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Michael Culverwell Resume


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Michael Culverwell Resume

  1. 1.     Private and Confidential  Page 1 of 4    Resume: Michael Culverwell 2039 Carlton Drive, Hope Island, QLD, 4212 Mobile: 0400 376 277 Email: The abilities I have gained through management of a highly successful organisation provide me with the expertise to excel in this position. My expertise includes being;  An effective communicator with strong leadership, relationship management, coordination, analytical and people management skills  A hands on, results orientated, entrepreneurial leader, with proven abilities in strategic planning, managing projects, improving efficiencies of operations, team building and detailing project information to determine effective processes for operations  Able to plan, prepare and deliver quality and effective teaching and learning programs for individuals in a variety of different settings  Able to identify areas of strengths and weakness and implement company policies, standards, changes in operations and systems that optimise productivity and bottom line  Able to set strategy and vision, motivate staff to maximise productivity and control costs through effective use of manpower and available resources  A developer of systems that improve business and client satisfaction Areas of expertise:  Change Management  Project Management  Production and Product Development  Operational & Strategic Management  Negotiations and Presentations  Systems Management  Marketing and Direct Sales  Sustainable Development  Staff mentoring  Succession planning EMPLOYMENT HISTORY General Manager 2008 – Current IBS Design Resources, Nerang, QLD IBS is one of Australia’s leading online print company. It has been exclusively servicing the Australian and New Zealand print trade since 1996. The organisation prides itself on its high level of customer service as it currently has over 2000 active trade clients. Main responsibilities:  Manage Finance, Sales, Marketing, Production, and Finishing departments  Develop a teamwork-based culture, combining a blend of best practice and execution of organisational strategies therefore enabling the company to achieve rapid growth  Plan, manage, and coordinate both human and material resources to achieve key business, financial and operational objectives  Engage, communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders at all management levels and employees to ensure workplace goals are met and the company’s sustainability is maintained  Design and implement new sustainable manufacturing work flows and procedures  Develop and integrate strategic planning through constant appraisal of the technological and financial opportunities available  Accomplish subsidiary objectives by establishing plans, budgets and results measurements (allocating resources, reviewing progress, making mid-course corrections)  Promote the organisation through, traditional print, online, and social media platforms.  Develop brand awareness through customer education and face to face business relationships.  Increase sales through telemarketing, direct mail marketing
  2. 2.     Private and Confidential  Page 2 of 4     Maintain employee development and workplace culture through recruitment, training, mentoring and correction  Transform the company image through collaboration with customers, government, community organisations, industry bodies and employees, while enforcing ethical business practices  Ensure operations conform with; local, state, and federal government regulations  Operate within company policy and procedures  Develop and enforce company OH&S policies and procedures, ensuring a safe working environment for all employees and clients  Prepare and renew legal, organisational and employee agreements  Coordinate staffing and equipment requirements on a daily basis to meet production targets  Established and implemented training material to enable fast and effective on boarding  Written and developed online content using e-Learning software Achievements:  Guest speaker at the Visa (2009) national conference discussing the benefits of marketing and self- promotion, and at the 44 gallons EditandPrint Social Media Conference (2011) discussing the increasing role of web technologies including web2print, and social media, and its future impact on the printing industry  Event managed the 44gallons and EditandPrint Social Media Conference (2011)  Facilitated and restructured the company from a small family business (4 employees), to a nationally recognised trade printing organisation of more than 30 employees  Designed, implemented and maintained a sustainable and semi-automated manufacturing process, maximising productive capacity while minimising waste and resource consumption  Assisted with the design, development and implementation of a custom built centralised information system that has fully integrated several individual systems from the sales, order processing, production and finance departments  Project managed the purchase and installation of new printing presses and associated pre-press equipment. Increasing production capacity by 300%  Increased turnover by 400% through implementation of automated information systems, and semi- automated manufacturing processes  Promoted the organisation at industry trade events and national conferences  Negotiated with trade unions and Fair Work Australia, achieving favourable outcomes for the organisation on numerous occasions Graphic Designer and Prepress Operator 2000 - 2008 IBS Design Resources, Nerang, QLD Main responsibilities:  Design press ready artwork and websites based on clients specifications  Process client orders, and prepare artwork for final output  Proof press ready artwork and layouts to ensure customer requirements are followed and free of errors  Output printing plates for all scheduled press runs to meet daily production schedule and client deadlines  Maintain office network and IT infrastructure Achievements:  Facilitate the change over from accepting native application artwork, to an entire PDF workflow  Implement and train staff in the use of Kodak’s Prinergy Connect print production workflow system
