Pearson - PA, Marketing & Social Media - Potchefstroom, South Africa

Lee Pearson

Potchefstroom, South Africa


PA, Marketing & Social Media


Having recently returned to South Africa after working in the United Kingdom for the past 16 years (Sept 1998 - February 2014), I am eager to take on an exciting new position with a Company that can benefit from my existing skill set, and offer me a challenging position with growth potential.

I am a dedicated and enthusiastic professional who effectively combines strong business acumen, with extensive experience in demanding environments. I demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, exceptional communication and organisational skills, including the ability to plan and co-ordinate events, whilst ensuring that deadlines and objectives are achieved. I possesses exceptional interpersonal skills, both verbally and written, and the ability to develop positive internal and external relationships.

I work effectively on my own initiative, whilst being a valuable member of a successful and productive team, with strong leadership potential. I have excellent computer literacy skills and am able to easily grasp new technologies with ease. I am very competent within social media marketing and brand management, and adapt easily to new environments.

Work History

Marketing Executive & Social Media

Its 4 Your Lipz

June 2011 - April 2014

• Development and marketing of the Lipz brand within UK and Europe
• Website development, design and promotion of the Brand via social media
• Building Brand identity
• Event marketing and presentation of the Lipz brand
• Product sales and development & creation of an online web shop
• Creation of supplier databases and monitoring sales.
• Building new supplier relations and identifying marketing opportunities
• Customer liaison and monitoring orders
• Presenting product to corporate clients
• Preparing and providing monthly feedback reports
• Sourcing new clients, telemarketing and creation of client databases.
• Preparation of annual budgets, monitoring monthly expenditure

Executive Personal Assistant & Marketing Manager

Ravenheat Manucturing Limited

November 2008 - May 2011

• Making appointments and maintaining diaries for MD
• Travel and accommodation arrangements for the MD and Management Team
• Organisation of exhibitions both nationally and internationally
• Company representative at international trade exhibitions
• International travel to trade exhibitions
• Creation of presentations using MS Power Point
• Organisation and preparation of catering for internal training days
• Represent of the Company at parliamentary meetings
• Responding to all technical and sales enquiries
• Hosting of suppliers at the manufacturing plant in Verona, Italy
• Delegation of office tasks and work load to general office staff members
• Cost negotiation of marketing related products
• Artwork design/signing off of artwork in coordination with design agency
• Preparation of press releases for trade magazines
• Control of marketing budget and ordering of marketing materials
• Conceptualisation and design of new product brochures
• Creative website design and liaison with graphic design agency
• Control of annual marketing budget of £100,000
• Company representative at international trade fairs
• Building new supplier relations

Office Manager

IDC - Industrial Relations Claims, Bradford, UK

September 2008 - October 2008

• Personal administration duties for the Company Director
• Managing an office team of 6 internal staff members
• Booking hotels, Surgeons and Audiologists for weekend medicals
• Coordinating medical reports with surgeons
• Liaison between solicitors and surgeons
• Compiling weekly medical client schedules using Microsoft excel
• Creating and maintaining client databases
• Liaison with field agents and monitoring client progress
• Production of all business correspondence
• Manage procurement of all office supplies and equipment
• Managing staff productivity and annual leave roster
• Delegation of office tasks and work load to staff members.

Administrator & Old Savilians Club Co-ordinator

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, UK

June 2006 - August 2008

• Provide comprehensive administrative and secretarial support
• Reception duties involving meeting and greeting visitors
• Preparing correspondence, bulletins and memorandums
• Maintaining, updating and filing confidential student records
• Providing a prompt and appropriate response to telephone enquiries
• Producing a variety of reports and documents using Excel and SIMS
• Providing support and audio typing assistance to the Headmaster
• Compiling innovative school programmes, event tickets and presentations
• Co-ordination and compilation of annual leavers yearbook
• Active involvement in planning and hosting Careers Convention
• Dealing with logistics personnel, weekly liaison with exhibitors
• Brochure design, Artwork approval and liaison with design agencies
• Liaison between the Old Savilians President, Council and 2500 Club members
• Maintain Old Savilians Club 2500 members database
• Minute taking at monthly Council meetings and distribution thereof
• Production of the monthly school newsletter
• Compilation of event schedules and spreadsheets
• Administration for annual social events and payment collation
• Preparation and production of all Old Savilians correspondence
• Representation at national and international dinners
• Maintenance of the school website


Bia Lifestyle Limited

January 2004 - June 2006

• Bia Lifestyle business start-up including building a the corporate identity
• Managing all aspects of the business, sourcing European client
• Liaising with South African based suppliers
• Preparing annual budgets, accounts and monthly expenditure
• Preparation of competitive shopping reports for suppliers and cost negotiations
• Researching international design markets
• Marketing the Bia Lifestyle product range via internet and telemarketing
• Identifying new export opportunities export - Europe to South Africa

Qualifications & Certifications

Potchefstroom High School for Girls

Potchefstroom College

Interior Design

National Design Academy

Skillpages has been acquired by! is pioneering the way people find local services. Skillpages is the world’s premier directory of service providers.

Find out more

Lee Pearson provides the following services:

Supported Countries
Choose your country