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Managing Director

Hourly Rate: R 460 ph

33 years experience


About Jennifer

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Ms Jennifer May is a Foremost Branch Manager, Transformational Leader, Managing Director, Business Owner, Mentor, Accredited Coach, Sales & Investment Manager, Operations Manager and Motivational/Public speaker. Using a fine combination of humour, an incredible stage presence, and her personal life experiences. Jennifer has a unique ability to mesmerize any audience with her message of hope. Through her public appearances, she effectively motivates, inspire and impacts human beings in a very unique way, by providing them with confidence techniques and tools to change their personal life’s, as well as the people around them. Jennifer started her career as a temp cashier in Bloemfontein, at the OK Bazaars in 1986 for a period of three months. She managed to strive as an individual and became a Branch Manager in 2006. She was also recognised as the Top NGIB supporting Branch Manager in the region for 2011 and 2012. Jennifer is currently a member of the MCMI Leading Ladies, Leading African Woman Team and The Women of Pearl Foundation. She also joined the Community Service Forum Team in May 2013. My Previous Role as a Branch Manager in the Banking Industry. To ensure that overall Business Unit (BU) activities are effectively aligned to deliver expected financial targets. Be instrumental in growing the investment base and market share of business. To focus on effective balanced performance outcome of the BU in terms of Financial, Customer, Internal processes and People Management My Current Duties and Responsibilities speaks to the following. In performing my duty, a director of an SME Retail Fashion Store, I have regard to all relevant matters such as long term goals, the interests of the company's employees; the need to foster the company's business relationships with suppliers, customers and others, the impact of the company's operations on the community and the environment, the desirability of the company maintaining a reputation for high standard business conduct, and the need to act fairly as between members of the company. To exercise independent judgment, that is, not to subordinate the director’s power to the will of others. I’m extremely diligent, careful and well informed about the company's affairs to ensure a desired expected outcome. I’m accountable to maintain full and accurate accounting records and to make relevant filings at Companies House (included the annual accounts). I perform and provide leadership and management skills to the department and oversee all purchases to ensure the company maintains steady growth and increasing profitability as well as create advertising campaigns and branding efforts. As a professional Director, I’m responsible for a wide variety of tasks that are directly associated to fashion coordination, management, and promotional activities regularly and to monitor fashion publications and set meetings with designers to keep up with the changing trends as well as seeking trendy outfits for your department store. As the Managing Director, my responsibilities include: formulating and successfully implementing company policy; directing strategy towards the profitable growth and operation of the company; developing strategic operating plans that reflect the longer-term objectives and priorities established by the board. I keep maintaining an on-going dialogue with the rest of the board and putting in place adequate operational planning and financial control systems. Another key focus area is to ensure that the operating objectives and standards of performance are not only understood but owned by the management and other employees. I closely monitor the operating and financial results against plans and budgets. Remedial action where necessary are implemented and informing the other board members of significant changes by maintaining the operational performance of the company. I take full accountability for the company’s operations and consistently representing the company to major customers and professional associations building and maintaining an effective executive team. ADDITIONAL SKILLS Strong influencing skills, Extensive rigor and excellent analytical skills, Planning, Organizing, Leading and Control, Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking, Delivering results and meeting customer expectations, Talent management and succession planning, Mentoring and coaching, Management of discipline and grievances, Performance development, Reward and recognition management, Training and development, Workforce and recruitment demand planning. 24 year’s Sales experience plus 11 year's People Management Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Business Management, Certificate In Coaching/Accredited Coach, Certificate in Performance & Disciplinary Management, Leadership Development Programme Certificate, FSB ~ Regulatory Certificate

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