Managing Director – Turnaround Specialist

  • Degree or Higher
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 2 years ago

Ref: 950426

Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 30 Years

Discipline: (Industrial Psychology, Industrial and Business Economics). Industry experience: 4 years Heavy Engineering Manufacturing; 13 years Medium Engineering Manufacturing; 5 years Packaging; 10 years Electrical Manufacturing; 4 years Water Systems Design; 5 years Beverage Processing – more than 30 years’ experience in totalGender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Successfully turned companies around and grown them for the past 24 years; Turned a company around from a R14m loss to a profit in 3 years resulting in achieving 75% of the market of products produced. The company was then bought by a large listed company. He was then given a new challenge within the same group to turn around another two companies; subsequently he bought a small company and grew it five fold over 10 years.
This was all done by : Improving staff morale, quality of product, efficiency of production output and new marketing strategies. Implemented new Information Technology, Financial and Management controls.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

University: University of Johannesburg

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:    Industrial Psychology, Industrial and Business economics

Current / most recent job title?

Managing Director

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To Manage and expand the business
To maintain its high level of profitability.
Maintain the high level of quality of produced items.
Maintain high level of customer satisfaction
Continuous upliftment of staff, through training, upskilling and motivation.

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

Knowledge of the market needs
Hands on knowledge of activities in the operation
Require access to operational data and dashboard information of the operation through various systems.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Leadership skills
Self-motivated and goal driven.
Tenacious,
High energy,
Problem solving
Detail orientated regarding finances and quality of production.
Ability to Multi-task.
Multi-skilled.
Perspective of the “Bigger picture”

Ideal business title: 

General Manager
Managing Director

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Improve the organisational efficiency
Grow the market share
Improve Production efficiency
Motivate staff
Skills transfer / Mentoring

Skill area of competence:

General Management
Strategic Management
Turnaround strategies
Production Management
Financial concept of companies
Motivation of all staff

Career summary:

4 years Heavy Engineering Manufacturing
13 years Medium Engineering Manufacturing
5 years Packaging
10 years Electrical Manufacturing
4 years Water systems Design
5 Beverage processing

Achievements: 

I have successfully turned companies around and grown them for the past 24 years
Turned a company around from a R14m loss to a profit in 3 years resulting in achieving 75% of the market of products we produced.
The company was then bought by a large listed company. I was then given a new challenge within the same group to turn around another two companies.
subsequently I bought a small company and grew it five fold over 10 years
This was all done by : Improving staff morale, quality of product, efficiency of production output, new marketing strategies. Implemented new Information Technology, Financial and Management controls.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Problem Solving and improving processes

Ideal company (culture and values):

Production related company where the staff is treated fairly in a respectful manner.
Where there is a leadership team that values team problem solving and acknowledges innovations.
Team-matrix driven
Quality driven production
Honesty and integrity

Motivation to move (please select): Unstable company

Location Preference: I am open to positions nationally (in my country).

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