Bakewell - PA/Secretary - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Lesley Bakewell

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Services

PA/Secretary

Summary:

I have many years experience doing PA/Secretarial and Admin Office support

Work History

Senior Secretary to Logistics Manager

Vector Logistics (Pty) Ltd

From December 2009

Epol

POSITION: Senior Secretary to Logistics Manager
DUTIES: Travel arrangements and authorization thereof
Typing of any reports, minutes, letters, etc.
Monthly Reports to Head Office
Monthly Amex & Expense Claims
Ordering of company stationery requirements
General admin/secretarial duties of any nature as required
Telephone calls, faxes, e-mails
Diary Management


Organising functions
Organising lunches for visitors/director visits or meetings
Arranging conferencing facilities when required
Relief Switchboard

REASON FOR LEAVING: Retrenched

General admin

Epol, a Division of Rainbow Farms (Pty) Ltd

January 1994 - December 2009

DATE: 01/01/1994 to 06/12/2009 transferred within Group to Vector
Logistics when Epol Head Office moved to Westville, Natal

POSITION: Secretary to various MD's during my period of employment and all
Other managers at Epol Randburg

DUTIES: Travel arrangements and authorization thereof
Typing of any reports, minutes, letters, etc.
Monthly Reports to Rainbow
AFMA Feed Returns
Raw Material Stock Returns
Recording Safex soya/corn & maize prices
Recording Daily Exchange Rates
Recording and monitoring Capex applications
Monthly Production Graphs
Monthly Amex & Expense Claims
General admin/secretarial duties of any nature that may be required
Telephone calls, faxes, e-mails
Organising functions
Organising lunches for visitors/director visits or meetings
Arranging video conferencing facilities
Relief Switchboard

Secretary to Commercial Director

Epol a Division of Premier Food Industries

From April 1990

who also held the position of National
Credit Manager as well as Financial Director and Raw materials
Controller

DUTIES: Extensive Dictaphone correspondence plus general secretarial duties

In March 1991, 50% of Epol was acquired by Rainbow Chicken Limited with Premier Food Industries retaining 50%. The company name
changed to Epol (Pty) Ltd with various changes to positions and functions


POSITION: Secretary to Company Secretary/National Credit Manager as well as Raw materials Controller, Formulations Manager, National Financial Manager, Technical Manager and Technical Advisor

DUTIES: Extensive Dictaphone correspondence plus general secretarial duties including maintaining of statutory records, trade marks, ordering of printing and stationery, organizing of board meetings/lunches

This position was held until the MD at the time advised that the Epol head office would be closing on 31 January 1994. I was then retrenched

Secretary

Milling Division of Premier Food Industries

From January 1989

It was announced that the Epol division would amalgamate with the Milling Division of Premier Food Industries and as such, the "secretarial function" was no longer required. I was then transferred within the Premier fold to Premier Group Limited - Corporate Head Office


COMPANY: Premier Group Limited
POSITION: Secretary to Group Company Secretary
DUTIES: Extensive Dictaphone correspondence relating to the changes in directorships, shares, etc of the statutory records of ±120 companies within the Premier Group plus general secretarial duties. Very pressurized position.


COMPANY: Epol (Pty) Ltd
DATE: 21/10/1982 - returned to Epol

Epol becomes a division of Premier Food Industries Limited

From August 1988

Secretary to Company Secretary

National

From March 1987

POSITION: Secretary to Company Secretary
DUTIES: Secretarial duties - correspondence, Dictaphone, filing, etc. Completion of statutory documents relating to change of directors, shares, etc.
1 March 1987, the Company Secretary resigns and is not replaced. I was then promoted to Secretarial Officer and took over the "company secretarial" function as well as working for the National Credit Manager. Duties included:

Trade Marks
State Benefit Claims
Product Liability Claims
General Insurance Claims


Annual insurance declaration
Motor vehicle claims/licensing of company vehicles
Buying of office equipment
Maintenance Agreements
Ordering of printing and stationery
Road transport rebates
Bank guarantees
Subscriptions for various technical magazines

Secretary to Formulations Manager and Raw Material Buyer

Epol

October 1977 - February 1982

DUTIES: General secretarial duties, filing, telephones, writing out the feed formulations. Operating telex machine from time to time

REASON FOR LEAVING: Pregnant

COMPANY: Epol (Pty) Ltd (name change April 1974 from Vereeniging Consolidated Mills)

Secretary to Formulations Manager

Pregnant

June 1975 - February 1977

DUTIES: General secretarial duties, filing, telephones, writing out the feed formulations

Clerk

Vereeniging Consolidated Mills Limited

December 1969 - March 1974

DUTIES: General clerical work for one year

POSITION: Promoted to Salaries Clerk

DUTIES: Kalamazoo salaries for ±300 employees including PAYE, UIF, insurance, pension and medical aid pay-overs. Maintain leave records, etc. for 3 years

POSITION: Promoted as Secretary to Sales Director, Sales Manager and Representatives

DUTIES: Typing of letters, memos, reports, price lists, filing, etc. Operating telex machine

Qualifications & Certifications

Discovery Technical College

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