients
  • Experience with account management/CRM
  • Highly autonomous (if needed), driven, and willing to learn
  • I perform in team environments and collaborate efficiently to find solutions
  • A successful track record of organising small teams to deliver objectives
  • Experience in the manufacturing and industrial sectors
  • Experience in the publishing industry.
  • Interaction of numerous clients as a sales consultant
  • Experience in handling of contracts, clauses and contract management
  • Experience in organisation of international freight distribution
  • Highly professional and motivated 

Key Interests 

  • I enjoy playing a variety of sports, as I am competitive and tenacious
  • I am an avid reader, and have a thirst for continued learning and knowledge 
  • I love travelling
  • I love solving problems, hence my choice of wanting to undertake work in the rail industry 

Computer skills 

Proficient with all standard microsoft office products such as outlook, word, excel and powerpoint. I have become particularly useful with Microsoft project. 

Work experience

2012-06Current

Senior Logistics Foreman

Gentleman & a Van (London)

I undertake fast paced logistics, delivery, warehouse management and removals.  Furthermore I have driving duties and overall responsibility for day to day execution of jobs including mobilising, motivating and management of teams. This also includes duties such as the execution of the move strategy and CRM.I also held management duties for the inventory/storage space of the company and was asked to mentor younger employees to teach them correct standards and procedures.

2011-012012-05

Sales Representative

Directory Publishers (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)

 I had to generate and feed new business leads working for a publishing company. This included handling and growing client portfolios. 

I matched client needs to the businesses service, managed the advertisement penetration and was responsible for overall sales revenue of that penetration product. 

2007-122010-11

Senior Logistics Foreman

Burke & Wills Removals and Storage (London)

I had driving duties and overall responsibility for day to day delivery of jobs. This included packaging of clients goods for domestic and international relocation. My main role though was management of international logistics including storage and international freight container moves. This included paperwork, licenses and planning and execution of the move strategy.

2007-032007-11

Electrical Assistant

Kwazulu/Natal Electrical (Durban, South  Africa)

Assisted in the installation of numerous household lighting and electric systems. This included excavation cable laying, voltage checks and maintenance of water filtration systems.

2006-102007-03

Freight yard co-ordinator

Grindrod Transporting (Durban, South Africa)

Overall responsibility of freight yard activities including inventory, heavy duty vehicle management, container management and stock level management I had overall responsibility for the correct coordination of the movement of containers safely within the docks.