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Monisha Shivdasani



I am a fully qualified,determined and ambitious business management graduate with many transferable skills .I have experiences working in  private, multinational and large organisations.I aim to work hard whilst being commercially aware being proactive and having a positive "can do"attitude at all times.  

Work experience

Jan 2012Jan 2015

Deputy Sales Manager(Acting)

House of Fraser-London, Oxford Street
  • Working against targets and deadlines whilst promoting the business
  • Customer service and brand specialist expertise
  • Completing all managerial documentation, operational and functional
  • Supervising staff and reporting to senior managers
  • Introducing new ideas and any new suggestions for improvement , expansion of business and flow of new ideas
  • Collaborating with various departments while being fully flexible within the business to meet business demands
  • Working directly in line with store managers and senior management to ensure smooth transition of business objectives
  • Exceeded sales targets ,productivity and performance measures  
  • Worked as a skills coach ,trained and led team by being a role model
  • Often given more work due to being proactive and reliability by managers
Apr 2013Jul 2013

Team Assistant-Summer Internship

Hosts International-London Office
  • Administrative duties and collaborative team work
  • Cold Calling ,Reporting to managers and effective team communication
  • Ensuring target deadlines against high pressure of the business
  • Updating system database and gathering new collection of clients
  • Negotiating with clients and students through emails and telephone conversations
  • Working against time restrictions to ensure smooth transition of business


Jan 2011Sep 2012

Team Member

Primark Stores
  • Worked as a team member and as acting supervisor
  • Handled tills and cash
  • Merchandising
  • Completing all managerial documentation and improvising new solutions.
  • Also handled two departments without any supervisor for 6 months
Aug 2008Sep 2009

Business Development Executive

R R Oomerbhoy-India
  • Providing comprehensive support and assistance to the board of directors
  • Targeting KPI's and core business objectives
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with clients ,participating in interviews with candidates and promoting the products, through meetings with representatives and partners
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with clients ,hiring new staff ,generating new ideas
  • Identifying and maximizing opportunities to generate new business having obtained for support for a range of exciting incentives and using analytical thinking and using problem solving techniques at all times 
  • Promoting the business by developing new ideas and concepts and holding regular staff meeting , handling a team and motivating them
  • Playing a key role in ensuring the smooth running of the department in the absence of the manager with full accountability for all aspects of the business


May 2006Jul 2007

Personal Secretary

  • Ensuring accuracy and attention to detail when entering information to in-house systems.
  • Providing general administrative support including cross communication.
  • Liaising extensively with staff and managers at all levels up to Finance Director and Company Director
  • Working as PA to the Directors with responsibility for carrying out all necessary administrative duties in accordance with deadlines and diary management

Identifying and meeting the individual training requirements of staff in various departments


Sep 2013Sep 2014

Masters in Global Management - People Management and Leadership

Regents University London

Participated in activities, team work, relationship building, simulation,project management and many more academic and realistic work assignments.

Graduated with an Upper First Class -2:1

Aug 2010Jul 2013

Bachelors of Administration (Honors) in International Business

Limkokwing University London

Participated in activities, team work, relationship building, simulation,project management and many more academic and realistic work assignments.

Graduated with a First Class -1st

Jun 2010Jul 2010

International English Language Testing System

University Of Cambridge
Jun 2006Jun 2007

Diploma in Fashion and Design

International Institute of Fashion Design -India
May 2003Apr 2005

Degree in Software Engineering

National Institute of Information Technology -India

Subjects included Java,C++,Dreamweaver,HTML, Visual Basic,MS Office

Jan 2003

GCE O Level -Edexcel UK

Colombo South International College -Sri Lanka

Subjects included Accounting, English , Economics,Commerce and Mathematics 



Team Work,Business Development,Marketing,Communication, Management,Leadership