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Summary

I am a self-motivated, entrepreneurial, organised and enthusiastic International Sales Manager with a proven track record in multiple industries. Digitally savvy, I innovate and make use of technology to succeed in international B2B sales and team management.

With more than 14 years of experience as Export Manager, I am seeking a new challenge in any vertical that will allow me to use my skills to grow business across borders. My managerial talent and natural charisma allow me to excel at rapid development of new markets and business opportunities. 

If you are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, Emotional Intelligence and a Thirst for business results, contact me!

Work experience

2013-05Present

Export Sales Manager

Asiatic Carpets Ltd - London
  • Managing the export department of an international Rug wholesaler
  • Grew the team to 2 staff members by growing the turnover from 700K to 2.4 M£ in 5 years
  • 2016 saw sales grow by 35% YoY thanks to the development of new areas, wholesale drop-shipping, aggressive acquisition funnel from Inbound, SEO and Social Media Marketing
  • Developed new opportunities in markets such as Russia, Australia, USA and Korea
  • Established an agency network in: Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Greece, Serbia
2011-062013-04

Sales Manager

Eurostar
  • Sales Advisor in the busy call center based in Ashford Kent
  • Responsible for VIP sales, frequent and business / corporate travelers
  • Reached an overall CSAT level of 95%
20102011

Founder and CEO

Healthy Export Ltd
  • Founded my own business exporting vitamins/food supplements throughout Europe
  • Signed an agreement with Vitafree, a company from Hungary to become their sole distributor
  • Started marketing the range in England, Azerbaijan, Portugal and Africa
  • Gave me an amazing entrepreneurial experience
20012010

Export Sales Manager

Natural-Distribution Group, Kent, United Kingdom

Started the export department from scratch, and ended up managing 21 open accounts with a team of 3 people. I was dealing directly with distributors of nearly all European countries, helping them to introduce new products, and visiting them regularly. I was bringing a Yearly turnover of £700K per year.

Main duties included:

  • Managing transport logistics for import of organic products and all transport needs for the export business (Concordia, Schenker, Dachser, Norbert d'Entressangle, DEFRA, Port Authorities etc.)
  • Organising all the documentation concerning organic import, and all related export documentation (Free sale certificate, EX1, T2L, OB11, OB12, Import authorisation, commodity codes etc.)
  • Managing all manufacturing needs for export against forecast to deliver orders on time (Goods, boxes, labels, leaflets and marketing materials such as posters)
  • Managing all the customers relationships, emails, phone calls, meetings and trade shows 
19961997

QA Manager

S2EI Dunkerque

S2EI is a company providing high quality and specialised welding to businesses.

My main project was to supervise a massive infrastructure project to build a pipeline from Belgium to Sweden. The elements were prefabricated and I was dealing with Quality control and on site management of workers abroad (around 50 people) while the welding needed to be verified and checked with x-rays. All information was then entered in a system following project development quality controls. I worked in Belgium and The Netherlands on different sites.

19901993

Deck Quarter Officer - Signalman

French Navy decorated Veteran

I saw active service in the first gulf war and was decorated. My ship, the Frigate Jean de Vienne was involved alongside American forces in the Persian Gulf during the war. I was a navigator, working on deck and the official ship photographer. I served two campaigns in the Persian Gulf and one campaign in the Adriatic Sea.

Education

19971998

Foundation Diploma in Fine Arts

National School of Beaux Arts, Dunkerque, France

Graphic Design course including Photoshop / Illustrator / Quark Express and Major in Photography

19951996

First degree in English literature and civilisation

University of Lille 3
19931994

Baccalauréat D

French Open University

A Levels in Maths, Physics and Biology

Hobbies / Others

Computing:

  • Network Administrator / Administrator on Sage Line 50 /Line 100 QL / Advanced user for : Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Excel / Power Point / Outlook / CMR / Photoshop / Illustrator  / Reason 9 / Ableton Live

Photography:

  • Studied Photography at Dunkerque Beaux-Arts. Specialized in Black and White negatives processing / Digital photography. Exhibited on 4 occasions

Sailing:

  • Beyond my French Navy experience, I was a Sailing Instructor on Dinghies from 8ft to 16ft (Optimists, Lasers, 420s)

Basket-Ball:

  • 10 Years in a team. Player and referee

Hot Yoga

Languages:

  • English Fluent
  • French mother tongue
  • Basic Flemish, Basic German, Basic Spanish