Martin Reilly

Martin Reilly

Work History

Work History

Sheelan Kitchens Ltd

My role was to Project manage the com,pletion of a new showrooms and set up procedures and systems. Also to arrange the website and other advertising. Along with these roles i brought a considerable client base with me which is still ongoing.

  • Sales.
  • Meeting with clients and draw on my cabinet maker and fitting experience and space dynamics experience to design furniture that meets their style and lifestyle needs.
  • Arrange and carry out site surveys and advice customers on their best furniture, lighting and plumbing options. 
  • All contracts are drawn up by me.  My responsibilities also include drawing detailed production plans, ordering, scheduling and managing all components (with anything up to 10 different suppliers).
Sep 1998 - Apr 2009

Sales Manager

Derek Reilly Kitchens Ltd

Work History

Developed an extensive role in DRK Kitchens.  The role consisted of the following

  • Sales.
  • Meeting with clients and draw on my cabinet maker and fitting experience and space dynamics experience to design furniture that meets their style and lifestyle needs.
  • Arrange and carry out site surveys and advice customers on their best furniture, lighting and plumbing options. 
  • All contracts are drawn up by me.  My responsibilities also include drawing detailed production plans, ordering, scheduling and managing all components (with anything up to 10 different suppliers).

Proud that we do very little advertising as most of our business is repeat and word of mouth business.   We have also built strong relationships with builders and architects.  It’s important for me to keep up to date with all new trends and products so I attend trade shows and research new products and suppliers to ensure our showrooms show a varied innovative product.

IT

Initially my IT skills were self thought and developed from there were I’m still striving to improve my IT skills.

Since I started 10 years ago I have brought the business from hand drawn plans to computerised 3D photo realistic images to help the client to imagine there new kitchen.

In this business it is important to be able to impress customers with sleek packages and design images. Demonstrated an interest in IT and enjoy researching new innovations and try to implement into the day today running of the business.  Administer and manage the Derek Reilly Kitchens website. Some of day to day roles were to

  • Back up data.
  • Update systems.
  • Run scans.
  • Research innovative add on's for our existing system.

STAFF MANAGEMENT

Part of my role is also to manage office staff. 

  • Recruitment and selection. 
  • Performance assessments and reviews.
  • Training.
  • Capacity planning
Jun 1984 - Sep 1998

Cabinet Maker

Ardsallagh Furniture

Ardsallagh Furniture was one of the most innovative companies in the occasional furniture trade for many years. It was here I completed my apprenticeship as a cabinet maker. 

  • As a senior cabinet maker for 10 years and trained many apprentices.
  •  I was involved in designing and making new prototypes.
  • Setting up machine templates.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Sage Instant Accounts

Other Skills

.I hold a clean full driving liecence. Safe Pass.  

Easyquote

Articad

Ms Word, Ms Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Outlook

 10 Years expierence.