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Management Manager

Location:
Randburg, GP, 1709, South Africa
Salary:
Negotiable
Posted:
October 18, 2016

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PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL PROFILE

Cell: +*******0008 / +27825018087

E-Mail: acw3xj@r.postjobfree.com

Skype: Neilhod

PROFILE OF NEIL HODGSKIN

Current Employment

Consultant (self Employed)

Availability/Notice Period

1 week

Surname

Hodgskin

First Names

Neil

Citizenship

South African

Identity No

600*** **** 089

Gender

Male

Passport Status

Valid

Residing in

Gauteng

Areas to consider

Willing to Relocate

Languages Spoken

English and Afrikaans

Expectation

Negotiable

OVERVIEW

Seasoned, highly skilled, versatile, innovative, resilient, Transport, Logistics and Fleet expert with over 25 years professional experience across different logistic fields from operations management (day to day running of the business) through to stores management, procurement, financial (P&L), large technical workshops and facilities management.

Possess strong management, problem solving and negotiation skills and am adept at improving productivity and efficiency across and organisation in order to save time and costs and to improve profitability.

As a hand’s on team leader, I have proven managerial skills and demonstrated strengths in resolving operational issues with specialisation in load planning, vehicle routing and scheduling, vehicle and load utilization, driver training, stores and procurement, fuel and tyre management and strong technical knowledge and experience.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Rapid Roadfreighters

Reduced claims by 70% (leading customer) by physical inspection of products before loading.

RTT (PTY) LTD

Reduced overall CPK / improved fleet utilization / increased workshop productivity and efficiency by introducing cost saving systems; policies and procedures.

Achieved performance bonus after six months

Allship (PTY) LTD

Improved container turnaround times/ standing times and successfully reduced the overall operating costs by introducing cost saving systems and policies and procedures

Operations, Roadbulk (PTY) LTD

Reduced fleet ‘cost per kilometre’ by getting the basics right and updating and improving operational systems for more efficiency and optimisation of resources.

Neil is a hard worker and is very versatile in his ability to apply himself. He is always prepared to work long hours... He is a good organizer ... and is able to think operationally on his feet. In the event of any crises, he would persist in the process to resolve it - a strong attribute of his.”

Reference Extract, Louis Koen, Director, Roadbulk, 2004 (available on request)

Parmalat SA (PTY) LTD

Won award for “Outstanding Contribution” and personal commendation from Fernando Di Gaetano (CEO, Parmalat SA)

Neil Hodgskin could be relied upon ... no tasked posed too big a challenge for him ... he would be an asset to any company he joins.”

Reference Extract, Jaco van Lill, Financial Director, Parmalat SA. 2002

Fleetmech CC

Won business and maintained stringent quality/delivery standards of very large organisations such as Shoprite Checkers, Parmalat, Albany Bakeries, etc.

“Neil…has rendered excellent service to our company by virtue of his professionalism and dedication in the smooth-running of our large fleet of vehicles”

- Reference Extract, Tony Rozemeyer, Fleet Manager, Shoprite Checkers

ACQUIRED SKILLS / ABILITIES

Problem-solving

Analytic Thinking

Strategic Planning

Report Writing

Load Optimisation

ISO Quality Standards

Data Analysis

Business Development

Procurement

Health and Safety

Incident Investigation

Supplier Management

Risk Management

Transport Legislation

Marketing

Sales Management

Store Management

Financial Management

Warehousing

Operations Management

General Management

Fleet Management

Logistics Management

Cost Control

Budget Management

HR Management

Industrial Relations

Contract Management

Change Management

Performance Management

Implementation Management

Training

Crisis Management

Business Strategy

Staff Development

Communication Skills

Project Management

Computer Literate

Customer Service

Staff Management

Time Management

Negotiation

P&L Management

EDUCATION DETAILS

Highest Grade

NTC3 – Diesel Mechanic

Institution

Maitland College

Year Passed

1982

Qualification

Diploma in Road Transportation

Institution

Rand Afrikaans University

Year Passed

1986

ADDITIONAL COURSES / CERTIFICATES

Diploma in Road Transportation, Rand Afrikaans University

Recent Workshops (2001 to 2006): Auto Africa Logistics; Transport Legislation (01, 02, 04, 06)

