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Executive Manager

Available for exploratory interviews.
Ref: EP18848812

Company classification: Manufacturing / OEM ( Tier 1 & 2) (products, equipment and/or machinery) Industry in: Engineering - Mechanical | Mechatronic Manufacturing - Different Manuf. Practices and R&D of Systems | Processes | Machines | Tools Highest formal qualification and other: Degree MBL Discipline: Mechanical Engineering Years of experience range: h. More than 30 years (e. More than 10 years management) Annual package range: South African Rand - ZAR Annual package range: 1.85 mil - 2.0 mil, per annum Nationality: South African Home and other languages: Afrikaans, English Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian/White Candidate location: South Africa Location preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.


Contribution Compass Profile: Catalyst

Activating: 36.02 Inspiring: 26.05 Sustaining: 16.09 Refining: 21.84

The Catalyst is one of the eight natural energy profiles identified by the online profiling tool Contribution Compass that Enshrine Placements have incorporated into their recruitment process to help improve employee engagement. Putting the right profiles together means deliberately structuring your team to function at its optimum.
In this video we address some questions to demonstrate how a Catalyst can leverage the most value for your team.


Online Interview Questionnaire

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Reengineering, restructuring, removing business constraints, scaling, repositioning, redesigning companies and/or business processes. I specialise in scaling businesses, revitalising struggling companies and overcoming complex challenges. I bring a multi-faceted perspective to business optimization, growth, transformation, rescue and turnaround. I leverage my ability to connect strategic dots, drive holistic transformations and deliver customised solutions,

I am a 61-year-old executive with a wealth of experience in corporate management, operations, mechanical engineering, comprehensive systems engineering (from design to procurement), quality assurance, listed and unlisted companies, in various board positions and diverse entrepreneurial ventures,

With a proven track record of achieving excellence, maximising individual and team performance and driving sustainable growth, I enjoy helping organisations overcome adversity and realise their full potential to ensure long-term success and a prosperous future in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

My main goal was to build a platform company from the ground up that would connect key service providers in the fleet industry with fleet owners, giving them easy access to services and products at a much lower cost.This in turn would give the service providers their own market in which they could effectively market their services and thus grow their business.

Key elements to achieve the goal:

Introduction and development of the right technology with a desire for ease of use.

Creating the business infrastructure and the necessary business tools.

The market launch must be done in such a way that the products reach the market quickly so that the virtuous circle is set in motion.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

As a distinguished 61-year-old executive, with a rich background in executive leadership, operations, mechanical engineering, comprehensive system engineering(design through to procurement), quality assurance, listed and non listed companies, in various board positions, and diverse entrepreneurial ventures, I bring a multifaceted perspective to business optimisation, growth, transformation, rescue and turnarounds. Leveraging my ability to connect strategic dots, drive holistic transformations, and deliver tailored solutions, I specialise in scaling businesses, revitalising struggling businesses and navigating complex challenges. With a proven track record of operational excellence, maximising individual and team performance and fostering sustainable growth, I enjoy empowering organisations to overcome adversity and unlock their full potential, ensuring long-term success and a prosperous future in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Ideal business title:

Chief Executive Officer, Divisional Director or similar.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Anything that aligns with my value proposition and maximises my core competencies, as mentioned earlier in this document. Reengineering, restructuring, removing business constraints, scaling, repositioning, transforming businesses and/or business processes example:

I have extensive experience in scaling businesses. Business scaling requires comprehensive change management, effective performance management for scaling, appropriate use of systems engineering, robust quality assurance and effective acquisition of skills suitable for business scaling.

First, the problem with scaling companies is that the transition from a group of a few founders, where calibration, communication and performance measurement are much simpler, to a much more complex process occurs when the number of employees increases significantly and calibration, communication and performance are complicated and often neglected in favour of other, more familiar activities.

Second, scaling manufacturing organisations from low volume and few products/parts/components to high volume and many products/parts/components is extremely complex, and the landscape is littered with painful and unsuccessful case studies. Scaling puts tremendous pressure on supply chain management, quality assurance, appropriately skilled personnel, etc.
I have only mentioned 2 aspects here, but there are many more.

Skill area of competence:

Leadership
Executive Management
Coaching and Mentoring
People Management
Risk Management
Change Management
Systems Engineering
Quality Assurance
Negotiating and Contracting
Business Re-Engineering
Business Scaling
Technology Management
Project Management
Risk Reward Projects

Career summary:

● 3 years design and engineering,
● 3 years manufacturing,
● 1 year teaching operations at UNISA business school,
● 7 yrs operations FMCG (Food and Furniture),
● 2 years consulting(Waste, IT,Sugar etc.),
● 6 years hazardous and general waste management,
● 6 yrs manufacturing - water meters,
● 5 years waste beneficiation (5 companies in the division involving - mineral beneficiation, reuse of plastic,recycling, waste material conversion to house building products, waste to electricity/energy, tyre recycling),
● 5 years establishing a platform business from scratch
● 6 months consulting(Waste, ICT(parking)
● 1 year consulting

What do you absolutely love doing:

I thrive in complex and demanding business performance situations. Reengineering, restructuring, eliminating business constraints, scaling, repositioning, revamping businesses and/or business processes, excites me.
I am comfortable with making hard decisions and holding unpopular positions when necessary. I enjoy engaging with customers and have the ability to accurately ascertain their needs. I enjoy leading and have a passion for people and their development.
Sharing my experience and mentoring people, brings me great satisfaction. I easily take on responsibility and accountability.

Ideal company (culture and values):

High integrity company
Open communication
Positive Culture
Can Do Culture
Valuing all personnel


If you are looking for a Executive Manager, then do get in touch.

Call the Head Office – Gauteng, SA. + 27 10 597 0862.



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