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    Jo Thomson,

    Shows UK / Acts R Us (UK)

    The service you provide is second to none, invaluable even – and your enthusiasm and genuine interest has been maintained; you filled a notable gap.

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    Senior Staffing Manager for Lime (UK)

    We post between 7-10 job alerts a week. The work we advertise varies from demonstration roles that require 200+ staff, to high profile campaigns that may only require several ...read more.

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I have a wide variety of experience and knowledge, including that of General Manager of a corporation, tour/Manage/Execute events. Many of the positions I have held required a high degree of attention to detail and relationship marketing. I have experience arranging and planning events, and am quite capable of smoothly running a schedule with multiple events. I also speak Spanish fluently, and have spent several years living in South and Central America. Throughout my career I have improved my knowledge and skills, including having managed, taught and trained others. I very much enjoy working with people and have strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. I have had much experience working with people of many different backgrounds and nationalities. I love working in fast-paced and varied environments. I believe I would excel in this position because I enjoy variety and I truly find my work interesting and rewarding; as well, my background offers an advantage in better understanding the people I work with and for, including the extensive Hispanic market. Thank you for your time and consideration. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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I have over 6 years experience in various types of On and Off premise sampling events, trade shows, conventions, videos, photo shoots, promotional work, radio and modeling. I have been managing events for the last 5 years, including experience driving non CDL trucks, including 24 ft and larger box trucks, reefers, and towing equipment. A few of my Qualifications - 6+ years of promotion sampling in the promotions and events industry - Luxury brand experience - Have managed multiple teams across multiple projects - Have worked with local Distributor Reps - Have existing relationships and contacts in the market - Proficient in managing budgets - Organized - I possess strong computer skills including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint - I have a flexible, open schedule which includes evenings and weekends These are a few of the recent projects I have participated in: Blue Bunny Frozen Yogurt – Manager Responsible for executing and coordinating all event activities in market • Create the execution schedule for the three month promotion. Drive reefer truck Pick up product from cold storage every week, maintain condition of vehicle, find suitable overnight parking locations • Make sure there is daily contact with client local sales force • Recruit and train sampling staff • Meet daily and weekly goals for sampling out product and handing out coupons. • Set up event, backdrops, inflatables and all execution items. • Upload all event photos, backdrop photos and videos daily • Turn in weekly time sheets, recaps, receipts, expense reports, inventory trackers and all related items. • Complete all event recaps • Manage and operate POS warehousing, inventory and transport • Identify local event opportunities for the client. • Troubleshooting of problems Exclusive Models - Manager Responsible for booking models for each event, ensuring all giveaways, credit cards, uniforms were at each event, update the calendar of events and reschedule as needed, send in all reports for each event on time, collecting recaps, and receipts. Pick up items from storage when needed, return left over items at the end of the event and cancel the unit. hire and train staff. Glasko Smith Kline – Way 2 Quit – Manager/Certified Tobacco Counselor Based in Az, I flew in and out every few days for events located around the country to attend events, fairs, conventions, employee health days etc counseling people to quit smoking. Setting up the event and all the medical equipment, ensuring staff were prepared, filling out reporting, picking up equipment, shipping out to next location, expense reporting, client liaison, inventory/sample tracking, company card expenses. Weekly and daily reporting, itinerary scheduling. Dos XX - most interesting man - manager • Responsible for executing and coordinating all event activities in market • Schedule promotions and event calendar • Make sure there is daily contact with client local sales force • Recruit and train sampling staff • Attend all promotions and events and responsible for payment of bar spends • Complete all event recaps • Manage and operate POS warehousing, inventory and transport • Identify local event opportunities for the clients portfolio • Troubleshooting of problems Responsible for booking models for each event, ensuring all giveaways, credit cards, uniforms were at each event, update the calendar of events and reschedule as needed, send in all reports for each event on time, collecting recaps, and receipts. Pick up items from storage when needed, return left over items at the end of the event and cancel the unit. hire and train staff. Mickeys Malt Liquor- Team Lead Distribute premiums and sample product to consumer in various locations Keep track of budget and location tab, pick up supplies before event, call manager to ensure they have the product and are aware of the event, complete recap paperwork. Alliance beverages Jack Daniels, Tuaca, Guiness, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Hennessey Distribute premiums and sample product to consumer in various locations Keep track of budget and location tab, pick up supplies before event, call manager to ensure they have the