Computer Courses: Pastel Accounting; Pastel Payroll; Payslip; Quickbooks; MS Office; Imaccs Payroll

Tyre Management: Bandag South Africa

Apprenticeship: Diesel Mechanic, Clifford Harris (Pty) Ltd, 1982 – Trade Test –NTC3

COMPUTER LITERACY

Ms Word

Ms Excel

Ms Power Point

Baan

Pastel

Sage

Tyrenav

Oracle

Microsoft Dynamics Navision 2013

Pinnacle

Automate

Kerridge

SAP

Internet

Email

Profleet

Maximiser

Micro Alert

CAREER DETAILS

Name of Employer

Fanmilk Nigeria

Designation / Title

Head of Transport & Technical

Period of Employment

2015 – 2016

Reason for Leaving

Personal

Managing the cold chain logistic function and fleet, workshops; fabrication and production of fibreglass cooling units; facilities management; imports; asset management.

Operations (Managing daily operations; liaison with shipping company; optimising vehicle utilization; insurance; P&L; budgeting; capex; procurement; risk management; vehicle specification; tracking; authorizations; shipping; imports; accident investigations; stock control; legal; HR and stores management; routing & scheduling; setting KPI’s, asset management; 3PL contractors; SLA’s; contract negotiation)

Technical (preventative maintenance; implementing maintenance policy; panel shops; vehicle manufacturing; large workshops; cold rooms; refrigeration systems; generators; setup manufacturing plant for fibreglass units)

Administration ( ERP ; FMS systems; asset registers; licensing)

Tyres (Stock control; daily management; policy and procedures)

Fuel (Control all purchasing, setup benchmarks; management of fuel consumptions; setup reporting system; policy and procedures)

HR Management ( compiling job descriptions; disciplinary hearings; recruitment; training)

Health and Safety ( ensure compliance; audits; policy and procedures)

Name of Employer

RTT (PTY) LTD

Designation / Title

Group General Manager – Fleet & Technical

Period of Employment

2012 - 2014

Reason for Leaving

Head hunted

Managing a fleet of 1200 vehicles at twenty three (23) depots (Interlinks/Semi Trailers/ Flat decks, FML’S, Operating Leases, etc.) including Fleet Maintenance Workshops and all Buildings and Facilities Management.

Operations (policy formulation; optimising vehicle & load utilization; appearance; replacement; risk management; insurance; procurement; stores management ) Technical (preventative maintenance; implementing maintenance policy and automated fuel systems; vehicle selection; disposal, vehicle specification) Administration (asset management; database; records of repairs and costs; authorisations for repairs; budgets; financial reporting; accident investigations and records; SLA’s; 3PLcontractors; FMS & ERP systems; contract negotiation; P&L)

HR Management (compiling job descriptions; training of drivers; supervisors; controllers; branch managers; disciplinary hearings; KPI’s; etc.)

Truck hire (formulate national policy; casual hire; operating lease; FML; accidents; incidents)

Fuel (introduce and integrate homebase; onroad and card transactions; setup new live fuelling system; produce live exception and management reports; implement and secure vehicle fuelling security) Tracking- GPS TRACKING

Tyres (Computerised tyre management program; stock control; daily management nationally; policy and procedures)

Name of Employer

Imperial Logistics

Designation / Title

General Manager

Period of Employment

2011 - 2012

Reason for Leaving

Head hunted

Managing a fleet of 3500 vehicles comprising of two (2) companies, Imperial Truck Rental and Imperial Distribution with a total of over (40) branches / depot’s. Included are (7) internal workshops and panel shops and over 150 outsourced service providers with SLA”s as well as all buildings, facilities and warehouse management.

