Chambers - Office Manager - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mary Chambers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Office Manager


Having worked as an Office Manager for over 15 years I bring with me a wealth of knowledge and information that is priceless. The majority of my experience is within the Banking and Finance sector however I have also had 5 years experience within the hospitality industry.

My greatest achievement is controlling costs and giving us between 10-15% savings year-on-year in actual vs budget expenditure. I managed a team of between 3 to 5 admin staff and was able to obtain buy-in to changes in structure as well as routines.

I am friendly, approachable, accountable, honest, hardworking and independent when I need to be. I'm a great team player and am not afraid to voice my opinion when the need arises.

Work History

Office Manager

NGAM UK Limited M.E Office

February 2005 - July 2013

HR Administration
Manage all HR requirements including Assessing Manpower Needs, writing Job Specifications, Conducting Interviews, Recruitment Administration, documenting Resignation Procedures, etc.
Actively participate in the BDU's business planning exercise offering HR perspective and input to ensure that team goals and objectives are realistic and that all departments are aware of proposed developments.
Review and implement corporate Policies & Procedures and ensure changes are made to P&P as required.
As the HR representative at NGAM UK Limited I was the point of contact for both Management and employees. I was pivotal in ensuring open and accurate two-way communication was dispersed. Employee grievances, updates, reports, etc. were routed through me to Senior management and vice versa. Follow up on corrective action, training needs, changes, etc. were my responsibility.
Responsible for scheduling and following up on annual appraisal exercise for all departments. Responsible for conducting appraisals for all direct reports.
Maintained up-to-date employee and dependents records.

Accounts Administration
Prepare, submit and monitor the Operational Expense Budget for the Business Unit.
Liaise with the Marketing Manager on PR & Marketing plan for the unit and discuss and agree the Marketing Budget accordingly.
Manage all Accounts for the office including operational expenses, Cost control, Petty Cash and Reimbursements for personal and business expenses.
Manage contracts fo

Office Manager

Arab Bank plc

January 1998 - June 2004

Managed all office requirements including team management, account reporting, and petty cash management in addition to providing administrative assistance to two senior managers.

U.A.E. - Sales Executive

JW Marriott Hotel

Qualifications & Certifications

St. Mary's Catholic High School Dubai

Bachelor in Business Administration

Nixon University

Alpina School of Hotel Management

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