Summary

PERSONAL OBJECTIVE To share and contribute 18 years of hands-on experiences and skills in corporate communications, marketing communications, advertising and promotion and event management with your organisation. HIGHLIGHT OF EXPERIENCE 18 years of corporate and marketing communications combined with creative design experience in the domestic arena, branding programme, new product / services launches, integrated advertising and promotions campaign, event marketing, lead generation, store and visual merchandising and research for B2B and B2C market.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Head of Corporate Communications

Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities
Strategic Roles: • Responsible for developing and implementing internal and external communication strategies and initiatives for the Ministry that will effectively foster greater understanding among the public and specific groups about the Ministry’s role, functions and the services it offers, and help them to understand and use the services most effectively in their own and national interest. • To ensure information about the Ministry and its broad range of activities more widely and easily available to the public. • Leads, manages and supports Ministry corporate reputation via key ministry announcements, initiatives, events and projects. • To ensure that public and customer complaint and suggestion regarding the Ministry will be handled efficiently and effectively according to the public and customer needs. • To ensure that the local and international visit management will be coordinated smoothly to give an admirable impression to the Ministry.
Aug 2004 - Nov 2009

Head of Marcom

TM Sales and Services
Strategic Roles: • Worked with management on corporate and brand development, messaging, positioning and implementing consistent corporate look and feel. • Developed and implemented company’s marketing communications plan to enhance the impact of marketing activities and increase name recognition for company product and services; managed budget of over RM3 Million; Headed team of 4. • Responsible to develop business and marketing plans, designed and executed marketing plan to drive traffic to outlets and enhance company's sales revenue objectives. • Interact internally and externally with various groups in the TM Sales and Services, TM Group and Subsidiaries including Executive Level management, along with external agencies/vendors. • Managed all corporate communications planning to ensure consistency of messaging of all outbound communications and branding. • Set directions, lead and implement marketing communications and PR activities from TM Group, operating companies, local and regional office. • Managed Marcom team in collaterals design, content development and production and trade event messaging and design. • Advised Product Managers in product promotion positioning and strategic planning sessions; responsible for product and sales launches.
Sep 2002 - May 2004

Head of Advertising & Promotion

Poney Garment Sdn Bhd
Work Description: A leading apparel retailer offering wide range of product, ranging from clothing and accessories for infant, toddlers and children up to 14 years old under the PONEY and RENEW brand name. Responsibilities: • Manager / Head of Department – To manage, direct and control the financial affair of the department. These include advertising, promotions and events (consumers and trade). • Report to the Managing Director of Poney Garments Sdn Bhd. • Worked closely with Sales and Fashion Department to create Quarterly Company’s Promotional Plans i.e. Season Collections, Special Events / Annual Event, Merdeka Celebrations, New Year Countdown, Hari Raya Celebrations and Chinese New Year Promotion. • Organised ground events. This entails securing of venues and all peripherals and maintaining a good relationship with venue owners. • Negotiate and monitor contra arrangements with media owners and specific venue owners i.e. Shopping Complex. • Monitor trade activities from all Media and circulate to Sales Department the relevant information and articles on a regular basis. • Acquired and maintained the stocks of Corporate Gift items aimed at promoting goodwill with the trade.

Education

Education
1987 - 1991

Bachelor of Art and Design

University iTM