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Michael Roscoe - Freelance Editing & Comedy Writing
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Michael Roscoe 61 Chesely Drive Barrington, NH 03825 Roscoesaurus@gmail.com Career Summary: I am an English-Literature graduate with extensive experience editing the coursework and creative work of my classmates. My self-study in Thai, as well as the time I spent editing the coursework of international students has given me a unique edge in editing the work of English Language Learners and those who speak English as a second language. I also possess experience from the various part time jobs I have worked that include deli cooking, stocking, cashier, and in diagnosing and performing basic computer hardware repairs. Education/Training: • Currently enrolled as a full-time student at Southern New Hampshire university working on BA in English Language and Literature • Highschool diploma, Dover High School 2006 • Former Comp TIA certified hardware technician • CPR certified, ARC certified lifeguard Employment History - Dew Drop Inn, Dishwasher – 2004: Operated dishwasher in a face-paced foodservice environment. - J&J’s Food and Fuel, cashier, stock, cook, pizza delivery, deli assistant - 2006 – 2008: Assisted manager in running truck stop in various capacities. - Dover Recreation Dept. (Lifeguard) – 2008 – present: Lifeguard and help to run Dover Indoor Pool. - Abercrombie & Fitch– 2010 – present: Floor model and sales associate. Organizations/Awards: • Contributor to Manatee literary Journal • Former contributor to The Rubber Chicken humor website. • New Hampshire Writer’s Project
Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
Scott Hettinger - Freelance Book Design & Album Design
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Scott Hettinger 484.269.1425 | scotthettinger@gmail.com | www.scotthdesign.com EDUCATION Moravian College; Bethlehem, PA Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic and Interactive Design-May 2009 Minor in Marketing Management Cumulative GPA: 3.41 / 4.0 AWARDS RECEIVED Dean's List Frank O. Jaxheimer Scholarship Timothy M. Breidegam Scholarship Kappa Pi Honor Society 2004 Wilson High School Technology Award WORK EXPERIENCE iSign Inc.; Pottstown, PA Communications & Project Manager (October 2009 – November 2011) Responsible for the coordinated management of multiple projects with various clients on a daily basis. Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills while overseeing the graphics department. Enhanced client relations with effective marketing collateral. Actively represented the company at various trade show events. Phoenix Forge Group; Reading, PA Freelance Graphic Designer (September 2009 – June 2010) Accountable for the transformation of raw photographs to catalog ready images for customer review. Exhibited strong attention to detail in photo enhancement and correction. Portrayed effective time management skills, met and exceeded client deadlines. Demonstrated software and operating system versatility; correlated Photoshop and Illustrator tools. 110 Front Communications; Hellertown, PA Communications Intern (December 2008 – May 2009) Created unique print and identity designs. Assisted in updating web content for existing clients. Participated in Chamber of Commerce events to maximize client relations. Studio South; Bethlehem, PA Graphic Designer (September 2008 – May 2009) Translated client wants and needs into interesting print designs. Effectively provided quick turnover for time sensitive jobs. Successfully collaborated with coworkers on various projects. SKILLS Firm understanding of Marketing and Management Principles. In-depth knowledge and experience on Macintosh and PC platforms. Strong grasp of Microsoft Office. Proficient in Adobe Design Suite CS4 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash). Adequate web design skills using Adobe Dreamweaver. Thorough understanding of digital and traditional Photography.
Topton, Pennsylvania, United States
Felix Cheng - Freelance Package Design & Illustration
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Work Experience: Maram Manufacturer of a designer collection contemporary women dressy wear, high end. Present employer: Started November 2014 Pattern Maker Freelance for now Duties including: Draping and Pattern drafting Production instructions of garment construction: French seams, open seams with binding or with lining. Collection Conrad C Inc. (March 2012 to August 31, 2013)- Sheryl Cape 514-385-9599 Importer and Manufacturer of women sportswear Solo Moda Collection (Production stopped, closed August 2013) Duties include: • Make patterns for domestic and import production. • Making comments of fit and specs. • Send patterns, approvals of fit, spec sheet and grading chart to Conrad C import department. • Use Adobe Illustrator to illustrate corrections. • Collection Conrad C Inc. (March 2012 to August 31, 2013)- Sheryl Cape 514-385-9599 • Importer and Manufacturer of women sportswear • Solo Moda Collection (Production stopped, closed August 2013) Pattern Maker & Fit technician Duties include: • Make patterns for domestic and import production. • Making comments of fit and specs. • Send patterns, approvals of fit, spec sheet and grading chart to Conrad C import department. • Use Adobe Illustrator to illustrate corrections. Belco Fashion Group (Nov. 2010 to Feb. 2012) – Owner, Stephen Belfer 514-389-4955 Importer and Manufacturer of women sportswear. Solo Moda Collection (Conrad C took over March 2012) Pattern Maker & Fit technician Duties include: • Set up the whole import system and pattern making blocks for the company. • Making comments of fit and specs and communicating with China. • Send patterns and approvals of fit to suppliers. • Use Adobe Illustrator to illustrate corrections. • Make spec sheet with grading by using Excel. Laura Shoppe Inc. (Feb. 2010 to Sep. 23, 2010) – Isabelle Charboneau 450-973-6090 On contract Pattern maker Retailer, Importer and