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Gavin Seymour

Nickname: 'Gaz'

Sales & marketing professional

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Pretoria South Africa

Reader, learner, technology lover, father & husband

11 years of sales experience
5 years of marketing experience
Product management
Account management
Sales Management

Key skills:
People management
Pipeline management
Strategic marketing
Business analysis

Contact details

M: 0836377555

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Programme Lead: Direct Channel Transformation | VODACOM GROUP LTD
Midrand, South Africa | June 2013 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

Programme management
Vodafone Global alignment
Change management
Capability analysis
Gap analysis
Capability development

Previous Position(s)

Regional Sales Manager: XGS | Bytes Document Solutions
Pretoria, South Africa | 2012 - June 2013

ICT and Telecommunications

I manage the Pretoria Regional team and am responsible for staffing, management and pricing. My role involves ensuring optimal profitability as well as accurate, ongoing forecasting of all
aspects of the business. . A key function as an internal liaison function, between the Sales and
Technical and ensuring that all parties are working to a common goal.

Managed Print Services v2.0 is our core offer, driving efficiency, knowledge and BPO.

The depth of the offering allows us to be the World-Wide market leader!

Channel Manager: Software Solutions | Bytes Document Solutions
2010 - 2012

ICT and Telecommunications

Managing a team of key partners, assisting with sell in, sell through and sell out of the best of breed Xerox & Nuance software solutions

Channel Management
Partner Management
Sales Management
Tender response
Channel Marketing
Opportunity Planning
Project Management
Business development

Communications Manager (Consultant) | Enablis
2009 - 2010

Define strategy for and develop, execute, and manage comprehensive marketing plan
encompassing integrated marketing initiatives designed to penetrate and grow targeted
development markets. Communicate with customers, management, internal departments, and
vendors to coordinate overall marketing effort in accordance with corporate goals. Plan and carry
out regional market research and analyses. Lead and direct forward-thinking marketing
initiatives. Prepare and manage marketing budget.

Project Management
Web design

Accessories and Enterprise Manager | Sony Ericsson
2008 - 2009

ICT and Telecommunications

Implemented and managed a Accessories and Enterprise product range across Sub-Saharan
Africa. This included product development process in conjunction with H/O in Munich, product
sell-in, marketing initiatives. Provided leadership and direction to marketing development
managers to guide the dissemination of marketing materials and training and to ensure
congruence with strategic objectives. Defined and evaluated product marketing collateral,
programs, and analyses. Tracked, projected, and reported on product sell-in, sell through and activation.. Maintained communication with management to ensure marketing activities aligned
with business goals.

CellC, MTN, Vodacom, Celcom, KNR Flatrock...

Did some:
Product Management
Partner Management
Product Sell-in
Product Sell-through
Product marketing etc... but essentially... sold stuff

Corporate and Government sales | Nashua Mobile (Pty) Limited
2005 - 2007

ICT and Telecommunications

Worked in a new business team. Met and exceeded monthly sales targets. Created business
proposals and TENDER documents. Worked closely with Account executives to improve on
retention and continually drive innovation within account team.

All the normal villains:
1. Cold Calling
2. Needs analysis
3. Pricing
4. Account Management
5. Cross + Upsell

... Sold stuff

Educational history


IMM Graduate School of Marketing

Gauteng | 2005 - 2009

Diploma - Marketing Management

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