Introduction

Kindly find attached my Curriculum Vitae as well as the address of my Online Web Resume at the following links:

I have extensive knowledge and years of experience in:

  • Cost Accounting
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Industrial Relations 
  • Recruitment 
  • Training (Learning & Development)
  • Operational Development
  • Business Development
  • Unit Trusts (Collective Investments)
  • Treasury investments
  • Financial Training
  • Marketing management
  • Web & Graphic Designing

I have gained much of my experience at the following companies:

  • Nedbank
  • Standard Bank
  • Stanlib
  • Sanlam
  • Anixas HR & Business Solutions
  • Namibia Equity Brokers (Stock Broking Firm)
  • GEPF Financial Services

I am available for interviews in Windhoek or alternatively through internet Webcam via Skype (marita.smit2).

I can start immediately if required.

I am a Namibian Citizen and my Identity Number  is 721231 10140 and have a legal Namibian driver's license.

Your time and consideration will be much appreciated.

Kind Regards

MARITA SMIT

Work History

Work History
Apr 2014 - Present

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Owner

Anixas HR & Business Solutions
  • Chief Executive Functions for Anixas HR & Business Solutions          
  • Overseeing the following Services that is offered by the Company:
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Labour / Industrial Relations
    • Human Resource & Operational Development
    • Performance Management 
    • Payroll and compensation
    • Health & Safety
    • Employee Wellness         
    • Cost Accounting 
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014

Manager: Human Resources (Coast and South)

Nedbank Namibia

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify specific HR initiatives to meet business needs and turn them into viable projects.
  • Manage the delivery of Group HR projects to deliver value, long term efficiency, productivity and sustainability to the business.
  • Provide and deliver solutions relating to human capital to address business needs and improve results.
  • Deliver required results on and manage the adherence, to all HR policies, procedures and legislation regarding the full HR value chain (Workforce Planning, Sourcing, Recruitment and Selection, Remuneration, On-Boarding, Career and Talent management, Performance Management, Reward and Recognition, Transformation, Employee Relations, Culture, Employee Well-being, People Development and Exiting / Off-Boarding).
  • Build relationships and network with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the HR fraternity for alignment.
  • Seek opportunities to share and educate stakeholders in areas of expertise and thought leadership.
  • Flag people risks and incorporate risk management aspects back into the HR processes.
  • Identify training, courses for self to further advance skills.
  • Seek opportunities to share and educate colleagues in areas of expertise and thought leadership.
  • Align HR objectives with business strategy and objectives.
  • Participate in the development of the Business Unit Business Plan and ensure alignment of HR strategy with the overall business strategy.
  • Facilitate and deliver diversity, change and transformation processes.

Reason for Leaving: Received an offer from HR Partners to start own HR Company in Walvis Bay.

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Human Resources Manager

H & H Transport (logistics)

Job Description:

  • Staff Management: Motivate and coach staff to ensure maximal utilization of skills and take specific action for their development to ensure that they acquire skills and abilities necessary to meet the demand of their jobs;
  • Personnel Payroll/Administration: Regular coordination of payroll functions;
  • Training and development:Determine and analyze staff training needs, responsible for office training plan, evaluate and assess training; prepare quarterly reports to management on staff development and training;
  • Job descriptions, evaluation and classification: Ensure Job Descriptions for all posts are properly prepared and duly classified and regularly updated;
  • Staff relations: Attend to disciplinary issues and grievance procedures;
  • Staff wellness: Determine staff needs (Training needs analysis) in terms of staff welfare, communication of related organizational policies and support to staff. 

Reason for leaving: Head hunted by Nedbank and accepted their offer.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

COO: Group Human Resources

TRUSTCO Group International

Job Description:

  • HR Administration and Management:
    • HR Staff Management (team of 9)
    • Recruitment including AMSCO(UNDP) delegates from South Africa
    • Managing Code of Conduct and Disciplinary procedures
    • Managing Employee Self Service; VIP Payroll functions
    • Visiting all Trustco Branches across Namibia and South Africa
    • Writing and updating of all Company Policies including AA/EE
    • Report writing and presentation to Board level:
  • HR Financial, RemCo, Executive summary, Budget Reports
  • AA/EE, HR Annual, Health and Safety Report
  • HR Legal and Industrial Relations (IR) Report
  • Employee Wellness / Learning & Development
    • Manage and run Corporate Training, Wellness Program & Calendar
    • Writing and updating Corporate Wellness report
    • Manage all Developmental, Health & Safety Training
    • Developing, conducting and overseeing all specialised training:
    • Writing and updating training & development report

Reason for leaving: Furthering my studies.

2010

Manager: Training & Development - Group Human Resources

TRUSTCO Group International

Job Description:

  • Facilitating and Managing all in-house Training Functions:
    • Management of Training staff and facilities
    • Facilitating all developmental & skills Training
    • Arrange all staff Health & Safety training
    • Manage Training Program &Calendar
    • Develop and facilitate all Specialised training:
  • Sales Success; Shares and stock exchange; Sage X3
    • Develop and oversee all in-house product and system training
    • Writing and updating Training & development Report
  • Employee Wellness:
    • Facilitate all Employee Wellness events and functions
    • Manage and update Employee wellness Program and Calendar
    • Writing and updating Corporate Wellness report

Reason for moving: Promoted by EXCO to Senior Management as COO of HR.

