JOHANN VAN DER MERWE
Dear Hiring Manager,
Please find enclosed my curriculum vitae in application for the vacancy advertised by you.
As you can see, I have had extensive work experience in office environments, the retail sector and service industries, giving me varied skills and the ability to work with many different types of people. I believe I could fit easily into your team.
I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I’m flexible, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn from others. I also have lots of ideas and enthusiasm. I’m keen to work for a company with a great reputation and high profile like yours.
I have excellent references and would be delighted to discuss any possible vacancy with you at your convenience. I am able to take on the responsibility of this position immediately. In case you do not have any suitable openings at the moment, I would be grateful if you would keep my cv on file for any future possibilities.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my application and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Johann van der Merwe
Soft Skills Hard Skills
Project Management Salesforce
Team Leadership Marketing
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
Invictus Foreman, Manager, Site Manager/Supervisor at
April 2017 – Dec 2018 various contracts in Zimbabwe, Zeerust, Kwamhlanga and East London.
Installations of cable, building of cable racking, Construction.
RTJ Electrical & Instrumentation Supervision of employees, stores, boilermakers,
July 2015 – May 2017 installation teams, admin and office personnel
Sarine Construction Supervision of 120 workers, installation of silos
August 2016 – November 2016
Fensky Harvesting Driving trucks, maintenance on farm and farming
Nanwil Bakery Managing Director, sales, hands on baking
1997 – 2011
Bloch & Levitan Managing stores, dispatch, receiving and ordering of
1992 – 1997 stocks, supervision of 25 people, admin
Vaalharts Agricultural Co-Op Branch management, client liaisons, sales.
1988 – 1992 Trained, managed, and coordinated schedules for a team
Branch Manager of 40 in order to ensure top-quality customer service.
When I took over the Co-op was in a negative financial status and I turned it around into a positive financial status of exceeding R2 million.
Aliwal North Municipality Supervision of 30 workers during slaughtering process
1985 – 1988 Sales and marketing, inspection of carcasses, accounts
Abattoir Manager and administration
South African Police Reaction force
1982 – 1985
National Certificate Diamantveld High School
Certificate Commercial Management
Supervisors Safety Training (SSTC)
National Certificate Meat Examiners
South African Police Sergeant
Certificate Computer Literacy
Recipient of the Senekal Bakery Award
Volunteer, Senekal Feeding Scheme for the less fortunate
Member of the Senekal Business Forum
Quad biking and camping