Ref: 955498Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: MBA
Other Formal Qualification: B-Tech Business Management, B-Tech, Diplomar
Annual Package Range: ZAR 2.1 mil - 2.5 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 20--30 Years
9 insights about our Automotive Commercial Director seeking a position as MD or GM – available for exploratory interviews. Ref: 955498
Our candidate that we are showcasing today is a Commercial Director responsible for ensuring the budgeted contribution margin (difference between sales price and material cost) and value add is achieved. Ideal responsibilities: Reviewing financial performance, strategy development, strategic supplier and customer negotiations, continuous improvement across all functions, being part of problem solving teams. Achievements include: Complete restructuring of plant on time and under budget, capital investment management, improved financial performance and improved global plant ranking; having visited many international plants for various workshops and Kaizen initiatives with extensive exposure to first world operations and how they function, he loves achieving challenging targets and finding solutions to difficult tasks or situations.
1. Contribution Compass Profile (natural energy profiling tool): Custodian
2. Ideal company (culture and values): To work for a company where he can be trusted and empowered to make the right decisions; integrity is very important to him.
3. Skill area of competence: Coming from an engineering background, able to manage a business with deep insight into the process by asking testing questions.
Good with numbers, can see through numbers and focus on stand-outs (the things that shouldn’t be there), a good listener and communicator who puts the team’s performance before his own.
4. Years of experience range: 20 to 30 years
5. Career summary: 16 years Automotive leather, 5 years Automotive aftermarket, 4 years Automotive chassis, structure and converter parts.
6. Nationality: South African. Discipline: Fitting and Turning
7. Qualifications/Affiliations/ Prof Registrations: MBA, B-Tech Business Management, B-Tech Mechanical Engineering, Diploma Project Management & qualified Fitter & Turner
8. Annual package range Total Fixed Cost of Employment (TFCE): ZAR 2.1 mil – 2.5 mil, per annum.
9. Location Preference: Open to positions both nationally and internationally.
Candidate location: South Africa
Home & other languages: English
Designation: Commercial Director
Highest qualification type: MBA
University: Durban University of Technology
Company size: ‘501 – 1000
Division: Commercial / Contracts / Risk / Legal / Cost and Estimating
Seniority level: Owner / Partner / VP / CXO / Director / Group Manager
Nationality: South African
Current / most recent job title?
Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
The main goal of my position is to ensure we achieve at least the budgeted contribution margin, the difference between our sales price and the cost of our material.
I manage and oversee the company margin or value add.
Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
Purchase price management
Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
I am an individual who commits and goes the extra mile unconditionally, I am a giver not a taker. This is in my work and personal life.
Ideal business title:
Managing Director or General Manager
Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Reviewing financial performance
Strategic supplier and customer negotiations
Continuous improvement across all functions
Being part of problem solving teams
Skill area of competence:
I come from an engineering background and these skills allow me the opportunity to not only manage a business but to also see deep into the process and ask testing questions. Although I am not a qualified accountant I am good with numbers. I also have a skill where I can see through numbers and focus on stand-outs, the things that shouldnt be there. I am a good listener and a good communicator who puts the teams performance before my own.
16 years Automotive leather
5 years Automotive aftermarket
4 years Automotive chassis, structure and converter parts
What do you absolutely love doing?
I love making things better then they were previously. I love making a difference in lives of people be it at work or a home.
I love achieving challenging targets and finding solutions to difficult tasks or situations.
Ideal company (culture and values):
I would like to work for a company where I an trusted and empowered to make the right decisions. My integrity is very important for me and this is something I must maintain at all times.
Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities
Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.
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