Expertise

  • virtual assistant
  • Administrative Office Support
  • Merchandising
  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Email management
  • Diary Management
  • Minute Taker
  • Spreadsheets

Summary

As a Virtual Assistant, I help small/medium businesses save time with their ad-hoc tasks and while they grow their businesses.


I have 5 years of experience working in administration and data entry roles. I’m skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, adaptable, excellent communicative and organizational skills.

The type of services that I do are as follows:
-Minute Taking
-Creating and Maintaining Spreadsheets (in Microsoft Excel)
-Email Management
-Diary and Appointment Management
-Data entry (form or systems)
-Management of social media accounts

For more information and contact details please follow the below links:

-Website:

www.completelyremote.co.uk

-Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/CompletelyRemote

 -LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-labonte-521445a6/

 


Experience

  • Completely Remote

    Virtual Assistant
    2021 - Current
    Completely Remote

    As a Virtual Assistant, I help small/medium businesses save time with their ad-hoc tasks and while they grow their businesses.


    The type of services that I do are as follows:
    -Minute Taking
    -Creating and Maintaining Spreadsheets (in Microsoft Excel)
    -Email Management
    -Diary and Appointment Management
    -Data entry (form or systems)
    -Management of social media accounts

  • Lipsy London

    Assistant Merchandiser
    100+ Employees 2019 - 2021

    -Providing crucial analysis for Monday trade and presenting  
    -Reviewing and analysing trends to present to management 
    -Deputising in merchandiser’s absence 
    -Monitor and support MA in their development and workload 
    -Work with AMs to maintain large spreadsheets such as WISSI, Cum, and BTA for reforecasting 
    -Liaising with with suppliers and supply chain  
    -Set up processes in order to achieve efficiency across the team. 
    -Proposing stock that needs to be marked down or sent back to suppliers  
    -Liaising with buying team to ensure they stay within budget  
    -Maintaining reforecasting team documents and ensuring matches to MISSI and other central documents  

  • Lipsy London

    Merchandising Admin Assistant
    100+ Employees 2019 - 2019

    -I was responsible for chasing in intake and ensured it came in the timely manner and liaised with brands regularly by having calls and ensure information was accurate  
    -Monitored stock levels and made suggestions to reorder when necessary for bestsellers and flow lines  
    -Helped train new members of staff and set up working templates to make certain tasks easier  
    -Supported AM’s with reforecasting reporting 
    -Liaised with warehouse and supply chain to ensure stock levels are accurate  
    -Provided size ratios, raised and maintained Purchase Orders so they are precise 
    -Analysed data and made suggestions regarding markdown and sending any stock back to brands. 
    -Updated sheets and systems so they have the latest accurate data 
    -Assisted in maintaining MISSI and Range Plans 
    -Supported the Merchandising and buying team took an active role by analysing sales trends and performance on products. 
    -Ad-hoc kept systems up to date supporting merchandising and buying teams, as well as assisting in compiling documents for meetings. 

  • Chi Chi London

    Merchandising Admin Assistant
    21 - 100 Employees 2018 - 2019

    -Supported the Merchandising and buying team took an active role by analysing sales trends and performance on products.  
    -Supported Merchandiser; assisting and presenting in trade meetings  
    -Monitored intake by liaising with suppliers and stock levels in stores and distribution centres. 
    -Compiled and analysed data in preparation for Monday trade meetings.  
    -Ad-hoc kept systems up to date supporting merchandising and buying teams, as well as assisting in compiling documents for meetings. 
    -Helped train wholesale team on implementing new processes for the Range Plan  
    -Provided size ratios and help maintaining purchase orders are accurate 
    -Liaised with warehouse to ensure stock levels are accurate 
    -Monitored flow line performance and making suggestions on re-orders 
    -Assisted with management of Markdowns and Promotions 
    -Helped maintaining Range plan and WSSI 

  • New Look

    Merchandising Admin Assistant
    100+ Employees 2017 - 2018

    -Providing to the Merchandising and buying team taking an active role by analysing sales trends and performance on products.  
    -Helping to train new members of staff in the team. 
    -Monitoring intake by liaising with suppliers and stock levels in stores and distribution centres. 
    -Compiling and analysing data in preparation for Monday trade meetings.  
    -Ad-hoc keeping systems up to date supporting merchandising and buying teams, as well as assisting in compiling documents for -meetings. 
    -Providing size ratios and help maintaining purchase orders are accurate 
    -Liaise with branch merchandising to make sure stock is going out and stock levels remain consistent 
    -Additionally have managed blank stock getting sent to print suppliers, updating stock sheets and made suggestions

  • Office Angels

    Merchandising Admin Assistant
    100+ Employees 2016 - 2017

    -Providing crucial support to the Merchandising team taking an active role by analysing sales trends, monitoring deliveries and maintaining stock levels in distribution centres and stores, as well as aiding AM in PO management. 
    -Helping in Monday sales analysis and preparing documents to aid the merchandising team for trade meetings.  
    -Aiding AM in catalogue management and range planning, while checking all relevant systems are up to date with the right attributes using Microsoft Excel. 
    -Check and compile internal documents for departments (sales history, lessons learnt documentation etc) 
    -Ad-hoc duties to help the merchandising and buying team.  
     
     
     

  • London and Quadrant

    Team Administrator
    100+ Employees 2016 - 2016

    -Providing administrative support to Quadrant Construction 
    Coordinate projects between departments 
    -Liaising with marketing department in creating posters and newsletters. 
    -Typing and distributing minutes for meetings  
    -Placing inventory, office stock and ordering supplies as necessary   
    -Organizing hospitality orders for meetings 
    -Raising purchase orders and invoice tracking 
    -Creating and modifying documents using Microsoft Office 
    -Diary management, setting up and coordinating meetings and conferences. 

  • Office Angels

    Sales Administrator
    100+ Employees 2015 - 2015

    -Providing administrative support to sales staff 
    Invoicing and crediting clients 
    -Processing new sales opportunities 
    -Preparing internal sales reports and data for sales team on Microsoft Excel. 
    -Maintaining client’s records  
    -Coordinate projects between departments 


Education History

  • International Business

    University of East London
    2012 - 2015

    Range of modules including the following:

    -Economics

    -Accounting and Finance

    -Marketing

    -Human Resources

    -Social Media

    -Research and Development

    Grade obtained 2:1


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