Michael Griffiths

  • Whistler BC

Analytic Thinker, Customer-Focused, Strategic Problem Solver

Summary

A dedicated team player with 5+ years executing seamless hospitality events with proven experience in project management, event coordination and marketing.  Seeking to contribute my skills and expertise towards the Herschel Supply Co.

 Employment History

Work History
Nov 2014 - Feb 2015

Sales Associate 

Booze Brothers Adelaide, Australia
  • Temporary role while travelling Australia and New Zealand over the past 6 months
  • Independently operated busy retail liquor store
  • Provided customer service, utilised a POS system, inventory control and administration 
  • Developed strong relationships with brand ambassadors and surpassed sales targets
Oct 2012 - Sep 2014

Food and Beverage Leader (Heavy Emphasis on Operations Management)

Whistler Blackcomb         Whistler, B.C.
  • Successfully logged 200+ days of snowboarding over 2 seasons
  • Directed catering operations for up to 650 guests, overseeing team of 30 staff
  • Contributed to highest annual sales revenue to date, exceeding 10 million
  • Assisted with logistics planning for purchasing and inventory control
  • Acted as an ambassador for Whistler Blackcomb products and services

May 2012 - Oct 2012

Skilled Construction Labour

Woodlock Landscaping   Ottawa, ON
  • Created beautiful outdoor living spaces using interlock stone and timber
  • Assisted in cost estimating  
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Business Development

Westin Hotel          Halifax, N.S.
  • Professional internship to learn the sales process and marketing for on-premise events
  • Managed VIP guest relationships and experience during weekly feedback sessions
  • Coordinated large-scale corporate events during busy holiday season

Jan 2010 - Sep 2010

Marketing and Special Events Coordinator

Atlantic Eco-Expo              Halifax, N.S.
  • Volunteered and launched the start-up environmental trade-show with 3 students
  •  Strategically encouraged and promoted sustainable products and services 
  • Attracted over 3,000 attendees and 70 exhibitors
  • Coordinated a series of experiential marketing events including cooking demonstrations and fashion shows 
  • Developed market research and business plan, which secured investment from AIR MILES 
May 2009 - Dec 2009

Project Coordinator

Canadian Intellectual Property Office                   Halifax, N.S.
  • Promoted to Territory manager for Atlantic Canada after initial 4 month internship
  • Communicated public service for Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Industrial Designs
  • Prepared educational marketing material used at McMaster University
  • Attended trade shows and events on behalf of CIPO with minimal supervision 

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - May 2012

Bachelor of Commerce 

Dalhousie University        Halifax, N.S.

Major in Accounting

Sep 2006 - Jan 2007

Basic Cuisine Certificate

Le Cordon Bleu Culinary  Arts Institute 

Combination of Practice and Theory.  (Instructed in French)

  Skills

Skills

Time Management

Consistently meets strict deadlines 

Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Inventory control, planning, cost-effective purchasing

Customer Service

Unaffected by high stress and fast-pace

Communication

Attention to details in instructions and action

Market Research

Quantitative and qualitative strategy

Financial Analysis 

Understanding performance metrics and spotting areas for improvement

MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)

Advanced in all applications

SQL Database Reporting

Administrating and interpreting data

CRM Software

Managing marketing and sales effectively

Accomplishments

  • Finalist in 2014 Whistler Olympus 72 hour Filmmaker Showdown
  • Whistler Blackcomb MVP award for gong 'above and beyond
  • Trained all new kitchen staff at Roundhouse Lodge 2012-2014
  • Dalhousie Peer Mentor for international students 2012