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I am: Job seeker, Male, 70+

Location: Nelson

Work Categories:

  • Store Management
  • Real Estate / Property
  • Property Management
  • Don't fit in a box?
  • People Person

    Last logged in: Never

    Desired Salary range: Un-specified

    Website: http://n/a





    My Work Experience

    Employer / Position

    Time Period


    Daelyn Gardens

    Quality Controller

    2009 Dec - 2010 Jan


    Farmers Trading Company

    Store Manager

    1985 Mar - 2009 Nov


    Wayman Roofing


    1984 Jan - 1985 Mar


    My Education/Qualifications

    Qualification / Institution



    Computer Technology




    7th Form Certificate

    Middleton Grange



    More About Me

    I have a strong back ground in business management, retail and people development. The teams I have lead are from 15 to 80 members. In each position I have held I have achieved results had have been unmatched previously. I give 100% to each task and I expect the same from my team. I enjoy a good laugh, but I know what is needed to complete a job efficiently and accurately. I excel at administration and systems that give you an advantage over the others.

    My Background

    I have been working for 24 years with Farmers, but decided it was time for a change of company, if not vocation.
    Farmers have given me extensive experience in:
    Employment, staff training and HR related issues.
    Sales and Marketing.
    Loss Prevention and Stocktakes.
    Stock Control and Merchandising.
    Finance, budgeting and profitability.
    Health and Safety Requirements.
    Project management.
    Leading teams and creating highly competent and motivated teams.

    Rental property is another area I have been involved in, currently owning two properties and previously renting. Other occupations I have worked in are Quality Control for boysenberries and roofing.

    People Describe Me As

    “Paul has developed a team strong on delivering retail disciplines both front and back of house.  The store sales performance was outstanding during the past year, with growth recorded in all key categories … Paul is a committed and passionate manager, who is highly engaged with the team, involved leading from the front.  Paul has developed a highly competent 2nd tier Management team.”  Regional Manager

    Firm but fair. Enjoys life, but knows what needs to be done to achieve results.

    I'm Proud Of

    Achieving outstanding results at whatever store I have been in. All of the 8 stores I have managed have achieved awards outstanding sales results and profit increase.

    Developing so many team members to their full potential. Whether it is the coat hanger boy who became Regional Merchandise Manager or the 40 year old with no retail experience who grew to become a Retail Manager.

    Looking back to see I have had a massive positive impact to the Company and to individuals.

    The Way I Work

    I always expect 100% effort from myself and my team.
    I am a perfectionist and need things done right first time.
    I learn from my mistakes and don't repeat the error.
    I would never expect a team member to do something I couldn't do myself. I am a hands on person.
    I share information with others to help develop them and keep them informed.
    I analyse figures and develop systems to always be ahead of the rest.
    I am a leader and always have a positive attitude.
    I work to targets and set personal goals above these targets.
    I motivate those around me to enjoy their work.

    I Specialise In

    Achieving targets.
    Leading and developing coherent teams.
    Project management.
    Controlling budgets and expenses.
    Having a high attention to detail.

    I Would Be Perfect For

    A position that was challenging, rewarding and people orientated. 
    The employment I am looking for would cover a large variety of roles. Areas I would be combatable with are retail, management, recruitment, employment relations, training and development, budgeting, health and safety, customer service, project management, stock control, loss prevention, marketing and sales.

    My Attributes

    Efficient, Honest, Energetic, Competitive, Good Leader



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