Summary

My 10 years of experience as an Office Manager / Marketing Assistant / Researcher / Digital Marketer / Event Coordinator / Receptionist have enabled me to hone my skills as an organised, responsible multi-tasker, who thrives in a busy, dynamic environment. I am valued for my positive attitude, professionalism, attention to detail, loyalty and resourcefulness, as well as my excellent communication skills verbal and written.

Education

Education
2008 - 2012

Bachelors of Technology: Public Relations Management

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

A degree that developed my competence to administer and perform strategic public relations and marketing functions in a global environment. 

Work History

Work History
Oct 2015 - Present

National Office Manager & Assistant to Director

Shesha Film & TV Catering

Shesha is a 200+ employee catering company that services multiple Production houses and feeds 1000's of crew working on set, shooting films, TVC's, Stills and more. Shesha has two branches: The Head office in Cape Town and a second branch in Johannesburg. Shesha caters multiple jobs daily, up to 10 a day.

SUPPLIERS (+/- 80)

  • Supplier capturing: Capturing of all daily invoices for each job and recons
  • Communicating with suppliers on a daily basis
  • Dealing with Accounts departments and doing payments

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Drawing up staff contracts
  • Collecting documentation and capturing (ID, Passport, Banking Details, Asylum permits)
  • Staff wages capturing
  • Staff payments

CLIENT LIAISON

  • Client invoicing
  • Client quoting and bidding
  • Client statement capturing and sending 
  • Dealing with client Accounts departments

GENERAL

  • Daily payments and transfers
  • Filing of work documents
  • Sales & expenses capturing
  • Sales and expenses recons and statements 
  • Miscellaneous office admin (Switchboard & reception)
  • General data capturing and filing

ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR

  • Planning, booking and scheduling appointments
  • Improving current systems


REASON FOR LEAVING:

I was unsuccessful in implementing systems that would better the company as the culture is too deeply entrenched. I was also overworked as I was the Finance, HR and Office Manager for both branches as well as Receptionist, Data Capturer and Assistant to the Director. 

Sep 2014 - Oct 2015

Project Management and Research Assistant

Omni Studio / Crio
  • Project managing smaller clients
  • Servicing all requirements of Project Manager(s), CEO and HR Director
  • Office management
  • Market researching for internal and external stakeholders
  • HR administrator
  • Report writing
  • Website content management


REASON FOR LEAVING:

My position didn't allow for growth and I was advised by my Managers  to find a more suitable position that would help me do this. 

Jan 2015 - Oct 2015

Digital Marketing Manager

The Rudimentals 
  • Devise and implement strategic digital marketing plans
  • Monitor website metrics to foresee trends and keep tabs on traffic
  • Social media management: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Bands in Town, 
  • Copy writing 
  • Designing visuals using Photoshop
  • Data analysis 
  • Event photography for marketing purposes
  • Content management

REASON FOR LEAVING:

This part time position clashed with my full time employment and I felt it would be beneficial to resign and focus on my full time employment. 

Sep 2009 - Sep 2015

Event Management and Digital Marketing

Ultimate Events / Alien Safari

Part time event assistance for: Synergy Live Music Festival, Rezonance NYE festival and Alien Safari events

  • Social media manager
  • Marketing
  • Event supervision
  • Personal Assistant to CEO
  • Market / Vendor management
  • Finance
  • Staff training
  • Client research
  • Band / client chaperone
  • Project coordinator


REASON FOR LEAVING:

This position is part time and I still get called back three to four times a year to assist the event manager with issue and risk management. 

Apr 2013 - Sep 2014

Marketing Assistant / Digital Manager

Luxury Cosmetics
  • Assisting with marketing strategy, launch plans, special offers and new business
  • Research into sales and identifying trends for various retailers, salons and spas and reporting back to marketing team
  • Marketing admin
  • Training 
  • Sales monitoring
  • Media liaison and monitoring
  • Copy writing
  • Reporting
  • Website management
  • Data capturing


REASON FOR LEAVING:

My immediate Manager advised that there is no growth for me at the company and I was advised with her assistance to find a more suitable position that would help me do this. 

May 2012 - Oct 2012

Social Media Community Manager 

Chilli Marketing
  • Branding
  • Ghost Writing
  • Social media strategies
  • Personalised marketing
  • Public Relations strategies
  • Online reputation management
  • Clients included:
    • Robertson Winery
    • After Eden lingerie
    • African Extracts
    • Tru-Diamonds


REASON FOR LEAVING:

I needed to focus on completing my Bachelors Degree and felt it would be better to focus on it full time and thereafter seek employment. 

References

Available on request.

Portfolio

Thank you

Thank you for considering my application.