Nora Dowling

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

An experienced, multi-disciplinary project and specialist events manager, with a proven track record of delivering end to end production and event logistics through the use of creative solutions, producing measurable results. Performance driven Prince 2 qualified project manager with proven leadership, relationship management, organisational engagement, governance and strategic development.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Corporate
  • Party Planning
  • Promotional Event
  • Budgeting
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Coordination
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Production Assistant

Work history

Currently

Project Manager

Arthur J Gallagher

May 2015
  • • Day-to-day running of projects through their entire lifecycle in accordance with Project Methodology. • Defining and agreeing project scope, outputs and timelines, quality and cost criteria to ensure business requirements are understood and agreed. • Managing and documenting project risks, issues, dependencies, and benefits to enable the achievements of project objectives. • Identify resources, assign responsibilities and work closely with relevant stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of projects. • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders. • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality. • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion. • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project. • Projects include: Decommissioning of various products and business relationships, developing a price quote process over the internet for instant quotes, the establishment of a Sign Posting system to track leads, pipeline business and audit management.

2015

Project Manager

Arthur J Gallagher

Apr 2015 - Oct 2015
  • • Day-to-day running of projects through their entire lifecycle in accordance with Project Methodology. • Defining and agreeing project scope, outputs and timelines, quality and cost criteria to ensure business requirements are understood and agreed. • Managing and documenting project risks, issues, dependencies, and benefits to enable the achievements of project objectives. • Identify resources, assign responsibilities and work closely with relevant stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of projects. • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders. • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality. • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion. • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project. • Projects include: Decommissioning of various products and business relationships, developing a price quote process over the internet for instant quotes, the establishment of a Sign Posting system to track leads, pipeline business and audit management.

2015

Junior PM & Events Manager

Liberty Specialty Markets

Aug 2013 - May 2015
  • Event Manager • Producing detailed proposals for events (timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets). • Writing and proof reading promotional marketing material. • Securing and booking a suitable venue or location. • Coordinating venue management, caterers, and equipment hire. • Planning room layouts and the entertainment programme, scheduling workshops and demonstrations. • Coordinating suppliers, handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly. • Events included: Quizzes, dinners, team away days, Christmas parties and office wide communications. Junior PM • Plan and define project tasks, requirements and develop full scale project plans. • Schedule project timelines and track project deliverables and budget using the appropriate tools • Conduct regular status meetings with all stakeholders, both internally and externally, keeping the stakeholder’s needs and requirements continuously in view. • Projects include Windows 7 Migration, Office Move Management, Risk Platforms Integration & System Upgrade, Capital Management Hardware Refresh and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning with budgets over £400,000.

2013

Project Delivery Assistant

Liberty Specialty Markets

Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
  • • Carrying out specific projects and presenting findings to clients. • Conducted projects audits on all active projects identifying issues and areas of improvement. • Enhancing existing and developing templates. • Updating the Process, Procedure Documents and folder structure. • Organising and attending meetings and sharing ideas at brainstorming sessions, reporting back details of discussions. • Carrying out a variety of administrative tasks and providing first class assistance and support to a number of people at one time.

2012

Events Coordinator & Events

International School of Choueifat

Jul 2010 - Aug 2012
  • • Coordinating all events, planning publicity strategies and campaigns and ensuring they are delivered effectively and to budget. • Designing, writing and/or producing presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, ‘in-house' journals, reports, publicity brochures, information for web sites and promotional videos. • Liaising with clients and managerial about budgets, timescales and objectives. • Identifying and securing speakers or special guests. • Coordinating staffing requirements and staff briefings. • Post event reconciliation. • Events included music concerts, International day, reward day, National day and charity fair’s such as bake sales. • Leading, teaching, monitoring and assessing student’s development. • Developing classroom lesson plans, grades and day to day activity schedules. • Completion of student reports and preparation of classroom resources. • Enforcing regulations concerning student conduct and discipline.

2010

Approved Retirements Fund Specialist

New Ireland Assurance

Jul 2009 - Aug 2010
  • • Tasks included amending and updating current pension policies such as fund switches, premium injections, regular withdrawals and issuing payments via MegaPay. • Working closely with various funds on the Stock Exchange market. • Inputting policy slips on system, ensuring all necessary documents and requirements have been met. • Responding to customer and broker queries via telephone and email. • Working independently and within a team to varying and tight deadlines. • Completing the end of month payroll by ensuring all relevant payments, tax amendments or full encashments has been updated within the given time frame. • Broad knowledge of the international fund and bond market.

2009

Event & PR Manager

University of Limerick-student Society

Aug 2005 - May 2009
  • Event Manager • Producing detailed proposals for events (timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets). • Writing and proof reading promotional marketing material. • Securing and booking a suitable venue or location. • Coordinating venue management, caterers, and equipment hire. • Planning room layouts and the entertainment programme, scheduling workshops and demonstrations. • Coordinating suppliers, handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly. • Events included: Quizzes, dinners, team away days, Christmas parties and office wide communications. Junior PM • Plan and define project tasks, requirements and develop full scale project plans. • Schedule project timelines and track project deliverables and budget using the appropriate tools • Conduct regular status meetings with all stakeholders, both internally and externally, keeping the stakeholder’s needs and requirements continuously in view. • Projects include Windows 7 Migration, Office Move Management, Risk Platforms Integration & System Upgrade, Capital Management Hardware Refresh and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning with budgets over £400,000.

2009

Marketer & Promoter

Lites Group

Feb 2006 - Jan 2009
  • • Coordinating all marketing plans, communications and activities and ensuring they are delivered effectively and to budget. • Working with Guinness, The Examiner newspaper, o2, Heineken and Bank of Ireland. • Coordinating promotional events and achieving target sales within a set time period. • Sourcing advertising opportunities and placing adverts in the press - local, regional, national and specialist publications - or on the radio, depending on the organisation and the campaign. • Liaising and networking with a range of stakeholders including customers, colleagues, suppliers and partner organisations. • Managing the production of marketing materials, including leaflets, posters, flyers, newsletters and e-newsletters. • Distributing promotional goods and collecting participating customer’s data. • Completion of SWOT analysis, online profiling and generation of reports.

Education

2009

International Business European Studies

University of Limerick

Aug 2005 - Apr 2009

    Awards

    2015

    Achievements