• General Manager

    at Morgancoat

    January 2017 - September 2019

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    •Overall General Management of the business, using a hands-on, on-the-floor approach in all departments with a Staff Compliment of 60 People. •Budget & Expense Control as well as managing daily budgeted waste streams •Monitoring & managing the daily output on the coating production & slitting lines - without compromising on Quality incl guiding/mentoring staff as required. •Production Machinery: all matters relating thereto •Inventory Control: Manage & maintain raw & finished goods inventory in accordance with indents of imported stock holding in excess of R12 Million a month •Quality Control accountability & continuous improvement. •Initiated Corrective Actions Plans to address improvement opportunities •Constantly identified & implemented cost saving initiatives. •Supplier Management: SHIPPING - responsible for all matters relating to inbound shipping & outbound transport service providers AND Consumables Suppliers – sourcing, negotiating and appointing.

  • Outbound Logistics Manager

    at Bell Equipment

    February 2015 - December 2016

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    •Compiling & Managing the Capex & Expenses to budget in excesses of R15 Million •Managing the logistics-production aspects of the business - the daily packing, loading along with the associated reporting •Attending the daily production meeting discussing & resolving any production/shipping conflicts •Negotiating the Freight & Transport Rates •Vessel planning, maximizing the container load configurations, mitigating storage/demurrage costs •Managing & motivating a team to ensure the packing/loading met vessel bookings & the Client’s expectations •Managing Assets effectively (Material, Plant and Equipment) •Developing & implementing effective departmental strategies & systems through continuous improvement principles •Supporting, managing, inspiring the Team & identifying their personal training & development requirements •Managing & updating SOP’s & Works Instructions •Implemented & maintained SLA’s with Service Providers

  • Commodioty Specialist - Forwarding

    at Bell Equipment

    October 2011 - February 2015

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    - Implement SLA and SOP with service providers, define standards, terms and conditions and communication channels including Procurement (Buyers) and Warehousing - Freight rate negations on all modes including contracts. - Involved with cost-saving opportunities (33% reduction – USA consolidation and 22% reduction – European consolidation) - Involved with negotiations to change Incoterms with Tyre and other 3rd party Suppliers in order to control shipments and costs (15% reduction) - Accurate monthly management reports and analysis on freight spend, volumes and other overheads. - Implementation of control tower to manage and monitor customs activities, ensuring compliance and automating processes - freeing up resources. - Developed, implemented and managed process triggering on-time payment of supplier invoices where payment terms were shorter than shipping transit times -Developed and managed process for Tyre Waste Management program (REDISA)