Nicky van der Walt

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Nicky van der Walt

  • Preferred : B
  • Expected : 900 USD/Month
  • Updated 8 months ago

Executive Virtual Assistant

  • Age : 46 Years Old
  • Gender : Female
  • Educational Attainment :- Matric Exemption
  • Availability :- 20 Hours/week
  • Experience :- 20+ Years

With more than two decades of professional background in corporate administration, I have accumulated extensive experience as a personal assistant to high-level executives. This has equipped me with the necessary expertise to effectively accomplish tasks and responsibilities. I approach my role with a strong sense of dedication and actively contribute to the overall success and strategic objectives.

 

In addition to my administrative proficiency, I have acquired valuable management skills through my involvement in marketing. This experience has enabled me to effectively oversee projects, meet deadlines, and pay meticulous attention to detail.

 

Recently I have taken a new direction in my career and would like to enter the HR/Talent Acquisition field to enable HR to contribute to company ROI through data-driven appointments and promotions.

 

I take great pride in delivering work that is characterized by professionalism and precision. Let me do the tasks that slow you down and that you DON’T LIKE doing!

 

Education & Training                             2023

AIHR

Certified Talent Acquisition Specialist

 

2023

AIHR

Certified People Analytics Specialist

 

BRAINNEST

2021

Market Research Analysis Industry Training

 

EAPISA

2019

Bronze level: Equine Behavioural Specialist

 

ACTION FACTORY

2017

NLP Life Coach & Practitioner

 

EAGALA

2014 – renewed annually

Certified EAP Horse Professional

 

GREYTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

1995

Matriculated (Exemption)

 

Employment Development

 

APR 2014 TO CURRENT:                           TANAMARA EQUINE SERVICES

 

POSITION:                                               Owner/Director

 

The business serves as the parent company for subsidiary businesses.

 

Jan 2021:                                               Virtual Employment Excellence

A Virtual Assistant business offering Executive level VA services to businesses, remotely.

 

Apr 2014 to Current:                             EAP

We use horses to help people grow and learn about themselves and others. We do individual, family, group and corporate psychotherapy and teambuilding.

 

 

 

AUG 2020 TO JUN 2023:                           CARITAS COLLEGE

 

POSITION:                                               Financial Secretary

 

Duties:

·          All Financial responsibilities up to Auditor financials (debtors, creditors, bank recon, petty cash, reporting, service contracts)

·          HR

·          Salaries & Wages (including UIF & PAYE)

 

Successes:

Reduced debtors by 33% in first 12 months.

 

 

MAR 2018 TO SEPT 2020:                         BETHLEHEM GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

 

POSITION:                                               Admin Manager

 

Duties:

·          Administration (managing 4 staff members, stock control of bar, cash management, bookings for functions and golf days)

·          All Financial responsibilities up to Auditor financials (debtors, creditors, bank recon, petty cash, reporting, SARS, VAT, service contracts, managing building maintenance, assisting Course Manager with financial admin support)

·          HR

·          Salaries & Wages (including UIF & PAYE)

 

Successes:

Created and implemented admin processes and controls – first admin appointment in 100 years since club established.

 

 

AUG 2017 TO MAR 2018:                           NASPAQ

 

POSITION:                                               Admin & Finance

 

My husband started the business (an agricultural spare parts business) and I helped to set up and manage the admin and finance processes. Once in place, they appointed a permanent staff member.

 

Duties:

·          Administration

·          All Financial responsibilities up to Auditor financials – Pastel Partner V17 and V18

 

Successes:

Set up and maintained admin processes and controls from scratch.

 

 

JUN 2016 TO JUL 2017:                             MARTIN’S FUNERALS BETHLEHEM

 

POSITION:                                               Admin & Marketing

 

Duties:

·          Administration

–   Funeral policy payments

–   Funerals and cremation leaflets

–   Data capturing

–   Reception

·          Marketing of business

–   Digital Marketing; Social media, radio, TV screens

–   Printed media; newspaper articles and advertorials, advertisements, signage, branding and corporate identity.

–   Community involvement

·          Design of funeral leaflets and other advertisements or signage.

