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Edward Kemp CV

  1. 1. Edward James Kemp 18 Regatta House, 32 Twickenham Road, Teddington, TW11 8AZ Mobile: 07932 627 817 E-mail: eddykemp@hotmail.co.uk Personal Profile Prior to postgraduate study I worked for a leading UK fragrance and cosmetics company developing customer service, account management and negotiation skills. I have also studied PR and communications techniques gaining an advanced certificate from the CIPR. I have a proven track record of delivering high levels of customer satisfaction and achieving predefined objectives. I am highly motivated and aim to applymy wide range of skills to the business and commercial sectors. This will mean I can both achieve further personal development and at the same time make a long-term contribution to any company I work for. Key Skills Understanding of the retail sector from both from the customer and retailers perspective Strong business administration experience from working in a busy sales department Excellent customer service skills as well as the ability to build good stakeholder relationships Proficient in writing press releases, design briefs and event plans Excellent communication skills both written and oral Able to see the bigger picture whilst still maintaining attention to detail Able to handle large workloads and work both as a team-player and on my own initiative Excellent interpersonal skills, able to deal with varied enquiries from a company’s stakeholders Able to proactively make decisions and draw conclusions in a fast paced business environment High level of skills in negotiation, organising, planning and prioritising workloads Proficient in all MS Office software Work HistoryFounder Ted PR March 2012 - Onwards Accountabilities: Provide PR and communications support to local independent businesses in South West London and Surrey Build client and media contacts base for Ted PR Promote Ted PR through development of a website and social media Survey local businesses about their attitudes to PR and what they would want from such a serviceTerritory Sales Manager Coty Beauty UK June 2002 - August 2010 Accountabilities: To represent Coty at 180 independent chemists in South West London and Surrey Presenting and negotiating the listing of new products Maintaining and developing existing business, as well as seeking potential new customers Bi monthly reporting and presentation of sales figures Achieved 6thplace out of 22 territory sales managers in 2004, and was a member of team of year in 2003 and 2005 1
  2. 2. National Account Executive Coty Beauty UK June 2001 - June 2002 Accountabilities: To managing three of Coty’s smaller accounts To ensure consistent customer satisfaction through the development of joint business plans To negotiate new product listings and trading terms with existing, and new accountsSupport Administrator Coty Beauty UK January 2000 - June 2001 Accountabilities: To provide administrative support to four account managers To prepare presentations for new product launches To conduct a market analysis of Coty’s products as well as competing brands Educational History Sept 2010 - Sept 2011 Kingston University, Kingston, UK M.Sc. in Applied GIS (Geographical Information Systems) (Final Project: Spatial analysis of geographically distributed objects) Overall Grade: Commendation Feb 2005 – Nov 2006 Birkbeck University, London, UK CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) Advanced Certificate Overall Grade: Merit Sept 1995 - June 1999 Brighton University, East Sussex, UK B.Sc. Computer Studies Honours Degree (2:1) Sept 1993 - June 1995 Claremont Fan Court School, Surrey, UK A- Levels: Biology, Business Studies, Geography Sept 1991 - June 1993 Claremont Fan Court School, Surrey, UK 8 GCSEs Interests I have a keen interest in new technologies and environmental issues. I have enjoyed team sports such as hockey but also like walking, swimming and cycling. I like to keep up with current affairs, as well as listening to a wide variety of music especially emerging contemporary artists. I like to travel and experience new cultures. References available on request 2