Level of experience : Over 10 years

Level of study : High-School graduate

Country : Mauritius

Local time : 05:34 ( UTC +04:00 )

91 €/ Month

Availability : Immediately

Number : #8881

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Experiences

Business Unit Manager l Brand & Marketing Manager

Voltex Pty Ltd a division of Bidvest September 2014 to December 2019

Manage the West Coast branch of the electrical supplies and components corporation. Additionally serve on the Regional Support Services Management Team, overseeing marketing for the entire Western Cape, Northern Cape and Namibia regions and the associated branches. Special Focus: reducing costs, improving operational efficiency

NOTES & RESULTS ACHIEVED:
★ 1) 1st female and youngest manager ever appointed to Business Unit Manager in a male dominated environment; ★ 2) Nominated for the national award for “Most Improved Business Unit” amongst 22 supply divisions and 58 branches; ★ 3) Saved the company >R230,000 in costs during 12 months – through smarter negotiations; ★ 4) Adopted a ‘no money left on the table’ approach, with intense focus on saving money, maximizing new business opportunities and improving service and operational efficiency.

Marketing Manager

Mustard Seed Relationship Marketing September 2011 to August 2014

Headed all Marketing for the Weskus Mall Shopping Centre (client) and its 80 stores – managed the delivery of marketing services, served as the principal marketing consultant and strategist, and managed the team of Mustard Seed Relationship Marketing located at the Weskus Mall.
Special Focus: marketing strategy, exceeding sales targets, measureable results

NOTES & RESULTS:
★ 1) Led the marketing team to winning the prestigious “Diamond Arrow Award” in the category for Economic Growth and Development, Western Cape; ★ 2) Won the Silver “Footprint Award” in the category for Sales & Promotions and Staff Development and Motivation for the Weskus Mall Shopping Centre, presented by the Council of Shopping Centres; ★ 3) Succeeded in a fast paced and dynamic industry, performed well under pressure, met deadlines consistently well and achieved measureable business results from marketing.

Trainings

Google Skills For Africa

Certificate April 2021 to August 2021

The Fundamentals Of Online Marketing:

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What do you want to do ?

About me

WHAT I DO: I offer a wide array of business skills with special acumen in the areas of business management, operations, customer relations, business development and delivery of services – driving growth, improving efficiency, mobilizing people & resources to spark quick results in a business.

BEST DESCRIBED AS: An impeccable strategist, a skilled business performance data analyst, a hard-driving, ‘in-the-trenches’ leader, and have a reputation for consistent over-achievement of targets.

QUICK CAREER SUMMARY:
- 15 Years’ work experience with focus on Marketing and Business Management
- Specialist in Marketing with multiple Diamond Arrow Awards for excellence
- National nominee for “Most Improved” business unit for Voltex (Bidvest Group)

ENDORSEMENTS:
★ “exceptional… brilliant”
• “Gerdaline did an exceptional job to improve turnover, profit and staff productivity… she was amongst the most talented branch managers… she exceeded our expectations… she has an exceptional eye for detail, is creative… she was brilliant in managing the Marketing role.”
-Jacqueline Rawlings, Voltex

★ “very capable”
• “Gerdaline is bright, highly motivated, a strong conceptual thinker… she has a passion for the science of communication… she proved to be an excellent teamplayer and leader… [she] is a very capable, loyal and trusty employee, who is held in the highest regard by senior management and her fellow workers… I can recommend this outstanding young woman on both a personal and professional level.”
-Freda Deyzel, HR Manager
Mustard Seed

★ “great sense of dedication”
• “Gerdaline is reliable… her proactive nature and great sense of dedication helped her to perform her duties with distinction… her absolute trustworthiness allowed her to deal with matters of a very confidential nature.”
-Johan Spangenberg, Director
SL Professional Developers