I'm Tina, peacfully asserting myself to expand my knowledge of online marketing i am looking to offer my skills and humour in the hope to find someone out there that needs support. It would be great to be involved in some projects whilst at the same time expanding my own skills.
I have a strong background in promotional, sales and business developement in the field (on the road) but would like to expand this into the online/media arena.
Please feel free to get in touch and hopefully we can make this work.
Currently studying Spanish at a High Intermediate/Advanced Level
2001 – 2003 Brighton University HND Tourism
2003 – 2004 Universidad de Balears, Mallorca Spanish Diploma
2004 – 2005 University College Chester Degree Tourism & Spanish
2011 – 2011 Manacad, Manchester CELTA
To Date Reach – Premier Foods
Feb 2012 Business Development Executive
Covering the North West & Wales I influence full distribution of a core range of products through the Cash and Carry/Independent sector on behalf of Premier Foods. Working with management/buyers, I set up systems to encourage the pull of these items to develop continued sustainable growth of brands and clients’ business. I work closely with managers to encourage growth of both retail and catering business through national and local promotions, organising client telesales activities, attending national trade events and exhibitions as well as providing valuable feedback on competitor activity.
I do central buying for 1 of our biggest Landmark accounts bringing in around £180k a quarter. I attend regular HO meetings with the group trading manager working to set terms, building a plan to grow business and utilizing clients’ media platforms to gain extra exposure for our brands. Working with Batleys I do central buying for an estate of 28 depots across the country, working with the Business Account Manager equating to £200k per quarter. I have assisted the client through development of key accounts to win National Business Awards for the last 2 years running.
Reach - EE/Orange – Field Trainer, North West, 6 month
Responsible for a set territory; to manage and coach staff in a retail environment. Main focus is increasing product knowledge, developing bridging and closing techniques and changing behaviours in overcoming objections, in order to increase sales. Monitoring the competition to shape training programs and to keep the strength of the brand.
Jan2012 Freelance Promotional Work
Oct 2010 Various Brands and North West Locations
I worked ad hoc promoting artists, musicians and emerging and established high street brands. I arranged bar drops, data collection at gigs and events, promotional giveaways, whatever the record label requests to increase awareness of new music. I worked increasing sales through direct selling, training store staff, demonstrating and merchandising some quality brands such as Lenovo, Sonos, Sky –iPad/iPhone4, Salford University, Next Retail, Radley London and Marks & Spencer.
Feb 2008 Ridgeway Children’s Services
Oct 2010 Residential Care Worker
Working with teenage girls in the care system with behavioral problems; supporting and encouraging them as a positive role model to achieve positive outcomes. I have worked as a Key Worker to one young person, which saw me working closely with them and helping them in the transition from the care home to moving back to their local area. Experience in report writing, following care plans and the development/implementation of risk assessments.
Feb 2008 Travelling China & SE Asia
Oct 2008 Break from employment to travel overseas
Feb 2008 Solo’s Holidays, Edgware, Middlesex
Aug 2006 Coordinator for North England, Scotland, (Field Based)
Responsible for generating new business in my area, I held 2 events a week as well as road shows and exhibitions to promote the company to increase market share and customer awareness. Developed relationships between other businesses in the field such as dating agencies, universities and sports clubs to develop cross promotion. Position made redundant.
Aug 2006 Gold Medal Travel, Trident Centre Preston
Oct 2004 Australian & New Zealand Specialist – Reservations Sales
Responsible for achieving set monthly targets, selling to both the general public and travel agents. Using Amadeus and other packages to sell a range of both air and ground products, as well as tailor making packages and dealing with round the world itineraries.
Oct 2004 Open Holidays, Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca
Apr 2002 Resort Representative
I worked over 2 years in Pollensa responsible for 25 villas and an estate of apartments. Main duties included liaising with the local property agencies, villa owners and maintenance to ensure properties ready on arrival with all facilities and extras as per booking. Organising and co-ordinating airport transfers and reservations and office duties including customer service, sales and dealing with queries from suppliers and customers. I dealt with emergency situations, on call for medical and criminal emergencies.