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Julian Ford

Nickname: 'Julz'

Johannesburg Based Head Hunter/ Recruiter

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in JOHANESSBURG South Africa

I hope that you can utilise my superb marketing, retail sales skills and excellent PR skills.
I also have positive attitude, great enthusiasm and unmatched work flexibility.
I am willing to travel or be assigned to other retail outlets. I have broad knowledge of the fashion business, merchandising and marketing.
I trust my superior leadership and interpersonal skills will be a great asset to your clienI am ambitious, outgoing, enjoy interacting with people; fast leaner and analytical thinker who enjoys challengers and working under pressure.
My strongest natural talent is my communication skills backed by excellent problem solving ability.
I am well organized and pay much attention to the projects I undertake.
I’ve gained extensive staff management experience with a great understanding of implementing and managing the Companies Injury/Illness Prevention Program, Risk Management and overall OHS practices.
I strongly believe that my skills acquired would add tremendous value to your team of experts.

Contact details

M: 0721257939

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Current Position(s)

Senior Recruitment Consultant | Inkokheli HR Appointments | ADVTECH LIMITED
Johannesburg, South Africa | September 2014 - present

Human Resources and Recruitment

Using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking in order to attract business from client companies;
visiting clients to build and develop
developing a good understanding of client companies, their industry, what they do and their work culture and environment;
advertising vacancies by drafting and placing adverts in a wide range of media, for example newspapers, websites, magazines;
using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates and employers;
headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work;
using candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy;
receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and tests and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client;
requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client;
briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question;
preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of suitable applicants;
Scheduling interviews for candidates as requested by the client;
Informing candidates about the results of their interviews;
negotiating pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidates;
offering advice to both clients and candidates on pay rates, training and career progression;
working towards and exceeding targets that may relate to the number of candidates placed, a value to be billed to clients or business leads generated;
reviewing recruitment policies to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes

Previous Position(s)

Owner | K-West
2010 - 2011

I shop for various pieces,make clothes, buy accessories, shoes, jewelry and display merchandise in particular styles to determine which look is suitable for the client.through retail chain stores, department stores and consulting firms.i Individualise my work during the week or on weekends, depending on the client's schedule. daily I venture to shopping stores and malls.

Project Manager / Safety Officer | USHES (Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Assessment)
2008 - 2011

Building, Construction and Engineering

•Regular safety audits of Company departments including the inspection of facilities, worksites, equipment, work practices, and safety devices to ensure compliance with required workplace safety standards, regulations, and Company policy; hazards; monitors changes and/or makes follow-up inspections.
•Coordinate, plan, and implements the actions and recommendations of the Company Safety Committee; provides technical assistance and advice to the Committee.
•Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; maintain proper documentation to conform with record-keeping requirements of OSHA Act
•Safety consultant on construction and space planning projects; conducts workplace safe work procedures that require permits to ensure safe performance; reviews safety program of contractors; periodically performs site inspections as needed to ensure safety.
•Investigates serious accidents and/or incidents of injury or property damage at Company worksites to ascertain cause and need for corrective action; develops and implements measures and strategies to prevent their recurrence in order to meet long term reduction goals; Ducting and ventalation.
•Monitors Company's compliance with applicable laws and regulations; evaluates and determines impact of changing regulations; serves as the primary representative of the Company with regulatory agencies; accompanies inspectors during significant visits or delegates duties to departmental safety representatives; determines, plans, and implements necessary follow-up action to comply with laws;
•Develops and provides individual training, and on-site and classroom training to staff on safety topics such as tool box talks, driving safety, personal protective equipment, and lifting/back safety; provides training to departmental safety coordinators on safety practices and policies, accident prevention techniques, and accident reporting; coordinates the keeping of records of safety training.

