Objectives

I am an organised self-motivated results driven individual looking to further embark in a Senior management role that will challenge me and expand my skill set.

Summary

25 years in the building and retail industry with a broad range of experience from conception to hand over. My roles have included business development, interior design, retail management, creative director, art direction, and event management. Having worked for some of the biggest builders and international brands in the world has enabled me to learn and grow exponentially and has given me a unique outlook in the way that I approach my work and life.

Work History

Work History

Coco Republic

2012 - Present

Senior Sales/Showroom Manager | BDM

Consistently hit every sales target by an increase between 15-25%

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the daily managing of staff and the assigning of duties
  • Managing and motivating staff to increase sales and ensure efficiency
  • Analysing sales figures
  • Developing, and implementing sales strategies
  • Managing up to eight staff members
  • Inventory management
  • Set KPI's
  • Maintaining accurate records of all pricing’s, sales, and activity reports
  • Payroll and roster management
  • Coaching and training, providing staff with assistance and knowledge of products
  • Experience of processing sales enquiries to a successful conclusion
  • Increasing B2B sales

Habitat For You

2007 - 2012

CEO | CREATIVE DIRECTOR | BDM

Habitat For You was developed after an opportunity was brought to light. There was an appetite from design clients over the years to source unique designer pieces. One online sale led to another and habitatforyou.com.au was born.

Responsibilities:

  • Created brand awareness for HFY
  • Designing the look and feel of the website
  • Responsible for the daily managing of staff and the assigning of duties
  • Managing and motivating staff to increase sales and ensure efficiency
  • Analysing sales figures
  • Developing, researching and implementing marketing strategies
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends and monitoring local competitors
  • Managing up to eight staff members
  • Inventory management
  • Set KPI's
  • Maintaining accurate records of all pricing’s, sales, and activity reports
  • Purchasing and sourcing
  • Payroll and roster management
  • Coaching and training, providing staff with assistance and knowledge of products
  • Experience of processing sales enquiries to a successful conclusion

Integrated Design Consultants

1996 - 2007

CEO | Senior Interior Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Creating brand awareness for IDC
  • Planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure of a design projects
  • Purchasing
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Run morning impact meetings
  • Providing clients with assistance and knowledge of products
  • Manage and coach team
  • Handing over successful projects within time restrains and on budget

Successfully designed and project managed common areas of multiple large apartment complexes simultaneously and within budget

Meriton Apartments 

1997 - 2001

Senior Interior Designer | Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualised colour schematics for each site and or stage
  • Provided documentation for all designs inc. electrical, ceiling etc
  • Project managed all lobbies and pool areas to completion
  • Provided sample boards for display suite
  • Management of up to thirteen multi-level residential sites at any given time

Selected Career Experiences and International Clients

1996 - 2012

Various Roles

  • Event Management - Bulgari Jewelry, B-zero1 Watch Launch. Sydney and Melbourne, co-ordinated and designed every aspect of the watch launch for internationally respected Jewelers (Bulgari)
  • Event co-ordination - B & H Soft Pack launch, Sydney
  • Product Packaging Design and Branding - MR Marketing
  • Designed Interiors and Project Managed - Lettuce Tempt U, Lane Cove
  • Designed interior for inner city nightclub - Ice Box, Kings Cross
  • Event co-ordinator - End of year exhibition for UTS interior design students (This also entailed sourcing sponsorship to fund the event - UTS)
  • Art Department Assistant and Props Buyer - Mimi (A mini series on SBS)
  • Art Director - Feature Film “Love in the First Degree”
  • Be Enlightened - Developed Business Structure, Branding, Logo & Packaging Design
  • Supply Designer Products from HFY - Rock pool Bar and Grill, Sydney & Perth
  • Supply Designer Products from HFY - Ivy, Sydney
  • Supply Designer Products from HFY - Acne, Sydney & Melbourne
  • Expert Advice Editorial Pieces - Modern Home Magazine, Sydney

Skills

Skills

Leadership and People Management

Ability to lead, attract, retain, motivate, coach and develop team members for high performance. 

Business Management Skills

High level of understanding strategy, business functions, decision-making and workflow 

Finance Skills

Budget, forecast, manage cash flow, understand financial statements, manage business metrics

Solutions Driven

Ability to identify improvement opportunities and apply.

Project Management Skills

Plan and manage successful projects, manage risks, costs, time and project teams.

Collaboration Skills

Influence, build relationships, navigate politics, manage conflicts, negotiate -

Networking

High level of networking skills, ability to walk into a room and confidently work the room.

Motivated

Always take the initiative to see what needs to be done and motivate others

Organisational Skills

Excellent time management & organisational skills

Attention to Detail

Exceptional attention to detail.

Interpersonal Skills

Excellent ability to build strong relationships with peers, clients and work groups

Technical Skills

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office: Advanced
  • Microsoft Outlook: Advanced
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel: Advanced
  • Apple IOS: Advanced
  • Windows Operating System: Advanced
  • Auto Cad: Moderate

Education and Certifications

Certifications

AEC Systems Qualifications, Sydney 

2006 - 2006

Auto Cad Certification

Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sydney 

2001 - 2001

Art Direction Certification  

International School of Colour and Design, Sydney

1990 - 1994

Interior Design Diploma (Australian Recognised Diploma)

Colour & Design Diploma

Visual Arts Diploma

International Correspondence School, Sydney

1998 - 1999

Interior Design Diploma (US Recognised)

International School of Business Management, Sydney

1985 - 1987

Business Management Diploma

MLC Private School for Girls, Sydney

1978 - 1984

Higher School Certificate

School Prefect (1984)

Debate Team (1981-1984)

“Driven by passionate energy, a love of life, music and the arts and a genuine want to make a difference in the world”

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