Ref: 715457Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 11-15 Years
Discipline: Engineering Management (Masters, Pr. Eng – Professional Engineer (ECSA)). Industry in: Supply Chain Management (incl logistics & 3PL, warehousing, transportation & fleet management) Years of experience range: 11 to 15 years, Gender: Male Ethnicity: Indian Nationality: South African.
I currently hold a B.Sc.Engineering degree and recently graduated cum-laude with a Masters in Engineering Management degree. I have in excess of 12 years of experience within Transnet Freight Rail (Senior Engineer/Project Manager – Technology Management) and Transnet Group Planning (Programme Manager – Iron Ore Expansion). I have recently completed my Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and I am in the process of completing my projects in order to become certified.
What I have to offer is: I’m a fast learner, I’m street smart, I always get thinks done and I always operate with the highest degree of integrity.
Candidate location: South Africa
Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans
Designation: Programme Manager
Highest qualification type: Masters
University: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Company size: 10001 +
Division: Programme / Project Management
Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head
Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: M.Ing (Masters in Engineering Management) / B.Sc.Eng (Electronic)
Other Formal Qualification: B.Sc.Eng (Electronics)
Current / most recent job title?
Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
I am currently employed by one of South Africa’s largest transportation companies as the Programme Manager – Iron Ore Expansion. I am responsible for the coordination and integration of the planning and execution of all projects under the Group Managed Programme Iron Ore Expansion, each at varying stages of inception and/or completion.
Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
I oversee the implementation of appropriate programme management tools and systems to drive the tracking, monitoring, and measuring of the cluster performance. I also deputize for the Programme Director as and when necessary. I support the programme director in the identification, measurement, tracking and reporting of programme benefits as well as proactively monitoring cluster progress, identifying issues and initiating corrective action. I also proactively identify, monitor and treat programme risks ensuring that cluster outputs meet programme requirements in line with the programme blueprint, and programme dossier on quality, time and budget. I am also responsible to produce and maintain an integrated view of the programme to provide a single source of information for the Iron Ore Expansion Programme, as well as actively participating in and contributing to cluster health checks and programme level gate reviews and audits.
Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
I thrive on solving problems and making things happen. I enjoy planning and executing work. I enjoy engaging with people from varying societal and cultural backgrounds. I also address any issues that arise without procrastination. These skills enables me to drive inputs to attain the desired outputs.
Ideal business title:
Head of Operations
Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Management of operations team, overseeing execution and delivery of all contracted services and being responsible for development of team (and self).
Skill area of competence:
The numerous commendations received from the head of companys Capital Program supports my claim that I consistently deliver exceptional results on complex programmes due to my solid commitment, excellent problem-solving skills and ability to engage effectively with people on levels.
11 years: signalling, communications and related infrastructure.
1 year: Iron Ore export
Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?
General Management level within the next 10 years.
In my previous position I was tasked by the head of Technology Management to implement a mechanism for capturing all expenses incurred by the department which was required by SARS to support TFR’s R&D claim. I researched possible solutions, implemented an open-source solution, compiled training material, trained the trainers and facilitated the capturing of all expenses – all accomplished within three months.
What do you absolutely love doing?
I love applying my mind to solve problems.
Ideal company (culture and values):
The culture I seek is one that is supportive, motivational, very team-oriented, and just fun. Values important to me are commitment to innovation and excellence as well as acting in an environmentally friendly way.
Where would you like to be in the next 5 to 10 years:
General Management level within the next 10 years.
Motivation to move (please select): Career growth
Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.
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