Manufacturer of women sportswear. Duties include: • Making 1st patterns, production patterns and grading patterns. • Making spec sheet with grading by using Excel. Korina – Division of Ballin Inc. (May 2007 to Feb 2010) – Hilda Kaprelian 514-333-3407 Ballin closed the division. Fit & spec technician & Production pattern maker Importer and Manufacturer of women sportswear. Duties include: • Making production patterns, grading patterns. • Making spec sheet with grading by using Excel. • When receiving PP samples from China, verify the samples in detail and make comments on whether the samples are approved or not. Take pictures and do illustrations to show them the appropriate corrections. BCBG, Vernon, California (June 2006 to August 2006) Temporary job for 3 months Technical designer / Pattern maker. • Make patterns. Texport Tading Co. Ltd. (Nov.2004 to Dec. 2005) –Andre Itzkovits 514-382-3888 Fit & spec technician & Production pattern maker Importer and Manufacturer of sportswear. Duties include: • Making production patterns, grading patterns. • Use of Adobe Illustrator to make style sheets. • Making spec sheet with grading by using Excel. • Sending samples with all the works of above to China. When receiving counter sample from China, verify the samples in detail and make comments on whether the sample is approved or not. The comments are also in Chinese. KTH Sportswear Ltd. (2003 to 2004) – Ralph - 514-388-5718. Fit & spec technician & Head pattern maker Importer and Manufacturer of women sportswear. Duties include: • preparing samples and sending them to customer for approval. • Fitting the garment and making sure the specs are in compliance with the specs of the customer. Customers will send back the fitted samples with the necessary corrections and approval specs which are checked by me. • For complicated corrections, correcting and guiding pattern makers with their corrections. • At Customer site made fittings with customer. If their corrected specs were questionable, recommended the specs to be changed. • Checking counter samples from China and making comments. • If the Chinese production samples were good gave final approval of the production samples and submitted for production. Sport Collection Paris Inc. (2002 to 2003)- Phil Cohen 514-382-9235 Head pattern maker Importer and Manufacturer of medium priced coordinated women sportswear Duties include: • Assigning works to pattern makers and sample makers. • Preparing samples to be sent to customers. • Assigning works to pattern makers with the necessary corrections for production • Preparing production patterns for the grader. For garments of domestic production, performed quality control, checked the first production sample and signed approval paper for proceeding the on going production. • Checking counter sample from China and making comments. • Preparing duplicates of the Line for salesmen. Louben Sportswear. 514-273-2895. 2000 to 2002 Freelance pattern maker Teen Flo. Catherin Henry 514-365-3629. 2001 to 2002 Freelance pattern maker Oxxford Trousers Ltd. (1998 to 2000) - Richard Abramson 514-849-5341 Quality control and production pattern maker Importer and Manufacturer of trouser and sportswear. Duties include: • Making samples and production patterns. • Preparing samples for customers. • On-site fitting at customer location. • Checking all the production patterns, signing and approving for production. • Writing weekly reports on the sample department. • Do quality control. Joseph Ribkoff International (1996 to 1997) - Joe Ribkoff 514-685-9191 Head pattern maker Manufacturer of high end dresses Duties include: • Assigning work to pattern makers and sample makers, department of thirty people. • Performing fitting with designers. • Checking all the production patterns, signing and approving for production. • Writing weekly reports on the sample department. Casual Togs (Arrow Pour Elle) (1987 to 1989) - Pattern maker Manufacturer of shirts and sportswear Duties include: • Make patterns of shirts for robots. Creation Dan Valy, (1983 to 1987) - Edmond Knafo 514-384-0221 Designer. Manufacturer of coordinated sportswear and dresses. Duties include: • Traveling to Europe and to research fashion trends, colors and styles. • Selecting fabrics, making sketches and making patterns. • In charge of the designing room. • Preparing samples and duplicates of the Line for the salesmen. Joseph Ribkoff International (1972 to 1976) - Joe Ribkoff 514-685-9191 Head pattern maker Manufacturer of high end dresses Duties include: • Incharge of a design room of 10 pattern makers and 10 sample makers. • To produce the high standard of perfect samples and production samples Education and Qualifications: F I T of New York - (1971) Attestation De Qualification A l’Egard du Credit D’Impot pour le Design De Mode Delivree a un Patroniste Ministere du Developpement economique, de l’Innivation et de l’Exportation. Computer Skills: PAD System of Pattern making, Grading and make marker, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Word and Excel. Languages: English, French, Cantonese (fluent) and Mandarin (knowledgeable)
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Jennifer Dessert - Freelance Editing & Technical Writing
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I am a former English teacher with a Masters in Technical Writing and Literacy. I do most of my work in Word because it seems fairly well used by most writers. I have expertise in Microsoft Word, specifically in the use of styles to format documents, create and update tables, create tables of content and indices, provide a style check for references and citations, and am pretty good at uncovering and correcting formatting glitches. I am also proficient in APA, MLA, Government Printing Office, AP, Chicago, and Turabian styles. I also have some experience in InDesign and Illustrator. I also research and write for a living. I enjoy coaching students and writers. I have very reasonable pricing and generally work well with most timelines.