Operations (policy formulation; optimising vehicle usage/loading; appearance; replacement and insurance; CAPEX) Technical (preventative maintenance; implementing maintenance policy and automated fuel systems; vehicle selection; disposal ) Administration (asset registers; database; records of repairs and costs; authorisations for repairs; budgets; accident investigations and records; licensing & fine management; tolling and AARTO; FMS & ERP systems; managing call centre)

HR Management (compiling job descriptions; training of drivers; supervisors; controllers; branch managers; disciplinary hearings etc.)

Truck hire (formulate national policy; casual hire; accidents; incidents)

Tyres (computerised tyre management program; stock control; daily management nationally; policy and procedures)

Health & Safety ( ensure national compliance; audits; “green policy” ; implementation of NOSA; meetings; training; hazardous products )

Security ( all security at all branches; contracts; risk; customer sites)

Name of Employer

RTT (PTY) LTD

Designation / Title

National Fleet Manager

Period of Employment

2009 - 2011

Reason for Leaving

Head hunted

Managing a fleet of 1200 vehicles at twenty three (23) depots (Interlinks/Semi Trailers/ Flat decks, FML’S, Operating Leases, etc.) including Fleet Maintenance Workshops and all Buildings and Facilities Management.

Operations (policy formulation; optimising vehicle & load utilization; appearance; replacement; risk management; insurance; procurement; stores management ) Technical (preventative maintenance; implementing maintenance policy and automated fuel systems; vehicle selection; disposal, vehicle specification) Administration (asset management; database; records of repairs and costs; authorisations for repairs; budgets; accident investigations and records; SLA’s; 3PLcontractors; FMS & ERP systems; contract negotiation; financial reporting; P&L)

HR Management (compiling job descriptions; training of drivers; supervisors; controllers; branch managers; disciplinary hearings; KPI’s etc.)

Truck hire (formulate national policy; casual hire; operating lease; FML; accidents; incidents)

Fuel (introduce and integrate homebase; onroad and card transactions; setup new live fuelling system; produce live exception and management reports; implement and secure vehicle fuelling security) Tracking- GPS TRACKING

Tyres (Computerised tyre management program; stock control; daily management nationally; policy and procedures)

Name of Employer

Rapid Roadfreighters – New Zealand

Designation / Title

National Operations Manager

Period of Employment

2008 - 2009

Reason for Leaving

Relocated back to SA

Managing a heavy haulage transport fleet, (7) depots; parcel express; cold chain distribution and workshops

Operations (day to day running of the business; policy formulation; optimising vehicle and load utilization; quoting; claims; 7 branches; profit & loss; 3PL sub-contractors; rate negotiation; owner drivers; warehouse management; stock control; risk management; client liaison; marketing; KPI’s; vehicle specification, SLA negotiation; general management; hazardous products; contract negotiation; routing & scheduling; procurement; supply chain management)

Technical ( preventative maintenance; policies and procedures; tyre management; procurement, fuel management; truck hire; leases- operating; FML)

Administration (MIS / ERP/FMS systems; budgets; cost control; P&L; asset management; capex; stores & warehouse management; financial management, HR management; insurance; accidents & incidents; financial reporting; debtors & creditors)

Health and Safety ( Enforce OSH and ensure compliance)

Insurance (Manage claims system; Improve IT system; sign-off claims; develop MIS reports

Name of Employer

RTT (PTY) LTD

Designation / Title

National Fleet Manager

Period of Employment

2005 - 2008

Reason for Leaving

Immigrate to New Zealand

Managing a fleet of 790 vehicles at sixteen (16) depots (Interlinks/Semi Trailers/ Flat decks etc.) including Fleet Maintenance Workshops and all Buildings and Facilities Management

Operations (policy formulation; optimising vehicle usage/loading; corporate identity; replacement and insurance); Technical (preventative maintenance; implementing maintenance policy and automated fuel systems; vehicle selection; disposal.) Administration (asset registers; database; records of repairs and costs; authorisations for repairs; budgets; accident investigations and records; truck hire; SLA’s; financial reporting)

HR Management (compiling job descriptions; training of drivers; supervisors; controllers; branch managers; disciplinary hearings etc.)

