Global Commercial Manager (Automotive Manufacturing)

Ref: 1087832

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Degree / BSc Industrial Technology and Management/Diploma Production Management
Other Formal Qualification: Quality Management Diploma/Management Diploma in Production Management
Total years experience: 23 Years

Current/recent job title: Global Commercial Manager

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9 insights about our Global Commercial Manager (Automotive Manufacturing) available for exploratory interviews. Ref: 1087832

Our candidate the we are showcasing today is a Global Commercial Manager (Automotive) with the primary purpose of developing and implementing the Global Commercial Strategy for the business.

Ideal position and future responsibilities: An Executive for Programme Localisations for Manufacturing Companies in South Africa. To support localisation efforts and new product lines to create
opportunities and new job opportunities for South Africa through cost effective business solutions (business process streamlining, using continuous improvement methods, 6-Sigma, manufacturing,
process improvements and Lean Manufacturing principles); finding solutions to complex manufacturing and productivity problems. His greater desire is to help and uplift organisations and communities.

Achievements: Turning around a bankrupt company into a multimillion rand export operation; heading up the Volkswagen Quality Management System with all 1st and 2nd  Tier Automotive Suppliers;
Voted the Toyota South Africa “Lead The way Champion” a selection out of 11 000 employees.
His work assures any employer a guaranteed return on investment as this is priority for both stakeholders and shareholders in any organisation that he joins.

1. Contribution Compass Profile (natural energy profiling tool): Conductor
2. Ideal company (culture and values): Championing and leading each new product or service development, from innovation through to successful implementation across each business function,
to enable it to become a core part of the business. Reviewing and assessing the potential to develop strategic partnerships with sector specialists. Assessing the risks to the business of any new commercial opportunities. Ensuring that regular reviews are carried out with customers, to ensure that their needs are being met and that excellent customer service is achieved and, developing future improvements/services for the customers. Representing the company externally e.g. at networking events, conferences and exhibitions to enhance and strengthen the company’s profile and optimise all business development opportunities.
3. Skill area of competence
: An ability to thrive on challenges against demanding time schedules, teamwork and good verbal and written communication skills. Able to co-ordinate different engineering disciplines, ensuring synergies and seamless integration. Exceptional Management style and sound technical experience when dealing with multidisciplinary teams within a task force or project team. Ensuring that project planning, cost control and manpower forecasting remain within budget and schedule. Reviewing and defining problems related to monthly vendor reports regarding all engineering activities. Providing an interface and liaison with engineering staff, technical and plant operating personnel. Presentation to senior management within various organisations.
4. Career summary: A senior Executive specializing in streamlining business processes in the manufacturing sector by using continuous improvement methods, 6-Sigma, manufacturing, process improvements and Lean Manufacturing principles. A proven track record of 23 years dedicated service in four multi- national organisations with global footprints have fine tuning his talent to almost any business sector. Worked extensively in Europe and Brazil, managing projects in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Management experiencing in automotive products, plastic, metal and powertrain. A strong Quality Management background in new project launches and introductions.
6. Nationality: South African
7. Discipline: Production Management
8. Qualifications/Affiliations/ Prof Registrations: Degree (Industrial Technology and  Management) /PMSA
9. Location Preference: Specifically interested in opportunities in Africa.

Candidate location: Portugal

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans, Portuguese

Designation: Commercial Manager

Highest qualification type: Degree

University: Other / International Institution

Company size: ‘501 – 1000

Division: Commercial / Contracts / Risk / Legal / Cost and Estimating

Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Coloured

Nationality: South African

Highest Formal Qualification: BSc Industrial Technology and Management/Diploma Production Management

University in another country: The Production Management Institution of Southern Africa.

Other Formal Qualification: Quality Management Diploma/Management Diploma in Production Management

Current / most recent job title? Global Commercial Manager

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Developing and implementing the commercial strategy for the business globally.

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

Lean Manufacturing; Six Sigma Methodology; Quality Management Systems

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I would consider myself humble but mindful of acheievments. My greater desire is help and uplift organisations and communities. My hope is to be able to show case the same leadership and humanitarianism displayed by my hero Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Ideal business title: 

Chief Executive Officer; Project Manager; Launch Manager; Quality Manager; Business Development Manager

Skill area of competence:

An ability to thrive on challenges against demanding time schedules, teamwork and good verbal and written communication skills. Able to co-ordinate different engineering disciplines, ensuring synergies and seamless integration. Exceptional Management style and sound technical experience when dealing with multidisciplinary teams within a task force or project team. Ensuring that project planning, cost control and manpower forecasting remain within budget and schedule. Reviewing and defining problems related to monthly vendor reports regarding all engineering activities. Providing an interface and liaison with engineering staff, technical and plant operating personnel. Presentation to senior management within various organisations.

Career summary:

I am a senior Executive specializing in streamlining Business Processes in the manufacturing sector by using continuous improvement methods, 6-Sigma, manufacturing, process improvements and Lean Manufacturing principles. A proven track record of 23 years dedicated service in four multi- national organisations with global footprints have allowed me to fine tune this talent to almost any business sector. I have used my unique skill set to support Global Operations to become more profitable, including work extensively in Europe and Brazil, managing projects in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy. I have an insatiable appetite for the Automotive Sector which has lead me to immigrate to Europe to expand my knowledge in the entire supply chain to further refine my ability to work in any sector. My focus is now dedicated to supporting localisation efforts and new product lines to create opportunities for South Africa. My work assures my employer a guaranteed return on investment as this is priority for both stakeholders and shareholders in any organisation I join.

Achievements: 

Turning around a bankrupt company into a multimillion rand export operation; heading up the Volkswagen Quality Management System with all First and Second Tier Automotive Suppliers;
voted the Toyota South Africa “Lead The way Champion” a selection out of 11 000 employees.

What do you absolutely love doing?

New Project and Programme Localistaions for South Africa. Creating New Job opportunites through cost effective business solutions. Finding solutions to complex manuafacturing and prodctivity problems.

Ideal company (culture and values): Championing and leading each new product or service development, from innovation through to successful implementation across each business function, to enable it to become a core part of the business. Reviewing and assessing the potential to develop strategic partnerships with sector specialists. Assessing the risks to the business of any new commercial opportunities. Ensuring that regular reviews are carried out with customers, to ensure that their needs are being met and that excellent customer service is achieved and, developing future improvements/services for the customers. Representing the company externally e.g. at networking events, conferences and exhibitions to enhance and strengthen the company’s profile and optimise all business development opportunities.

Motivation to move (please select): Relocation

Location Preference: I am specifically interested in opportunities in Africa.

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