I work with students of all ages and levels from beginner to advanced. In my lessons, you will not memorise long lists of vocabulary. I believe one of the most effective ways to feel confident with learning a new language is to enjoy having conversations. My lessons are engaging and fun with lots of encouragement and constructive feedback and we will practice language that you will want to use outside of the classroom. Additionally, I tailor my instructions and teaching materials to provide a more personalized teaching experience. I guarantee that after my class, you will feel more comfortable speaking in English.
I was born in the U.K but have lived most of my life in sunny South Africa. I am a native English speaker with a Bachelor’s Degree and have worked for most of my career in the retail and supply chain field where I had the privilege to mentor many people. I am a certified TEFL Level 5 English and Business English teacher and have worked with young children as well as teaching English to adults.
SENIOR SOURCING SPECIALIST • MR PRICE HOME • AUGUST 2014 – DECEMBER 2020
Homeware Retailer – part of the Mr Price Group
Manage the Sourcing, Vendor Management and Compliance team for six departments for Mr Price Home division.
Regular travel to factories & fairs developing relationships, source everyday low-priced products & unpack true costs.
Increased direct supply base to 34% from 15% for the Home division, increasing visibility into the supply chain.
Created currency & commodity reports assisting negotiations to improve costs by securing the benefits of lower
commodity prices or cross currency benefits.
Achieved 25% cost benefits on volume lines across departments through RFQs, direct sourcing, supply chain
efficiencies and stock opportunities.
Managed vendor due diligence and designed supplier training SOP reducing time to activate new accounts ensuring
continuous stock flow and lead-time compliance.
Responsible for supplier performance management focusing on quality, responsiveness, cost improvement, grades and
achieving 95% OTIF in conjunction with overseeing the social compliance audits by internal ethical coordinators.
Project managed the 1st Supplier Day for the top 30 vendors contributing 67% to the Home business and Responsible
Sourcing week for Home Division team arranging SME’s and responsible sourcing subject matters.
Working with merchants, achieved 15% input of preferred fibers (Sustainable Cotton, FSC wood & paper, Recycled
Polyester) from a zero base and reduced plastic packaging by 30%. Developed a sustainability tracker to report on
implementation of preferred fibers in product & reduced waste in packaging.
Received Excellence Award 2017.
BRAND DESIGNER / INTERIOR DESIGN • R&R MARKETING / RUTH DUKE INTERIORS • SEPT 2012 – JULY 2014
Design house & manufacturer of underwear, swimwear & sleepwear to retailers
RD Interiors – designing contemporary interiors for private & commercial clients
Designed storyboards – fabric and colour swatches and proposals including budget and timelines for clients.
Worked with local artists, suppliers, and carpenters and upholsters to develop product to spec and within budget.
Sourced products, achieving 10-15% cost reduction in line with customer’s requirements.
Project managed timeous installations and budget to achieve customers’ requirements with post installation follow ups.
R&R Marketing supplier to retailers
Designed and merchandised the apparel brand for Kangol for local SA stores.
Project managed the production in local garment factories and CMT’s
Co-ordination and budgeting of materials and trims, artwork with suppliers to achieve costs and maintain critical path.
Merchandising of products and negotiating with customers on cost, delivery and design.
RUBY ROSE/PRINCESS RUBY • MERCHANDISING, DESIGN, SOURCING • JANUARY 2010 – AUGUST 2012
A design house & manufacturer of underwear, swimwear & sleepwear to retailers
Merchandised and designed the underwear, swimwear and sleepwear for retail, managing the critical path from design
conception through to DC delivery.
Worked with offshore suppliers on specifications and fabrications designing tech packs, tracking samples, approving
samples, finalizing shipment dates and negotiating costs.
Managed merchant relationships and translated buyer briefs to ensure the correct transfer of information.
Local & International travel for trend interpretation, design forecasting, and supplier development.
Created order tracking sheet for the team to monitor orders and improve on-time delivery rate.
Managed local teams directing workflow to meet deadlines & ensure budgets were controlled.
Negotiated the sale of redundant stock to minimize debt & reduce wasted warehouse space.
Comparative shop for competitor products & ensures competitive within the market.
INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY COMPANY • MERCHANDISING / OPERATIONS • MAY 2006 - DECEMBER 2010
Furniture & home products supplier to retailers with offices in S.A & China
Lived in Dongguan, China for 6 months developing team to manage over ZAR10 million with multiple suppliers.
Managed homeware product development, procurement, quality, critical path and logistics.
Local and international travel for factory visits, trade shows and product presentations.
Negotiate with suppliers and customers on price, delivery, quality from ideation through the production process to final
delivery to customer DC.
Sourced and negotiated with redundant stock and comparative shop for competitor products.
Manage local ZAR warehouse inventory & team of 8 staff including HR, training and Pastel accounting.
R&R MARKETING • DESIGNER & GRAPHIC ARTIST • SEPTEMBER 2002 – APRIL 2006
Apparel, accessories & cosmetic design house supplying SA retailers
Designed tech packs, story boards and graphic art for clothing, underwear, accessories, headwear and cosmetics
Oversaw product development for 4 large SA retailers in apparel, underwear and accessories.
Approved samples and costings with design teams and merchants achieving target price and quality.
Sourced and travelled internationally updating trends, developing seasonable catalogs and story boards.
Co-ordinated work with suppliers through sample and production process maintaining target prices and delivery dates.
Assisted in point of sale and purchase, labeling and packaging for apparel, cosmetic and accessories.
ISLAND STYLE SURFWEAR BRAND • GRAPHIC ARTIST & MEDIA DESIGNER • MAY 2000 – AUGUST 2002
Surf brand manufacturing Apparel, Shoes and Surf Accessories
Brand identity and design of apparel, underwear, accessories, headwear and surf accessories as well as the artworks
which was spec’d with printers and cmt’s for bulk production.
Worked on advertising material for local and international publications and point of sale for in store campaigns.
Co-ordinate samples and production process maintaining target prices and adhering to deadlines.
Manage design and bulk production of trims for the brands products.
STYLE EYES • DESIGNER & GRAPHIC ARTIST • JULY 1998 – APRIL 2000
Manufacturer of Apparel for local retailers
Graphic and design artist for apparel to retailers and responsible for story boards, tech packs and artworks.
Designed original art and licensed products, managing the design process right through to bulk production.
Co-ordinate suppliers through sample and production process maintaining target prices and tight deadlines.
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