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An experienced and adaptable Manager with success in a variety of roles. Proven ability to make positive decisions in response to changing commercial and business goals. Has a broad range of operational experience in key areas. Embraces change, new technologies and thrives when using his creative side.
Sapphire Ltd (Decks.co.uk): 2016 - 2017 (General Manager) DJ and Studio Equipment retailer, London. • Responsibilities included purchasing, recruitment, HR, returns, office management, catalogue maintenance and the day to day operations of the store and website. • Originally employed as the Purchasing and Sales manager but my responsibilities expanded swiftly. • Identified a huge number of areas for operational improvements and successfully implemented a large number of fixes and changes. • Identified a huge number of cost control improvements and successfully implemented a large number of savings. • Improved short term profitability, allowing the business to continue trading in difficult circumstances. • Built relationships with suppliers to the benefit of the business • Managed a number of public and supplier “events” including product launches and training workshops. • Implemented “foundations” into a previously neglected business such as a succession plan for staff, employee handbook, cost control and banking procedures, sales and purchasing targets and adherence to health & safety policy.
Android Mobile App Development Studio, London. • Created and established the studio • Performed Business, Product Development, Financial Planning and Project Management functions. • Released 4 android based apps (including design, audio and code) to the market. • Worked with Google Play and related services to monetize products correctly.
Music, Film and Games retailer London and the South East. • Performed a variety of different roles including Store Manager, Operations Manager, L&D Coordinator and Buyer. • Managed P&L accounts, store and project budgets to £4.4 million • Managed and recruited teams of between 5 and 45 people • Delivered major campaigns, product launches and Pa's successfully and on time • Contributed to major e commerce projects • Bought and merchandised stock for the business, hitting strict stock turnover targets whilst staying ahead of customer expectation • Worked with many stakeholders including internal and external parties such as distributors, service providers, local authorities, national bodies • Involved in 8 store openings, 5 as a manager.