MStratPR, BSc, APRIA
G209/11 Warayama Place, Balmain Shores
Rozelle NSW 2039 Australia
M: 0418 492 235
Career Objective E: Rene_Calderwood@hotmail.com
As an accomplished professional, I am committed to developing a challenging and rewarding career
with an innovative and progressive company. I look forward to a challenging opportunity where I can
combine my international and professional experience while contributing my resourcefulness, initiative
and strong public relation skills to the success of your team.
Recruitment, Selection, Training & Development Quality Control
Performance & People Management Effective Dispute Resolution
Event Coordination High Level Communication Skills
Efficient Administrator Time Management & Organisational Skills
Key Relationship Development Highly Computer Literate
While completing my Masters Degree from 2006-2007, I worked for the University of Sydney internal UniStaff
department. My roles included Office Coordinator for Occupational Health & Safety, Data Entry for the
Faculty of Education, Reception for the Human Resources Service Centre and Alumni Coordinator for
University Relations. I also did research within the Strategic Public Relations Department for the University of
Sydney and Public Relations Institute of Australia measuring the economic value of PR in Australia, under the
guidance of Dr. Richard Stanton.
PROJECT ANALYST/LOGISTICS & SCHEDULING COORDINATOR
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CommSee National Imaging Project, Sydney NSW: May 2005 – May 2006
CommSee National Imaging Project was an 18 month $30 million initiative run by a project team of 40.
The project goal was to image documents from every Commonwealth Bank branch and upgrade the
CommSee bandwidth to enable access to all documents via the intranet. Following the completion of
the National Imaging Project, CBA had since begun another project in similarity to NIP in which we
coordinated the uplift and imaging of all corporate business documents, approximately 50 million
pages. Many similarities could be found between what I did for the NIP and this project; however my title
from this point forward was Project Analyst with more focus on analytics of the project.
Coordinating the nationwide uplift of bank files for delivery to imaging centres, all simultaneous
bandwidth upgrades and implementation of electronic archiving across 1000 branches.
Critically assessing all constraints and dependencies, such as vendor and branch locations, file
volumes, branch readiness and imaging centre processing capacity.
Liaising with project stakeholders, change management and vendors to deliver the finalised
schedule, which satisfied all constraints whilst meeting vendor and client SLA’s.
Aligning schedules with the project plan to achieve the project end date; reporting directly to the
Designing and maintaining reports on QA on Vendor performance with regard to uplift and delivery
Identifying and managing risks and issues in the scheduling space. Attending daily meetings with key
staff to address and resolve planning and execution conflicts.
Tracking scheduled activities, identifying and responding to inefficiencies to anticipate and reduce
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delays; re-engineering processes to improve project communication and outcomes against the
INVENTORY CONTROL LEAD
The JMSmucker Company, Fargo, North Dakota USA: January 2004 – July 2004
Managing the entire inventory for the plant involving assessing current inventory levels, determining
the need for upcoming or current production run.
Ordering the raw materials required for each day, completing forms to release raw materials from
Utilising a computerised inventory management system to receive goods, comparing goods
received with materials ordered and material used to maintain accurate and reliable inventory
Monitoring loss level of stock by assessing the actual vs. reported usage, identifying discrepancies
and reporting to the Plant and Production Managers.
Monitoring production output and equipment performance to establish continuous improvement
needs of operating systems.
Monitoring the quality of manufactured food items directly from the production line, ensuring
delivery drivers arrive on time at the facility to pick up goods and that finished goods are entered
into the shipping system.
Designing, implementing and completing a document to accurately assess reported usage vs.
actual usage, encompassing materials on hold, stock status and quantity etc.
Completing weekly releases for cheese housed at a different facility, ensuring just in time delivery
for production due to the inadequate size of onsite refrigeration.
Coordinating a company picnic for 300 employees and their families including securing a suitable
venue, arranging daily itinerary, seating, entertainment, registration, prizes and catering.
