Manager: Business Transformation 

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Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 11-15 Years

Discipline: (Honours, MBA (end 2016)) / BCom Honours – Management Accounting & Finance. Industry in: Automotive, Supply Chain, Management Consulting, years of experience range: 11 to 15 years, annual package range: R751 000 – R850 000. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Coloured. Nationality: South African.

With a background in cost reduction and process improvement across all primary and support functions of vehicle and parts logistics combined with his the knowledge he is gaining while doing his MBA, he has built extraordinary networks both in the Southern African business community, as well as in China and the USA.

Candidate location: 
South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu,

Designation: Continuous Improvement Manager

Highest qualification type: Honours

University: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Company size: ‘5001 – 10000

Division: Procurement / Planning / Supply Chain Management / Logistics (in/outbound) / Warehouse / Transportation

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

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Coloured

Nationality:                              South African

University in another country: The Gordon Institute of Business Science

Other Formal Qualification:    MBA (end 2016); BCom Honour – Management Accounting & Finance

Current / most recent job title?

Manager: Business Transformation

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Cost reduction and process improvement across all primary and support functions of vehicle and parts logistics.

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

Open communication;
Freedom to challenge all processes and costs;
Cross-functional collaboration;
Executive management support / buy-in

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Focused on a need to always derive value to the end-customer. My approach is always to have long-term, sustainable value added perspective to the organisation instead of just short-term. I have a passion to see people develop and perform at their peak. I focus on the highest quality output within the given time constraints, within the allocated cost parameters.

Ideal business title: 

Chief Innovations Officer

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

To cultivate a culture of creativity and continuous improvement by influencing the mindset of the organisation;
To develop, promote and support innovative best practices;
To analyse and adopt trends that lead to creating and adopting new products and markets;
To generate value to the customer by driving innovation throughout the value chain of the organisation;
Direct the organisation’s investment funds to ensure that the right projects receive the right amount of funding at the right time in order to sustain the organisation both now and in the future.

Skill area of competence:

Business process improvement (Kaizen, waste reduction, Just-in-time);
Strategic planning and execution; Management consulting;
Project management;
Financial evaluation

Career summary:

8 years Automotive: Project Finance – 2 years, Logistics, Project Management, Management Consulting – 6 years
5 years Shipping: Management Accounting – 5 years

Ideal company (culture and values):

A customer-oriented organisation that values its employees. Core to the organisation’s values must be a commitment to integrity, quality, seeking greater challenges, and an inherent drive to strive for continuous improvement through innovation.

What do you absolutely love doing?

I love being creative and seeing the results of my creativity. I love turning a dire situation into a favourable condition. I thrive on results that exceed expectations.

Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities

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

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