Profile of Kimberly Smalling

Kimberly Smalling Event, Project and Quality Service Management Expert
13 years experience 0 projects worked Jamaica
$1,450.00 /hr $0 earned
Administrative SupportBudget PlanningProject ManagementScrum MethodologyTalent Management

I am an experienced event and project manager who has successfully executed over 500 events with a demonstrated history of working in the corporate, entertainment and culinary industries.

 

With over 10 years of experience, I have mastered the skills of Event Planning and Execution, Customer Service, Project Management, Cross Functional Team Management, Risk Management, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning, Multitasking, Branding and Marketing Strategy.

I am a passionate and solutions oriented professional with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies (General) from The University of the West Indies, Mona and professional training in Supervisory Management, Traditional and Agile Project management.

 

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Work Experiences

  • Events Manager

    From Thought To Finish

    November 2008 - April 2016

    Events and Operations Management Skills
    • Co-ordinated all details relating to an event to ensure that high standards were maintained and clients’ needs were met. This included but was not limited to: event’s décor, layout and set up, budget preparation, risk management, menu planning, staffing, procurement of services and goods, checklists, management of cross-functional teams and maintaining an atmosphere of team spirit.
    • Supervised and delegated tasks to various staff members
    • Implemented procedures for stock inventory / storage and free flow of information
    • Coordinated suppliers, handled client queries and troubleshooting on the day of events to ensure that all runs smoothly
    • Created integrated planning timelines to coordinate pre and post-event logistics, transportation, security, and allocation of services

    Administrative Skills, Budget and Resource Management
    • Coordinated and chaired staff briefings and Managerial meetings and prepared minutes for such meetings
    • Produced detailed proposals for events (e.g. timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets) for existing and potential clients
    • Completed and ensured the delivery of Proforma invoices and invoices to clients and ensured that collections were done in a timely manner
    • Budget preparation, monitoring, and post-event account reconciliation
    • Completed projects on or under budget while exceeding client expectations
    • Coordinated cross-functional team to ensure project completion within budget

    Marketing and Communication Skills
    • Managed client communication mediums and ensured that coordinators maintained excellent customer relations and in a timely manner
    • Effectively communicated with people at any level of business and management
    • Liaised with clients and designers to create and implement marketing strategies for an event (trade shows, corporate events, parties, conferences, meetings)
    • Post-event evaluations (including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders)

Certification

  • Scrum Master Certified

    SCRUMstudy

    September 2018 - September 2018

    Certification with Distinction

  • Supervisory Management

    University of the West Indies, Open Campus

    January 2018 - April 2018

    Certification with Distinction

  • Project Management

    University of the West Indies, Open Campus

    October 2017 - December 2017

    Certification with Distinction

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies (General)

    University of the West Indies, Mona

    September 2005 - June 2008

    Courses included: Project Management, Quality Service Management, Introduction to Cost and Managerial Accounting, Computer Applications, Financial Accounting, Marketing Research, Human Resource Management