Vikki Hawkins

Fabric Artist

Level
Senior
Location
Northampton, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

A dedicated and fun professional with sustained success in working with distributed teams across multiple countries. Leader in brand development on-message corporate literature. Key strengths include: experienced sewist and passionate member of the textile community; physical and online creative, developing products and supporting marketing material; team player, inspiring and enthusing others; process driven, designing robust systems aligned to strategic direction; highly skilled communicator, fostering relationships & engagement; resilient project manager, delivering to exacting detail and to highest standards, within budget, in focus and on time.

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Skills

  • Workshop Delivery
  • Workshop Design
  • Machine Sewing
  • Designer
  • Marketing
  • Brand Copywriting
  • Brand Management
  • Detail Orientated
  • Communicating Ideas
  • Social Media

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Powder White Ltd

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      Impellus

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        Lavazza Coffee UK

        Work history

        2015

        HR Manager, Northern Europe

        Lavazza Coffee UK

        Nov 2013 - Dec 2015
        • Uxbridge, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Lavazza is a Global espresso coffee brand, with a passion for excellence at the heart of it's business, product and human resources. Responsible for the recruitment of UK and Nordic office team members; working with internal stakeholders and external suppliers. Collaboration with Managing Directors in Italian HR Headquarters to develop role specifications and compensation schemes. Coordination and managements of Human Capital Management SAP project and system with HR HQ. Organisation, development and delivery of a continuous training programme across international sites Payroll management and responsibility for employee benefits including car pool, insurance and pension contribution.

        2013

        Client Relationship Manager

        Impellus

        Jun 2013 - Nov 2013
        • Redbourn, St Albans AL3, UK
        • Full Time
        • Impellus is a privately owned training consultancy, specialising in leadership and management, offering open and private programmes, coaching and strategic development work countrywide. Responsible for account management of the pipeline of prospective and existing clients, building in-depth knowledge of customer organisations and developing long-standing relationships Professional handling of all incoming enquiries, including follow-up with clients to accurately establish requirements and subsequently make informed recommendations, providing maximum return on customer investment Manage open course bookings, filling programmes appropriately and evenly, whilst achieving the Company’s sales targets Collaboration with Directors and delivery team to maximise marketing efforts and devise ongoing sales strategies

        2013

        Nov 2007 - May 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Powder White is an independent mid to high end brand ski tour operator with six main sites in three countries across Europe, carrying approximately 6,000 clients each winter. Create and run annual recruitment campaigns, including marketing, interviewing and employment of all levels of position, ultimately building and developing a new team of resort personnel each year for European operations. Responsible for the management of all HR and L&D activities and operational responsibility for the coordination and logistical organisation of overseas operations, including the seasonal setting up and closing down of all resorts and management of general Powder White assets. Reporting directly to the two main board directors, remotely manage a team of two based in Europe, with oversight of six resort managers. Accountable for an operational budget of £300,000 with responsibility of forecasting, budgeting, managing and reconciling expenditure across four currencies. Manage, including hands on delivery, of a comprehensive overseas training programme for all staff from induction to specialist training to manager training. Make business smart decisions on a daily basis, considering the perspective of multiple aspects of the business, including operations, sales, and product enhancement. Joined in 2007 as a Resort Manager, rapidly promoted to Overseas Operations Manager with added responsibility for HR and in 2010 to HR Manager.

        Education

        2000

        Certificate of Higher Education

        Manchester Metropolitan Universirty

        Sep 1999 - Jul 2000
        • Manchester, United Kingdom
        • Film, Photography and Graphic Media