Experience

  • General Project Manager

    at GlaxoSmithKline

    October 2016 - at Present

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Ensure the successful implementation of all GSK/Novatis Joint Venture artwork changes for South Africa and other southern Africa, east Africa and west Africa. Ensure that the artwork changes are delivered in time and that the cost associated with these changes is kept to a minimum. • In addition five months backfill activities as the NPI and Product Change Manager such as managing weekly NPI, NPD and project Management meetings for South and East Africa, Joint planning sessions for new projects, acting as the Supply chain contact and providing sourcing support • Ensure the benefit realisation of the Site Complexity Reduction and Optimisation Programme to simplify the operating model by removing complexity in the operation process and supply chain, improving business focus and operational performance.

  • Project Manager - Enterprise Project Office

    at Mediclinic South Africa

    September 2014 - September 2016

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Project Manage a hospital sale project • Project Manage the introduction of a new patient survey system into the company • Project Manage the enhancement of existing staff scheduling software and process • Project Manage the introduction of an integrated care product and pathway into the company

  • Project Manager - Human Identification Professional Services

    at ThermoFisher Scientific

    August 2013 - August 2014

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Organise PMO documents in one repository • Prepare templates of Project documents • Track SAPS Forensic Services Laboratory (FSL) Reference Index (RI) Line Project issues, actions and risks • FSL RI Line Project meeting arrangements, agenda’s and minutes • Keep FSL RI Line Project on track and update project plan • Compile FSL RI Line Project dashboard for management team • Provide support for SAPS FSL Crime Index line

  • Project Office Co-ordinator/Project Manager

    at Engen Petroleum Limited

    August 2008 - August 2013

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Centre of Excellence for project management in ESM SI • Update project register & dashboards • Guiding and mentoring managers of projects • Project support and administration • Project Manager for Business Improvement Opportunity projects • Change Agent for Business Improvement Opportunity projects • Facilitation of workshops

  • Validation Technician

    at GlaxoSmithKline

    September 2005 - August 2008

    Province of the Western Cape

    • Compile Annual Product reviews • Compile Annual System (equipment) reviews • System (equipment) Validation of new and existing equipment • Process & product validation of new products

  • Technical Officer

    at PERRIGO UK

    January 2003 - May 2005

    Devon

    • Assessment and continual improvement of the Quality Management System for the manufacture and supply of products • CE registration of In-vitro diagnostic Medical devices • Compile Risk Analysis Assessments (FMEA & HACCP) • Compile and updating retailer specifications • Internal Auditor • Write, review and update Standard Operating Procedures • Compile and update Site Master File/Quality manual • Compile monthly deviation and reject reports

  • Technologist

    at GlaxoSmithKline

    January 1997 - April 2001

    Hertfordshire

    • Development of knowledge-based-management package for respiratory product stream • Departmental GMP and SOP training • Departmental induction training • Technology transfer from research site to manufacturing and technology transfer from manufacturing to other international manufacturing sites • Validation of new products on manufacturing stream • Troubleshooting in production

  • Clinical Monitor, Regulatory Affairs Assistant & Senior Laboratory Assistant

    at Smith & Nephew

    January 1993 - October 1996

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    • Compilation of the Site and Applicant Master Files, SBRA, pre-product registration / evaluation form, MBR1 and amendments thereof for Pharmaceuticals manufactured nationally and internationally. • Write, review and update Procedures and Specifications. • Administration of the trademarks and patents for all products ensuring compliance with MCC requirements in all Pharmaceutical areas on site. • Compilation of protocols, Investigators files, Case Report Forms and Patient Consent Forms in Clinical trials • Liaison with the Regulatory Authorities on clinical trial progress • Train hospital staff on the use of products and monitor procedures.

Education

  • Project Management Professional

    at PMI, USA

    2008 - 2008 (1 year)

  • NVQ Level 4: Training & Development

    at City & Guilds, UK

    2000 - 2001 (1 year) Hertfordshire

  • National Diploma Microbiology

    at South Africa -Technikon Natal Berea Durban

    1990 - 1992 (2 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

Services offered

  • Professional expertise

    Commands comprehensive usage and knowledge of Project and Change management methodology. Exceptional understanding of compliance of Regulatory requirements, GMPs (good Manufacturing Practice) and the application thereof in the pharmaceutical environment

  • Planning and organization

    Excellent time and project management skills; effective planner and administrator; ability to multi-task; keen eye for detail; highly motivated; enthusiastic; confident to work under pressure; goal orientated; experience of many projects ‘under the belt’.

  • Initiative & leadership

    Enthusiastically identifies and develops new approaches or improvements to systems, work methods etc. A self-starter, keen to ‘pick up the reigns’ and push projects through.
    Confident to supervise and assume authority, whilst empowering team members; acknowledge and reward individual / team effort

  • Communication & Teamwork

    Effective across all levels and disciplines; strong interpersonal skills; facilitates workshops among a wide range of staff.
    Motivated to work alone or as part of a multi-disciplinary team; enthusiastic to coach or act as mentor.

  • Problem solving

    Tenacious; ability to conceive and implement new ideas.

Knowledge and keywords

Languages

  • English Native

  • Afrikaans Native

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