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Work experience

Aug 2008Aug 2011

European Senior Consumer Insight Manager

Energizer Ltd

Leadership of European market research team on wide range of insight and research projects, managing one direct report.  Was given full budgetary control to determine strategic development of brands and associated initiatives in line with business needs. I lead definition of best practice across Europe including development of customer satisfaction and awareness study and development of Insights/ Research training programme.

Sep 2006Aug 2008

Insight Manager for Kipling/ Cadbury Cakes

RHM Manor Bakeries (now Premier Foods)

Championing the voice of the consumer throughout the organisation by supporting brand, category management and sales teams with analysis and presentation of consumer insight from wide range of data and research sources. This was a new role within the Cadbury brand team that I developed.

Mar 2004Sep 2006

Associate Director for Novaction & Vantis

Ipsos Mori

Responsible for client account management, designing and writing proposals, multi-country project coordination and presenting to a senior level 

Feb 1998Dec 2003

International Brand Manager and Project Manager

Beiersdorf AG
Jul 1995Jul 1997

J.E.T. Participant (Japan Exchange Teaching Programme)

Yokohama City Board of Education

Education

Sep 1997Sep 1998

Postgraduate Diploma in European Enterprise Management

Dorset Business School, Bournemouth University
Sep 1991Jul 1995

B.Sc. Honours degree in Modern Languages and European Studies

Aston University Birmingham
Sep 1984Jul 1991

The Kings School Peterborough

A' Levels:German (B), French (B), Biology (B). GCSE's:(9) inc.; English Language(A), Maths (A). 

References

Julian Williams

David Booth

Certifications

Jan 2010Present

Level 2 Autocad

City & Guilds
2008Present

Interior Design Stage One Certificate

East Berkshire College
Sep 2011Jun 2014

MA Landscape Architecture

University of Gloucestershire

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Personal Statement

An ambitious and enthusiastic individual passionate about design and its impact on the wellbeing of individuals and society, I bring with me extensive marketing, creative problem solving, research & analysis and project management skills to benefit your business. My successful career to date with several international blue chip companies illustrates my commitment and ability to whatever I undertake.

Languages

German

Fluent

Japanese

Proficiency Test level 3 (Dec.95).

French

Good listening and understanding TEFL

Introduction to TEFL certificate

Skills

Research and Analysis:

A key skill, I have over ten years experience in Market Research covering a wide range of research techniques, from writing discussion guides and conducting focus groups through to ethnographic approaches and complex quantitative surveys.

Computing:

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PPT, Word, MS Project). Experience of 2D Autocad including transferring Autocad files into Sketch-Up, Adobe Photoshop etc and manipulating to create 3D models and illustrations and presenting in Photoshop/ Illustrator.

Design:

Have worked with product designers developing 3D form and design for many NIVEA, Mr. Kipling and Cadbury products. I evaluated and tested designs, and steered packaging development for many successful launches.

Client account management:

Whilst Associate Director at Ipsos Mori, I was responsible for client account management, designing and writing proposals, multi-country project coordination and presenting to a senior level.

Leadership and Project Management:

A natural project manager, I am good at leading and communicating diverse groups. I have held several senior level roles managing projects across both international and cross-functional teams.

Creativity & Problem Solving:

I have a naturally inquisitive mind that enjoys finding solutions to problems of all kinds. Since early childhood, I have always enjoyed finding out how to "make" things and creating them myself.

Strategic Initiative:

I  always demonstrate a high degree of initiative; Whether in generating new business ideas or optimising processes, I strive to move things forward.

Interest

Dance:  Enjoy watching all kinds of modern dance & ballet. Dance Salsa, Tango.

Art & Design:  Especially sculpture, pottery & product design, interior design and architecture.

Music:Have sung with many different choirs and ensembles throughout my life and play piano, recorder, guitar

Gardening