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Manager Plant

South Africa
August 29, 2018

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Walmer Heights, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Tel : +277********



Married – Martinette Magnee - Optometrist

Children – 2 Boy(12), Girl(10)

Belgium Citizenship

South African Citizenship

Standard Vehicle license – car and motorbike


Language Read Write Communication

English Good Good Good

Afrikaans Good Good Good

Dutch – Flemish Good Fair Good

French Fair Poor Fair

Health – Good.

Age - 47

Community service –police community service from 1990 to 1991. Engaging and Improving the community. Church leader at the Children Service.

Interest: Website Marketing and Social media, Forex Trading and Team Sports Testimonials:

Name: Tel: Position:

Andrew Clark 002*-**-***-**-** Director Health and Safety – Retired Lorraine Rosslee 002*-**-***-**-** PR to the Managing Director Georgia Muller 002*-**-***-**-** HR Manager

Roberto de Vizia 003*-***-***-** 81 Managing Director Heidi May De Groot 002*-**-***-**-** Director Human Resource ex JCI Chris Wright 002*-**-***-**-** Operations Director Trellidor Riaan Goosen 002*-**-***-**** Managing Director YanfFeng Interriors Page 2



Visual Basic

Microsoft Front page


Microsoft Office Packages (Word, Excel, Presentation, Outlook, Visio, Internet Explorer.

Microsoft Projects

Apple Computer and software programs

Google and Google AdWords

Shopify and HTML code

Pastel, MfgPro


Feb 2000 –

June 2001

Senior Industrial Engineer and Production Manager, Gillette, Duracell Eveready, Port Elizabeth o Responsibility – Continuous Improvement actions, Works instructions, Project management, Cost Control – Bill of Material and management, Training of the workforce on procedures, Employment Equity member and Safety.

o Exposure –I was the leader of the installation of a one of a kind 600 battery / min producing machine in Africa – under budget and in the correct time frame. This included works instructions and training of the workforce.

o June





Production Manager, Lean Expert and Black Belt, Lear Corporation, Port Elizabeth Main Responsibilities were:

o Safety for the operational team and meeting legal requirements and organizational requirements.

o Quality - customer requirements as well as Business Operating requirements o Production, Jit system for GMSA – takt time 2 min o Labour – training and Employment Equity implementation, Appointment of OPS team o Material – stock take and daily usage of stock include scrap reduction. o Machine – daily checklist and implemented Autonomous maintenance o Method – Lean implementation and Six Sigma projects o Money control – set yearly budget and manage accordingly. o Planning and organizing production schedules

o Assessing project and resource requirements

o Estimating, negotiating and agreeing budgets and timescales with clients and managers o Ensuring that health and safety regulations are met o Determining quality control standards

o Overseeing production processes

o Re-negotiating timescales or schedules as necessary – Trim facility o Selecting, ordering and purchasing materials for the JIT facility – maximum 1 day’s stock. o Organizing the repair and routine maintenance of production equipment o Liaising with buyers and marketing and sales staff o Supervising the work of junior staff

o Organizing relevant training sessions

Major accomplishments:

o Move the entire facility over the December Shutdown 2003 with zero disruptions to the customer

o 4 Year zero disruptions or line stoppages

o 3 Year in a row GMSA supplier of the year reward. Page 3

o Cost savings over 4-year process – R4 mil.

o Lean Expert for two facilities along with my duty as Production manager o Six Sigma Black Belt – improved cutting room to support own facility and Rosslyn Lear Facility. June 2004 –

April 2006

Operations Manager, Lear Corporation Pretoria

Responsibilities include:

o Research new technologies and improvements as well as alternative methods of efficiency. o Setting and reviewing budgets and managing cost. Overseeing inventory, distribution of goods and facility layout

o Recruit, select, train, assign, schedule, coach, counsel and discipline employees o Communicate job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising and reviewing job contributions o Install a Business operating system – Lear Corporation. o Contribute operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality and customer-service standards; resolve problems; complete audits; identify trends

o Forecast requirements; prepare an annual budget; schedule expenditures; analyse variances; initiating corrective actions

o Develop operations systems by determining product handling and storage requirements; develop, implement, enforce and evaluate policies and procedures; develop processes for receiving product, equipment utilization, inventory management and shipping o Analyse process workflow, employee and space requirements and equipment layout; implement changes o Maintain safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations

o Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations o Accomplish operations and organization mission by completing related results as needed o Meet or exceed operations labour budget expectations o Manage staff levels, wages, hours, contract labour to revenues o Responsible for all department managers and supervisors, with review/approval responsibility for all operations employees

o Run a safe, injury/accident free workplace

o Responsible for all aspects of vehicle and heavy equipment rentals o Establish contracts and pricing and ensuring proper maintenance and serving as primary liaison with utilities and local government agencies, such as fire, police, health and safety agencies o Manage relationships with key operations vendors o Track vendor pricing, rebates and service levels o Review and approve all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment o Serve as primary point of contact when there are customer issues related to equipment quality, customer service, or accidents and mishaps on-site. In particular, this includes any issues on-site at client facilities, such as breaking a fence or tape residue on flooring

o Communicate customer issues with operations team and devise ways of improving the customer experience, including resolving problems and complaints o Work closely with GM and management team to set and/or implement policies, procedures and systems and to follow through with implementation.

