Meri Laivo

Meri Laivo

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Jan 2011

Sales Advisor

H& M Hennes&Mauritz AB
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Customer Service Personnel

Candyfloss Clothing Oy - Bestseller A/S

I was working as a Customer Service Personnel at ONLY, which is one of Bestseller Wholesale's successful brands.

The duties consisted of customer service and sales activities, visualization and product presentation, receiving orders, taking care of the stock, cashier, daily accounting, cashier and account reports, opening and closing the stores.

Jan 2008 - Mar 2009

Assistant, Department of Marketing

University of Vaasa

I worked as an Assistant for the Department of Marketing, University of Vaasa. I was originally given an opportunity to finish my master's thesis in the position.

Student consultation, updating marketing syllabus, coordinating and evaluating excercises, organizing the department's attendance in fairs etc., updating the websites, designing and creating brochures, invitations etc. materials of the department and the Faculty of Business Studies, organizing visits of researchers and lecturers. Other office routines. Own scientific research activities.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Customer Service Responsible / Marketing Planner

Teresia and Rafael Lönnström Foundation

I created a marketing strategy plan for a branding project of the Lönnström Art Museum's shop. Additionally, I composed a joint ticket for the two main art museums in Rauma.

Other tasks: customer service, PR, exhibition opening arrangements, taking care of the museum shop, cashier, tour guiding etc.

Jul 2003 - Aug 2006

Customer Service Personnel

Candyfloss Clothing Oy - Bestseller A/S

Through my student years I was working as a Customer Service Personnel for Bestseller's brands Vero Moda, ONLY and Jack&Jones. (07/2003-08/2004, 06-08/2005 and 04-08/2006, which is, altogether 21 months)

The duties consisted of customer service and sales activities, visualization and product presentation, receiving orders, taking care of the stock, cashier, daily accounting, cashier and account reports, opening and closing the stores.

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Master of Science

Vaasan yliopisto

Major subject: MarketingMinor subjects: Accounting and Finance, Communication studies, Sociology

Consumer behavior -related master's thesis "Visual arts in me, visual arts in you - Visual arts consumption as practices of lifestyle".

Grant by Aktiasäätiö Vaasa, for success in studies (05/08)Student grant by the Foundation of Elli Rihtniemi (06/07)

Aug 2000 - May 2004

Engineer

Turku University of Applied Sciences

The studies delt with different sides of business, marketing, human resource management and project management from the clothing industry standpoint.

Brand and launch-time marketing -related thesis "Mielikuvia - Mieli kuvia" ("Mental images - Desired images").

Aug 1997 - Jun 2000

High school graduate

Rauman lyseon lukio

The general degree of Eximia cum laude approbatur

The High School diploma of fine arts, grade very goodGrant by Lions Club Rauma, for success in studies

References

References

Tuuli Rostén

Pirjo Laaksonen