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I am a  high caliber individual with  a proven track record of successful management.  I bring  several years experience working in business development, data management and business systems development,  As a natural relationship builder, I work well with suppliers and clients.   I am equipped with the vision and purpose to drive organisational change and lead a team. Flexible and able to adapt positively to any challenges that arise, I am comfortable at making sometimes difficult decisions and taking ownership of key issues.  Personally, I have the drive and determination to achieve success in business development and have a passion for retail operations. My objective is to leverage my experience while continuing to be challenged.

  • Business Management & Development
  • Data Process/Analysis/ Management
  • Market research/Analysis
  • Innovative thinking 
  • Project management
  • Brand Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Consumer trends/Insight 
  • Performance evaluation
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Financial cost management
  • Problem solving

Work experience

Jul 2016Present

Master Data Manager

Mitre 10 NZ Limited

Responsible for the Master Data Quality and Governance for the business (105,000+ national products).  SME on data management systems globally, developing strategy to drive effective change across Mitre 10 systems and ensuring team members, suppliers(400) and stakeholders adopt change. work cross the organisation to ensure requirements are met and high service levels are maintained.  Identifying ways to increase efficiency and engagement. Leadership of the data team. 

  • Development of  systems and processes for Master data for the business.
  • Business owner for Supplier Relationship management for Source to Shelf  - developing solid relationships with suppliers.
  • Stakeholder in key initiatives for Master Data Management guiding the Project teams to deliver requirements for the business.  Supplier Portal/Hybris/LANSA/AS400.
  • Working closely with external suppliers to provide solutions to drive Master Data management. (GS1)
  • E-commerce Governance
  • Leading, Coaching & development of teams
  • Presenting to ELT,  business and Supplier conferences on Master Data.
Apr 2016 Jun 2016

Data Enrichment Project Manager

Mitre 10 NZ Limited

Responsible for managing the Data Enrichment Project ensuring the delivery of quality product data for 16000 online products. Engaging with over 300 suppliers.

  • Defined the scope of the project, role out plans and sequences of activities required by team to successfully complete the project. 
  • Managing the internal and external data enrichment team.
  • Review and analyse of current data  management processes for the business consulting on future requirements and improvements.
  • Monitoring and making adjustments to the project to ensure the completion of the project within the time frames ad budget.
  • Communication to key stakeholders on the progress of the project.
Mar 2014Mar 2016

GS1 Data Implementation Manager 

Mitre 10 NZ Limited

 Responsible for ensuring the  delivery of the GS1 project on-boarding the top 150 suppliers and quality master data to the business .  

  • Development of business critical working relationship with Mitre 10 Suppliers, Internal Merchandise team and GS1 NZ .
  • Managing all project requirements -
  • Working closely with internal teams and suppliers to understand their needs.
  • Managing the day-to-day operational aspects and process of the project.
  • Producing timing, costing and scoping documentation.
  • Establishing the overall success criteria for a project,including; time, cost, technical and performance parameters.
  • Producing and maintaining project plans,  presenting to senior management.
  • Monitoring all work in accordance with schedules.
  • Worked with internal development/product teams on enhancements to deliver more efficient processes and systems to support data to the stores.
  • Assessed and streamlined processes within Lansa to deliver a feedback loop to suppliers and tighten internal process. Scoping and deployment readiness; prepared and facilitated training for roll out of new process.
  • Monitoring and managing all contractors, consultants and third party suppliers within the project.
  • Lead and deliver training sessions to internal category team and Suppliers.
Jan 2013Feb 2014

Syncronised Service Project IT Coordinator

Mitre 10 NZ Limited
  • Tasked with the Implementation of Interfaces with Kronos and payrolls nationally.
  • Development of relationships with business owners and management staff to execute and deliver a seamless transition from existing methods of timekeeping through to payroll.
  • Testing and creation of batch files, interface codes and mapping systems.
  • Management of the delivery of interfaces including project costs.
  • Support to the Project Manager.
Feb 2012Dec 2012

Consultant and Business Development Manager

Pod Consulting
  • Providing HR Services Consulting to SME market – establishing needs and requirements to set up systems and procedures, providing Human resource solutions and support.
  • Consulting to Companies on requirements, providing and presenting solutions for HR to the business.
  • On- boarding new clients to the business.
  • Setting up and running of the  recruitment side of the business 
Sep 2006Jan 2013

Business Solutions Architect

Business Solutions NZ

Solutions Architect – Consulted for Zeald/ Village Square/ Jake Pearce.com/ Catchi.com

  • Contracted on various projects to run and deliver discussion groups with Large Corporates developing data into reports to translate back to client to increase profits.
  • Delivery of semiotic workshops for client projects including reporting on outcomes and analysis of information to draw a conclusive marketing direction.
  • Consulting  to companies on website development and e-marketing solutions
  • Auditing of existing website data to implement strategic online marketing plans to increase traffic to website.
  • Assist companies with business development and advice
  • Financial Management accounting – setting up systems, finalising year end accounts and reporting to directors of various companies.
Sep 2000Aug 2006

Marketing and Events Manager 

MRX Matchracing NZ Limited
  • Corporate Yachting Event Sales.
  • Business Development
  • Development and design of direct marketing materials and strategies.
  • Maintaining existing relationships with corporate sponsors.
  • Preparation of sponsorship proposals and agreements for sponsorship ( Sponsors Secured - ASB, KPMG, Schneider Electric, Kodak, Harken).
  • Management of  Corporate and National  events.(Swedish Match racing series/ NZ Keelboat Nationals).
Sep 2000Feb 2006

Real Estate Specialist

LJ Hooker NZ Limited
  • Work with clients for the purchase and sale of residential homes, working primarily from internal database of leads.
  • Serve as primary customer service professional to receive direct sales calls and customer support issues.
  • Assist customers in the evaluation, appraisal and listing of residential homes for sale.
  • Take customers to potential homes, provide guided tours and assist team members when showing homes.
  • Do initial research on area homes to find comparison properties.
  • Hold presentations, conferences and classes in the community to assist individuals in the home buying and selling process.
  • Prepare accurate sales agreements within critical timelines.

Education

20162017

People Managers Leadership Programme

Mitre 10

Specialised progamme for People managers 

Aimed at delivering effective leadership for the business 

20002000

REINZ

TAFE

National Certificate in Real Estate

19911994

Bachelor of Business        

University of Southern Queensland

Major Finance and Accounting

19891990

Associates Diploma

TAFE

Business Accounting

Certifications

20122012

Google Certifcation

Goolge

Google Certification

Interests

Hiking

House Design

Yachting

Spending time with family and friends

Referees

Professional Reference

Rob McDonald - Chief Operating Officer Animates NZ  (Previously Group Manager Retail Operations Mitre 10)

Adam Wolf -  Previously Group Merchandise Manager Source to Shelf - Mitre 10 New Zealand

Lisa Anderson - Human Resource Manager-NZ Dairy Goat ( Previously HR Consultant POD)