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Manager Marketing

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 23, 2020

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Curriculum Vitae of René Vice

Education 1998, completed Matric at Framesby High School (Port Elizabeth) with an A-average

2003, completed 3-year National Diploma: Public Relations Management (Cum Laude) at Port Elizabeth Technikon

2004, received Port Elizabeth Technikon Rector’s Award in recognition of Academic Excellence in the field of humanities

Experience April 2019 - current

Estate Agent Intern

September 2009 – March 2019: South African National Blood Service (SANBS),

East London

Public Relations Practitioner

Undertaking of marketing tasks within the specific collections region in order to increase the public’s awareness, knowledge and understanding of blood donation. The primary objective is to meet the collections targets and secondly to address the marketing needs within their area of operation

Reaching blood group specific targets through events, talks, disseminating information and education of donors and the public

Evaluation and monitoring of blood drives to ensure there is a safe target market and sufficient donor base

Sourcing of additional ad-hoc and regular blood drives in the area to meet targets

Recruiting and retaining donors for the area in consultation with the Head of Marketing

Monitoring collections against targets and taking corrective action if required

Management of recruitment via Tele-recruiters and Donor Recruiters

Efficient communication of changes to and cancellation of blood drives to relevant parties

Ensuring sufficient donors are scheduled to make collections targets and required scheduling accuracy is maintained

Implementing marketing and public relations activities in line with the marketing business plan within the Collections Branch

Assisting with donor education when donor educator is unable to attend

Building strong relationships with blood drive controllers through regular visits and attending to all queries raised timeously

Building strong relationships with local media and business partners

Arranging local events and functions such as donor awards, media functions etc.

Investigating and addressing relevant complaints in consultation with appropriate line manager

Monitoring perceptions of the public and community towards SANBS and blood donation

Ensuring that approved corporate branding is implemented

Recruiting new branch donor committee members, arrange meetings and take minutes

Facilitating training of donor committee members

Monitoring marketing expenditure and taking action on actual expenditure variances against operational expenditure budget (management of own cost centre for branch)

Ensure that approved capital expenditure items are obtained

Giving input in preparation of operational and capital expenditure budgets

Reconciliation of petty cash

Monitoring and addressing staff performance on an ongoing basis through mentoring, coaching, and conducting reviews according to agreed timeframes

Identifying staff individual development and training needs

Improving productivity by effectively dealing with grievances, conflict, incapacity and misconduct in accordance with relevant procedures

Monitoring and controlling staff time-keeping, absenteeism, leave, sick leave and overtime worked to ensure adherence to relevant policies and Legislation and taking appropriate corrective action where necessary

Attending required meetings and appropriate training sessions to remain informed of current field-related developments and promote knowledge sharing

Performing administrative duties required for the efficient running of the branch donor marketing department

Submitting monthly reports to Head of Marketing

With the Zone Planner set up the monthly blood drive schedule to meet target

Ordering stock internally and creating purchase requisitions for external suppliers

Management of departmental SHEQ requirements, including attending Branch SHE meetings and HR Forums

Letters of Appointment:

oGeneral Supervision of Work

oEvacuation Leader for Site

oStacking and Storage Supervisor

October 2007 – September 2009: St Bernard’s Hospice, East London

Fundraising Officer

Writing and submission of funding proposals and reports to local, national and international funders/donors (attended National Lottery fund submission training)

Organizing fundraising and public relations events (e.g. Bridal Fair and local Waste Management Conference, providing an external event function to the public in exchange for an organizational fee – due to my event organization experience)

Networking and building positive relations with the public and possible new funders

Writing, editing, creating and distributing monthly e-newsletters

February – October 2007: Tri-Skye Corporate Communications, East London

Account Executive / Events Co-ordinator

Event Management (including a factory launch, Baby & Family Fair, Wine Fair, Bridal Fair and Institute of Waste Management Mini-Conference)

Researching and writing text for brochures, news releases, proposals etc.

Finalising costings and quotes for clients for functions and corporate gifts

Liaising with media regarding event publicity

Researching budgets for events

Working in close relation with graphic designers and suppliers regarding the creation of advertising and promotional material

June 2006 – February 2007: Eastern Cape Motors, East London

New Vehicle Administration and PA to Dealer Principal

Invoicing and administration of newly sold vehicles

Doing administration for Used Vehicle and Parts Manager when required

Assisting the Dealer Principal, e.g. radio and newspaper advertising, special marketing projects, searching media for issues of interest, investigating possible future projects etc.

August 2005 – June 2006: Amatola Water, East London

Public Relations Assistant

Researching and writing articles for internal newsletter

Researching information for corporate brochures

Assisting in organization of all events

Conducting school tours at water treatment works

Planning and research regarding PR Programmes and Budget

Dealing with the media

Monitoring local media

February 2005 – August 2005: Pennypinchers, East London


Answering switchboard

Dealing with walk-in customer queries

Filing and general administration

Ordering stationery and general items

November 2003 – January 2005: South African National Blood Service,

East London

Planning and Public Relations Officer

Planning schedule and booking all blood donation clinics on SAP

Liaising with external contacts regarding the organization and set-up of clinics

Finding new blood donation clinic venues and investigating their viability

Assisting with all public relations and marketing campaigns and duties

Participating in national meetings as part of the Marketing and Advertising Task Team

Communicating changes to blood drives to all staff

Capturing statistics in Excel for Branch Manager

December 2002 – November 2003: South African National Blood Service,

Port Elizabeth

Public Relations Assistant (experiential training as part of Diploma)

Promoting blood donation clinics via public speaking and direct recruitment

Co-ordinating events

Writing, printing and distribution of internal newsletters

During my experiential training, I relieved the Public Relations Practitioner at the East London Branch of the SANBS during her maternity leave (June – August 2003). My duties included:

Liaising with the media

Writing, editing and distribution of monthly internal newsletter

Organising campaigns and events

Attending meetings with Head of Collections to ensure smooth running of blood donation clinics and to report back on projects

Skills: Confident speaker (large and small groups)

Fluent in both Afrikaans and English

Computer literate (Windows Office, SAP, Business Intelligence, Meditech)

Working independently and in groups

Leadership / Management skills

Problem solving

Organisation skills

Attention to detail

Decision making

Customer service orientation

Persuasive and motivating

Training received: Emergency Evacuation Leader (Action Training)

Initiating Disciplinary Hearing (LabourNet)

Successful Selling for Business Programme (The Learning Revolution)

Supervisory Development Programme (still waiting for final moderation)

Job Safety Analysis and Safe Operating Procedures Course (Flexible Learning Solutions)

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Course (Flexible Learning Solutions)

Incident Investigation Course (Flexible Learning Solutions)

Paterson Level: CM

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