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Operations Manager, Reliability Engineering (BSc Mechanical, MBA in progress)

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Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: BSc Mechanical Engineering
Other Formal Qualification: MBA in progress
Annual Package Range: R951 000 - R1.1 mil
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Current/recent job title: Reliability Engineer / Production Manager

Operations Manager

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering (BSc Engineering Degree Mechanical) Industry in: Engineering – Mechanical – Manufacturing (different manufacturing practices & the R&D of systems, processes, machines, tools & equipment) & Engineering – Chemical – Process engineering/technologies (fertiliser, petroleum refinery, oil & gas, polymers, mineral processing, plastics, paper, textile, electrolysis, cement & lime projects, etc). Years of experience range: 6 to 10 years. Annual package range: South African rand – ZAR  951 000 – 1.1 mil, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Indian. Nationality: South African.

A highly versatile professional with experience in varying sectors of business management is looking to make a move. Promoted from Mechanical Engineer to Reliability Engineer to Production Manager over a period of 7 years. Currently in the sales and marketing industry as Key Account Manager.

Experience in Sales and Marketing: Creation and execution of sales and marketing strategy management, Perform market & client analysis to create forecasts for a specific year and presentations of company portfolio to all levels of management including executive management levels.

Experience in Production and Operations: Managing the Business Unit strategy to improve throughput, reduce operation costs and to implement and maintain high quality standards, ensuring the plant meets its on-time readiness and on-time delivery targets and managing long term pro-active relationships with customers (both internal and external) and suppliers.

Ideal Position: Operations Manager, passionate about continuous improvement and motivated to improve profitability and customer service.

Greatest Achievements: Top Student in Managerial Advancement Program (MAP), reduced the production unplanned by 50%  and increased plant capacity by 4.4% in 2014.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: Sales Engineer

Highest qualification type: Degree

University: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Company size: ‘10001 +

Division: Manufacturing / Production / Plant / Producing Commodities

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Indian

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  BSc Engineering Degree Mechanical

University in another country: Wits Business School

Other Formal Qualification:    Managerial Advancement Program

Current / most recent job title?

Key Account Manager

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Customer relations
Sales and Marketing
Commercial negotiations
Strategic sales creation and execution

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

Knowledge of product and services we offer
Knowledge of requirements of the customer in terms of their needs
Understanding of the current market situation
Technical understanding of our offering to the client and motivation of how this will impact the client positively

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

My passion is to be apart of the company strategic creation and then ensure that strategy is executed my the relevant people to achieve the desired result. I am passionate about guiding the relevant people in clearly understanding the strategy and equipping them with the tools and motivating them to.

Ideal business title: 

Operations Manager
Reliability Engineer

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:


Skill area of competence:

Reliability Engineering
Sales and Marketing

Career summary:

7 years Steel manufacturing
2 years Copper manufacturing


Achieved 25% improvement in first year of Reliability program December 2011
Top Student in Managerial Advancement Program(MAP) July 2013
Increased the plant capacity by 4.4% July 2014
Reduced the production unplanned by 50% July 2014
Increased On Time Readiness from 53% to 80% May 2015
Chosen to benchmark in equivalent Plant in Spain June 2015
Exceeded my sales target in the first year of employment October 2016

What do you absolutely love doing?

Managing the execution of the companies strategy through the relevant people.

Ideal company (culture and values):

Continuous improvement and skills development minded company.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

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Operations Manager