Name of Employer

Allship (PTY) LTD

Designation / Title

Fleet Manager

Period of Employment

2004 - 2005

Reason for Leaving

Contract

Responsible for collection and delivery of all incoming and outgoing freight- 130 vehicles; 150 staff.

Managing day to day Business (Expenditure control; Administration / accounts; Quotations; liaising with

Clients; Government Authorities; Shipping Agents)

Operations Management (Scheduling, Routing; Vehicle and Load Optimisation; Ensuring lowest Cost per Kilometre and maximum utilization; rate negotiation, policies & procedures; KPI’s; P&L; budgeting; capex; financial management; FMS/ERP systems; procurement; stores & inventory; driver training; HR management; abnormal loads; risk management; contract & SLA negotiation; financial reporting)

Technical Management ( Workshops; Implemented vehicle maintenance policy; fuel & tyre policy )

Name of Employer

Operations, Roadbulk (PTY) LTD

Designation / Title

General Manager

Period of Employment

2002 - 2004

Reason for Leaving

Company liquidated

Responsible for a fleet transporting bulk; hazardous & explosives to mines and manufacturing industry. Key activities included:

Operations Management (day to day running of the business; scheduling; routing; vehicle and load optimisation for full fleet; and ensuring compliance to ISO and QAS; supply chain management) Implementing Effective Technical/Maintenance Practices (tyre and fuel management systems; maintenance programs; workshops)

Ensuring Compliant HR Systems and Well Trained Staff; Marketing the Business to Increase Sales (new business); Insurance (Overseeing assessments; claims; investigations; enquiries and licensing) Financial (setting up proper ERP/FMS systems, capex, budgets; rate & contract negotiation; debtors & creditors; P&L; financial reporting)

Name of Employer

Parmalat SA (PTY) LTD

Designation / Title

National Fleet Manager

Period of Employment

2000 - 2002

Reason for Leaving

Relocated to JHB

Managing a fleet of 670 vehicles (refrigerated, flat decks, cars, LDVs, extra-heavy tankers, interlinks, etc) at 14 depots country wide and in Swaziland and Botswana.

Operations (policy formulation; optimising vehicle usage/loading, appearance, replacement and insurance; driver training; KPI’s)

Technical (maintaining cold-chain efficiency standards; implementing satellite tracking

and automated fuel systems; vehicle selection, workshops)

Administration (asset management; database; records of repairs and costs; budgeting; capex; tyre management; P&L; financial reporting; contract & SLA negotiation; ERP/FMS systems)

HR Management (compiling job descriptions; training of drivers; supervisors; controllers and distribution managers)

Name of Employer

Fleetmech CC

Designation / Title

Sole Owner

Period of Employment

1989 - 2000

Reason for Leaving

Business Sold

Founded and successfully ran the company, developing broad expertise in the Transport sector and in Business and General Management (Fleet Management; Maintenance Management; Business Management; Marketing; Sales; Administration; Finance, etc.)

Fleet maintenance of trucks; cars and plant; Design and implementation of quality control standards; assessments and processing of all warranty claims

Design and modification of specific vehicles; Full administration; budgets; cash flow and cost control; stores and warehouse management; bank recons; vat; PAYE; IT; balance sheets; income statements; debtors; creditors; payroll; business plans.

Industrial relations and union negotiations; Marketing, sales and customer presentations; Implement customer maintenance database; assist customers with maintenance budgets.

Name of Employer

MOBIL OIL

Designation / Title

Diesel Mechanic

Period of Employment

1982 - 1989

Reason for Leaving

Career Advancement

References

Max Braun –Parmalat South Africa –Group Transport Consultant

082*******

acw3xj@r.postjobfree.com

John Cole – Rapid Roadfreighters New Zealand - Chief Executive Officer

+64212801469

acw3xj@r.postjobfree.com



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