o Communicate all operating policies and/or issues at department meetings o Work closely with the inventory manager and team to perform analysis of our inventory and ensure we are utilizing our inventory effectively, purchasing the right equipment, maintaining solid inventory data and reduce sub-rental expenses

o Communicate with legal counsel and safety department to ensure all processes remain compliant with OSHA and other governmental regulations

Major accomplishments:

o Restore customer confidence after a poor launch on new production models. o Install and productive management team.

o Obtain VDA rating of 95%

o Obtain new BMW model 3 series seat cover sewing business. o Obtained the skill to motivate, inspire and lead a significant team. Page 4

April 2006 –



Operations and Manufacturing Manager, Guestro Wheels, Port Elizabeth Responsibilities include:

o Logistic planning of Raw material and ordering of Raw material o Implement ISO 9000 and TS 16949 as well as Nissan and Toyota quality systems o Implement new Toyota line – manufacturing of steel wheels and new paint shop. o Setting and review passenger wheels monthly budget and adjust accordingly cost expenses. o Employment Equity team member and

o Developing a recruit program and implementation of EE plan. o Annual job appraisal and review for all team members. o Develop and implement of procedures and policies. o Install direct ordering system from all the OEM’s on their daily, monthly and 16 week forecast model. o Install new handling equipment for the passenger wheels facility. We installed a new wheel assembly and painting facility.

o Workforce management and optimization.

o Meeting and exceeding safety regulations for the facility - legal and company standards. o Install a PPA assessment tool for new employees and existing employees – person fit for job action. o Exceeding yearly passenger wheel volume requirements through aftermarket sales. o Operational cost control

o Manage hourly wages through weekly monitoring of overtime and absenteeism. o Responsible for Logistic, Safety, Engineering, Production, Quality, Maintenance and distribution. o Zero major incidents on safety and lost time for entire working time. o Arranging and managing vehicles on site to load and off load of stock. o Communicate customer issues with operations team and devise ways of improving the customer experience, including resolving problems and complaints o Work closely with Plant manager and Director group o Labour disputes, CCMA and labour court case experience. o Yearly customer audits – VWSA, Toyota, BMW, GMSA, Ford, Nissan and Daimler Chrysler Major accomplishments:

o Launched new models for Toyota, Nissan, GMSA, Ford and VWSA in 18 months. o Successfully pass all OEM yearly audits with a combined rating of 95%. Zero Major findings. o Train the trainer and mentorship training completed. o Achieved 100 000 wheels per month for 10 months. o Helped and supported aftermarket wheels - develop a distribution channel. Jan 2009 –

October 2010

Plant Manager, Flexider South Africa, Port Elizabeth – South Africa region Responsibilities include:

o Direct and coordinate plant operations within company policies and procedures. o Maintain a clean and safe plant – section 16.1 appointment. o Establish and direct plant policies and procedures. o Responsible for plant production goals – full P&L. o Establish and maintain a positive community relationship. o Foster a well-trained and motivated staff.

o Confer with department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production, and shipping. o Responsible for establishing all shift production schedules. o Select and train plant supervisory and administrative staff. o Conduct employee performance reviews.

o Schedule and conduct plant meetings.

o Responsible for the product quality control for the plant. o Attend scheduled corporate training and meetings. o Developed South African market – Industrial and automotive leg of the organization. o Manage the facility through the credit crunch time of 2009 to 2010. o Support the Customer in Poland Fiat.

o Develop recovery plan aftermarket slump.

o Install Lean and Six sigma principals in the organization. Page 5

Major accomplishments:

o Secured Local business via Bosal RSA

o Secured local content where previously all raw material was imported. o Develop and manage new suppliers.

o Develop from internal managers and install Employment Equity Plans. October 2010

– April 2011

Operations manager for Trellidor – Durban

Responsibilities include:

o New product range and development

o Install one-piece flow system and Kanban Control o Material planning and control

o Labour planning and control

o Autonomous maintenance plan implemented

o Set new Budget for the year and set production controls. Major accomplishments:

o Implemented three new product ranges.

o One-piece flow and Kanban system

o Improved production process time by 23%

o Develop 5 new supervisors for additional shift due to increased demand April 2011 –