Kansas, United States
Juan Zuani - Freelance Audio Editing & Operations Management
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JUAN M. ZUANI San Antonio, TX 210-584-8960 PROFILE Results-driven project and program management professional with 30 years experience and first-rate skills in directing full cycles for complex, multi-site programs and initiatives. Proven ability to deliver substantial revenue, productivity, and quality improvements through well managed, on-time projects. Particularly strong In staff development, including training, coaching and evaluation; and Public Relations professional with several years of relevant media relations experience working as a producer and director in Television and commercial radio and News for major-market stations; bilingual: English/Spanish OBJECTIVE Seeking a position where I can apply my skills to benefit the organization by performing The following: devising, developing and implementing strategic marketing and operational plans; analyzing industry trends and training staff on targeted client base development; implementing new policies and revising processes press or production as needed to improve operational efficiencies; planning press strategy, cultivating media contacts working with media outlets and clients to develop and place news and feature stories and other media materials; and generally get as wide exposure as possible for information content of products, events and services Core competencies include: Cost Reduction & Avoidance • Operations Management • Staff Training & Development Multi-Site Programs • Key Program Management • Strategic Media Planning Client Relations & Negotiations • Quality Assurance • Performance Management PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE LIFE MEDIA WORKS / San Antonio, Texas. 1998-Present An advertising consulting company to serve local and regional customers Business Owner Account management and sales, Director and producer of promotional Campaigns for radio and television Hispanic and General Market, local venues Sport events, production of voice image for media networks and private clients. UNIVISION CHANNEL 45, Houston, TX. 2000-Present A Hispanic Television Station Spokesperson for Image Station • Provide voice production for programing, promotional newscast, including Image Promos, Drops and ID’s for their station and local news. UNIVISION CHANNEL 34, Atlanta, GA. 2009-Present A Hispanic Television Station Spokesperson for Image Station • Deliver voice production for their programing, promotional newscasts, including Image Promos, Drops and ID’s for their station and local news UNIVISION CHANNEL 41, San Antonio, TX. 2008-2010 A Hispanic Television Station Spokesperson for Image Station • Provide voice production for their programing promotional newscasts, including Image Promos, Drops and ID’s for their station and local news. CNN EN ESPAÑOL / Atlanta, Georgia. 2007-2009 A Spanish Radio network with more than 200 affiliates in The United States NEWS Reporter Develop news reports from the State of Texas with stories And information relevant to the Hispanic Community. BMP RADIO, LP. KZDC 1250-AM, La Lupe San Antonio, Texas. 2003-2007 BMP RADIO, LP. KSAH 720 Norteño On-Air talent BMP is a new company in the city of San Antonio with a total of nine Radio stations in the market, BMP is a Hispanic owned Network Production Manager / Program Director • La Lupe 1250-AM Programmed music aspects of the station and coordinated new formats. Formulated music and marketing strategies which were sent from Austin and the Valley markets in a daily basis. • Coordinated news, special events and programs that aired on our station during regular programming. • Conducted On-Air talent and live broadcast for special programs and promotions. GYSOT HOLDINGS, CLOUD NINE ENTERTAINMENT, Dallas, TX 2002-2003 An Entertainment Company Director/Producer for Sports Instructional Videos • Directed and produced different sports projects such as Soccer Secrets with Mia Hamm, Tiffany Milbret and other female USA Soccer Champions. • Also sports training projects for the Dallas Cowboys. CASA CREATIVA, LLC., Dallas, TX 2002-2002 A Commercial Television Production Company Director of Operations Commercials, Industrial s, Legal Campaigns, Documentaries and Film • Directed and produced commercial campaigns for local car dealers in the Dallas, TX. area and others cities in the US, hired talent and production personnel for every project, directed castings and commercials. • Scout locations and purchased special equipment for production and logistics. • Trained on camera personalities and directed staff for high quality control product. CABALLERO TELEVISION Dallas, Texas. 2000-2002 Caballero a Spanish music video network in Dallas, Texas. With a total of eleven LPT- Stations in the California and Texas markets. Operations Manager • Directed and managed all programming aspects of the network • Directed all On-Air talent and programming • Directed all studio interviews for special guest programing presentations • Directed all commercials and final product • Program and merge all Music Videos, Commercials and Special futures for all markets. Dallas, TX. Austin, TX. San Antonio, TX. and the State of California region. EDUCATION Computer Learning Center Houston, Texas. 1988-1989 Graduate - Computer Mainframe Operating Systems Data Processing Management San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX 1987-1987 International Aviation Fraternity Commercial Pilot Graduate - FAA License GED State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency 1987-1987 SKILLS Art and Design, Software’s; Pro-Tools, Vegas, Wave Lab, Cubase SX, Nuendo, Adobe Premier 2.0 Pro, Scott Studios, Selector, Music Master and Windows 7 and XP Professional. AFFILIATIONS Delta Delta Chapter, Alpha Eta Rho International Pilots Association 1987
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Lance Hazzelwood - Freelance Illustration & Cartooning
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Art related Experience: 15 years of General Art experience, both in corporate and freelance assignments. Proficient in the use of industry related software, board, and by hand. . Create custom. . Cartooning . Comic Strips . Design illustrations . Children's book Illustrations . Greeting Card Illustrations . Create book covers . Murals and Signs . Digital Art . Design exhibits, displays, vehicle graphics, signs & banners . Color perspective renderings . Completing presentations . Vinyl letter application . Rotographics . Instruction and assembly sheets design . Create custom, speciality designs and branding for personal and corporate laptops.
