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With a passion for fashion, interior and product design, a desire to start a career in a creative and positive environment, and with both retail supervisor and advanced administrative work experience I'm confident I would make a valuable member of your team.
I am currently head of sales, office manager, workshop manager and show room manager at London Green Cycles, who import and customize cargo bikes from Europe and Scandinavia. This role sees me consulting with large companies, local councils, start-up businesses and families as well as taking care of the day to day running of a busy show room, workshop, organizing the work schedule of two mechanics and the import and export of all cargo bikes and resources for the building of custom products to and from around the world. • Working with local government on ZEN and Mini-Holland initiatives. • Consulting with businesses of all sizes regarding their needs. • Managing a busy office. • Managing a workshop production line and meeting deadlines. • Time management of a three-person team. • Maintaining and adapting a product showroom. • Group presentations.
Prior to this role I took on a temporary project as the bookshop manager at a bookshop/coffee shop/cocktail bar in Soho which is a curated bookshop dealing mostly in collectable, rare and cult books across all subjects. This role saw me promote the company online through online marketing and social media, improving the reactive relevancy and develop the ecommerciality of the company as well as the physical footfall and street awareness. Simultaneously I was regularly helping out on a volunteer basis at Treadwell’s the esoteric bookshop in Bloomsbury which involved readying the store and participating in book launches and lectures. • Organizing all aspects of the bookshop • Visual merchandising • Devising and Implementing changes to the shop to attract awareness • Creating an online presence. • Intense research regarding collectability and pricing of rare and collectable books. • Providing literary knowledge and material to an extensive membership scheme at the bookshop.
Before the Society Club I was a touring musician for five years under contract to Atlantic Records Worldwide. Much of my time in the creative world was spent creating an online presence for the project across all social media platforms and reaching out to other creative entities with intend towards project collaboration as well as extensive administrative duties in regards to unit production, distribution, tour management, budgeting and book keeping. • Organized and Implemented logistics of ticketed events • Scheduled flights, hotels and travel for tours and gigs. • Organized per diem for the five-member band. • Managed band merchandise through monitoring stock levels, ordering, production and sales. • Promoted the band through extensive social networking and website maintenance. • Communicated and liaised with third party companies for album promotion, press, manufacture and distribution. • Organization of press through interviews and recorded sessions.
Previous to the record contract, I was a bookseller for Waterstone's for seven years. First as a Goods-In Operative, where I handled administrative duties including; Invoice processing and filing, returns processing and updating of the stores computerized inventory. My passion for literature soon gained me a promotion to Fiction Department Supervisor where I became responsible for curating my own in-store promotions, features and merchandising plans as well as delegating tasks amongst a small team. • Curated and implemented promotional displays. • Acted as the Section contact between Waterstone’s and Publishing Companies. • Maintained stock levels through sales analysis. • Organized which books to order within my section. • Communicated with Authors about signings and meet and greets with the public. • Scheduled and promoted signings and meet and greets. • Transferred stock to and from other Waterstone’s branches. • Merchandised my section through best sellers and personal recommendations. • Helped to organize book fairs at local schools and businesses. • Trained new employees within my section. • Shipped customer orders around the world. • Maintained exemplary customer service. • Checked in stock and added to computerized system • Used and maintained a tidy invoice filing system.