I work for the PZ Cussons Global Digital Solutions team, but focused around core platform improvement and the Beauty Category and based in London, effectively providing the role of Product and Programme Manager for our digital platform and services.
Our two lead brands, Sanctuary and St.Tropez (both category leaders in the UK and available in multiple global markets) have full Magento ecommerce solutions, which in the case of St.Tropez I have also rolled out to the United States to support growth in that region. This particular project required full analysis and implementation of all aspects of the ecommerce back-office, including tax calculation services and new payment service providers – which I managed both commercially and technically on behalf of other business departments.
Other sites are global and multi-market ‘brochureware’ websites but the strategy rolled out is tailored to the market, while retaining appropriate core control/consistency. All sites involve some element of social content aggregation and management on-site, and in some cases integrated social media solutions at conferences and industry events.
Other CMS systems such as WordPress may be deployed where appropriate, keeping to core principles of brand consistency, responsive web design and ease of management for local markets.
Same responsibilities and role for PZ Cussons Beauty above, but a period supporting our international wash brands including Carex, Imperial Leather, Original Source, Mum & Me and Cussons Baby for a colleague’s Maternity Leave. The only difference being that these brands are not ecommerce, but have several more market websites in multiple languages.
Driver for Olympic Committee members and other special guests.
A highly technical communications role with the usual basic soldiering skills embedded first and foremost. The professional trade training provided is roughly equivalent to an NVQ level 3 in Satellite Communications, but due to the Top Secret clearance required for the role this qualification is not transferrable out of the service.
Army Cadet Force Instructor at Army Cadet Force
September 2003 – September 2006
Joined June 2013
Cheney School, Oxford
1993 – 1997
10 grade A – C GCSEs achieved in all core subjects, plus Art, Drama and Business Studies.
Photography, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Skydiving.