Profile

I am a creative person who is extremely passionate about retail and fashion merchandising.
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Experience

Advertising Intern
Truth Advertising
1 Apr 2016 - 1 Aug 2016 - Durban
Meeting and liaising with clients to discuss and identify their marketing requirements. Working with agency colleagues to devise and construct strategy that meets the client's brief and budget. Presenting client specific design and strategy ideas to the client. Brief in work to design. Providing quotes to clients based on their job needs. Liaising with, and acting as the link between, the client and the advertising agency. Ensuring that communication flows effectively. Negotiating with clients about the details of their creative jobs. ? Presenting creative work to clients for approval or modification. ? Managing costs related to client budget and suppliers. Undertaking administration tasks. Arranging and attending meetings. Making pitches, along with other agency staff, to try to win new business for the agency. Work
Trainee Buyer
Edcon
1 Feb 2014 - 1 Mar 2016 - Johannesburg
Assisting the specialist buyer with range building, analyses, laydowns and line review. I also liaised with the respective brands we worked with to ensure that our timelines are met, which reflects the basic retail practices of Right Product, Right Time and Right Price. • Actively involved in the acquisition of new brands. Work closely with marketing on creative concepts pertaining to my department. Extensive trends research, on what is trending in both the local and international markets. • Administratively supporting all aspects of the buying process. • Ensuring timeous placement of orders onto the purchasing system. • Maintaining a control system for the sample room. • Compiling, balancing and updating of spreadsheets and reports. • Maintaining quality assurance control and audit of samples. • Building constructive and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers. • All preparations prior to presentations. • General office administration and ad hoc duties as required by the department.
Student Advisor
Regent Business School
1 Feb 2012 - 1 May 2012 - Durban
Assisting Students with course selection. Dealing with student queries. Enrolling of returning students. Assisting with events.
Promoter
Tigerbrands
1 Dec 2008 - 1 Dec 2011 - Durban
To promote various product lines at selected shopping malls within Durban. Interacting with consumers. Dealing with complaints and product queries. Give feedback to Field Sales Manager to include in report.

Skills

Great Interpersonal skills, Presentation skills, Public Speaking, Negotiation skills, Range building, Market and Marketing researc

Qualification

BSocSc in Mgnt and Comm
Year completed:2011
Education level:Degree
Institution:University of KwaZulu-Natal
Location:Durban, South Africa
 
BCom Hons Marketing
Education level:Honours
Final year subjects:Advanced topics in advertising
70
Research methodology
77
Strategic marketing
69
Global marketing
65
Institution:University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Location:Durban, South Africa
 
National certificat in buying
Year completed:2015
Education level:Certificate
Final year subjects:Range building
Institution:Edcon
Location:Johannesburg