Amanda de Ru

Mobile 082 4695 323       Email amandadr40@gmail.com

Sales and Marketing Consultant

More than 10 years and Marketing experience, with special

Knowledge of Managing a Sales team. Have more than 11years secretarial and administration

knowledge for Sanlam’s Regional Head Office

 

CAREER HISTORY

SALES AND MARKETING CONSULTANT, SERR SYNERGY (Pty) Ltd. 2014 – 2016

[Sales and Marketing of “in-house” expertise to holistically assist businesses with all the

aspects of legal compliances]

Managing and coordinating the following key areas:

• Developing of strategies to enhance BEE levels;

• Labour Relations marketed in its full extend;

• Skills & Training Developments

• Assists businesses to comply with the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act

Reason for leaving: Relocated

 

SALES AND MARKETING CONSULTANT, SEESA (Pty) Ltd. 2012 – 2014

[SEESA (Pty Ltd) Small Enterprise Employers of South Africa]

Managing and coordinating the following key areas:

• Introducing & marketing of various products to small, medium & large companies;

• Country trips (quarterly);

• Target driven

• Monthly team building

• Gathering of Suppliers lists to reach new client basis

Achievements:-

• Eight (8) times Consultant of the month (received incentives/trophies)

• Arranged best monthly functions in Seesa; and at the same time hosting the title

for consultant of the month

• Best closing ratio with the least appointments

Reason for leaving: At SERR Synergy a consultant can marketed all products (meaning

a one stop service to clients)

 

SNR. SALES AND MARKETING CONSULTANT, Stone Age Concepts, 2008 – 2012

[BUILDING INDUSTRY : Largest manufacturing company of supplying paving bricks:

landscaping products; cladding: natural stone products; kerbing]

Managing and coordinating the following key areas:

• Support, motivate & advising 16 sales reps

• Keep sales reps updated with new developments of tenders and awarded

projects

• Maintain highest level of service excellence and client care;

• Networking on Auto Spec; National Building Specifications (Classidex)

• Arranging successful presentations/golf days to architects, building contractors

etc

• Represent the company at PIA (Pretoria Institute of Architects)

• Represent the company at ILASA (Institute of Landscape Architects of SA)

Achievements:-

• Supplied Stone Age products to All SanrallSatelite Stations (x11)

Reason for leaving: Company liquidated (closed down)

 

PRO for the Milk Producer’s Organization (MPO) 2004 – 2007

Exhibition Manager for the All Africa Dairy Expo

Managing and coordinating the following key areas:

• Marketing the All Africa Dairy Expo in its full extend to all potential exhibitors

• Coordinating all travel and accommodation arrangements for board of directors

nationally and internationally

• Dairy Mail Monthly Magazine – sales & marketing for Advertisements to all

farmers

• Organizing functions/exhibition’s in its full extend

• Road shows countrywide to the milk producers farmers

• Arranging successful golf days for AgriInspec

• Social committee for all colleagues at the MPO

• General secretarial and office administrating

• Liaising with external clients and internal employees in a professional manner

• Switchboard part time

Reason for leaving: Stone Age offered me a better salary structure/package (company

car, fuel, cell phone, basic salary plus commission)

 

OWN ENTREPRENEURS cc, African Worx cc, 1998 – 2008

[Running a small entrepreneurial business and provide work to unemployed people (host

a group of 8 crafters to manufacture my bamboo products]

Managing and coordinating the following key areas:

• Managing and marketing small business in its full extend

• Exhibitor to various crafter markets country wide

• Marketing product to corporate clients as well as to curio shops in and around the

Gauteng and Mpumalanga areas

• Joined the building industry and supply building sand and materials to contractors

since early 2007

Reason for leaving: Cc Currently dormant

 

P.A. for PROVINCIAL MANAGER at REGIONAL HEAD OFFICE,SANLAM, 1987 –

1998

[One of the Largest Insurance Companies]

Managing and coordinating the following key areas:

• General secretarial duties and office administration

• Managing all travel & accommodation arrangements

• Typing, editing, formatting and collating client reports, proposals and general

correspondence

• Proactive diary management and year planner

• Coordinating meetings – taking of minutes and arranging catering

• Screening of all incoming calls

• Maintain highest level of service excellence and client care;

Reason for leaving: Relocated to Pretoria

 

RECEPTIONIST at INFORMATION DESK, Trust Bank, 1984 – 1986

[Now known as ABSA BANK]

Managing and coordinating the following key areas:

• Marketing different options for opening new bank accounts

• Distributing incoming and outgoing mail

• Typing of confidential documentation etc

• Cashier from time to time

Reason for leaving: Resigned due to pregnancy

 

PERSONAL ASSISTANT: BUYING DEPT,Fuchs Electronics, 1981 – 1983

Managing and coordinating the following key areas:

• Screening of all incoming and international calls

• General secretarial and office administration functions

• Typing orders and sending telex’s

• Dealing with various internal and external queries

• Maintaining a filing system

Reason for leaving: Seeking for greater opportunities

 

EDUCATION

• Highest Grade passed: Grade 12 at Alberton High School in 1980

Subjects: Afrikaans, English; Accountancy; Business Economics; Biology; Typing

COMPUTER LITERACY

• MS Word; MS Excel; Power point (all basic); Internet & Outlook

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

• Date of Birth 1962- 09 -23

• Languages Afrikaans, English

• Availability Immediately

• Driver’s License EB/EC

• Criminal Record None

• Contact Number 082 4695 323 / 082 4299 787

• Health Excellent

• Hobbies Park run, Gym, Cycling, Reading, Movies

 

REFERENCES

• Leon Marais (Previous) SEESA Manager Mobile 082 416 8144

• Sarine Wolmarans MPO AgriTravel Mobile 082 416 4393

• *Stone Age Concepts Marais4 Architects Mobile 082 551 6488

(*Company went under liquidation, provide Marais4 Architects as reference)

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