JMSmucker Awarded 2004 #1
Company to Work For by Fortune Magazine
ASSISTANT SHIFT LEAD
The JMSmucker Company, Fargo, North Dakota USA: June 2003 – January 2004
Managing 50 production workers on the floor, assigning additional tasks and acting as a central
point of contact in the event of breakdowns and implementing swift solutions.
Assessing and reporting daily output on the production floor relating to unit cost, overall loss etc and
completing extensive production paperwork for analysis by upper management.
Liaising with Swing and Graveyard Shift Leaders to ensure proper transitioning from shift to shift and
when switching products.
Displaying flexibility by managing the Watsonville facility in California for 3 weeks while the
supervisor was on vacation.
Resolving issues affecting production output in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring production
schedules are minimally affected.
Conducting preliminary interviews for new production workers on a continual basis due to the high
turnover of employees and notifying those selected for second interviews.
Conducting 15, 45 and 90-day performance appraisals for personnel and negotiating with
employees regarding potential wage increases.
Facilitating safety training for employees, ensuring awareness and adherence to Workplace Health
and Safety procedures.
Completing an “Employee Coaching and Giving Feedback Class” at the Skill and Technology
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Foreign Exchange Student - Grieskirchen, Austria – 1998-1999
Attending Oberstufenrealgymnasium, a private music school in Linz following the completion of
Attending 11th grade lectures to assist in learning the German language, living with an amazing host
family of 4 and learning about the Austrian culture, language and its people.
Study Abroad - American College of Thessaloniki, Greece - 2002
Successfully completing 18 credit hours of Business related classes while living in a city of 1 million
people and learning the way of life in Greece.
Human Resources/Recruiting Intern
01-2002 Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, 2001-2002
Collaborating with Director of Recruitment to meet weekly interview targets, evaluating resumes,
preparing client flies and calling prospects to schedule interviews.
Observing the interview process and compiling feedback for the Director of Recruitment based on
observations, making recommendations and suggestions.
Writing and sending letters to unsuccessful candidates and contacting those successfully recruited.
Manning college information tables in addition to performing on campus interviews at three
Universities in the area to recruit for the financial representative internship.
Managing Internet recruiting and posting of jobs and completed Advanced Suspecting for
North Dakota State University Student Government
Congress of Student Organisations Commissioner, 2001-2002
Coordinating and running 4 large group meetings with representation in excess of 200, ensuring
each organisation held a community service event with academically eligible members in addition
to fulfilling other requirements.
Inviting guest speakers from campus to speak to representatives about what their organisation
could offer the Student Government in terms of additional funding, resources and involvement.
Planning the annual Student Organisation Fair to recruit new members including arranging
advertising, booths, set up, materials, registration and floor plans to locate organisations.
00-2001 North Dakota State University Student Government
Executive Assistant to Student Body President, 2000-2001
Performing a variety of administrative tasks for the Student Body President, demonstrating an ability
to liaise with students, professors and leaders of the University.
Coordinating the President’s and Vice President’s daily schedules and appointments, effectively
minimising disruptions to daily activities.
Attending Student Government meetings every Sunday involving preparing minutes, agendas and
organising speakers for 30-40 members, raising issues as discussed with students.
Working with senators to instigate changes within the University.
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Master of Strategic Public Relations with Merit
University of Sydney, College of Arts, October 2007
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
North Dakota State University, College of Business, May 2003
Public Relations Institute of Australia Member
“René is very energetic, dedicated, conscientious and responsible. One of the characteristics that I
appreciate most about Rene is the value she places on her personal growth as an individual. René
consistently seeks out opportunities to gain leadership experience.”
Janna Mausolf Stoskopf – Director, Memorial Union NDSU
Microsoft Office 2003 - Word / Excel / Access / PowerPoint / Outlook / Internet
Ability to type 100 WPM and fast and efficient numerical skills
Dr. Richard Stanton Mr. Chris Askew
Department of Media & Communications Office of Alumni Relations
University of Sydney Lecturer University of Sydney
T: 9351 2821 T: 9036 3455
E: Richard.Stanton@arts.usyd.edu.au E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Alex Floro
CommSee Imaging Project Manager
M: 0404 446 845
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