Senior Consultant (Civil/Engineering & Sr. Management/Professionals/New Business Developmnet | Corporate Level
2006 - 2011

Human Resources and Recruitment

Follow up on leads and win new clients
Through a variety of source mechanisms solicit candidates for contract and permanent positions.
Head Hunting
Career Junction, Pnet, referrals, Internet Searching as well as Ad Responds.
Manage and control candidates
Project Management
Training and development of internal staff
Advertising vacancies appropriately by drafting and placing adverts by using a wide range of Media (e.g. newspapers, websites, magazines)
Headhunting-identifying and approaching suitable candidates
Reference Checking
Offering advice to both clients and candidates regarding remuneration, training and career development.
Initiating contacts and meetings to solicit referrals and sales leads
Strategically researching and targeting various markets within SA
Sales and New business development
Verifying their qualifications through South African Quality Authority (SAQA)
Negotiating the salaries with the clients & finalizing all contractual information.
Travelling abroad to headhunt and interview.
I have recently taken on the responsibility of setting up the perm desk with in or company. Conduct regular telesales calls to both existing and potential clients, this entails sourcing candidates for a particular position within an organisation. It is achieved by advertising, interviewing, conducting the relevant checks, then setting up interviews for the top candidates and the respective company and specialise in Engineering, IT, Finance, Office Support and Management placements. Visit clients (both potential and existing) on a regular basis in order to ensure our company has a brand presence within the Engineering, IT, Finance, Office Support and Management placement. Remain abreast of market trends and industry news, and use this knowledge to identify new business opportunities, and take comprehensive detailed work orders.
Reasons for leaving: Position was moved to Durban which impacted on my family responsibilities.

Laboratory & Production Supervisor | TQA Enterprises (International
2003 - 2006

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Assist customers with required technical information.
Production planning, Raw material count and re-order
Training and development planning for sub-ordinates
HIV counselling
Quality control of Products manufactured.
Update health and safety files and material data sheets updates
Ensuring that there is sufficient raw material available.
Technical support to clients who experience production problems.
Overseeing trials of new products.
Invoicing of customer bills.
Data capturing of sales orders placed.
Monitoring and disciplining of staff.
Handle all inbound and outbound calls.
Handle all internal and external e-mails forward by internal and external customers.
Reasons for Leaving: Career advancement/better prospects

Call Centre & Technical Consultant | Medikredit (Healthcare Information Technology)
2001 - 2003

Set call centre of inbound and outbound call services.
Service levels from pharmacies, Doctors, Hospitals, Schemes and Vendors.
In the processing of Online Real time.
Transactions and Providing Technical Support. (Process Skill & Technical Systems Understanding AS400/Status Delphi Interface/Moli)
Follow up on outstanding queries.
Accurate feedback on telephonic customer, whether internal or external.
Escalating of relevant queries for investigation and completion of administration according to company procedures.
Monitoring of weekly stats taken from ACD system for switch our medical aid schemes.
Involved in the development of CERM Browser.
Project involvement related to business system design for Call Centre & Customer Support business specification project & enhancements.
Reasons for leaving: Career advancement/better prospects

GL Specialized Inks (Manufacturing & Production

Call Centre consultant (Member/Broker) | Fedsure
2000 - 2001

Receiving and logging of all calls.
Preparing Membership certificates
Query Resolving.
Customer service, internally and externally.
Customer service telephonically and walk in customers.
Inbound and outbound calls.
Data Capturing.
Verifying of customer information and updating of records.
Member and Broker updates on new product options & price increases.
Provide customers with requested and relevant information.
Reason for leaving: Career advancement

Managing Director | Penny's Coffins (Manufacturing)
1999 - 2000

Consulting and Project Management

Staff Monitoring and Management
Management in the factory, production planning
Quality control on end product. Sales Presentations.
Marketing and Planning of new products for new and existing business.
Salaries and Wages. Buying & processing of new materials.
Reasons for leaving: Business foreclosure

Senior Technical Assistant | Coates Brothers
1995 - 1999

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Colour Matching.
Technical support and training of customers and staff members.
Processing of all orders received
.Formulating Quotes and Pricing.
Reasons for Leaving: Career advancement

Customer service Agent | The Star Newspaper (Media Telesales & Customer Care)
1992 - 1994

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Inbound & Outbound
Query resolution - undelivered newspapers.
Liaise with different Area managers
Verifying clients banking details for new and existing business.
reloading of new details, updating of clients personal details.
Cold calling for new business from internal data base.
Completion of all administration of sales.
Targets: New: 40-60 per day.Renewals: 20-30 per day.
Reasons for leaving: Career Development

Coates Ink (Printing Ink Manufacturing/Customer service

Educational history



2009 - 2010

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