Group Country Manager – Telecoms, Agricultural, Mining and Maritime Sectors in Southern and East Africa

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  • Posted 2 years ago

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Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 20 Years

Industry in: Telecoms, Agricultural, Mining and Maritime Sectors in Southern and East Africa
Countries worked: South Africa 20 years, Uganda 8, Namibia 2, Rwanda 2, Kenya 2, Mozambique 2, Taiwan 1, USA 1
Highest Formal Qualification:  Higher National Diploma in Financial Management; Professional Registration: Qualified Merchant and South African Ships Captain
Annual package range: 151 000 to 250 000 US Dollars

Seeking an opportunity to work in a developing sector within a company that has aspirations for future national and international growth and development, forward thinking with an eye on developing the challenging African market. Promoting African ideas and products and being proud of the African culture that has developed over the years. A company that has a sound and practised social upliftment policy.
Sound business ethos, good company dynamic, company based on sound corporate governance.

Motivation of suitability for your ideal position

I am a highly motivated disciplined individual who thrives on challenges and works well in a stressful environment. I am comfortable to working in a Head Office or away from support structures. I have a strong knowledge of business in Africa and have built a number of successful business units in difficult areas of operation. I lead from the front however can work equally well within a group, I am not shy of sharing my experience and knowledge and work well with my seniors as well as my peers. I have worked successfully in the Telecoms, Agricultural, Mining and maritime sectors in Southern and East Africa. I have attended numerous self-development courses and believe strongly in succession planning. I have very strong management and financial skill sets.

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: Country Manager

Highest qualification type:  Certificate

Company size: ’11 – 50

Division: General and Operations Management

Seniority level: Owner / Partner / VP / CXO / Director / Group Manager

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

Other Formal Qualification:    Higher Diploma in Financial Management

Current / most recent job title?

Group Country Manager – South Sudan

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Financial, Operations, HR – Planning, Client liaison, development of new business opportunities and strategies, expanding business nationally and regionally. General in Country Group Management. Development of Sales and Logistic Plans in country security of employees both nationals and expats. Key accounts management and setting up of annual budgets.

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

I would appreciate the opportunity to work in a developing sector within a company that has aspirations for future national and international growth and development. I am not a title person however would appreciate leading a division on a new opportunity. I want my knowledge and experience to benefit those that work with and under me.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Out going fun loving however with a strong sense of purpose and detemination. I enjoy sport and the challenges associated with achieving a team result, however admire the golfer who has the strenght and determination to see it through alone. I believe I fall into both those categories. Building up a business unit with a team and sharing not hogging the limelight, giving credit were its due and sometimes just standing back and letting the “unknowns” bask in the the limelight. The reward on seeing your team achieve through the good and the bad and knwoing within yourself that your ability as aleader has shown the way forward and created opportunities for all.

Ideal business title: 

Head of a Division in an established company, Group or Country Manager, Group of Country Dircetor.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Operations, Financial, HR and Logistics

Skill area of competence:

Financial – balance sheet, all accounts, P&L,
Sales – Client liaison, new business development, business growth
Logistics – Maritime and inland logistics planning and operations
HR – contracts, disciplinary hearings, all aspects of HR department works
Security – Electronics and physical security (maritime and inland)
Telecommunications – RF, Tower builds, fibre role out plans fibre to the office fibre to the home, long haul and metro routes

Career summary:

Maritime – 22
Telecommunications – 8
Agriculture – 3
Mining – gold 3
Heavy Equipment – 2 sales

Achievements: 

Development of a maritime company on the East African coast. Building ships and sailing them on Lake Victoria. Development of a successful telecommunications network in Uganda with Plessey. Setting up and growing a mining and agriculture network in South Sudan.

Strengths: 

Leadership, dedication, mentorship, understanding of East African politics, Project and financial management, Operations and security, Sales and marketing

Weaknesses: 

Don’t suffer fools gladly have disliking for people who constantly complain and lazy people.

What do you absolutely love doing?

New challenges exploring new opportunities and passing on my knowledge and experience to those who are still growing in their carrers. BEING POSITIVE

Ideal company (culture and values):

Sound business ethos, good company dynamic, company based on sound corporate governance. Forward thinking with an eye on developing the challenging African market. Promoting African ideas and products and being proud of the African culture that has developed over the yeas. A company that has a sound and practised social upliftment policy.

Where would you like to be in the next 5 to 10 years: 

Senior Director, MD

Motivation to move (please select): Geographical location

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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