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2017Present

Commercial Manager

Ringspann Transmission Components (Pty Ltd)

Serve as a company leader, overseeing day-to-day operations and focus on the long-term interests of the business. I pursues new business opportunities and manage functions such as company associations, employee activities and evaluations, and other matters that relate to a company's operations. I play an important role in marketing and corporate management.

Roles:

  • Examines company rules to make sure they stay relevant and makes recommendations for necessary changes (Quality Management)
  • Manage IT systems and basic business analysis tasks
  • Look for opportunities to grow a business, whether through partnerships or new initiatives, and works to take advantage of those opportunities
  • Analyse sales and other reports that give insight into how a company can make adjustments to improve performance
  • Assist managing director and work as a member of a cohesive team
  • Resolve issues with contracts and commercial operations
  • Communicate with parties in a contract so that all understand the terms, particularly a contract's financial aspects
  • Assess risks and makes recommendations based on a thorough analysis of all factors involved in a business situation
  • Manage daily company operations
  • Coach employees on best practices for managing contract issues and handling daily issues and tasks
  • Accept extra duties as situations arise
  • Work efficiently and calmly in tight deadlines or as other stress factors arise
20152017

Chief Finacial Officer / Director of Finance

Sprag Components (Pty) Ltd

Was accepted on the board of Sprag Components (Pty) Ltd as the Director of Finance. Whilst on the board I was part of a strategic descision to start a subsidiary company to take advantage of online marketing oppertunities. This company was in the form of an online based shopping experience for B2B (Business to Business) customers looking for power transmission products.

Was also later part of a board decision to sell Sprag Components (Pty) Ltd and it's subsidiary online company Bearings Online (Pty) Ltd to a German Compeditor RINGSPANN. This sale included the winding up of both Companies.

Roles:

  • Financing the development of Bearings Online (Pty) Ltd
  • Company Investments and financial risk analysis
  • Overseeing the financial well being of the organisation
20152017

Managing Director

Bearings Online (Pty) Ltd

Whilst serving as a board director for Sprag Components (Pty) Ltd a strategic desicion was made to start a subsiduary company to take advantage of the online marketing oppertunities for Business to Business selling in the online domain.  With this decision I was appointed as managing director of Bearings Online (Pty) Ltd and was tasked with setting up and managing this subsiduary company.

As of 2017 a German company RINGSPANN bought out Sprag Components (Pty) Ltd and the winding up of Bearings Online (Pty) Ltd was included in this agreement.

20122017

General Manager

Sprag Components (Pty) Ltd

I was put in charge of supervising lower-level managers. These lower-level managers were in turn in charge of several smaller divisions. These divisions included; sales, marketing, accounts, procurement, workshop management, and human resources. This duty was to give specific direction for each department head. As part of this supervision, additional roles included hiring, training, coaching and disciplining lower-level managers. I was also involved with setting incentives for workers, appraising the efficiency of departments and creating strategic plans for the business based on company goals.

The direct report whilst in this position was to the managing director and later the board of directors. My duties included attaining goals and stratagies of the companyAdditionally I was responsible for budgeting resources toward marketing, supplies, equipment and hiring.

Roles:

  • Increases management's effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counselling, and disciplining managers; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning accountabilities; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; developing incentives; developing a climate for offering information and opinions; providing educational opportunities.
  • Developing strategic plans by studying technological and financial opportunities; presenting assumptions; recommending objectives.
  • Accomplishes subsidiary objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and results measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making mid-course corrections.
  • Coordinates efforts by establishing procurement, production, marketing, field, and technical services policies and practices; coordinating actions with corporate staff.
  • Builds company image by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
20102012

Procurement Manager

Sprag Components CC

Duty was to manage the company’s supply of products and services. Roles included strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers. This duty also included discovering the best ways to cut procurement expenses, so that the company can invest in growth and people.

Roles:

  • Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
  • Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Examine and test existing contracts
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company
  • Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients
  • Expect unfavourable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
20082008

Assistant House Master

St Alban's College

Assisting with College duties on week days, duty weekends, evening duties in Boarding House, afternoon coaching and weekend duties for teams coached, assisting the Director of Academics with administrative duties, assisting at College functions, conferences and sports events

Education

20162017

MBA (Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations)

Australian Institute of Business

I completed an MBA to provide an academic component to my managerial experience. By completing the course, I believe that I will be better equipped to provide any organization that I work for a holistic management function. This management role will be in the form of both management experience and academic theory gained from completing an MBA.

20162016

Graduate Certificate in Management 

Australian Institute of Business

When completing an MBA at the Australian Institute of Business, after the completion of the first four modules, a Graduate Certificate in Management is obtained.

20062009

BA (Human Movement Science)

University of Pretoria

The purpose of studying this degree was to pursue a career in Bio-kinetics. After completion of the degree I elected to rather pursue a career in management. The course content consists of:

  • Exercise science
  • Recreation
  • Sport management
  • Sport science
20132013

Total Quality Management

University of South Africa

UNISA's total quality managements course includes:

  • Implementation strategies 
  • Managing organizational change 
  • Implementing TQM and the management of change 
  • Sustaining continuous improvement
20152015

UCT Accounting Short Course

University of Cape Town

This highly practical 9-week online short course provides the practical knowledge and skills needed to fulfill a supporting role within the accounts department of any  organization.

Course Scope:

  • The fundamentals of accounting - part 1
  • The fundamentals of accounting - part 2
  • Drafting financial statements - part 1
  • Drafting financial statements - part 2
  • Drafting budgets
  • Measuring and evaluating financial performance
  • Internal control and accounting systems
  • Business tax
  • Credit management and control

20152015

UCT Business Systems Analysis 

University of Cape Town

This highly technical 10-week short course provides comprehensive conceptual knowledge and the practical skills needed to model business and system requirements, and perform effective business system analysis within an organization.

Course Scope:

  • Contextualising business systems analysis
  • Analysing the current business system
  • Recommending an alternate business system
  • Eliciting and communicating requirements
  • Preparing to create a business requirements specification
  • Modelling business processes
  • Modelling functional and systems architecture requirements
  • Modelling data and human-system interface design
  • Assuring quality
  • Facilitating change and innovation

20112011

HTML and CSS

Leading Edge

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets(CSS) are the foundation of web design and development. HTML consists of TAGS that give instructions informing the browser of where to place the text or graphics on the page. CSS dictates the style of the HTML content.

20122012

PHP Programming

Leading Edge

PHP is a computer scripting language originally designed for producing dynamic web pages. The name PHP is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

The PHP course teaches the foundations of PHP programming, that will enable candidates to develop dynamic webpages.

20142014

Winning Tenders

Corporate Business and Management Training
20062006

Open Water SCUBA Instructor

PADI
20102010

2D Turbo CAD Fundamentals

TurboCAD Training and Support
20102010

3D Turbo CAD Training

TurboCAD Training and Support