 

 

MAR 2005 TO APR 2014:                           AFGRI GROUP

 

Nov 2012 to Apr 2014:                          Marketing Manager – AFGRI Retail

As per previous position but only for AFGRI branches (no longer any Partrite marketing). Decided to take package when AFGRI merged with Senwes and moved their offices to Klerksdorp.

 

Jan 2011 to Oct 2012:                           Marketing – Partrite Pty Ltd (Supply Chain)

Partrite was the wholesale company within the AFGRI Group

Duties

·          Focused on marketing for 37 branches within the AFGRI group.

·          Coordinating development of promotions and distribution of stock for promotions

·          Reporting on promotion stock and sales on a weekly basis

·          Loading of promotion pricing

·          Coordinating marketing requirements of branches

·          Coordinating marketing strategies of the main company as a wholesaler, with business-to-business marketing.

·          Overseeing the website, promotions, signage, DTP, databases of images, product information and customer details.

·          PA functions to the MD and Deputy MD

 

Mar 2005 to Apr 2014:                          PA/Marketing Content Developer & Coordinator – Partrite Pty Ltd

Partmaster Pty Ltd was owned by AFGRI and Kramp UK – relocated back to South Africa from UK within the group. Partmaster Pty Ltd became Partrite Pty Ltd. Relocated from Howick to Bethlehem in 2007. Was one of the 5 staff members to relocate.

 

Duties

·          DTP

–   Newsletters, promotional leaflets, design, photography, artwork, proof, sign off, print and distribution, signage and copy writing.

–   Website content and maintenance.

–   Design, photography, artwork, proof, sign off, print and distribution of head office publications.

·          Corporate Identity

·          PA Functions to MD

–   Executive level PA duties of highly confidential information, travel, conferences, meetings and administration of office.

–   Assisting with catering, travel arrangements abroad and locally

–   Liaison with sales staff and management

–   Minutes, agenda’s, letters and correspondence

–   Liaising with service providers and customers

–   Coordinating of shows

–   Database management

–   Marketing material management (clothing, promotional items)

–   Setting up and management of the marketing budgets.

 

 

JAN 2003 TO FEB 2005:                            KRAMP UK LTD

 

POSITION:                                               PA/Marketing Coordinator

 

Duties:

·          Data capture

·          Commercial Assistant duties

·          Marketing

–   Promotional leaflets (i.e. sourcing content from Product Managers, design, proof, sign off, photography, print and distribution)

–   Website updates

–   Management of Corporate Identity

–   Signage

–   Copy writing

·          Secretarial duties to the Managing Director

–   Executive level PA duties of highly confidential information

–   Catering

–   Travel arrangements abroad and locally for all staff members

–   Liaison with sales staff and management

–   Customer correspondence

–   Meeting minutes, agenda’s, letters, etc.

–   Liaising with service providers and customers

–   Creating presentation material

–   Database management

–   Marketing material management (clothing, promotional items, etc.).

 

 

DEC 1999 TO NOV 2002:                           PANNAR

 

POSITION:                                               Export Secretary

 

Duties:

·          Secretarial duties for 3 managers – diary management and general administrative duties in the department

·          Travel for managers of department (including setting up meetings on extended business trips to international shows)

·          Minutes, typing, filing, etc.

·          Distribution of trial seed (obtaining export documentation, distribution and follow up of trial results)

·          Liaison with customers

 

 

AUG 1997 TO NOV 1999:                           GREYTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

 

POSITION:                                               School Secretary

Duties

·          Secretarial duties

–   Typing, filing, minutes,

–   Managing pupil files and information and new scholars

–   Typing of exam papers

–   Updating staff and pupil information on system

–   Generating of reports and management statistics

–   Liaison with staff, pupils, parents and service providers

–   Planning of yearly functions.

 

 

JAN 1996 TO JUL 1997:                             UMVOTI ANIMAL HOSPITAL

 

POSITION:                                               Veterinary Assistant

Duties

·          Assisting vet with all duties (injecting, handling, operating, x-raying, surgery, etc.)

·          Liaison with service providers and clients

·          Administrative duties and dealing with general management of practice.

  • Bookkeeping
  • executive admin duties
  • Graphic Design
Education
1991-1995
Matric at Greytown High School
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