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Work experience

Jun 2009Sep 2015

Manager/Director

Just For Kickz

Company: Position: Manager/Director Start date: Finish date: Current Taken the business to new levels in the industry by creating store in store concept with the major brands Nike, Adidas and Puma. Provided analysis as well as customer insight into driven recommendations against key business drivers, leading presentations related to category business reviews, assortment plus space optimization, promotion pricing effectiveness in order to create a one of a kind store with Puma Ferrari, Mercedes AMG, BMW Motorsport, Adidas Porsche and Nike NSW. This lead to been a key account with the major sports brands. Customer driven and always in touch with customer needs.

Oct 2008May 2009

Category Manager

SUN AND SAND SPORTS LLC
Company:, Multi National Dubai Position: Category Manager NIKE Start date: Finish Date: 25-May-2009 Growth in sales in first season over 18%, Envisaged different strategies for local market to enhance sales, major work force and encouraged team building. Develop collaborative partnerships with key strategic customers. Buying for the GCC countries excluding Saudi Arabia. Provide analysis for the key accounts as well as Nike only stores. Visited the European Nike HQ in Amsterdam. Involved in the opening of the NIKE only store in the largest mall in the world, Dubai Mall. Reason for Leaving: Kids could not acclimatise
Mar 2005Sep 2007

Manager

Just For Kickz

I was the manager, responsible for orders, payments and entire day to day activities of business. I had a staff of 10 people to manage. I increased sales and scope of business in the first year and was one of the best retail outlets in the sports category and  secured rights with major brands to operate a store in store concept, official and exclusive stockist of leading brands. One of the key partners to the soccer world cup. Provide analysis as well as customer needs and target areas to improve and grow sales. Negotiate with brands in securing exclusivity items in order to elevate business to a higher level.Main focus was to ensure customer was always satisfied.

1991Feb 2005

Manager

World Of Sneakers

MANAGER Retail outlet with leading sports brands,e.g. Nike,Adidas,Puma,New Balance,Asics,Reebok etc I was the manager,responsible for orders,payments and entire day to day activities of business. I had a staff of 4 people to manage. I increased sales and scope of business in the first year and was one of the best retail outlets in the sports category.Grew the business to opening additional doors and securing rights to major

Education

19911991

COMPUTER COLLEDGE
Jan 1977Dec 1989

MATRIC

Johannesburg Secodary School

Skills

- Years of experience with sports major brands from Foundation, Category Manager, Director

- Experienced in the Middle East, Far East and Southern Africa

- Well versed with major sports brands policy and brand protection

- Good relationship with sports outlets in GCC, acquainted with UAE market and retailers

- Understand industry, consumer & category trends; translating those insights into action

- Passionate about sports and fashion, motivated and feel the energy for a new challenge

- Involved in the sports business part time while attending school

- Develop collaborative partnerships with key strategic customers

- Travelling to UAE from 1994, avid cyclist and gym member

- Well-mannered and fluent in English and Afrikaans

- Non Smoker,Non Drinker

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