s Casting Suites Producer I co-ordinate 4 multi functional suites within Spring Studios, a fast paced creative photographic and fashion production studio. My main duty when managing these 4 spaces is to ensure the smooth running of all bookings and over see all client expectations are met to a consistently high standard These bookings can be hour to hour or hired out day to day and are often changeable, which means I have to be highly flexible, use my time as efficiently as possible and require open channels of communication at all times at every stage. I am the main point of contact for my clients and I strive to provide consistently high levels of client retention and service Internally, I liaise with all levels at Spring, from company directors who may require a private space for a client pitch to weekly staff huddles Externally the spaces are hired for away days, styling prep areas and castings which requires me to organise the floor plans and work closely with our studios team It is also my responsibility to maintain Suites paperwork, create quotes & process invoices. I am often privy to confidential financial details and process payment through PDQ when required
My current role within Spring is key to the smooth running of a high paced, high end creative photographic studio. Based in the Front of House and studios reception area I am frequently the first port of call for all those entering the building and those looking for assistants Being resourceful, knowledgeable of all studio processes while staying ahead of the clients needs maintains an efficient and high quality experience. Always making sure to communicate on a high level with clients, studio assistants and members of the agency is central to my position Some of my daily duties include: * Welcoming all clients plus a regular flow of internal guests throughout the day to Spring and providing them with clear direction around the building * Supporting our team of studio assistants by answering any of their queries or passing on important clients information to studio management or production * Taking a high majority of incoming calls for the entire building - which could include directing calls to the appropriate department or ensuring all correct contact information is noted and promptly passed on *Monitoring daysheets and client paperwork for end of day sign off * Inputting the invoice into our AX system for the Rentals team the following day * Co ordinating all in and out going client deliveries - this could be valuable styling samples, camera equipment or large props from shoots. Logging all these items for each studio and communication with the client production team ensures this process runs smoothly and efficiently *Supporting Studio Management. Scheduling monthly department meetings and activity suggesting ways to improve the client experience or raise any issues - this was something i implemented when first taking on the role and it has had a positive impact
For this role I am privy to confidential data and responsible for ensuring all candidates that successfully sign up for work with Axcis Education are vetted to DBS standards therefore my responsibility is to ensure I am professional, law abiding and thorough at every level within the role My main day to day tasks include: Meeting candidates making them feel welcome and collecting/copying ID and registration documents Answering the telephone in a polite courteous manor, directing calls, taking messages and screening calls Performing online background checks and obtaining references for candidates Printing and collating interview and marketing packs Updating the computer database Sourcing candidate CV’s Creating adverts for positions Helping with timesheets and pay queries Supporting Manager with general administration/office duties as required
I took on the Beyond Retro Archive part time within my pre-existing role as I saw an opportunity to expand their current set up. I contacted labels, design houses and fashion magazines to promote the showroom as a point of inspiration and an opportunity to buy specially selected rare vintage garments from 1900s – 90s Utilizing the impressive collection of fabric swatch I achieved appointments with designers from Chloe, Fred Perry, Boden and Victoria Beckham
Offering a consistent and outstanding level of customer service ? Building a strong understanding of our products and brand ? Spot checking the site to ensure all stock is styled appropriately and is presentable, liaising with the E-Commerce team to make sure this is consistent ? Answering incoming phone calls from customers ? Responding to customer inquiries through a ticket system and over live chat ? Tracking orders & taking care of all shipping occurrences ? Spot checking for fraudulent transactions ? Assisting the ECommerce team and Product team as needed with ideas and feedback on how to improve customer retention I also contributed to the smooth and efficient running of the office by: ? Assist in providing support to our UK and Sweden store ? Provide support and assistance to the Office Manager ? Answer all calls to the company ? Meet and greet clients ? Assist with general Office Administration
Working for an eco-aware retailer such as Beyond Retro allowed me to handle vintage clothing from the 30s to the 90s everyday, which I greatly enjoyed. Providing decade appropriate styling, I also maintained merchandising standards to ensure the branding was consistent and recognisable to shoppers
I spent my first 3 months at Upstream from September till December 2013 working on several client detox reports as an SEO Assistant but was offered a fulltime role due to the company expanding and creating a new PR team. Key Responsibilities: ? Blogger Outreach : Identifying the correct audience and niche for the content using databases such as Buzzstream and Gorkana ? Liaising with all tier levels of bloggers ? Creating natural, on-brand copy aiding organic SEO ? Involved in every stage of the strategic process ? Implementing an events calendar for networking opportunities for both the team and the clients ? Managing press releases for all clients within my team ? Identifying implementing newsworthy content ? Compiling relevant catalogues of competitor content ? Working with my team to create Content Hubs for each quarter ? Involved in Content curation and user journey research using tools such as Buzzsumo ? Budget management and justification ? Responsible for seeding content and producing seeing reports using Taboola
My experience as Buying Assistant allowed me to cultivate an in-depth knowledge of the retail sector, and a personal interest in fashion ensures I am on top of key trends. Similarly, my responsibilities as Manager demanded that I developed a range of sales techniques & build relationships with customers on the shop floor to maintain positive client feedback, whilst simultaneously meeting important weekly/monthly sales targets. It was in this role that I became interested in creating content for their social media pages & ecommerce Manager Responsibilities: ? Updating window displays and merchandising the boutique ? Providing one to one tailored styling advice for our clients ? Motivate and encourage my staff to always give a high level of customer service with training and incentives ? Handle all banking duties and discrepancies when required, rotas and staff holidays ? Maximising sales but also ensuring that the customer is 100% happy with their purchase. Buyers Assistant Responsibilities: ? Liaising with the boutique owners with all aspects of the buying process, from building relationships with brand representatives through to following up deliveries with suppliers that do not meet their due dates. ? Contributing online content for new styles (cataloguing measurements, item descriptions and fabric content) www.iceshops.co.uk ? Arranging and assisting on Buying trips to London, including PURE and various brand showrooms on a regular basis ? Negotiating with suppliers and wholesalers in relation to exchanges and agreements on credit for faulty items of stock. ? Coordinating stock using Microsoft Retail, Excel and Matrix software to replenish, allocate and transfer stock to two other branches.