Kolade Ogunade

  • Chingford London
  • 07817302152 & 02085290704
  • Koladeogunade1994@hotmail.com

About Me

During my time at Middlesex University I studied Journalism and Media. Throughout my tenure I was able to develop a sound understanding of the journalism industry, especially social media and how certain communication networks such as Twitter and Facebook power the individual to bring about social change. In my final year of university my dissertation focus was about Twitter, a real time asynchronous awareness system which is always on. The main objectives when I was writing this, was to highlight how people interact with information throughout social media, how information is spread through social media and finally how this new communicative technology has positively affected communities within our social setting.

My journalism and media degree enabled me to engage with the journalism industry by giving me an in-depth insight into newspaper, magazine, and broadcast and online journalism businesses. By doing so it allowed me build my media production skills and focus on feature writing in relation to magazines, newspapers, audio production and creative digital outlets.

Tirelessly working on my dissertation enabled me to realise my passion for technology. I wanted to see how systems work, how they interact with each other, and how people engage with technology. Now, with the technology sector booming there is mass opportunity to be a part of the fastest growing field and it excites me to think that I can be part of something so dynamic and vivid.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

Commercial Development Manager

Marketing Leaders
  • Challenging any objections with a view to getting the customer to buy;
  • Gaining a clear understanding of customers' businesses and requirements;
  • Listening to customer requirements and presenting appropriately to make a sale;
  • Cold calling to arrange meetings with potential customers to prospect for new business;
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with senior high level customers via telephone calls and emails
  • Research, develop and qualify leads on a regular basis as requested or directed by management
  • Working closely with the Managing Director to strategically plan and prioritise my personal sales approach
  • Work as a member of a team, to achieve team targets, and use best efforts to meet targets set from time to time by the Managing Director
  • Developing and maintaining a database of all contacts.
  • Replying to all customer enquiries in a timely and accurate manner via email

 

Aug 2012 - Sep 2015

Customer Service Advisor

GLL

• Assisting in the provision of an excellent customer service in relation to sales, by creating leads and calling prospective customers as well as previous customers (averaging 100 per shift) This developed my confidence and improved communication skills both written and verbally.
• Gaining customer-facing skills by explaining in depth the services offered to customers as well as selling memberships and meeting targets that helped me to work under pressure. Regularly updating daily objectives on key performance indicators.
• Co-ordinator of the fire and evacuation procedure, enabling me to work under high amounts of pressure and as a team with the rest of my colleagues.
• Training new recruits which helped to develop leadership skills.
• Gaining Numeracy skills by having control of membership payments and general cashier of the leisure centre (to sort and count cash and cheques for banking purposes, checking totals and completing paperwork, including cash reconciliation and banking procedures, bookings and Direct Debit systems).
• Creating monthly promotions and marketing them internally and externally.
• Maintaining a good and positive image of the Centre to customers and the public.

May 2013 - Oct 2014

Marketing Database Assistant 

Orbus Software
  • Responsible for overseeing, classifying, collating and storing information
  • Compiling the collected data in an easy-to-understand format
  • Check the data for accuracy, authenticity using leading software and ensuring that it stays safe but accessible.
  • Collecting data from various departments and maintain the organizational data in the prescribed format
  • Responsible for budget allocation within the project
  • Managing budget via Microsoft Excel spread sheet
  • Correctly paying external contractors
  • Producing monthly financial reports to line manager and finance team

Education

Education
2012 - 2015

BA (Hons) Journalism and Media - High Second Class Honors  2:1

Middlesex University London
2010 - 2012

A Level

Chingford Sixth Form
  • Biology [C]
  • Media [C]
  • Film [C]
2005 - 2010

GSCE

Chingford Foundation School
  • 10 GCSE’s including:
  • English Double Award [A,B]
  • Mathematics [C]
  • Science Double Award [A,B]
  • Geography [C]
  • French [C]
  • Catering [C]
  • Religious Studies [C]
  • Information and Technology [B]

Additional Information

During my spare time I enjoy relaxing and going out with family and friends. I also enjoy reading comics, watching films and keeping up with current affairs. Furthermore, I have a keen interest in sports especially football, I am the captain of my local 5-a-side team, were i have proudly lead them to win three league titles.

Skills

  • Email Marketing
  • BCB Sales
  • Cold Calling
  • Team Leadership
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Customer Services
  • Salesforce
  • Objection Handling
  • Technically competent to work on various database management tools and applications

References

Available upon request