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Cairin Brennan

Successful Operations and Supply Chain Manager with over 20 years management experience in a fast paced environment. I have a solid background in supply chain and business operations, and I am now looking for my new role in a well-respected firm to broaden my career and area of expertise. I can confidently manage multiple work streams simultaneously with a strong emphasis on operational excellence, business change/transformation and stakeholder management practices. As an excellent communicator, I am comfortable in communicating complex business objectives to senior management and company’s workforce. Highly organised self-starter, being able to quickly familiarise myself in new organisations and make an immediate impact by utilising agglomerate of transferrable skill set.

Operations and Supply Chain Management
GB
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Work Experience

The British Museum, Senior Administrator [Contract], Mar 2020 ~ Aug 2020

The British Museum Senior Administrator role for the National Learning and Development department is characterized by a diverse set of responsibilities. The focal point of this position is delivering superb office management and administrative support.

• Provide the Director of NLD with proactive, efficient, and effective support relating to diary and event management, arranging travel, visas and accommodation
• Overseeing various budgets within the organisation while ensuring different departments are adhering to allocated budgets
• Managing cross-department administrative projects, coordinating and utilising administrative team workload. Facilitate excellent internal communications within the department and with key museum stakeholders
• Single point of contact for facility, operations and maintenance, including financial evaluation, risk assessment and project delivery
• Administer accounting duties including monitoring spending and budgets, raising purchase orders, credit card reconciliation and maintaining system updates.

Elemental Herbology Ltd, Supply Chain Manager/Office Manager, May 2019 ~ Oct 2019

Direct team of 20 Warehouse operatives and administrative staff and continually implement measurers to maximize of
the Logistic Department. Conduct programme management reviews, utilizing management system tools for cost reporting
and variance analysis. Prepare requests for proposal submittals, subcontract statements of work and estimation volume as a member of cross-functional proposal teams.

• Oversee and control the day-to-day management of the company's logistics functions
• Coordinating and enforcing operational and personnel policies and procedures across all facilities
• Established highly effective logistic support and implementing standardization protocols by using common components across similar product lines
• Consult Directors on appropriate marketing objectives based on product release and capacity
• Seamlessly coordinate all subcontract management responsibilities
• Work with development team on suppliers' selection, onboarding and management for establishing sustainable business relationships and improve ways of working, enabling supply chain cost savings
• Review quotes and negotiate favourable production cost rate for components based upon key factors: pricing, lead times for delivery, quality and minimum order quantities
• Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management - monitor the
purchasing process from beginning to end, input and follow-up of replies

Royal Air Force Museum, Senior Administrator [Contract], Oct 2018 ~ Mar 2019

The Senior Administrator oversees all administrative management duties for the organization and administrative tasks relating to the Senior Director and Team.

• Managing complex diaries and organizing meetings pro-actively, controlling access to the managers, based on a thorough business understanding and priority settings
• Overseeing day to day management of all facility issues that arise across a range of different sites
• Single point for contact for maintenance project planning,
progress monitoring and completion
• Financial administration, budget preparation, financial processing and internal reporting
• Ensuring that all environmental services are running effectively
• Conducting 'assessments of risk' to the health and safety of the workforce to ensure a safe and suitable working environment, compliant with Health and Safety legislations
• Procurement administration — responsible for the provision, effective management and delivery of a responsive, efficient and professional buying service to the organization
• Processing Freedom of Information requests in accordance with Royal Air Force Museum policy and guidelines

TNT Express Logistics Limited, Office Manager/Operations Line Manager, Feb 1998 ~ Nov 2017

Leading a team of 100 employees across warehouse operations, logistics and office administration. The primary purpose of the role is to support the organization while providing leadership and motivation to staff in specific areas of the operation, ensuring service; productivity; quality; security and cost targets are met and standard procedures are adhered to. Provide input and share best working practices to support the current and future operations strategy including recruitment and resource planning.

• Oversee and control the day-to-day management of the company's logistics functions
• Ensuring the resource requirements of the operation are fulfilled within budget throughout the year
• Plan, monitor, negotiate and control expenditure on areas such as overtime, sub- contracting, suppliers, service providers, fleet maintenance and transportation costs
• Overseeing the implementation of business-critical systems and security protocols to simplify operations and increase productivity
• Providing leadership, motivation, training and development of the workforce, executing against customer requirements,
operational performance and Standard Operating Procedures compliance
• Establishing “meeting cadence'' to keep teams aligned towards the latest business objectives and cascade information from senior management and to ensure work momentum
• Analyse business unit specific MI reports:identify trends and any area of concern used for determination of short-term, mid-term and long-term business objectives
• A central point of contact for staffing deployment to maximize productivity through regular training, performance and review

Education

Cardinal Hinsley High School, GCSE's including Maths English and Science

St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College, A Level English Literature

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