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Production/Factory/Warehouse/Logistics Management

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
25000 to 40000
June 21, 2019

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Lourens van der Watt

Cell nr 084-***-****


Position applied for:

To whom it may concern,

Over the past twenty-three years, I have gained extensive experience from small business start-up and management, to branch management on a national level.

I am a deadline-driven, detail-orientated, problem-solving individual with the managerial drive and passion, coupled with over two decades of management experience in various industries; thirteen years specifically in factory and production management, being hands-on and active in the warehouse, as well as in logistics and admin. Adding to this - my years of theological studies where business management, leadership, information analysis as well as problem-solving, to name a few, also form part of my personal skill-set. Among my skills and abilities, I count professional leadership, adept in material and production management, cost reduction, excellent in client and staff liaising, logistics, inventory management, planning and execution, with my eye on quality, deadlines and targets, as some of my strongest characteristics.

I have been focusing on warehouse-, production- and logistics management with the goal of reaching an operations management level, but am more than willing to apply my skills and experience on new ventures. Extensive work experience developed my ability to balance high productivity with high quality as well as effectively manage the personnel on my team. I am proficient in all aspects of factory operations, budgeting, organization, and management, having to manage the factory, production, admin and logistics at the same time. I am adept at motivating a team to meet goals and achieve exemplary productivity while maintaining high standards of quality.

I thrive under pressure and enjoy new challenges. I have discovered my ability to work well with others, but I am also able to lead and motivate team members, currently a team of twenty staff members, not only delegating, but getting my hands dirty on the job as well, leading by example, as I have been doing since entering this field of work.

Even though I have never had an opportunity to gain certain qualifications through degrees or diplomas, I have through grace, been able to prove my worth for more than a decade, and have been given the opportunity to lead a factory here in PE, as well as a team of forty members in a Cape Town branch on occasion and am very much looking forward to an opportunity of applying my skills, knowledge and extensive years of experience within your company as well.

Herewith, please view my enclosed resume for your perusal and consideration, for a breakdown of my experience and levels of competencies.

Thanking you in advance for taking the time to consider my application and I am looking forward to an opportunity to speak with you regarding my candidacy for this role.

Kind regards,

Lourens van der Watt


Current Address 2 Milla Close, Chadé Manor,

Bishops Way, Bridgemeade,

Port Elizabeth, 6025

Identity Number 760-***-**** 082

Nationality South African

Driver’s License Code 8 / Type B

Own Transport Yes


Language (Fully Bilingual – Fluent English and Afrikaans)

Positive attitude



Time Management

Willingness to learn


Computer literacy (MS Office / Syspro)

Leadership / Management

Motivational- and Public Speaking

Ministry and Counseling

Initiative and Creativity

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Rapid identification of key issues

Research and Investigative ability

Strategic Planning



Secondary 1992 Andrew Rabie High

Tertiary 1993 – 1995 National Service S.A. Infantry

1996 – 2003 Danceasy International

Gold Level Qualified - Instructor

1999 P.E. Computer Tech -

MS Windows 95 / 98 / NT /

MS Word / MS Excel /

MS PowerPoint / MS Outlook

/ Internet

2007 & 2008 NOSA - S.H.E.Q

2008 – 2010 Profert – Syspro (Non-Formal

training: In-house)

2000 – 2002 Bet-El Bible College

& 2013 – 2015 Business Management /

Psychology / Theology

(Theology – Dip.Th)

Honours Graduate

2019/04 Kynoch - SAP (Non-Formal

training: In- house)


•Online Ministry •Volleyball • Reading •Writing •Sketching •Arts & Crafts


Company Profert PTY Ltd / Kynoch - Factory Manager - Apr 2006 – Current

Areas of expertise »Lean Manufacturing »Just-in-Time (JIT) Production »Team Building & Training »Regulatory Compliance »Total Quality Management (TQM) »P&L Accountability

»Cost Reduction / Avoidance

Responsibilities •Staff Management •Staff Training •Safety and Security •Health and Safety •Production planning •Scheduling •Quality control •Production Management •Maintenance Management •Data capturing (Syspro, MS Excel) •Inventory Management •Reports •HR Management •Planning •Administration Management •Procurement •Logistics Management •Goods Dispatching •Goods Receiving •Transport coordination

Salary R 20 412.00 p/m (plus company vehicle and fuel)

Reference Roy Clark – General Manager (National) - 031-***-****

Reason for leaving Retrenchment - July 2019

Company Aire-Temp - Technician and Sales - May 2004 – Mar 2006

Responsibilities •Servicing •Repairs •Installations •Sales •Staff Supervision •Inventory Management

Reference Theo van der Watt - Operations manager - 073-***-****

Reason for leaving Received a better opportunity

Company Juice U’ Up – Manager - Mar 2003 – Apr 2004

Responsibilities •Planning •Procurement •Shop Management •Marketing •Advertising •Sales •Financials •Budgeting •Staff Management •Staff Training •Quality Control •Health and Safety •Customer Service •Inventory Management

Reference Donald Maherry – owner - 083-***-****

Reason for leaving Contract ended

Company Danceasy International - Assistant Manager / Instructor - Feb 1996 – Feb 2003

Responsibilities •Instructing •Promotions / Demonstrations •Exhibitions •Scheduling •Planning •Staff Management •Staff Training

Reference Noèl McFarland - 041-***-****

Reason for leaving Resigned


Improved staff attendance by 75% by implementing an employee of the month incentive

Implemented Health and Safety measures which led to the first certificate of compliance award, nationally, in terms of a set of standards audited by AfriCompliance, as stipulated in the FERTASA Code of Conduct and covering activities such as Legislation, Quality Assurance, Ethical Business Practices, Biosecurity and Risk Management

Identified the causes of shrinkage and implemented new measures which reduced stock loss by 82%

Increased production output by 20% by implementing additional hands-on training for staff

Improved ergonomics by adding features to the production areas to assist productivity

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