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

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