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Sales Representative

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
March 24, 2021

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First Names: Irene Deborah

Surname: Verwey

Residential Address: 43 Roy Campbell Street




Contact Details: 081-***-****

Home language: Afrikaans

Other Languages: English

Health: Excellent

Availability: Immediate

Computer Skills: Pastel Partner & Evolution (Expert) MS Office (Expert)

MS Excel (Average)

MS Outlook (Expert)

Windows (Expert)


High School attended: Hoërskool Alberton

Highest Standard Passed: Matric

Year Completed: 1992

Subjects: Afrikaans



Home Economics

Business Economics



Irene is a very dynamic go-getter with outstanding communication skills and the ability to work independently. She is target orientated and career driven and always prepared to go the extra mile. Irene is capable of performing in a pressurised environment and enjoys challenges and success in the workplace. She is very loyal and very honest. Can handle any given situation good or bad and make positive decisions as and when needed. She is punctual and very professional.

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Qualification: Diploma (Executive PA)

Institute: Academy of Learning

Status: Completed

Year Completed: 1995

Subjects: Typing stage 2

Typing stage 4

(Audio) Dicta typing

Typing speed development

Introduction to micro computers

WordPerfect word-processing

Lotus 1-2-3 level 1

Introduction to windows

WordPerfect advanced

Basic business skills

Personal development programme


20 October 1999: One day professional receptionist workshop (Kelly Green oaks) 21 May 2009: Three day sales and customer relations course (Nampak) EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Company: Chubby Chum Catering CC

Position: Owner

Nature of business: Catering and events decor

Dates employed: 07 August 2019 to current

Job functions & duties: Catering and events decor for weddings, funerals, parties, private functions, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, school events and sporting events. Company: Securiprint CC

Position: Debtors Clerk & Receptionist

Nature of business: Printing and packaging

Dates employed: 19 December 2009 to 31 July 2019

Reason for leaving: Retrenched

Job functions & duties: Answering switchboard and transferring calls. Receiving walk in customers and attending to them. Full debtors function - Phoning customers for outstanding monies. Daily printing of bank statements.

Allocating daily payments on pastel from bank statements. Processing orders, invoices, and credit and debit notes. Running back order reports and following up with factory on back orders. Printing monthly age analysis reports and sales reports. Running of month end statements and e-mailing them to customers. Account reconciliations.

Debtors account queries and complaints.

Typing of quotations for sales representatives and customers. Processing walk in customer orders and allocating cash payments. Typing of Managing Directors private correspondence. All filing duties & general office duties.

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Company: Arrow Chemicals

Position: Executive sales consultant

Nature of business: Chemical manufacturer

Dates employed: 02 August 2006 to 30 November 2009 Reason for leaving: Husband committed suicide – I was a danger on the road due to trauma Job functions & duties: Cold calling and servicing existing client base. Typing quotations for customers and delivering products once in a while. Assisting customers with technical information and on chemicals. Generating new business and reaching set targets.

Company: JRT Enterprises

Position: 01 July 2003 to 12 September 2004

(Sales representative)

13 September 2004 to 31 July 2006

(Sales manager)

Nature of business: Courier Company

Dates employed: 01 July 2003 to 31 July 2006

Reason for leaving: Received a better job offer with Arrow Chem Job functions & duties: Responsible for 6 reps. Setting targets and ensuring targets are achieved. Overseeing and assisting with quotations.

Arranging weekly meetings with sales representatives Servicing existing customer base.

Assisting with technical information. Handling customer queries and complaints. Following up on outstanding monies.

Checking daily sales sheets and ensuring targets are met. Following up on potential customers and setting up sales meetings. Motivating sales team. Generating new business.

Overall running of company in absence of Directors. Company: S.A.F.I.C (Pty) Ltd

Position: Orders clerk/Internal sales clerk

Nature of business: Chemical manufacturer

Dates employed: 03 January 1998 to 15 June 2003

Reason for leaving: I took the chance to become an external sales representative, due to my personality and upon advice from close friends and relatives. Job functions & duties: Answering calls from outside customers and processing their orders on the system. Assisting walk in customers in reception with sales and placing orders. Giving technical information on the chemicals and assisting with data sheets. Taking telephonic and walk in orders from 102 sales representatives daily and processing then on the system. Printing picking slips and assisting with the picking of the stock from the warehouse. Printing and following up on back orders.

Handling queries and complaints from customers and sales reps. Attending weekly sales meetings and monthly team building functions. Pitching presentations.

Other Employment: Orbit pumps manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 09 April 1996 – 21 December 1997 Reason for leaving: Company was bought over by Howden pumps, position made redundant.

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