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Engineering Executive (Packaging, FMCG, Automotive Tier 1), Ref: 1114446

  • B.Eng
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 5 years ago

Ref: 1114446

Nationality: South African & British
Highest Formal Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Annual Package Range: South African rand - ZAR 1.85 mil - 2.0 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 30 Years

Regional Agriculture Operations ManagerEngineering Executive (Packaging, FMCG, Automotive Tier 1)

Current / most recent job title? Managing Director

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To lead a team ensuring:
Sales and marketing achieved desired levels of target and GP.
Budgeted PBIT is managed and achieved through understanding variances and drivers in cost of sales and overheads vs budgeted targets.
Operations manufacture according to set targets and within defined Quality standards.
Employees are happy in their work place.
Products are distributed, stocked and merchandised within time standards and at budgeted levels.
Product and process design are implemented within time frames set by customers.

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

Sales and Marketing
Logistics, inbound and outbound
Financial control

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

My skills in understanding production systems and solving product cost and design requirements drive my enthusiasm. I understand the drivers for increased profits and output underpinned by strategic company targets and year on year PBIT growth. I am performance-driven and committed to growing a talented team.

4. Ideal business title: 

Managing Director

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Setting of strategy and defining targets.
Setting of financial targets and control of performance vs budget.
Supplier and customer relationships.
Mentorship and continuous improvement across all functions.
Growing a solid team ethos within the business.

6. Skill area of competence:

Strategic planning and implementation.
Financial control.
Operations and general management of business.
Process improvement and cost reduction.
Machine design.
Product design and improvement.

7. Career summary:

3 years Paper packaging
3 years FMCG food manufacture for major retailers
22 years Automotive Tier 1:10 years Brake, 12 years Clutch
3 years Machine design and manufacture

8. Achievements: 

Completed modernization of plant to world class standards on time and within budget, capital investment management, improved financial performance; having visited many international plants with first world operations learning how they function. I love achieving solutions to challenging targets and situations that are unique to the South African Manufacturing environment such as capital cost constraints.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

I love the challenge of leading a team of people to achieve new highs for the betterment of all affected.
I support the concept of “Work hard and Play Hard”

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

A company that embodies high values and ethics, is driven by strategic growth, rewards good performance, whilst also encouraging a healthy team environment.

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