- Portarlington, IE
- €25 /hr
- Available now
I am an experienced English business professional with particular skills in Operations, IT and Startups. I am used to working remotely and am an asset to any company that I workmore...I am an experienced English business professional with particular skills in Operations, IT and Startups. I am used to working remotely and am an asset to any company that I work with.
Until recently I was employed as Operations Manager at one of the best known independent eCommerce companies in Ireland. We had a large turnover and a team of 7 staff. Around Halloween time the staff used to increase to over 100, this year due to the efficiencies that I introduced we employed less than 30. I planned and managed the ramp up and down. We sold through our own websites, eBay and Amazon - at our peak we sold several hundreds of thousands euros worth of goods through Amazon in the Christmas period.
I had two direct reports the Warehouse Manager, who runs the Warehouse and Distribution and the Admin Manager, who runs the Order Processing and Customer Service sections.
In the four and a half years that I was there I led the move from paper based order processing, picking, packing and despatch to a paperless system. This was done by the selection and implementation of the Peoplevox Warehouse Management System. Alongside this we have looked at the operation and costs of our couriers and I moved from Fastway Couriers to An Post for our domestic deliveries achieving a 33% reduction in costs. We used DPD and DHL for international deliveries. At the peak we pick, pack and despatch around 3,000 orders a day.
I also have good IT experience having worked for many years as an IT contractor/consultant with institutions like the MOD and JP Morgan. In addition to that I have good General Management experience as I owned my own businesses for several years including pubs in the UK and a Bar/Hotel/Restaurant in Spian.
I believe that I have the skills and personality to be a real asset to any business. I also have a Masters in Business and Entrepreneurship which allows me to set my experience in a formal academic environment.
I have worked in UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Romania so I am comfortable in working in remotely and in cross functional and culturally diverse teams.
eCommerce, General Management and Startups Specialist