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Sales Representative

Location:
Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
Posted:
October 18, 2016

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CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL INFORMATION

NAME: Jay Patrick John

SURNAME: Lawlor

IDENTITY NO: 880-***-**** 086

CONTACT NO: 072-***-****

DEPEDENTS: daughter, Alexa

OWN TRANSPORT: Ford Fiesta 1600

HEALTH: Excellent

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: 25 Boundary Road, De Deur Estates, Midvaal

HOME LANGUAGE: English

LANGUAGE (OTHER): Afrikaans

NATIONALITY: South African

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

SCHOOL ATTENDED: Bracken High School

HIGHEST STANDARD: Matric

TERTIARY EDUCATION: None

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE: Windows, Word, Excel, Corel Draw, Flexicut 8.

INTERESTS

INTERESTS: Active Lifestyle – I believe a healthy body is the key to a focused mind in today’s hectic society. I enjoy a range of sports and training exercises which keeps my mind and body refreshed and capable. These exercises and sports require a dedicated mind set along with determination to reach the target or goal that have been self set.

Living life – We only get one shot at life, so I aim to get the most out of it. I love socializing and communicating as these are my strongest qualities, personally I feel life is a gift and should be treated as such.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

● Strong communication skills ● Punctual ● Strong sense of responsibility

● Initiative/self-motivator ● Enjoy working with people ● Confident

● Quick learner ● Hard Worker

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Homemark

6 June 2016 – present

I was employed by Homemark as a sales representative and an area manager, managing thirty nine promoters, throughout the North and South of Johannesburg and in the Vaal area. My duties were to manage promoters, set up promotions and also to check on the stock reports and ensure that the stock counts were correct according to the reports on hand, correcting counts on said system, dealing with shrinkage, inter branch transfers “IBT”, dealing with returns and customer repairs and ensuring that all stock was displayed on the sales floor and promotional court and to ensure as much visibility on all products as possible, also to build long and lasting relationships with the buyers and managers in all key accounts and arrange bulk deals and displays. I called on all the major “big five” retailers, Makro, Checkers Hyper, Pick ‘n Pay Hyper, Game, Builders Warehouse/Express, Dion Wired and also small Checkers.

Cycle Art

1 February 2013 to 31 May 2016

My duties include internal, retail sales, marketing, and dealing directly and telephonically with clients. Running the sign department. My other duties were spray painting, refurbishing, carbon fibre and fibreglass repairs.

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Between July 2012 and October 2012 I freelanced for a wine merchant in the Cape.

Philter Trading

1 September 2011 to 31 May 2012

I was employed by Philter Trading as an area Sales Manager. I managed the whole of the Vaal Triangle area, Parys Heidelburg and Randfontein. We supplied FMCG to all major stores such as Macro, Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers, Dischem and Spar.

Although I was happy in my position unfortunately I found myself in a similar situation as I was within GMK Marketing and decided to look for a more stable company within sales, marketing and FMCG.

My duties were:

To manage the stock levels in warehouse and on floor

To do returns on damages and expired stock

Organize promotions

Organize stands, shelve talkers, banners, wobblers etc

To make, organize orders/PO’s and large deals wherever possible

To ensure shelve stock and backup stock in all stores on all lines for all suppliers wherever possible

Pushing for orders in all stores

Analyzing POP activity and making recommendations for future growth

I am familiar with EDI and with the SAP system.

GMK Marketing

February 2011 to 31 August 2011

I was employed as a sales representative and managing three roaming merchandisers. I called on major food chain stores such as Spar, Clicks, Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers and Shoprite stores in the Kempton Park, Midrand and Edenvale areas. I called on these areas weekly for a large range of suppliers, each having an extensive range of variables.

My duties were:

To manage my three roaming merchandisers.

To manage the stock levels in warehouse and on floor

To do returns on damaged and expired stock

Organize promotions

Organize stands, shelve stalkers, banners, wobbles etc

To make, organize orders/PO’s and large deals wherever possible

To ensure shelve stock and backup stock in all stores on all lines for all suppliers wherever possible

Pushing for orders in all stores

Analyzing POP activity and making recommendations for future growth

Ref: Richard Keegan (MD), Tel: 084-***-****

Cycle Art & Customizing:

February 2008 – December 2010

My duties were:

* liaise with customers as a sales person (rep)

* tele sales

* selling various retail goods (accessories, bike parts, clothing etc)

* dealing with customers, telephonically and on the floor

* helping out in the workshop with spray painting and some repair work

I also have a good knowledge of automotive refinish and carbon fiber repairs.

This is my family’s business and was a starting point for my career. My reason for leaving was to expand my knowledge of sales and marketing.

Ref: Cliff : 072-****-***

Other Employment

I’ve done promotional work for Visa World Cup Soccer 2010 which included visual displays and giveaways and have also done a lot of part time work (at the weekends) for entertainment and catering companies in various venues such as music concerts were I worked as a barman e.g. Black Eyed Peas concert and Bell’s fest 1and 2.

MOTIVATIONAL

All of my work experiences have involved working within a team-based culture. This involved team planning, organisation, co-ordination and commitment. Within a team-based environment this ensured that daily targets were met, a fair distribution of tasks and effective communication amongst all staff members was and is always imperative and important.

My Objective

To enter a vacancy or training programme, where my creative initiative, ideas and a genuine enthusiasm would allow me to progress and be an asset to my prospective employer.

Curriculum Vitae

Jay Lawlor



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