Organisation is my superpower, Mary Poppins my spiritual leader.
But I can do much more than get your paperwork in order, sort out your expenses or ensure that you stay one step ahead of your crazy travel schedule.
I have a varied background in international commercial work, having been responsible for procurement and contract management projects in the oil and gas and IT industries in a number of countries.
I understand the pressures of sales, purchasing and marketing, I know how contracts work, and as a French woman working in the UK I’m familiar with cultural nuances.
The kind of support my clients need varies considerably, but here is a flavour of my experience:
Assisting a creative talent agent with expense processing and ticket sales reporting from talent events.
Supporting an investment fund with a strategic recruitment exercise – essentially database and diary management.
Translation services into and from French, for a multinational fast food chain that was expanding in France.
Providing commercial research on UK energy providers for a particular consulting firm project.
My career has taken me through various commercial and administrative roles across a variety of industries. With this experience I have learned the value of good organisation and planning for businesses of all sizes. This is my journey:
I started in the oil & gas industry, working on project administration, logistics support, supplier management and cost control.
From there I moved into the IT and telecoms sector, providing contract management services (i.e. contract reviews and negotiations) for both pre- and post-sales, alongside more general commercial and bid support activity (e.g. commercial risk assessment).
Eventually I secured a post-sales contract management role at Accenture.
Finally the desire to be my own boss got the better of me, and I decided to set up the Virtual Office Assistant business. I have never looked back.
I won't try to sell, I won't over-promise but I will give straight answers.
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