Deirdre J Doyle - Accomplished Business Support Executive/Office Manager/Executive Assistant/PA

Office Manager/Business Support Executive/Executive Assistant/PA



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Admin and Clerical



Profile Activity

 Accomplished Office Manager/Business Support Executive/Executive Assistant/PA currently seeking a challenging position.
 Enthusiastic, flexible & trustworthy with more than 20 years’ experience across a variety of business sectors (both multi-national & start-up companies).
 Experienced in business development activities including administration, project management, event organisation, personnel administration & promotional materials management.
 Highly motivated & focused – either working on own initiative or as part of a team.
 Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines & prioritise whilst maintaining high standards.
 Highly customer focused with ability to deliver a high level of customer care using interpersonal skills, influential ability, organisational & coordination skills
 Proactive & tenacious approach to projects & challenges.
 Can provide a broad range of business/administrative solutions & adapt quickly to evolving work situations.

Deirdre J Doyle's Professional Experience

2002 - Present

Office Manager/Business Support Executive/Executive Assistant/PA

Career Break which has included interim, temporary and voluntary positions;

 March 2011 – May 2011; Central Statistics Office (CSO), Dublin, Ireland - Census Enumerator, National Census 2011.

 Virtual Assistant - administrative solutions for a variety of clients.

 Freelance Trainer - Business English and Business Etiquette courses for a local Dublin Enterprise Centre.

 English language teacher - English language classes to individual adult foreign language students.

Voluntary Assignments
 2007-2011; Voluntary member and Chairperson (2010-2011) of Parents’ Association, Gaelscoil na Lochanna, Blessington, Co Wicklow.

 2006–2007; Initiated the foundation and organisation of the Blessington Community Playground Group.

1999 - 2001, London, UK - Office Manager matches homeowners who require home improvement services with approved & screened contractors. It has been trading since Feb. 2000 & is now the UK’s largest quality ranked directory of home improvement professionals.

Recruited initially as a temporary employee for six weeks in the start-up phase of the business to undertake market research. Upon completion of contract, was offered a permanent position as Office Manager.

1997 - 1999

Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC) - Venture Consultant

Dublin BIC provides support to early stage innovative business projects through project evaluation, business development planning assistance, mentoring, access to seed capital, expansion assistance and office accommodation.

This role was split between business development (project management/coordination of key initiatives) and client support (initial client evaluation and skills development).

1994 - 1996

Classic Secretarial, Dublin - Manager/Administrator

Classic Secretarial provides professional secretarial/administrative services to individuals, professional bodies and small and medium sized businesses throughout Ireland.

1993 - 1994

Gestetner Management, London, UK - Personal Assistant (PA)

Gestetner is a leading provider of comprehensive document solutions that help customers streamline their businesses and cut operating costs, e.g. photocopiers, printers, scanners, binding systems.

Recruited as a temporary employee and upon completion of contract was offered a permanent position.

1990 - 1993

BP Oil Europe, Brussels, Belgium - Executive Assistant & Local IT Administrator for the Division

BP is one of the world’s largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemical products for everyday items.

Recruited as a temporary employee and upon completion of my contract was offered a permanent position.

1989 - 1990

European Commission, Brussels, Belgium - Secretary – DG XII-H/5

The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. It is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union’s treaties and the general day-to-day running of the European Union.

DG XII-H/5 was the Space Strategy and Coordination Unit within DG XII, the Directorate General for Science, Research and Development of the European Commission.

Secretary within the Unit including design and implementation of an archive for the Unit.