- Bournemouth, GB
- £25 /hr
- Available now
I have a BA Hons degree in Journalism and have worked for the past 5 years (since graduating) in the Marketing and PR arena.
I am happy to discuss requirements over the telephonemore...I have a BA Hons degree in Journalism and have worked for the past 5 years (since graduating) in the Marketing and PR arena.
I am happy to discuss requirements over the telephone but unfortunately can only undertake work in personal time due to currently being employed full time (can work evenings, weekends and lunch breaks!)
Area Covered: Currently located in Dorset but I am happy to work remotely
Company Name: Lester Aldridge LLP
Work Experience Summary: WORK EXPERIENCE:
Position: Marketing and Business Development Executive
Responsibilities: Working within the small marketing team in this South Coast law firm, I am responsible for all PR activity, from drafting and submitting releases to dealing with journalists and advertising executives on a daily basis.
I am also responsible for liasing with fee earners to ensure that they are developing potential business from existing clients as well as putting into place marketing strategy to attract new business.
Cosine UK Ltd (Field Marketing Agency of the Year 2006 & 2007)
Position: Senior Campaign Executive, Sainsbury’s Branded Sampling
Responsibilities: As head of the supplier communications team I am the first point of contact when a brand wish to implement sampling in Sainsbury’s stores. It is my responsibility to meet with brands and discuss their marketing message and the sector of consumer they wish to target. I must then report back to my team and ensure that the sampling activity is implemented to the exact criteria of the brand. This involves briefing a number of different departments from the field team (preparing the written brief) to our handling warehouse and in-store managers.
Following the in-store sampling activity I work closely with brands to assess the impact of the event and discuss future activities. I can be involved in up to 20 different activities in any one week.
I am also responsible for managing a team of 3 account executives, managing their day to day workload, motivating and conducting twice yearly appraisals.
Cosine UK Ltd
Position: Business Development Executive
Responsibilities: As a Business Development Executive my role is to be flexible and quick paced whilst maintaining the highest of standards and paying a close eye to detail.
I am the key point of contact for all potential clients and it is my duty to assist the Business Development Director in preparation for all proposals and pitch presentations. This can include undertaking research into brands, research into sales techniques and research into how their product is portrayed by their ambassadors. I then analyse the results of any findings and present them in a clear and concise manner to be included in the client presentation.
Whilst dealing with new business opportunities I am also required to liase with the business managers and help identify any expansion of existing business. This includes looking at current process and identifying any possibilities that may exist. In order to do this I need to communicate very clearly with the relevant contacts and ensure that they work to and meet the agreed deadlines.
When pitching for tactical or test activity I draw on the experience around me to assess how best to execute the activity. I will then pull together a costing with a number of options and this will be included in the final presentation.
My role requires for discretion, speed and accuracy. I enjoy knowing that I am instrumental in the delivery of a first class proposal and service to all potential clients.
Central Counties Newspapers Aylesbury
Position: Field Sales Rep with The Bucks Herald
Responsibilities: As Business Rep I was responsible for selling the monthly supplement “Your Business”. I had to liaise with potential customers and regular clients on a face-to-face basis to ensure that I met their advertising needs.
A further aspect of my job entailed organising various exhibitions throughout the year, from the initial selling of space through to the event itself. These included wedding exhibitions, recruitment fairs and Aylesbury’s Business Excellence Awards.
In my time at The Bucks Herald I was voted Salesperson of the Year 2004, across three centres and passed my Johnston Press Sales Diploma with Distinction. Only a handful of candidates across the country achieve this.
Natwest Bank PLC
Position: Customer Service Officer\Cashier\Relief Branch Manager
Responsibilities: During my A-Levels and University holidays I worked on Saturdays on the cashier tills at Natwest Aylesbury. When I moved to Liverpool for my degree studies I transferred to the Liverpool branches where I worked on the Customer Services desk. By the end of my three years I had progressed to being the key-holder and relief manager of the Childwall branch to cover the Saturday hours of business where I was responsible for 4 cashiers and the customer service team
Education Summary: EDUCATION: 2000-2003 Liverpool John Moores University
BA Hons Journalism
1994-2000 Aylesbury High School
• Business Studies Grade C
• English Lit/Lang Grade C
• Drama Grade C