Plant Manager, Johnson Controls, Uitenhage - Port Elizabeth, Rosslyn Pretoria and Lesotho. Responsibilities include:

o Plan, coordinate and manage all business operations to achieve corporate goals. o Develop and implement business plan for profitability. o Assist in budget preparation and expense management activities. o Evaluate the effectiveness of marketing program and recommend improvements. o Develop strategies to improve overall quality and productivity. o Generate business, cost and employee reports to management. o Schedule regular team meetings to discuss about business updates, issues and recommendations.

o Respond to employee concerns in timely manner.

o Provide direction and guidance to employees in their assigned job duties. o Determine staffing requirements and ensure that office positions are filled promptly. o Develop Employment Equity plan and skills development plan. o Assist in employee recruitment, training, performance evaluation, promotion and termination activities.

o Manage orientations and exit interviews for employees. o Ensure that employees follow company policies and procedures. o Manage administrative, logistical, human resources, and accounting services to support company operations.

o Address customer inquiries promptly and professionally and ensure customer satisfaction. o Launch two new Sewing Facilities – Rosslyn Pretoria and Lesotho. o Communicate and Liaise with the Lesotho government and ministers. o Resolve labour disputes - 4 Section 189 retrenchment processes o Ensure VWSA and Ford SA is not disrupted during fourth yearly wage negotiations and strike period.

o Increases management's effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, 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.

o Develops strategic plan by studying technological and financial opportunities; presenting assumptions; recommending objectives.

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o Accomplishes subsidiary objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and results measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making mid-course corrections. o Coordinates efforts by establishing procurement, production, marketing, field, and technical services policies and practices; coordinating actions with corporate staff. o Builds company image by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices. o Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards. o 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. o Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Major accomplishments:

o Automotive footprint for Lesotho – created 1000 new jobs. o 5 Years – zero-line disruptions VWSA or any other customer – sewing facility. o Achieved 5,3% Margin business after the business case was set at 2,5% o Exceed yearly saving via lean principals of 8 Mil Euro - one year. Logistic optimization. o Secured and install decanting facility for all imports for Johnson Controls in South Africa. June 2016 –


Managing Director, Umzamo Nonwovens, Port Elizabeth Responsibilities include:

o Direct and control the work and resources of the company and ensure the recruitment and retention of the required numbers and types of well-motivated, trained and developed staff to ensure that it achieves its mission and objectives. o Prepare a corporate plan and annual business plan and monitor progress against these plans to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible. o Provide strategic advice and guidance to the chairman and members of the board, to keep them aware of developments within the industry and ensure that the appropriate policies are developed to meet the company’s mission and objectives and to comply with all relevant statutory and other regulations.

o Establish and maintain effective formal and informal links with major customers, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities, key decision-makers and other stakeholders generally, to exchange information and views and to ensure that the company is providing the appropriate range and quality of services. o Develop and maintain research and development programmes to ensure that the company remains at the forefront in the industry, applies the most cost-effective methods and approaches, provides leading-edge products and services and retains its competitive edge. o Prepare, gain acceptance, and monitor the implementation of the annual budget to ensure that budget targets are met, that revenue flows are maximised and that fixed costs are minimised.

o Develop and maintain an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services and image of the company in the wider community. o Represent the company in negotiations with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts to secure for it the most effective contract terms. o Develop and maintain Total Quality Management systems throughout the company to ensure that the best possible products and services are provided to customers. o Develop, promote and direct the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work.

o Oversee the preparation of the annual report and accounts of the company and ensure their approval by the board.

o Develop and direct the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that the company complies with all health and safety and other statutory regulations o Develop sound Employment Equity plan and skills development plan o Ensure legal compliance on OHSACT (Section 16.1), NTBC main agreement, Company Act and Financial controls.

o Develop new local customers – 150 ton

o Develop export business – 200 ton

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Major accomplishments:

o Local orders from 20 ton / month to 120 ton per month. o Export orders from 50 ton / month to 200 ton per month. o OHSACT implemented

o NTBC main agreement and LRA audit pass.

o Operational cost reduction from R 3 mil over budget to R50k below set budget. EDUCATION

1991 Industrial Engineering, Technicon of Pretoria 1998 Microsoft Certified Developer, University of Leuven 2000


Production Management Diploma, Production Management Institute Lean Expert – In house Lear Corporation

Six Sigma Black Belt - In house Lear Corporation



BSc. Industrial Technology and Management, Production Management Institute

Toyota Production System – Toyota RSA




2000 – 2016


DISC profile analysis – personality and behavior profile VDA 6.3 Auditor (Internal)

Employment Equity training and implementation

Labour Law update Global Business

Director development and being a Director - IoDSA


2006 Nissan PQESE and Asses audit training

2007, 2008, 2014,


Employment Equity training – Global Business Solutions 2007 Train the Trainer and Mentorship

2008 Leadership – Good to Great

2011 Refresh Lean expert – Johnson Controls

2012 Refresh Six Sigma - Johnson Controls

2013 PPA partitionner

2014 LEM 2020 Leadership behavior styles Johnson Controls

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