early years teacher resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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National Account Manager/Buyer

A passionate, driven and result orientated Buyer/National Account Manager with strong sales and marketing experience within the FMCG, Sports and Fashion industries. Experienced and skilled at establishing strong business partnerships with National Accounts; forging successful business relationships with key stakeholders from Myer, K Mart, Target, Big W and independent retail.

Exceptional analytical and marketing skills that support development and implementation of vital business strategies resulting in achievement of sales targets, optimisation of market share, product distribution and effective promotional campaigns.

Demonstrated excellence in customer service, market research and trend analysis skills, forecasting, planning, communication and negotiations.

Experienced in sourcing and managing relationships with international suppliers. in particular the Chinese market, with a solid understanding of cultural mannerism, sensitivities and business operations.

Confident and experienced in relevant business disciplines including product development, pricing structure, segmentation and identifying category opportunities.

I thrive in a team environment, am collaborative and committed with polished leadership qualities in my ability to organise, plan, delegate, motivate and make prompt, courageous decisions.

A fast paced, dynamic and challenging environment is where I excel. I enjoy sharing in others successes and work to empower others in achieving their full potential. I am a people person and endeavor to build genuine and sincere working relationships built on integrity, trust and respect.

  • Business growth and retention
  • B2B and business partnership building
  • Strategic planning and sales development
  • Progress reporting
  • Sales presentations and product launches
  • Multi-tasking and accurate record keeping strengths
  • Business understanding
  • Market expertise and sales development and analysis
  • Growth tracking
  • Performance monitoring
  • Excellent customer service
  • Brand-building strategies
  • Competitive and Trend Analysis
  • Passionate, driven and enthusiastic
Early Years Teacher, 08/2017 - 06/2022
Allison Transmission Michigan, ND,
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of early childhood theory and practice that support the delivery of early childhood education and care
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of relevant Federal and State Government legislation, including National Quality Standards, Education and Care Services National Regulations and Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) (0-8)
  • Ability to lead, implement and monitor the planning and implementation of a play-based educational program which meets the National Quality Framework (NQF), including the National Law, Act and Regulations, Service Funding Agreement and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).
  • Understanding of Victoria’s Child Safe Standards and how educators apply them in daily practice.
  • Implemented hands-on, play-based strategies for experiential learning based on a holistic, inclusive approach and high expectations for all children.
  • Created and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum addressing learning styles and children's interests
  • Collaborated with colleagues on developing new classroom projects and monthly themes that reflect an understanding of anti-bias attitudes, with attention paid to issues of gender, culture and equity
  • Administered and documented results of student assessments.
  • Consistently evaluated and critically reflected on practice of teaching and the learning and development outcomes of children in view of continuous improvement of practice
  • Adapted instructional techniques according to student learning styles and progress.
  • Incorporated music, art and theater into lesson planning.
  • Maintained student records according to rigorous confidentiality and privacy regulations.
  • Collaborated with parents to develop and maintain strong support networks and build rapport to foster seamless communication.
  • Distributed quarterly progress assessments and milestone reports to each parent.
  • Set guidelines for teacher performance and lesson planning and oversaw compliance with established procedures.
  • Inventoried and purchased classroom materials for education, games and crafts.
  • Led, trained and supported ECTs in support of ongoing improvement of teaching strategies to maximize student learning and in the development of teaching planning and programming cycles.
Buyer/Director of Operations, 05/2005 - 08/2013
Arcadia Fashion City, STATE,
  • Development of seasonal ranges in collaboration with international and local suppliers, communicating all production needs, design and quality details.
  • Traveled internationally to source ranging inspiration, meet with suppliers and research market trends, particularly within the Asian and European markets.
  • Used commercial skills combined with analysis of customer needs and market research to direct long term strategic growth.
  • Presented ranges nationwide at fashion shows and exhibitions to successfully range the Arcadia brand into 63 boutique stores nationally.
  • Led and managed a team of National Sales Agents to drive wholesale and managed key independent accounts.
  • Established a branded concept retail store, managed, trained and supported retail staff in product knowledge and sales techniques so as to drive sell through and meet customer needs.
  • Resolved issues quickly through meticulous research and decisive, courageous leadership decisions.
  • Kept records for production forecasting, to maintain inventory supply, income and expenses.
  • Kept up-to-date on regulatory changes affecting business operations.
  • Devised business and marketing plans and prepared monthly financial reports.
  • Set pricing structures according to market analytics, sell through data and emerging market trends.
National Account Manager, 09/2001 - 02/2005
Britax Childcare Ltd. Aus. City, STATE,
  • Possess an adept understanding of managing National Key Accounts within Australia including market leaders: Kmart, Target, Big W, Myer and David Jones.
  • Effectively developed strong B2B relationships with commitment and dedication to excellence in customer service.
  • Oversaw new product rollouts and program changes.
  • Grew brand awareness by increasing market penetration through effective product placement, market segmentation and customer-focused approaches.
  • Pro-actively identified and solved complex problems impacting sales and business direction.
  • Monitored trends in customer industries and marketplaces to shape sales methods.
  • Created new product penetration and retail market opportunities to improve bottom-line profits.
  • Gathered and modeled sales data to uncover trends and adjust strategies to capitalize on latest information.
  • Authored intensive sales reports on product categories to recommend detailed plans and implement through marketing and promotional programs.
Territory Manager/National Account Manager, 02/1998 - 05/2001
Adidas Australia City, STATE,
  • Developed relationships and presented seasonal ranges to National buyers across Myer and Sportsco.
  • Managed customer accounts to attain sales goals and distribution targets.
  • Liaised with the National Sales Director to develop market analysis, sales strategies and promotional activities.
  • Developed solid connections with customers to promote products.
  • Expanded business, developed revenue and managed market gains.
  • Aligned procedures and protocols with changing business demands.
  • Analyzed statistics to identify sales potential and inventory requirements.
  • Developed targeted promotions to drive consumer awareness and business.
  • Implemented sales techniques to grow territory.
  • Analyzed potential sales opportunities and call plan.
  • Educated customers on product features and use to provide optimal service.
  • Researched and analyzed data and reports to identify trends and optimal sales strategies.
  • Prospected, identified and cultivated relationships with contacts to promote product lines and solutions.
  • Liaised with clients and product development team to recommend product improvements.
Education and Training
PGCE: Education, Expected in 07/2017
RMIT - Melbourne VIC,
Status -
Bachelor of Science: Biological And Physical Sciences, Expected in 11/1997
La Trobe University - Bundoora VIC,
Status -
Additional Information
  • Personable and enthusiastic
  • Reliable, hardworking team player
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Efficient and driven
  • Ambitious, loyal and committed
  • Enjoys connecting with others
  • Analytical perfectionist
  • Advanced Excel, Powerpoint and Word skills

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School Attended

  • RMIT
  • La Trobe University

Job Titles Held:

  • Early Years Teacher
  • Buyer/Director of Operations
  • National Account Manager
  • Territory Manager/National Account Manager


  • PGCE
  • Bachelor of Science

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