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Supply Chain Officer

Candidate: 70274
Available: Available
Location: Johannesburg (Incl. Northern Suburbs)
Gender: Male
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Supply Chain Officer
R131000- R142000
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Construction equipment supplier in Lusaka:Regional Logistics & Inventory Supply Manager From 2014-01 To Current

A key member of Barloworld Equipment Zambia Ltd leadership team and working closely with the General Manager and Managing Director, fully responsible for six Parts inventory warehouses throughout Zambia with a stock value in excess of  $25 Million. The role includes but is not limited to, all Caterpillar FMCG and component parts procurement for earth moving equipment i.e. Dump Trucks, Front End Loaders, Motor Graders, Excavators, Rope Shovels and Dozers along with cross border Logistics and 3PL, Supply and Warehouse Inventory Control, ensuring strict focus on safety and supply lead times to customers.

Oversea and execute various management and technical functions on a safety first basis, including strategic parts availability, facilities management, occupational health and safety, management of organisational structure and customer care. Investigate and approve all stock adjustments and write-offs in accordance with policy, as well as manage all the customer credits and returns in compliance with the trading terms. Review the warehouse layout, size of picking bins and other related items periodically to maximise productivity, storage space, minimise picking errors, damages and theft.

Improved OTIF (“On Time in Full” 94.22%) stock availability and geographical concentration, established minimum and maximum re-order levels and elimination of “dead stock”. Negotiated customer contract renewals, as well as identified lead time and supply chain improvement areas, while providing practical solutions and implementation.

Monitored inventory control physically and electronically, enabling optimisation of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and warehouse efficiencies.

Ensured appropriate security at facilities by implementing work methods, systems and safety procedures to meet legislative requirements and company policies. Determined and rectified the potential hazards, security incidents, issues and damages through established channels.

Directed recruitment, training and the provision of effective mechanisms and monitoring procedures, to manage complaints, build customer relations and oversee price increases. Maintained buildings, fixtures static and mobile, fire protection, office and other equipment to the highest standards.

Mining Parts Supplier:Supply Chain / Logistics Consultant From 2013-03 To 2013-12

Successfully established and administered supply chain and cross border logistical operations, as well as warehouse outlet for provision and sale of heavy earthmoving machinery and FMCG aftermarket parts for; Caterpillar, Komatsu, Case, Liebher, John Deere/Bell, Volvo.

Formulated and implemented robust business, sales and marketing plans and delivered clear, timely and effective management information to the board.

Expanded company's interests and provision of original product manufacturer spare parts to the mining, construction and agricultural sectors in Zambia and the DRC.

Design and manufacture of earth-moving equipment:Supply Chain / Logistics Consultant From 2012-07 To 2013-02

Headed five inventory warehouses, along with distribution of all heavy equipment and FMCG parts procurement throughout Zambia for Bell Earth Moving Equipment, John Deere Graders and Liebher Excavators.

Applied logistics and supply chain, and inventory stock control policies and procedures in order to prevent over ordering and return of dead stock to the Global Logistics Centre in Johannesburg.

Calculated stock, as well as inspected and approved stock adjustments and write-offs, in accordance with policy, while ensuring strict focus of supply lead times.

Mining:Group Logistics Manager From 2011-06 To 2012-06

Strategically planning and managing logistics, warehouse, transportation and directing, optimising and coordinating full order cycle. Direct and coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources for multiple mining and exploration projects.

Forged and developed long-term working relationships with key equipment suppliers, coordinated employee travel arrangements, produced all shipping documents for inbound and outbound shipments, imported equipment, and implemented security procedures.

Preserved local sourcing of equipment, spare parts and services, such as transportation, supply line management, government liaison, environmental health and safety coordination, bank accounts, cash book, camp management and fuel supply management to remote locations.

Courier:General Manager, Operations From 2007-07 To 2011-05

Responsible for the full spectrum, specialist labour broking services. Using economies of scale and sharing the cost of our HR specialists among clients, we make professional human resource services accessible to clients who otherwise would not be able to afford them and more cost effective to those who can. We add value to our clients businesses through our labour solutions which include production, building and grounds maintenance, mining, administration, transport, logistics and stock control.
Negotiation at Director level for contract opportunities
Create, manage and maintain a performing work force through training, development, support and provide overall management and development of the business
Optimal integration of processes, people and technology by analyzing, designing, recommending and implementing innovative and cost efficient business processes
Preparation of RFP’s (request for proposals) RFQ’S (request for quotes) RFI (request for information)
HR policy and procedure compilation
Wage negotiations with labour unions
Establishment of Safety, Health and Environmental procedures
Manage and drive the sales activities within the business to achieve organizational strategic goals and revenue objectives
Establish, build and maintain relationships with institutions and relevant stakeholders
Scrutiny of all final invoicing as agreed upon before any projects begin
Identifying potential business risks (overselling, underselling, erratic Sales) and proposing corrective action and ensuring execution thereof
Analysing the industry trends and accurately assess forecasts so as to ensure profitability
Managing staff performance by building high level of teamwork and trust based on the organisation’s values and staff development
Production of detailed budgeted proposals and effective budget management
Overall responsibility of budgetary constraints which include but are not limited to, salaries property rents, travel expenses, legal fees, staff uniforms, stationary and petty cash
Signing off all banking deposits
Formal report writing, daily, weekly and monthly