2010

Head of Operations

Sanlam GEPF BlueStar
  • Operations Management & Payroll
  • Broker support
  • Basic Bookkeeping
  • Financial Management & resource allocation
  • Staff Management and Human Resource
  • Business Plan & Budgeting
  • Statistics of Performance and Inflows
  • Implement Business Strategy and Business Development
  • Training and development of Staff and Advisors
  • Managing  IT and Telephone Systems

Reason for leaving: Had to return to Namibia due to Mother's illness.

May 2009 - Dec 2009

Marketing Manager

NEB - Namibia Equity Brokers (PTY) Ltd (Stock Brokers)

Promotion and Marketing

  • Radio Advertising and Interviews
  • Informative Seminars and Conferences
  • Media Coverage and Advertising
  • Entertaining Clients
  • Organizing Functions

 Business and Product Development at NEB

  • Designing and development of Advertising Material
  • Networking with other Marketing Role Players

 Sales

  • Money Market Products
  • Treasury Bills
  • Government Stock
  • Fixed Deposits
  • Preference Shares and Debentures

Administration

  • Brokers Notes on System DigiBroker
  • Money Market Transactions on Money Market System
  • Bank Transaction on Bank CATS system
  • Processing of Client Accounts on Money Market System

Building and Servicing the Client Base of NEB

  • Monthly Feedback
  • Assistance and service to client base
  • Treat clients to important and relevant events
  • Educating current client Base

Reason for leaving: Head hunted again by Sanlam South-Africa.

Aug 2007 - Apr 2009

Business Developer (Broker Consultant)

Stanlib (Standard Bank Unit Trust)

Developing  WRAP Funds on Innofin Glacier (SP2 ) Link Product Platform

  • Promoting and Marketing of Standard Bank Namibia Wrap Funds
  • Administration of Wrap funds
  • Portfolio construction

Events; Road shows and Sales

  • Organizing Road Shows
  • Organizing Informative Seminars
  • Money Market Products
  • Standard Bank Unit Trusts

Administration

  • Bank Transaction on Bank CATS system
  • Processing of Client Accounts on Unit Trust System

Building and Servicing the Client Base of NEB

  • Monthly Feedback
  • Assistance and service to client base
  • Treat clients to important and relevant events
  • Educating current client Base

Reason for leaving: Head hunted by NEB with a better offer.

Jul 2003 - Jul 2007

Training Consultant; Personal- and Marketing Assistant

Sanlam Head Office

Personal Assistant to Collective Investment Products Manager and Member of  EXCO: Mr Willie Geldenhuys (Unit Trusts &  SP2)

  • Updating of His Diary, Flight Schedules and Meetings
  • Organizing of Conferences
  • Organising of Annual SP2 Bowling Days
  • Servicing of Wholesale VIP Clients

Marketing Assistant & Sales Support Manager SP2 Namibia

  • Preparation of Power Point Presentations
  • Preparation of Proposals to Wholesale Clients
  • Organising of VIP Investment Conferences
  • Preparation of Unit Trust Fund Fact Sheets
  • Update of Sanlam Namibia Collective Website
  • Managing SP2 Sales Support Incentive trips and gifts

Association of Unit Trust

  • Updating and Publishing of all Unit Trust Performances
  • Updating and Publishing of all Unit Trust Statistics

Reason for leaving: Head hunted by Stanlib with a better offer.

Jan 2002 - Jun 2003

Client Service Manager

Sanlam South African Head Office

Manager of  Reception (Front Office) of Collective Investments

  • Managing the servicing of Walk-in Clients and Marketers

Reason for leaving: Head hunted by Sanlam Namibia as I was one of the few Namibians who had an Associate in Unit Trusts qualification. I was requested to train all the brokers and Sanlam Marketers in Namibia. 

1999 - 2001

Call centre operator

Sanlam South Africa Head Office

Call Centre operator for  Collective Investments (Unit Trusts)

Reason for leaving: Promoted.

Awards & Affiliations

Education

Education
2001

BOSTON BUSINESS COLLEGE

DIPLOMA  in Unit Trust and Collective Investments Level 2 

Qualification: Associate of the Association of Unit Trusts (Collective Investments).

2004

CONGRUENCE - Paul Du Toit

Certificate in Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Presenter: Paul du Toit - President of National Speakers Association of South Africa

1986 - 1990

Matric (Grade 12)

STRAND High School

With A-Symbol (Distinction) in Mathematics and Accounting

Other qualifications

  • Certified International Counsellor
  • Certificate in Christian Ministry
  • Certificate in Public Speaking and Presentation

Interests

  • Industrial Psychology
  • Constant Studying and up-skilling myself in Human Resources
  • Business development 
  • Website Designing and internet Marketing
  • Investing
  • Studying
  • Cycling
  • Classical Guitar
  • Life Coaching

Last word

Thank you for your time and consideration. Certificates can be provided on request.
Yours truly,
Marita Smit