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Sian Robertson

Incoming Innovation Technology Analyst to Lloyds Banking Group

Work experience

May 2014Present

Consultant

Oxford Knight London
Consultant, A leading technology recruitment firm with clients in London and NY taking a research driven approach to talent. Worked long hours and across time zones to gain an understanding of client requirements and needs, and present clients with ! the most eligible candidates for technical roles. Gathered intelligence about the industry and technology. Lead a company study into the number of females in software ! engineering roles, and steps clients can take to widen diversity in this area. Built honest relationships with candidates through networking and informed discussions, embracing a new, informed ! recruiting approach and winning trust as a candid advisor. Notable Achievements: Broke long-standing company record for fastest promotion from Researcher to Consultant by exceeding individual targets, ! onboarding high value clients, and generating billings of over£ 150, 000 for the company. Maintained consistent billings throughout my time as a consultant. Managed key account for a Top Tier bank based on track record for placements to this area. Met with individual hiring ! managers to gather requirements and understand financial product area, technology stack, and long term hiring plans.
2013Present

Presidential Candidate, Edinburgh University Student's Association

Presidential Candidate, Edinburgh University Student's Association
Nominated for position of President in union representing over 31, 000 university students and faculty. Managed publicity campaign and 18 volunteers across 5 campuses, prepared election manifesto along with financial plans, and presented at high-pressure events such as university debates, lectures and events.
2013Present

Business Mentor

City of Edinburgh Council
Business Mentor(Citrus Saturday), Acted as a mentor to 5 High School pupils as part of a project funded by the Prince's Trust designed to foster entrepreneurial spirit in young people. Planned and delivered lessons in budgeting and basic business practices, and coached the group through an‘ Apprentice' style competition against teams from other schools. Development & Technology-learning to code using Python Programming language in spare time and reader of online technology blogs.
Nov 2013May 2014

Business Development Intern

Edinburgh
Business Development Intern, Flavourly A subscription based gourmet food supplier. Key challenges around effective margins and customer acquisition. Scottish EDGE Award winning business that has since been featured on Dragons Den(BBC). Sourced long-term contracts for bulk products and negotiated price points with suppliers. ! Identified opportunities for technological improvement on the user interface side, cutting abandoned checkouts by 50% ! Created implementation plans for tech rollout and applied feedback channels. Enabled rapid growth through partnership with collective purchasing groups. Advised on financial strategy for seed funding ! and researched realistic financial projections. Page 2
May 2011Jan 2013

Trainer

H&M Online Services
Second Line Support, Maintained a full time role to financially support my University studies at a contact center for a major online retailer. Provided escalated support to more complex questions and challenging customers. ! Gathered requirements for training and delivered systems and communication coaching to first line agents. ! Personal Projects
20122013

Founder

Founder, BizPals Peer Support Scheme H&M Online Services
Designed and launched a peer support scheme for 340 first year Business School students. Organised focus groups to identify areas lacking in support, and designed framework for mentoring sessions based on student needs. Secured University funding for next financial year and created 40 volunteering opportunities for 4 th year mentors. Extremely positive feedback reported from both students and teaching staff since launch with Business School reporting lower 1 st year dropout rate in 2013.
20122013

Representative

Business School H&M Online Services
Representative, Edinburgh University Student's Association Nominated and elected to represent 840 UG students on University Council and School Board of Studies. Managed a team of 104 class representatives and collated and analysed information reported to gauge class satisfaction and identify areas for improvement. Worked to provide solutions to sensitive issues raised by students.

Education

20092013

M.A

University of Edinburgh
20122013

Business School Representative