Human Resource Management (BA) Honours graduate with 09 years’ experience in HR & Operation Management. All-round team player who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills from diverse fields.
2. TABLE OF COTENT
Samples of work
3. Cover Letter
Dear Hiring Professional,
My name is Sapumal a HR generalist, working as a Manager HR and operation for Marks & Spencer Cambridge in the UK. I am in
search of a diverse and high performing company where I can put my experience in to good use.
In my present role I am in charge of implementing and applying HR processes, policies and standards in a way that fits the
working environment. Apart from my managerial skills, I am also fully competent in anticipating any staff talent needs and
addressing them through proactive and effective recruitment and training. In addition to this, and as per your requirements, I am
also capable of advising management on how to promote equality and engagement in the workplace.
I have a working knowledge of the latest HR practices & processes, and experience of recruiting staff, updating employee records,
carrying out staff reviews, advising on remuneration issues and interpreting employment law. I have a strong mind-set delivering a
good customer service and have more strategic approach towards HR function.
During my tenure I was recognised for the Manager of the Month for East Region 2010- Awarded for successful implementation
of HR & cash Management strategy. In 2011/2012 I was awarded a finance & operation manger of the year for M&S SF east. My
writing skills on both Sinhala and English are fluent and comfortably carry out a conversation in Tamil.
Please find my attached CV for a comprehensive review of my work experience and job duties. If you think I might fit in to your
organisation, please contact me through email and I am happy to have a conversation either via Skype or I can directly contact
you at your convenience.
Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you.
5. Career Summary
Lankem Tea Plantations Ltd. - Assistant Manager
Jan 1998 - May 2001 (3 years 4 months)
Marks & Spencer, Piccadilly - Human Resource Administrative and Recruitment Advisor
April 2003 – Feb 2007 (3 years 10 months)
Marks & Spencer, Crouch End - Manager with HR Accountabilities
2007 Feb – 2010 Feb (3 years)
LOLC (Lanka ORIX Leasing Company) - Senior HR Executive
2010 May – 2010 Nov (6 months)
Marks & Spencer, Cambridge - Manager HR and Operations
2010 Dec-To-Date (5-1/2 years)
6. Involved Projects ; Mentor/Trainer.
New section manager training and mentoring.
1st day induction to the branch.
Introduce them to respective line reports/departments.
Business continuity tour and emergency procedures.
Handing over any current investigation / disciplinaries and support them through the
Support with duty management highlighting best practices.
Go through due diligence, legal compliance and train them on importance of correct
Upskill line mangers on working time directive/ eligibility to work policies.
Feedback progress to the branch manager and HRBP.
7. Involved Projects ; Regional Support role.
Supporting new branch openings. Branch operation, recruitment, admin & finance set up.
Up skilling mangers with in region and act as a first point of contact for the region under the topics
of HR, compliance, and operations and commercial.
Visit branches to evaluate training and provide support in the east area.
Support different managers with investigations hearing.
Have built a vast network on and off the region in many levels in the business. Have managed to
carry on an influential work relationship.
Support branches to achieve “centre of excellence” status.
Share knowledge and absorb new thinking.
Contributed to regional quarterly people note around people policy services and HRSS.
Take part in regional weekly regional conference calls and share best practices among other stores.
8. Samples of work ; RECOGNITION; Employee of the month/ Spotlight Award
I have designed the spotlight of the month board inline with company’s recognition scheme. Aim of this project was to
get monthly winners pictures on a high flow area where all their colleagues can see individual’s achievement. This is
positive effort to recognise employee hard work, their good ethics and contribution to the company. It also gave us an
opportunity to celebrate success as team and drive motivation amongst them.
Roll of honour board has been designed to highlight all the winners for respective months. Since the introduction of
this, positive/healthy competition has grown. Everyone wants to be part of success and be proud of what they have
9. Samples of work ; ENGAGEMENT; 4 i ‘S
Last year company introduced 4 i’s concept to drive Customer service, team work, operation and high performing mind set. This
was designed in a high staff footfall area where staff can visually see what it entails.
10. Samples of work ; ENGAGEMENT; 4 i ‘S
This is a symbolic tree I have created to drive motivation. Every employees name represents as a leaf
along with their respective managers. This is also to clear any barriers between staff, line managers
and promote one team concept. Even it deemed as a simple idea we have clearly seen some positive
11. Career Achievements
2014 - Successfully completing Smart Resource Allocation (Staff diagnostics) project
2011/2012 - Finance & Operations Manager of the Year for M&S SF East
2010 - Manager of the Month for East Region - Awarded for successful implementation of HR &
Operations Management Strategy (M&S)
CIPD: Chartered Institute of Personnel Management
Human Resource Management in Context & Leading (Work Shop)
Managing and Developing People (Work Shop)
London Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management - 2003/2006
Work employment and society, introduction to HRM, employment law, managing employee
performance, recruitment and retention, project management, current issues in HRM, employee
relations, managing diversity, Business skills, Information Technology applications