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Vera Gogu

Vera Gogu

Receptionist
London, Greater London

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About Vera Gogu:

  • A confident, well organized, hard-working, and reliable individual, who can cope with high levels of responsibility and workloads. 
  • A team player with good inter-personal skills, believes in collaborative working, enjoys working independently also, depending on the job requirements.
  • Ensures a positive and trustworthy image of the corporations represented and takes pride in office management and organizational skills. 

 

Experience

Employment History: 

 

April 2022 - Present

Corporate Receptionist/Administration Assistant – temping via Admiral Recruitment Group, London


Clients include:  Warner Bros Entertainment UK, Thomson Reuters, Stephenson Harwood, Paragon Brokers, London South Bank University, Willis Towers Watson, Citi Group Bank, Vodafone, MoneyCorp, Network Rail, Ghallagher, Heidelberg, Fidessa and Deloitte.

 

  • Greeting, hosting, and providing five-star hospitality to all guests, informing their host, and directing them to their internal destination.
  • Ensuring all external and internal enquiries are efficiently transferred to the corresponding departments via email or telephone through CISCO switchboard.
  • Managing room bookings on Outlook and managing hospitality requests (AV and catering). 
  • Managing the upkeep of equipment and stationery.
  • Franking mail and distributing correspondence after scanning documents; booking couriers.
  • Maintaining security for the building/company. 

 

September 2019 – November 2021 (2-year contract)

Corporate Receptionist (Elite Role) via Office Concierge London

 

Responsible for Reception, Secretarial and Administrative support to staff and Building/Office managers – clients including:  Alexander McQueen, Lombard Odier, King & Spalding International LLP, Munich Re, Montagu Evans and Aegon.

  • Maintaining health and safety procedures including fire drills, evacuations and Covid adjustments.
  • Liaising with Managing Agent and contractors regarding any maintenance problems and overseeing all planned building and maintenance work.
  • Admin duties: CRM and Excel data entry and archiving; draft, format, and print relevant documents; preparing letters, presentations and reports; binding and photocopying.
  • Ordering office stationery, office consumables and equipment to maintain proper stock levels.
  • Conducting   induction of new starters, issuing new starters passes.
  • Liaising with IT departments for office updates to internal software.
  • Keeping records of office expenses.
  • Managed the post room, distributed post and organized couriers. 
  • Booked taxies, couriers, hotels, and restaurants.
  • Organizing staff social events.
  • Processing invoices. 

 

June 2018 - March 2019 - Admiral Recruitment Group, London (temping including ONE AMERICA SQUARE)   

Lead Corporate Receptionist 

 

  • Managing the Reception area and Front of House team to ensure visitors and tenants experience a 5* service.
  • Organizing POP-UP events at the Ground Floor Reception
  • Provide essential front of house training to new starters and cover staff.
  • Managing reception emails, diary management and making sure tenants are always informed with any building updates.
  • Provide administration support to the building management team and produce monthly visitor and lost passes reports.
  • Assisting building management with arranging work permits for contractors.
  • Manage stationary stock levels and raising PO's with building management when required.

 

March 2014 – November 2016

Part-Time PA - Replicell, Irvine, California, USA


RepliCell, LLC is a privately held research company located in Irvine, California.  Founded in 2012, RepliCell developed the world’s first Stem Cell (SSC) via non-embryonic research pathways. 

My main responsibilities as Personal Assistant include:

  • Diary management and travel management
  • Dealing with administrative tasks; creating fundraising presentations
  • Helping with day-to-day operations and assisting the executive with scheduling appointments
  • Dealing with correspondence and phone calls

 

May 2014 – November 2016 - Part-Time Cashier - Thasos Greek Island Grille, Newport Beach, California, USA
June 2011– September 2011 - Sales Assistant - Abercrombie & Fitch – Shop, Eatontown, New Jersey, USA

Education

June 2009- June 2012: 

B.Sc. (Journalism and Communication Sciences), Moldova State University, Moldova

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