Australia
Hank Dragoo - Freelance Marketing & Advertising
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Summary Entire professional career in communications, Founder/President of Dragoo Creations, Inc., invent and implement top-tier marketing communication strategies; from multi-media campaigns to singular projects — services include; strategic planning, brand development, conceptualizing and creation, tactical and implementation in all media — for markets/segments ranging from consumer-based to business-to-business, and clients ranging from multi-faceted corporations and smaller. Objective Continue creating effective marketing/advertising/communication initiatives, which achieve and exceed overarching goals and objectives. Work Experience Founder/President Dragoo Creations, Incorporated, Indianapolis, Indiana Consulting closely with clients, develop and implement strategic marketing plans and creative advertising campaigns, accurately focused toward targeted audiences for business-to-business and consumer based international multifaceted corporations and local clients. Services include; analyzing client’s audiences, markets and competitions, strategic planning, conceptualizing and creation, development and production of communication vehicles, tracking results, and budget management. Conceptual, visual design and copywriting utilized in; all broadcast media, film, print advertisements, collateral, direct mail, point-of-purchase displays, trade shows, product packaging, and outdoor, as well as other applications. Vice President/Creative Director CRE, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana Responsibilities included supervision of 5 creative artist/writer teams in design, copy, audio/visual and photography departments; conceive and develop creative concepts, directing their implementation and managing their production budgets for advertising agency with annual billings of $10 million. Conceptuals covered entire spectrum, from multi-media campaigns to singular projects. Education Indiana University — School of Journalism and School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, Indiana John Herron School of Art — School of Fine Art and School of Commercial Art, Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis — School of Fine Arts and School of Engineering, Indianapolis, Indiana Additional Information Numerous industry accolades and tributes including; Addi Awards, Special Recognitions and Honors. Computer proficient in all major industry-standard software applications, Macintosh based. Additional abilities and interests; product invention/design, interior design & architectural colorizing, illustration & design, photography & photo illustration, sculpting in a variety of materials. Portfolio available in digital formats and hard copy presentation. Partial client list: Consumer: CountryMark — american petroleum company General Electric — lighting and solvents divisions Simon Property Group — national retail developer Britt Airways — regional airline carrier Nutri-Systems — national consumer weight loss programs General Houseware Corp. — international housewares manufacturer Investment Equities Associates — national developer ChrisKen Property Development Management — regional developer Traders Connection — internet marketplace developer Business-to-business: Girls, Inc. — north american non-for-profit EHOB, Inc. — international medical supply manufacturer International Minerals & Chemicals Corp. — pharmaceutical company Caradco Wood Windows — international window manufacturer Bonanza Building — national commercial building manufacturer National Greenhouse Co. — national greenhouse manufacturer Hall Signs, Inc. — national sign manufacturer
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Peter Jeffs - Freelance Illustration & Cartooning
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$75
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Peter Jeffs is a professional illustrator and artist, born in Scotland. Peter lives and works in Taunton, Somerset UK. His work can be either humorous or more poetic in nature according to the nature of the commission. He is interested in developing characters, both animal and human, for one off pieces, book covers, and for stories. With a long standing interest in typography, he can also build illustrations around type.
Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Mandy Kruger - Freelance Graphic Design & Logo Design
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October 2010 to Date, Mandy has been consulting in her personal capacity until suitable employment can be found within the Telecommunications sector Period May 2007 – September 2010 Company VODACOM Last Position Held Various – See Below Responsibilities: December 2009 – September 2010 VODACOM – Terminals, Financial and On-Line Services - Midrand Senior Commercial Specialist and Mobile Advertising Consultant • Manage Commercial Online Support Requests o Analyse and determine nature of request o Investigate the problem/requirements o Provide information and feedback in accordance to request o Provide support within the allocated time frames • Cost saving on budget o Cost reductions on current contracts/transactions o Spend / ratio of cost to saving • Business Intelligence: Implement Reports/Report Automation o Analyse report request with the relevant role players and ensure that report requirements are determined in accordance with the identified need/request o Liaise with BSG to ensure that report specs are compiled utilising all the inputs o Liaise with BSG to ensure that the final report is compiled once all relevant role players are satisfied with test results o Review to be conducted to ensure that all inputs have been sufficiently addressed o Implementation of process for updating/improvement of existing reports o Ensure that all content partners/3rd Party Suppliers forward weekly & monthly reports • Business Intelligence: Internal Reporting (Weekly Dashboard, Exco Report, CEO Presentation and Board Representation) o Collate, compile and verify report details in accordance with the planned schedule o Ensure that reports are qualitative and approved o Ensure sign off of reports and distribute report to the relevant role players within the allocated time frame (weekly, monthly, quarterlyand on an ad-hoc basis) o Manage the process of archiving reports • Business Intelligence: External Reporting (Vodafone KPI Reports; Content Categorisation and 3rd Party Reports) o Collate, compile and verify report details in accordance with the planned schedule o Ensure that reports are qualitative and approved o Ensure sign off of reports and distribute report to the relevant role players within the allocated time frame (weekly, monthly, annually and on an ad-hoc basis) o Manage the process of archiving reports • Procurement / Budget Management (Opex/Capex) o Compile the Online budget in accordance with policies, procedures and budgetary guidelines (Income, Expenditure) o Conduct validation checks to verify that financial information on information system is correct (allocation of funds, budget transfers) o Monitor the budgetary actions to compare the actual figures against the budgeted figures and report on variances to enable corrective actions o Conduct the budget ‘clean-up’ with regards to savings and/or overspent requests in accordance with standard procedures o Determine and verify if sufficient funds are available with regards to purchase order requests o Movements of transactions from databases are overseen e.g. purchase order, invoices, etc • Risk Management o Identify divisional risk according to product/service or operations o Prioritise, rate and list risk according to Risk Assessment Review o Ensure sign-off of Risk Assessment Review document o Ensure that source documents are validated and accurately capture on the Risk Management (CURA) system • Manage Projects o Receive a Project Management requirement and analyse to determine the project management deliverables; or o Execute deliverables in accordance with the project plan or o Escalate the execution of deliverables to the relevant role players for completion o Monitor progress if possible to ensure that the project is delivered within the allocated time frame. Identify deviances in performance managed and reported to ensure timeous delivery May 2007 – December 2009 VODACOM Mobile Media Mobile Media Operations Manager • Strategic o Inventory Management/Forecasting Strategy; Manage campaign planning analytics process; manage campaign reporting and amend processes o Assisting Proposition Manager with New Media Propositions o Key inputs into Mobile Advertising unit budget process o Compiling and presenting management reports o Master data creation and maintenance, including workflow functionality for appropriate support of processes o Annual Strategic Plan and Budget alignment • Advisory o Create, aggregate and disseminate relevant knowledge on the performance criteria for campaigns on each platform for example: Vodacom4Me; Vodafone Vlive!; Please Call Me; The Grid; Player23; Yebo Radio; HomeGround Goal.com • Production o Manage the inventory on all platforms in real time o Manage overall interface to all advertising campaigns o Coordinate the inflow of creative o Ensure that the creative complies with current standard formatting o Plan the go-live and termination of campaigns on the various platforms o Provide support to the Sales Team in terms of updated status of all platform inventory availability and current usage • Reporting o Gather all reports on performance of all media platforms o Gather full reports on all advertising activities on all media platforms o Ensure that reports are audited and verified; coordinate reports for advertisers/clients/Sales Houses (with the Sales Team) • Analytics o Coordinate market research with Market Intelligence Team o Coordinate research with brand/advertisers on an ongoing basis o Compile research criteria o Compile reports o Ensure that the Sales Team and the platform development teams understand the ongoing changes in customer needs o Customer Profiling; Improve and standardise customer segmentation and targeting for campaigns o Standardise and facilitate customer research/case studies o Measure the effects and profitability of Mobile Marketing Campaigns o Create value with our Customer data. • Information Management o Ensure that all group documents are available on shared folders; o Manage SLA terms with the Platform Owners o Standardise and facilitate customer research/case studies • Project Management o Schedule; Budget; Resources, Risk and Changes o Management of all technical requirements for Mobile Advertising including working with external development teams from scoping to testing and implementation • Portfolio Management o Work closely with the Mobile Advertising Portfolio Managers on all their Mobile Media Projects from initial research, needs and requirements to implementation and