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Joanne Staord

Furniture & Decor Buyer

Address

Mouille Point
Cape Town
8005

PERSONAL STATEMENT

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Contact

joannestaord.weebly.com

missy.joojoo@gmail.com
+27 083 363 8511

EDUCATION

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I'm a 39 year old Retail Buyer based in Cape Town. I am passionate about furniture,
textiles, lighting, art and objects for the home. Personally I tend to celebrate the
unusual and enjoy giving old objects a new life. Commercially I can adapt my buying
taste easily to ensure I provide the correct product for the market that I am sourcing
for. I have bought products for the most exclusive clients and for the mass market.
I have 11 years of experience buying and merchandising furniture, decor
accessories, and textiles. I am currently with Steinho International and have helped
them launch Poco in South Africa. Poco is a brand similar to Ikea with 111 stores in
Germany. I love working with people that have the same passion I have.

From 2008 to 2008


Retail Buying Certicate
UNISA

From 2007 to 2007


Architectural Draughting
Inscape Design College

MY SPECIALITIES

From 2000 to 2001


Computer Programming
CTU Johannesburg

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From1993 to 1994
2 Years - Interior Decorating
Parktown College - Johannesburg

WORK EXPERIENCE

12 3 4

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Product Sourcing &


Development

Visual Merchandising
Range Analysis &
Planning

Retail

1 Year
2013 to 2014
Furniture Buyer

2 Years
2007/8 & 2011/2
Decor Buyer
Visual Merch

3 Years
2008 to 2011
Senior Buyer
Furn/Decor/Text

4 Years
2003-2007
Merch Manager
Furn/Decor/Text

5 ROOMS

BAKOS BROS

PICKNPAY

WETHERLYS

SKILLS

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01 Computer

02 Strengths

Excel
Powerpoint
IQ Retail

Negotiation.

SAP
Syspro
Adobe Illustrator

ACHIEVEMENTS

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Moira Viviers Plaque for Excellence in Interior Decorating.


First Place Award
Parktown College - Johannesburg

Highest Achieving Interior Decorating Student


Awarded 2 years in a row
Parktown College - Johannesburg

Creative.
Team Player.
Adaptable.
Planning Ability.
Analytical.
Resourceful.

03 Weaknesses

Decisive.
Multitasking.
Communication.

Public Speaking.
Impatient At Times.
Outspoken.

Renovation & Decoration TV Show - Guest Decorator


Reality TV
Lets Speculate

LANGUAGE SKILLS

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ENGLISH
Mother language

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

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AFRIKAANS
Advanced level
Restoration

Renovating

Architecture

Wine

Theatre

Travelling

Art

Sewing

Food

Books

REFERENCE

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Jo Anne is a very versatile merchant. Not only is she very creative and in touch with her customer
but she is very good analytically. She would do well in a small business where this breadth is
important and equally well in a larger operation where she can use her specialist skills. She is
condent and positive, works well in a team and is very adaptive May 12, 2011
Barry Knichel, Director, Pick n Pay. barry.knichel@gmail.com