product and are aware of the event, complete recap paperwork Heineken USA– Products include Heineken, Dos XX, Amstel, Tecate, New Castle Distribute premiums and sample product to consumer in various locations Keep track of budget and location tab, pick up supplies and credit cards before event, call manager to ensure they have the product and are aware of the event, complete recap paperwork, confirm with models they are scheduled and will be on time, keep track of uniforms etc. Barrett Jackson Collector car Auction- Auto Trader – Manager Ensure booth was properly set up, all inventory arrived and in place. Coordinate with warehouse personnel to bring product to the booth. Schedule staff shifts, and sales reps. Set up and lock down booth and all equipment at start and end of each day of the show. Take photos to document the event, fill out paperwork and recaps. Ensure staff were able to use all equipment and trained on brand statements. A&E/Southwest Airlines – Manager - 4 month promotion Train Staff on equipment and procedures. Operate laptops, WiFi network and downloads of content. Keep booth clean, hand out materials, inform customers of services offered, Fill out recaps, time sheets, paperwork etc. Style Network – Manager – 3 week promotion Receive all items and premiums, distribute to staff for canvassing. Recruit Sororities to be sponsor of event and get permissions for campus canvassing through sorority sponsor. Set up booth for event execution dates, flyer campus and target areas, collect registration forms, tally and announce winners throughout promotion. Secure all event materials. Fill out daily and weekly reports, daily photos taken and uploaded as well. Plan routes and locations to distribute merch. Hot Rod- the movie – Manager- 6 week event Receive all premium items and distribute to staff for canvassing. Fill out daily and weekly reports, daily photos taken and uploaded as well. Plan routes and locations to distribute merch. Zumiez Couch Tour ‘07-'08 – Manager- 4 week event Both years Receive all premium items and distribute to staff for canvassing. Fill out daily and weekly reports, daily photos taken and uploaded as well. Plan routes and locations to distribute merch. Komen race for the cure/Quilted Northern – Manager – 3 day event, twice a year Support staff with any needs. Inventory all supplies, distribute to staffers and collect at the end of the shift. Photograph racers and their support groups. Distribute product and website information and information about the product. Direct people to the booth and inform them of the services offered to the racers. Fill out event recaps, sign all paperwork, mail supplies and used cards to corporate, upload photos at the end of the event. Henry's Marketplace – manager 3 day event, repeated three times Inform customers about products and services offered by Henry’s. Confirm with staff their shifts, fill out paperwork, keep track of costumes, and costume changes, ensure timeline with DJ and models and runway staff, keep event running smoothly and on time. Altell Circle of friends – lead 2 month event Distribute premiums and sample product to consumer in various locations Keep track of budget and location tab. Buy meals for individuals during promotion at each location visited. Pick up supplies and credit cards before event, call manager to ensure they have the product and are aware of the event, complete recap paperwork, confirm with models they are scheduled and will be on time, keep track of uniforms etc McDonalds Mexican National Soccer cup = Manager 2 day event Ensure all aspects of booth were operating properly, hand out premiums and manage people with ticket upgrades and free ticket vouchers. Coordinate with Stadium staff to ensure a timely and flawless execution of program. Con Agra foods/Copa soccer tournament (bi lingual event) Event Manager 4 day event Distribute premiums and sample product to consumer. Speak on benefits of buying and using client products in the kitchen and home. Tracking staff, ensuring breaks, paperwork and recaps filled out. Monitor amount of product being handed out to ensure enough for duration of event. Pfizer, medical convention Direct flow of traffic visiting booth, hand out premiums, help people with the computer system needed to make a personalized gift, direct questions to appropriate personnel. Arby’s convention Ensure the Arby’s booth was clean, and well stocked, get patrons to convention anything they may need, inform them of new systems being offered for their businesses, serve VIP and ensure their comfort and needs were met as long as they were in the booth. T mobile/Microsoft convention Register participants, double check information, get introductory packages handed out, set up rooms for different events throughout day, keep on schedule, hand out premiums. American Diabetes Association Convention Manage staff, ensure key messages were being relayed, hand out give aways, keep booth clean, invite attendees to the booth area, Manage tradeshow booth, distribute samples, generate lead forms, incourage consumers to sign up for raffle, give raffle gifts out, set up break schedule for staff, set up booth before show began, work with GES and corporate to receive all product and remove remaining product after show. Pepsi convention Keep both clean, serve Pepsi products to attendees, answer questions about new products, hand out giveaways Debtors convention Attract attention to the booth, talk to interested parties until a consultant could help them, give out information about the company and the serices they offer, Hand out giveaways. SIIM convention Draw people to booth, hand out free items, generate brand awareness, and gather leads. Az Bike week westworld trade show Showcase clothing, attract atendees to booth, help with finding the right size clothes and give advice. Supercross Nissan- Liaison between Nissan and Riders, facilitating requests and distributing premiums.

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