Environmental - Nature Conservation:Country Manager - Malawi From 2004-07 To 2007-06

Overseeing all operational aspects of a project in Malawi, involving re-planting of forests of an oil-seed bearing tree known as the Jatropha Curcus and oil palm for the purpose of producing Bio Diesel.

Negotiation at Parliamentary, District Commissioner and Traditional Authority level for the use of land to grow Jatropha Curcus
Preparation of RFP’s RFQ’s and RFI at Government level
Employment of a local community workforce of up to 150 on each site
Salaries of work force
Collection of and payment for seed
Preparation of nurseries
Transplanting of saplings into full scale plantations
Control of all banking and budgetary constraints
Attending District Executive committee meetings as a co-opted member
Vehicle maintenance
Weekly and monthly report writing
Site inspections, 38 sites within Salima District equating to 5100 hectares and 12,600,000 trees planted

Investment Banking:Sales Manager From 2001-05 To 2004-06

Managing a team of 12 Financial Planners, providing an in-depth financial advisory service to new and existing Old Mutual clients, which included:

Recruitment and training of new Financial Planners
Auditing, monitoring and signing off of all written recommendations made by Financial Planners to ensure industry compliance
Providing an in-depth financial analysis for a wide ranging client base
Preparation of in-depth written reports and recommendation for clients pertaining to their individual priority of needs
Promoting a wide range of financial products which included retirement, risk, savings and short term insurance
Managing and expanding existing client base on a referral basis
Maintaining competitor awareness on a monthly basis
Ensuring the team maintain a regular pattern of service to their existing client base
Networking with high net worth individuals with a view to generating new business
Continuous prospecting for new business both individual and corporate

Financial Services:Co-Principle & Portfolio Manager From 1997-12 To 2001-04

Providing an independent offshore financial planning and advisory service to British expatriates living in Southern Africa
Analysing the needs of a wide ranging high net worth client base and providing appropriate written advise and recommendations
Promoting a wide range of offshore financial products based in centres such as Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey
Managing, servicing and expanding existing client base with a view to new business
Maintaining relationships with offshore product providers
Development of third party introducer sources of business

Banking:Regional Manager From 1993-08 To 1997-10

(First as Business Development Manager)

Overseeing of all day to day operations within the Central London Region
Day to day management of 10 Business Development Managers through-out the Home Counties and Central London
Negotiating annual business targets for Central London Region at board level
Developing and managing the business strategies of Business Development Managers
In-depth underwriting and risk assessment of large mortgage loans £150,000 +
Lending product development
Development of blue chip intermediaries

Consumer Products - FMCG:Account Manager From 1991-05 To 1993-07

Develop relationships with customers – the big retailers.
To improve turnover and to increase profit and market share.
Working hand in hand with Brand and Category management to get products onto the shelves.
An essential part of the role being customer service.
Ensure that the right stock appears at the right time.
Implement promotions and negotiate our prices and margins.

Government - Civil Service:Sergeant Movement Controller From 1980-01 To 1991-04

(Royal Corps of Transport)

Trained to a high level of competence in close protection driving, reconnaissance of property and recommendation of security requirements and measures thereof for high ranking military personnel, security vetting of personnel vehicle maintenance and security, fleet management, logistics, and crisis and emergency management. Also involved in garrison and airport security operations

Daily manage the utilization of vehicles
Inspect vehicle driver check lists and attend to problems raised
Manage the usage of fuel for all vehicles
Schedule the service and maintenance of vehicles
Manage and discipline of drivers
Schedule drivers to take leave at convenient intervals
Schedule deliveries to depots and monitor load size per vehicle used
Manage taco-graphs on vehicles where installed
Daily manage to use of tyres on trucks and keep costs within budget
Report unique problems, submit monthly reports
Manage driver salesman on routing loads
Cost per litre management

Awarded the following decorations:
Falkland Island Medal and Rosette
United Nations Peace Keeping Medal (3)
General Service Medal, Oak Leaf and Bar Northern Ireland

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