PROFILE

A highly motivated finance graduate who has the ability to identify and solve problems, using a strategic analytical approach. Capable of adapting to new fast-paced and high-pressure environments. With experience of leading different teams to work towards tight deadlines, whilst maintaining a high standard of work and attention to detail. A results-orientated person who consistently works towards achieving set goals whilst improving timings and processes. Able to demonstrate initiative alongside a good commercial awareness proved useful in identifying and reacting to different market trends.  


EDUCATION

Bournemouth University -  2012 - 2016 -  [UK]
BA(Hons) - Finance and Economics (2.1)
City of Bath College  - 2010 - 2012 -  [UK]
BTEC National Diploma for it (Triple Distinction) - 2010 - 2012 
City of Bath College - 2009 - 2010 - [UK]
BTEC First Diploma for IT (Distinction*)
GEP High School - 2006- 2009 - [ROMANIA]
Completed Year 9, 10, 11 (Average: 8.51)


WORK EXPERIENCE          

Commercial Market Analyst                                                                                   September 2016 – Present

B&Q – Southampton

Currently working within the commercial team alongside the buying and stock control teams. This role supports the ongoing trading of the range and the project work around improving the customer’s offer whilst achieving company’s KPIs. Some other areas of responsibility include:

·         Monitor trading performance on a weekly basis and identify any potential market risks

·         Plan and forecast the promotional trading activity for 2017

·         Assist with the yearly sales and budget forecasts

·         Recommend trading actions by analysing and interpreting market data

·         Manage relationships with various stakeholders such as finance partners, market managers and category directors

·         Deal with ad-hoc queries such as vendor turnovers, stock exit strategies and the implementation of new ranges

Actuarial Analyst – Intern                                                                                      July 2014 – August 2015

Liverpool Victoria (LV=) – Bournemouth

Provided support and ad-hoc analysis work for the Actuarial Services department which further enabled the management to take appropriate decisions. I worked closely with the Finance Risk team in order to implement an end user compliance policy across the Actuarial department. Other duties included:

·         Investigating models’ change requests coming from different teams within the actuarial department

·         Preparing the month end reports

·         Volunteering to deliver a presentation in front of students and lecturers at Kent University, advertising the internships and graduate opportunities at LV