i have just qualified with an mba and am looking for a way to change my career and get into consulting. any help from you would be gratefully accepted.
Martin Jennings MBA
91, Stour Road, Home Tel. (01202) 476021
Christchurch,Dorset. e-mail: martin.Jennings@37.com
BH23 1JN. Mobile: 07790 046814
To obtain a Business Consultancy position with a strong emphasis on strategic analysis, communication and presentation, and people management.
q Superior analytical skills including strategic and operational analysis
q First-rate interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral, at all levels
q Computer literate - skilled creator of essential business documents and PowerPoint presentations
q Naturally creative and innovative approach towards problem-solving
q Self-assured decision-maker, confident without being arrogant
q Respected trainer and developer of people
May 1992 – present: Area Manager – Woodhouse Wines
I began employment with Hall and Woodhouse as a store manager, rapidly being promoted to the position of Assistant Area Manager. Since appointment as Area Manager in 1998 I have been accountable for the performance of eleven stores.
q Successful management of eleven retail outlets with a combined annual turnover in excess of £4.5 million
q Generated and managed annual cost budgets and profit targets for all stores
q Trained Store Managers in the use of the Financial Profit and Loss Statement and the Stock Control Report for Product Group Planning and store merchandising
q Designed and implemented the selection, recruitment, training and development of staff up to Store Manager level
q Created, designed and implemented monthly promotions for the stores
Within the last three years sales turnover has been kept at a modest 1.5 – 2% growth at the same time as a gross profit increase of 1.5%.
March 1991 – May 1992: Department Manager – Makro U.K.
Makro is a high volume wholesale organisation which places a high demand on time management and delegation skills.
q Successfully managed wholesale Drinks Department – responsible for staffing, cost control, stock control and replenishment, promotions and departmental profit contribution
February 1987 – March 1991: Area Sales Manager – Majestic Wine Warehouses
Majestic was the market leader in 1987, and still is. I began as a van driver soon progressing to Area Sales Manager for the South Coast, based in Poole, Dorset.
q Successful management of credit accounts ranging from sole trader’s to the Military and Naval Bases in the South of England
q Successful growth of 15% in turnover over two years, achieving a reduction in rolling debt of some 40% at the same time
q Wide experience of presenting through wine tasting and sales activities, from board members and lt. Colonel’s to individual restaurant owners
From September 1998 I studied part-time for an MBA at Bournemouth University Business School. This study was self-funded and I have successfully passed every unit and will graduate in November 2001. My particular strengths during study were; communication and presentation, business analysis, strategy and planning, and human resource management.
q M.B.A. – graduation 2001 Bournemouth University Business School
q Diploma - Wine & Spirit Education Trust
q BTEC Diploma – Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management
I am very keen to acquire new skills and have a natural ability to learn and adapt to change. I am a committed worker with a concern for my colleagues and for my employer. I have an inquisitive nature and a strong business and commercial aptitude.
I sincerely believe that I have a great deal to add to the knowledge pool, and indeed the character of the company that employs me.