sarah wood
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Personal Skills
I am an organised person in both my work and time, I work well in a team or independently. I am highly motivated with creative flair and enthusiasm to produce results; I especially enjoy my work when I am able to provide help for others. I enjoy meeting new people and learning new skills to broaden my capabilities and extend my boundaries. I get on well with others and am considerate, whilst getting the task completed successfully, accurately and on time.
Previous Experience
Nov 2004 to Present - Ann Summers Head Office, Whyteleafe, Surrey. As an Administrative Assistant to the Merchandising team I carried out order processing, data base work, system housekeeping, setting up and maintaining filing systems and other ‘ad hoc’ admin work. I became increasingly involved in stock merchandising and learning the skills this required, after 8 months I was promoted to Assistant Merchandiser, the role I have now. My responsibilities include maintaining and controlling the hard goods stock which involves communicating with the suppliers to order stock and to ensure on-time delivery. I plan the allocation and distribution of stock and monitor its levels to maintain the business and stores with optimal availability. Any problems that may occur with particular stores or product lines have to be dealt with quickly and efficiently to prevent loss of sales.
June 2004 - ‘Beside the seaside project’, Commission in Dovercourt, Essex. I was one of 12 candidates chosen in a national competition to customise the exterior of their seaside beach huts to attract tourism to the area.
Spring 2000 - Chessell Pottery, Chessel, Isle of Wight. I performed voluntary work as a studio workshop assistant; casting, hand decorating, joining and glazing pottery.
Dec 1999 to Aug 2001 - That Shop, Cowes, Isle of Wight. I was a shop assistant selling collectibles and antiques.
Jun 1998 to Nov 1999 - Gallerias Segui, Cowes, Isle of Wight. I was a waitress, kitchen worker in a small family run Spanish restaurant and shop assistant serving customers in the gift shop situated below.
Computer Skills
Adobe Photoshop: advanced skills in creating, scanning and editing images.
Microsoft Word: Intermediate use for letters, notes and reports.
Quark Xpress: Basic training during my degree.
Dreamweaver: Basic training to make simple websites during my degree.
Microsoft Excel: Intermediate daily use to create look-ups, spread sheets, and stock lists.
WinRMIS Epos System: Daily use to allocate stock levels to the stores from the warehouse, running reports for sales, stock and distribution balancing.
Oracle: Daily use maintaining the system records of all products their status and details, order processing and stock level control.
Microsoft Outlook: Daily use for emailing, scheduling and timetables.
Interests and Hobbies
I have a keen interest in all of the arts and have attended many exhibitions, plays, concerts and cultural events. I enjoy many forms of media including drawing and photography, an eclectic range of music and producing my own garments, although my main passion is painting. I also enjoy my garden and any weekend days spent on our narrow boat.
Sep 2001 to Jul 2004 - Croydon College - College Road, Croydon, Surrey.
Sep 1996 to Jul 2001 - Cowes High School - Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Graduated with a BA (HONS) Fine Art Combined Media Degree 2:1.
Young Enterprise Scheme Examination taken July 2000 - Pass.
3 A-Level passes in: Art and Design, Biology and Mathematics.
11 GCSE passes in: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature, English Language, Religious Studies, German, Art and Design, History, Textiles Technology.