I am a highly experienced HR manager and have started up recruitment agencies in various locations. I consider myself to be a professional recruitment consultant and have recruited for large international projects, banking executives, expatriates and grey collar workers for over seas oil and gas projects. I am seeking a short term recruitment project, where I can work from home but travel for a day or two in the week interviewing.
Office Manager/Team Leader
From December 2006
Leading online Jersey handbag wholesaler/retailer, presently competing with Harvey Nichols, Accessorize, John Lewis etc., on Google, Yahoo and MSN. Despatch and organisation of orders. Supervision of Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger. Management of Payrole and Personnel. Liaising with Suppliers. Recruitment and Training of Personnel in IT skills and Management, SEO, and Web Development. Manufacturing and production of fashion handbags. Organizing and developing a fulfillment business within the fashion retail sector. Extensive Customer Relations experience. Excellent keyboard and organisational skills: Excel, XP, Photoshop, Photo shop, Micro soft, Quick Books. Liasing with Customers. Management Reporting. Liaise with agents and European distributors and suppliers. Dealing with client complaints, Refunds and handling credit control checks for new accounts. Supervision of 12 staff.
Human Resources Manager for Europe, Scandinavia and Asia
Cat Tech (Europe) Ltd
August 1999 - December 2006
Responsible for Recruitment, Training & HR function.
Multi Site and Multi Regional Responsibilities, covering Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and the Middle East.
Duties include: Design, Develop and successfully implement HR policies and procedures. Health & Safety Co-ordination of international personnel. Recruitment of personnel from Project Manager to Regional Manager and Executive Level. Maintenance and development of HR systems, standards and procedures. Provide expert information, advice and a consultancy service to implement and support the HR management system and business mandate on various international projects. Ensure HR and training regulations are implemented and advise on current legislation and best practice on a national and international basis.
Design and deliver training inductions and implement appropriate training courses, skills evaluation, candidate profiling, contracts of employment, monitor and administration of international contracts.
Working with union representatives on Health and Safety, Working Time and Employee regulations, whilst keeping within the Project Management framework and maintaining the HR mandate for the project. ( Worked with Unions in: Atofina - France, Wilton - UK, Ireland and Canada). Make appropriate recommendations to Senior Management regarding the HR mandate for said project, if required.
Report to the President in Houston, Texas and the International Director on the appraisal and impact of any new legislation on the company's operations.
The day to day running of the Human Resources function involved: the coordination and implementation of safety training for all employees up to regional management level on a multi site basis; specify standards for Human Resources, recruitment, personnel logistics, employee contracts, HR policies, Training and Health & Safety of Personnel and the organization of committees and meetings.
In addition, I was the International Administrator for the VTA (Virtual Training...
Marketing Manager in Istanbul, Turkey
Gem - Fashion Production & Design
September 1992 - July 1999
Organizing the production, range selection and designs for various International Fashion Labels, (French Connection, Fiorucci, Van Huesen, Jaeger etc). This involved meeting customers, fashion designers, coordination of collections and fashion designs, quality control, costing of garments, production budgeting and quotations, garment and production control, management of production personnel, travel within Europe etc., Fashion Design, Sourcing of fabrics and factories. Previous and present employment details.
Other Human Resource roles I have served include:
Rowlands International, Personnel Services Director, Rowlands International Recruitment for 5 years (Personnel Consultancy & Recruitment in the Banking and Offshore Industry). This was a multi site position and involved travelling throughout Europe to various branches, developing recruitment practices and polices and managing offices in Brussels, Paris, Jersey and Luxembourg.
Personnel Executive at the TSB Bank
(One-year short-term contract)
Christensen Diamond Products, Abu Dhabi, Oil and Gas Industry
International Personnel Coordinator, for 5 years.
Qualifications & Certifications
Administration & Business Studies