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Sales Manager
October 2, 1998

About Candidate

I show a positive track record of business and people development, in the biggest cosmetics company in the world as well as the biggest luxury writing instrument and accessories brand in the world.

I have experienced the client-product/service interaction from multiple vantage points, helping me to understand the surgical approach to sales, but also the nuances that make lifelong clients

 

Location

Education

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National Diploma, Marketing Management 2012
Tshwane University Of Technology

Majors: Marketing Management Market research Statistics

Work & Experience

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Sales Manager 2021-04-01 - 2022-04-30
RLG Africa (Montblanc South Africa)

As Sales Manager, I was tasked with managing and overseeing the commercial success of Montblanc in South Africa. I looked after the Retail (B2C) and Wholesale (B2B) operations and lead the teams in both departments. This will be done by preserving current client relationships/partnerships and aligning the all local operations with the global strategy.

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Retail Manager
RLG Africa (Montblanc South Africa)

In this role, my mission was to standardize operations across all networks and have all team members understand and support all top-line brand objectives. I had to be the link between the sales, marketing, and regional operations teams to ascertain cohesion in all efforts. Also to optimize all resources when working towards meeting our commercial objectives and continually adapt to an everchanging sales environment.

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Regional Mall Manager
L’Oréal LUXE South Africa

This role solidified my retail fieldwork capabilities from a managerial perspective and offered a lot of freedom to be creative it its autonomous nature. Here the mission was to build/restore relationships with clients, make sales targets and impart the brand ethos to all stakeholders (clients and sales team) I had to oversee the implementation of national brand campaigns and that the teams were well trained and had the needed inventory It was in this role where I was honored with the sales person of the year award.

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Junior Product Manager
L’Oréal LUXE South Africa

This role was about coordinating, localizing and implementing international brand strategies to achieve sales targets and increase market and exposure share. I also assisted in creating campaign files for new launches to be presented to all wholesale partners/distributors In this role I looked after four international luxury cosmetics brands, each having a distinct ethos which called for different communication approaches. I reported directly to the head of marketing which allowed me to have a wider scope of responsibilities than intended by the role.

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Marketing Intern
L’Oréal LUXE South Africa

This role was a great introduction to product management. Here I had minimal strategic contributions, however I had a myriad of opportunities to learn, which I took and ran with hence my promotion to Jnr. Product manager. I had the amongst others the below responsibilities Brand operational administrations Raising and following up on purchase orders Ordering and packing Supplies for retail activations Marketing stock management

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Mall Manager
L’Oréal LUXE South Africa

The fundamental mandate as mall manager was to meet sales objectives with the majority of my time spent with my sales team and end clients – this also required extensive relationship building with the store managers of every retail outlet I called on.

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Counter Manager (Designer Fragrances)
African Sales

Here I had already been bitten by the luxury industry bug and my place in retail was quickly forming. I was posted in one retail store with no team to manage, all the sales targets per brand were to be made by me (which I did) my performance in this role drew the attention of senior managers from L’Oréal as a competitor.

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Sales and Marketing Intern
Proactive HS

B2B corporate gifting sales through telephonic canvasing and showroom presentations