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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 and have a passion for master data. My objective is to leverage my experience while continuing to be challenged.

  • Master Data 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 2018Present

Business Development Manager

Placemakers

To increase sales, margins and overall profitability of the business

  • Development  and implementation of  category strategies to support business growth.
  • Market and promote the placemakers brand and products.
  • Develop customer service and  acquisition strategies
Jul 2016Jul 2018

Master Data Manager

Mitre 10 NZ Limited

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

  • Development of systems and processes for product 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)
  • Master Data and E-commerce Governance
  • Leading, Coaching & development of teams
  • Business lead for external suppliers on Product Master Data for Mitre 10.
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).

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

Chris FisherGroup Merchandise Manager Source to Shelf-  Mitre 10 Nz

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)