  3. 3.     Private and Confidential  Page 3 of 4    Softball Coach 2006 - 2008 St Hilda’s School, 52 High Street, Southport, QLD St. Hilda’s School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for girls, from Pre-Preparatory to Year 12. St Hilda's is a member of the Queensland Girls' Secondary Schools Sports Association (QGSSSA) and the Andrews Cup. Members of sporting teams travel to areas throughout South East Queensland to participate in sporting events Main responsibilities:  Create and implement a high quality coaching programme to maximise participation and performance of student teams from Year 6-12  Evaluate individual student, and team, performance and provide constructive feedback  Assessed students’ strengths and weaknesses and identified areas for further development  Provide effective communication and create a positive learning environment  Plan and direct game strategies taking into consideration student’s ability level and age  Design and implement before and after school training sessions  Travel with the team to compete in the QGSSSA Softball competition Dive Master Trainee Dive Instructor 2003 Pro-Dive Brisbane, 7 Baroona Road, Milton, QLD Dive Masters guide certified divers, and assist instructors with pool and open water training. Main responsibilities:  Supervise and guide guest divers during river and boat dive trips  Assist dive instructor during pool and open water training  Evaluate individual student, and team, performance and provide constructive feedback  Assessed students’ strengths and weaknesses and identified areas for further development  Provide effective communication and create a safe positive learning environment  Monitor the environment and students during river and boat dive trips QUALIFICATIONS 2013 Master of Business Administration, Graduate School of Management, Griffith University, Gold Coast. 2013 Certificate in New Venture Creation and Business Planning 2009 Bachelor of Education Griffith University, Mt Gravatt. Majoring in Health & Physical Education (Prep – Year 12), and Information and Communication Technologies (Year 7 – 12) 2006 Level 2 Coaching General Principals Certificate 2006 Australian Canoeing Certificate – Canadian Canoe 2006 Athletics Teachers Certificate – All events Track and Field 2003 PADI Rescue Diver 2002 PADI Advanced Open Water Diver 2001 PADI Open Water Diver 2001 Certificate IV in Information Technology, Specialised Training Support, Qld 1999 Diploma of Graphic Art and Design, Queensland Institute of Graphic Art, Burleigh.
  4. 4.     Private and Confidential  Page 4 of 4    CONFERENCES AND TRADE SHOWS  Annual Sign A Rama National Conference’s 2008 to current, Designed company stand, supervised and liaised with prospective clients over the course of the conference  Pacprint 2013 (The largest printing and signage trade show in Pacific region), Designed company stand, supervised and liaised with prospective clients over the course of the conference  44gallons and editandprint Social Media Conference 2011, Guest speaker discussing the increasing role of web technologies including web2print, and social media, and its future impact on the printing industry  VISA 2009 (visual impact and sign association of Australia), Guest speaker at the national conference discussing the benefits of marketing and self-promotion. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Completed my professional practical placements educating students in the areas of Health and Physical Education, and Information and Communications Technology. These placements provided me with the opportunity to teach students in years 6 – 12 at White’s Hill State College, Kimberley College, Windaroo Valley State High School, and Shailer Park State High School. Main responsibilities:  Plan, prepare and deliver quality and effective teaching and learning programs for students consistent with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and relevant syllabus, curriculum policies, work programs and educational trends  Participate in the collaborative development and evaluation of curriculum and monitored, through observation and assessment, of the effectiveness of the learning strategies and teaching program  Support all students through interaction with them in a variety of settings and through the active development of supportive learning environments and effective behaviour management practices  Assisted in the development and grading of assessment items PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP  Australian Institute of Management  Queensland College of Teachers (Provisional Registration) SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES  Adobe creative suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Flash and CorelDraw  Blackboard and Desire2Learn Learning Management Systems  Kodak’s Prinergy Connect print production workflow system  Metrix and Preps pagination software  Filemaker Pro  Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Access REFEREES Available on request