systems/software/technical development o Management of Mobile Advertising Portfolio once launched • 3rd Party/Supplier/WASP Management o Develop relationships & managed Financials with required 3rd Party for Mobile Advertising o Develop & manage all relationships with Mobile/Media Associations: Admob; InMobi; Mobile Media Association o Online Publishers Association; Direct Marketing Association o Align Mobile Advertising with WASPA regulations o Build relationships with WASP’s as Mobile Advertising Customers o Contractual Agreements • Internal Vodacom/Vodafone Managing Committee o Sat on the SCM CC Forum: Internal Online Management Committee o Mobile Advertising Sales Team o Worked closely with the Mobile Advertising Sales team which included internal Media Consultants, Internal Vodacom Departments & External Sales Houses & Advertising Agencies o Presented regular Sales Workshops o Management of all Sales Reports for Mobile Advertising Sales Team, EHOD Management Reports, ME Management Reports, Exco Board Reports and Vodafone Reports • Procurement o Management of all procurement activities o Completion of all budget requirements at the beginning of each financial fiscal o Management of budget for Mobile Advertising Division o Budget Management reports Salary R 569 190.83 plus management bonus which was R98 000 Reason for Leaving Re-structure of Online department twice within three months. Mobile Advertising moved out of Vodacom into Vodacom Ventures Period June 2003 – 2007 Company AFRICAN LEGAL NETWORKS Last Position Held Head: Marketing, Culture, Administration, Facilities and IT Function Responsibilities: • Plan direct, or co-ordinate the organizational culture, administration, logistics and facilities management and information and technology, including formulating policies, managing daily logistics, and functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, or administration services • Direct and co-ordinate activities establishing the culture of the departments • Manage staff; prepare work schedules and assigning of specific duties • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives and procedures, conferring with board members, organizational officials, and staff members as necessary • Increase the performance of our organization to create competitive advantage by improving the organizational culture • To build a flexible, change adaptable organization • To identify the factors that can improve the efficiency of the organization and department • Develop an action plan and strategy with positive results • Align the organizations culture with the organization’s strategy • To be the “Building Manager” for the organization, ensuring statutory compliance and being the primary contact in respect of organizational maintenance and development matters, undertaking risk assessments, organizing emergency procedures, liaising with branches eliciting their co-operation or informing them of developments • Undertake space audits and to optimize the utilization of space (departmental; administrative; branch) in the interests of the organization and client groups • Ensure that all the services provided excel in performance standards and meet all customer expectations • The guidelines for all standards to be set in accordance with the customer service department • Ensure that all legislative requirements are met • To take ownership for the business and suggest improvements which will result in increase income and/or reduced costs • Liaise, report and maintain standards on specialize areas such as maintenance, functions, catering and cleaning • Liaise with internal and external providers to obtain the best level of service for organization • Actively seek to determine internal and external customer requirements • To meet, and whenever possible, exceed their needs • Take full responsibility for general supervision and control of organized events, paying particular attention to legislative compliance, including the health and safety and welfare of people, the safety of the organization’s assets and licensing requirements • Is an active participant in all management and working groups as required by top management • Communicate and drive ideas and culture • Receive training and use the knowledge for the benefit of the organization and for personal development • Follow the purchasing and stock procedures as prescribed by the organization • To develop employees to their maximum potential • Sales & Marketing duties o Manage efficient and effective communications projects o Compile and develop the Annual Report, Quarterly reports o Engage with Business Units and Support Units for various marketing requirements: Advertising, Internal Marketing, Event Branding, and Marketing Collateral. o Develop effective and customized marketing strategies for Internal and External marketing o Review creative development for alignment with the marketing goals o Manage projects end-to-end from the business brief to the final delivery working alongside the business teams, and internal delivery teams o Manage and collaborate with external advertising agencies, production houses, direct marketing agencies and other suppliers and vendors o Supervise production of Print and Audiovisual collateral o Be accountable for adherence of SLAs, timelines and quality of output o Build and Develop relationships with the other units of company for a better understanding of their marketing imperatives o Should invest effort and time in creative problem solving to resolve issues, timeline crunches and other negotiable scenarios o Arrange and co-ordinate sales events/promotions o Developing Sales Targets o Track progress of Sales Targets o Sales Agent Incentives o Agent Recruitment, Agent Commission Structure, Agent Incentive Programs and Agent Training Manuals o Targeting and promoting of the brand to current and new members o Maintaining of good and constant relationships with local and international branches o Facilitating and coordinating the Internal Staff Growth and Development Program o Internal Communication o Produced, design and distribute Internal Newsletter o Managed editorial panel o Provided staff with concise update of all relevant product information o Develop Marketing Plan o Strategic planning: Short and Long Term o Monitoring Budgets o Company Expansion o Media; Television; Editorials o New product development o Fleet sign writing o Marketing Materials o Sourcing Suppliers o Website Advertising and promotion strategy o Researching target markets • CRM Management o Design Brief o Project Management o Implementation o Report Development o Training of all staff, directors, etc • Operational Management