Employment History
Jan 12 until Dec 14 Secretary and Project Administration at the University of Veterinary Medicine, University Equine Clinic, Vienna.
Dec 08 until Oct 2012 Institute's Secretary at Department of Methods in the Social Sciences, University of Vienna, part time, maternity cover.
My tasks were providing general administrative support to all staff members, organisation of lectures and workshops with guest lecturers, summer schools, guest professorships, while at the same time keeping up with the department's correspondence with students, booking of lecture rooms and hotel rooms, liaising with personnel and financial departments, ordering stationery, processing invoices, keeping records of our own library stock and ordering books, checking projects' financial status in SAP, and administering the department's own web page.
This position was initially for 20 hours and was later increased to 30 hours/week.
March 09 until Sept. 09 Secretary at Institute for Geotechnical Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Universität für Bodenkultur), part time afternoons:
On top of my position at the Dpt. of Methods, I worked part time in the afternoons at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences where I also took care of various administrative routines, such as preparing and printing lecture notes', selling them to students and reorganization of the institute's extensive library and updating the database, among other duties.
Sept. 07 - April 08 Customer Relations Agent at Prosper Intelligence (IT), Vienna:
CRM data processing, mailings, company web presentation, liaising with distribution partners
May 98 - Sept 99 Sales Manageress at Armstrong Fastenings Europe, Cloppenburg, Lower-Saxony:
I was responsible for Sales to European distributive customers at Armstrong's European warehousing operation, dealing with all aspects of sales, acquisition of new customers, maintaining relationships with existing customers, processing enquiries, calculations, processing orders, arranging transport, invoicing, also credit control etc. The office and warehouse were closed when it proved to be commercially not viable due to strong competition from Far East.

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July 97 - April 98 PA to MD and Secretary to three further Senior Managers at Raab Karcher Service Master Facility Management, Hamburg:
This position was initially a temporary position via Albrecht Personnel Services but I was offered a permanent contract after a couple of weeks. Duties included general secretarial tasks, travel arrangements, diary management etc.
Jan 97 - June 97 Secretary to four Senior Managers at Ernst Komrowski & Co., Hamburg,
general secretarial duties.
Working in the UK mainly in a Sales / Customer Service Environment
April 95 - Dec 96 Export Sales Administrator at Armstrong Atlas Fastenings (OEM) Darlaston, West Midlands
The main task was liaising with European and British Automotive Customers by fax and phone to ensure that deliveries were made to schedule. This was done in close co-operation with production staff using production control software.
I also supported the Accounts Department with credit control and assisted all departments within the Armstrong Group with translations of technical and commercial texts. I left because I returned to Germany for personal reasons.
Jan 95 - March 95 Various temporary assignments as Secretary at Temp Agencies, Birmingham, West Midlands, assignments included
  • Railtrack Birmingham
  • University of Birmingham Vice Chancellor's Office
Aug 93 - Dec 94 Office Manager at Hille & Müller (UK) Ltd. Shirley, Solihull, W. Mids. This company was a Sales Office of a German steel manufacturer.
Tasks included liaising with German Head Office as well as customers in the UK, typing call reports, preparing quotations, credit control and all other administrational duties. The German management decided to close the UK operation in Dec 1994.
Working as Secretary / Administrator with Strong use of the English Language in Hamburg and Stuttgart
July 1993 Preparing to leave for England and working part time as Shop Assistant at The English Shop, Stuttgart
Nov 88 - June 93 Branch Director's Secretary at Interorgana Chemiehandel GmbH, Leonberg nr Stuttgart, a trading company for fine and specialty chemicals, branch office in Leonberg nr Stuttgart, reporting to the Branch Director / Product Manager.
Tasks included: Telesales of certain chemicals, field sales support, marketing assistance, preparing quotations, order processing, checking stock and ordering from foreign suppliers, arranging transport of goods, copy-typing visit reports, correspondence in English and German, purchasing stationery, petty cash, operating switchboard with three external lines.
Mar 88 - Oct 88 Temping as a Secretary at ADIA Interim Temp Agency, Stuttgart, assignments with:
  • Robert Bosch GmbH automotive spare parts, head office Stuttgart-Schillerhöhe.
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, works Stuttgart-Feuerbach for one of the Technical Managers.
  • Landesbank Stuttgart, copy-typing annual report.
  • Leonberger Bausparkasse, building society.
  • a Solicitor's office.
April 84 - Feb 88 Secretary for the Technical Director, English Correspondent and Translator for English and German technical documentation at Impulsphysik GmbH, Schenefeld nr Hamburg, manufacturer of various meteorological instruments and pulse welding machines and other equipment based on laser technology.
Nov 83 - March 84

English Language Secretary at two personnel agencies (top and randstad) in Hamburg, assignments at

  • AEG Sondertechnik in Wedel and
  • AEG Schiffbau Hamburg,
  • a shipping company in the city as well as
  • an advertising acency.
Sept 83 - Oct 83
Work Experience before English Commercial Correspondence Course
Oct 80 - Sept 81 Clerk and PA with Gerhard Truppel, Regel- und Steuerungstechnik (automatic control technique).
April 78 - Sept 80 Insurance Clerk at Hamburg Mannheimer Versicherungen, a major German insurance company.
Sept 77 - March 78 Insurance Clerk for Inter Krankenversicherung, private health insurance company
April 76 - Aug 77 Clerk for Albert Link Tapetenhandel, wholesaler of wallpapers, decorating material, paints and tools.
April 74 - March 76 Solicitor's Clerk at Grisar and Koch Solicitors Office
Jan 74 - March 74 Bookseller's Clerk at Buchhandlung Elias
Sept 73 - Dec 73 Working at Deutsche Bahn (then German Federal Railway)