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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 1998Apr 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 1984Sep 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

Skills

Sage Instant Accounts
Other Skills
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Ms Word, Ms Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Outlook
 10 Years expierence.

Qualifications

Social Networking

 http://www.linkedin.com/in/martinpreilly

Summary

24 years experience in a the occasional and fitted furniture industry.  Extensive expierence range from  cabinet maker,  to kitchen and bedroom fitter, to planner and designer, to project manager. Have extensive industry knowledge and experience in this ever changing industry.  Professional, organised and self motivated individual who enjoys challenges and thinks 'outside the box'.  Analytically stong with excellent problem solving skills.  Excited by new  technology and its impact for the business process.

Interest

Charity Work

IT support to the 'Here to There' charity which is involved in collecting for Autism Ireland. Fundraising for St Peters facility for mentally disabled.

Cycling,

Competed as an amateur cyclist from 1984 until 1991. I was part of the very successful Navan Road Club.  Represented the North Eastern Region team in the prestigious Shay Elliott memorial  and the Snow Cream International 3 day and also the Meath team in the Rás Tailteann all in 1989 and 2 Junior Tours of Ireland in 1986 and 1987 respectively.

Football

I played with a local soccer team for 8 years from 1992 - 2000 captained the team for 4 of the eight years.

Golf

Am currently learning to play golf.

Other Interests

Computer Technology, Rugby, Cinema, Music.