duties o Organise and supervise all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the office o Design and implementation of internal process systems o Daily running of office o Catering, Event and Driver Management o Travel Arrangements and traveling to International branch on a monthly basis o Delegating work and workload planning o Writing reports o Liaising with members of the management teams and shareholders o Controlling the office budget o Dealing with complex queries and complaints – internal and external o Meeting with senior managers to review office performance o Devising and conducting induction programmes o Organising office maintenance and repair work o Supervising the implementation of new office systems o Arranging for health and safety equipment to be tested on a regular basis o Reviewing and updating health and safety policies o Take initiative in the CEO’s absence o Filling and backup systems implementation o Take initiative in manager’s absence o Project, Data and Database Management • IT duties o Setting up of the computers and network for the entire office and branches o Content Guidelines o Intranet Design: Site Structure o Site Control & Maintenance o Manage backups, security and user-help systems o Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements o Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines o Assign and review the work of computer-related workers o Stay abreast of advances in technology o Provide for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery o Review and submit for approval all systems charts and programs prior to their implementation o Evaluate the organization’s technology use and needs and recommend improvements, such as hardware and software upgrades o Control budget and expenditure o Meet the department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and other, to solicit co-operation and resolve problems o Installation of hardware and software of computers o Installation of hardware and software of server o Maintain and update of all computer systems o Staff training on systems and software • Logistics and Facilities Management o Consult with users, management, vendors, and landlords to assess logistical needs and requirements o Developing business by gaining new contracts, analyzing logistical problems and producing new solutions o Analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines o Assign and review the work of facilities workers o Provide for security and access control, and disaster recovery o Evaluate the organization’s facilities usage and needs and recommend improvements, such as routine maintenance o Control budget and expenditure o Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit co-operation and resolve problems o Review and submit for approval all initiatives prior to their implementation o Co-ordinate processes to ensure customer satisfaction o An awareness of and strategic response to external influences, such as legislation, FIAS, etc is vital o Monitor the quality, cost and efficiency of the service, processes. o Co-ordinate and control the process cycle and associated information systems o Analyze data to monitor performance and plan improvements o Allocate and Manage staff resources according to changing needs o Liaising and negotiating with customers and suppliers o Planning projects • Human Recourses duties o Performance Management, Staff Contracts, New Staff Induction Program, Training on all systems and processes, Writing of Job Profiles for staff and managers, Monitoring Staff Leave, Keeping personnel records Conducting appraisals and maintaining appraisal records, Organising the recruitment of new staff and Dealing with a wide range of human resource issues i.e. Labour relations • Administrative duties o Determine staffing requirements, train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes o Monitor businesses and agencies to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed services while staying within budgetary limits o Manage the movements of goods into and out of production facilities o Review and submit for approval all initiatives prior to their implementation o Management of office environment o Gathering, adapting, storing and distributing information with the company o Using information systems o Providing specialist support to other departments and managers o Providing document and telecommunications management o Managing quality and cost control o Rendering service to other functions within the organization o Providing training and development for my own staff o Ensuring that human and material resources are correctly utilized o Meeting with other members of management and planning for the future • Risk Management o Identify & manage risk in area of responsibility Reason for Leaving Career growth and advancement Period June 2003 – Present Company VUKA GROUP OF COMPANIES Last Position Held Marketing Manager Responsibilities: • Vuka Group of Companies consists of Vuka Properties, Vuka Water Projects, Sebenza ISP and Vuka Computing • Corporate Identity • Market Research • Media Buying • Newspaper Advertising • Staff Training • Human Resources duties Reason for Leaving Career growth Period January 2000 – May 2003 Company BLU HORIZON COMMUNICATIONS Last Position Held Director / Owner Responsibilities: • Creative and Graphic Design • Brochures, Adverts, packaging, Posters, Corporate Identities, Annual Reports, Monthly Newsletters and Annual Newspapers • Multi-media and Presentations • Photographic Shoots • Copy Writing and Editing • Media Buying and Planning • Web Design • Event Management • Business Plans and Strategies • Accounts worked on • Magalies Meander, Absa, Standard Bank Insurance Brokers, Fourways Mall, Village Walk, Simmons SA, Singer/ Pfaff, Pratleys, Place Direct, Interact Promotions, Harry’s Food Store, The Hat-Trick Restaurant, Kaya Rock Shopping Centre, The Book Place, GTV, Ken Hamilton Advertising and Paul Bosworth Consortium Reason for Leaving Business closed Period January 1998 – December 1999 Company TAYLOR MADE ADVERTISING Last Position Held Personal Assistant to Managing Director Responsibilities: • Office Management • Putting in place of all systems • All confidential correspondence and tender documents • Client Liaison and Meeting • Liaising between the Creative Department and Clients • Staff Management • Company and Client Function • Travel Arrangements • All PowerPoint Presentations from design to execution • Bookkeeping up and until Balance Sheet including Creditors and Debtors • Cash Flows and Future Forecasts Reason for Leaving Started own consulting company Period January 1994 – December 1997 Company CELL COMMUNICATIONS Last Position Held Office Manager Responsibilities: • General Office Duties • Staff Management • Sales and Stock Control • Bookkeeping up and until Balance Sheet including Creditors and Debtors • Cash Flows and Future Forecasts • After Sale Service and New Contracts • Liaison with Head Office / Franchise Reason for Leaving Relocated to Johannesburg PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS / SKILLS • Finance & Administration [+10 years Intermediate Experience] • Drafting business unit and project budgets • Monitoring and controlling budgets of approximately R8m [SA Rand] • Assessing risk in products and services • Analyzing process flows • Cost accounting • General office administration • Basic bookkeeping • Invoicing / Banking • On-site quotations • Ensuring that all clients’ accounts are paid promptly • Compiling statements for clients, allocating payments to clients’ accounts, debt collection and working out interest on outstanding accounts • Management[+10 years Expert Experience] • Independent strategic thinking person • Functional, quality and operational management skills • Liaising with Senior Management and Directors • Chairing, conducting and attending meetings • Attending board meetings, developing documents for board meetings and directors meetings • Troubleshooting and problem solving • Strong delegating abilities • Public Relations & Communication [+10 years Expert Experience] • Dealing with clients, and resolving problems, this may arise • Ensuring efficient running of office area at all times • Very good verbal and written abilities • Well-mannered, approachable person • Research [+10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Work and study related research, covering areas such as training, development and training tools • Revenue protection practices • Sales & Marketing[+15 years Expert Experience] • Build customer base – Identify new business opportunities and gain new or expand business on a national level • Build customer relations • Detailing – Utilize promotional material during each sales call to ensure call effectiveness • Budget planning – ensure appropriate expenditure to maintain cost effectiveness • Develop level of product-, market- and industry knowledge necessary to represent and sell products effectively • Promote products in accordance with company marketing policies and sales strategy • Plan each working cycle and weekly activity • Maintain proper written records of all customers’ ordering habits and my specific sales objective for that customer • Setting effective long- and short-term goals and objectives • Cold canvassing • Compose presentations of new products • Demonstrations of new products • Achieving sales targets • Service existing client database • Penetrating proposals, quotations and presentations • Keep abreast of new products, technology and competitor activities • Staff Management & Human Resources[10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Recruitment of new employees • Job analysis and job descriptions, profiles • Performance evaluation, management and motivation • Training, development, mentoring and coaching • Change management • Attending to issues around discipline and grievance • Negotiating for salaries & wages • Technical [IT] [+10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Needs-analysis in consultation with the end-user and technical specialists [programmers] • Implementation of information systems and related procedures [these include software, hardware and networks] • Evaluation and amendment in consultation with programmers of systems where necessary • Training of end-users • Ongoing support and maintenance of database structures and internal filing systems to ensure optimal functioning of the system • Database and data cleanup where necessary in consultation with data base administrators [DBA’s] • Liaising with current and future clients with regards to specific systems needs • Building and installation of hardware • Server installation and setup • Technical [+10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Production management techniques • Work-study • Quality Assurance • Operations research • Work Scheduling • Preparing report concerning violations, which have to be corrected [Worked with professionals] • Interpreting legal requirements and recommend compliance procedures to contractors, craft workers and owners [Worked with professionals] • Process planning • Liaising with current and future clients with regards to specific systems needs • Monitor drafting responsibilities, products and drawings [Worked with professionals] • Coordinate all aspects of detailing with schematic capture, wiring, harnessing, cable drawings and sand casting [Worked with professionals] • Responsible for drawings development and detailing from conceptualization stage through final release – [Worked with professionals] • Analyzing client specification and aided in initial design development. • Architectural renderings and presentation of graphics. [Worked with professionals] • Programming [10 years Expert / Intermediate / Limited Experience] • Service process control • Evaluating test/process procedures and documentation • Service test process to new computer technologies and customer specifications • Developing hardware control software and computer interface circuitry • Designing and implementation of new system enhancements • Programming and design on a portfolio management system [In service industry not manufacturing] • Competencies • Assertive Leadership • Decisiveness and assertiveness • Quality and high service oriented • Able to communicate with purpose and clarity • Cross-functional • Team oriented and motivating • Planning & Development • Creative, focused and Out-of-box thinker • Able to interact at a high level with top executives • Strategic and analytical thinker • Strong negotiating and influencing skills • Delivery and results orientated • Perform well under high-pressure environment • Good presentation and business networking skills • Able to interact at a high level with top executives • Have dealt with high profile business men/woman and dignitaries • Adaptability, strong client focus, trustworthiness, willingness to stretch, openness to feedback and learning opportunities • Very strong project management skills: scoping, planning, reviewing, negotiating, delivering and internal client engagement
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Lorna Cascio - Freelance Document Design & Flyer Design
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$40
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