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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
September 29, 2019

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CV for Navin Dookran

Personal Information

Email Address:

Mobile Number: +27-836******

Residential Address: 146 Constantine rd, Clare Estate, Durban, KZN, RSA. Code 4091

Languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Hindi

Driver’s Licences: Code 08

ID no: 711********** Gender: Male Race: Indian Age: 47 years old


Overall lean purchasing and networking, problem solving, strong negotiations, financial acumen, supplier level agreements, contracts, costing and budgeting, Capex projects, analysis and benchmarking, cost optimization, ERP, MRP and JIT systems, new added business, policies and procedures, customer liaison, internal and external audits, training and motivating staff, human resources, global logistics, forex banking, competitive bidding, warehousing and stores, 3rd party contractors understanding, planning, all reports as required, redundant stock analysis/solutions, all meetings/minutes, E-procurement, BOM drawing understanding. SAP MM, Mobius Mozilla, Baans Nederlands, ACS Embrace, IQ software, Excel, Powerpoint, Word doc, internet and global trade sites

Work Experience

1.Company owner at Navs auto sales and consultancy

From: January 2017 to Current

Job Type: permanent

Duties: all purchasing, costing, reselling, stock keeping, finance, customer liaison, problem solving, recruiting and training staff

Reason for Leaving: career growth

2.Procurement manager imports/exports at Sparesboyz cc

From: 15th January 2013 to September 30th 2016

Job Type: permanent

Duties: local and global purchasing for all branches, new business, problem solving, warehousing and stores, costing, reports, updating of existing IQ system, forex, logistics, importing/exporting to other countries, bench marking, customer/supplier assistance, training staff

Reason for Leaving: Career growth

3.Member at Navs auto panel and paint

FROM: May 2011 to November 2012

DUTIES: managing and retaining of key staff and overall correct purchasing of materials i.e., paints and accessories, buying, costing, marketing the business, customer relationships.

Reason for leaving: Got a better offer

4.Operations manager at John Williams Buyers est. 1917

FROM: August 1996 to 31st March 2010

Job type: Permanent

DUTIES: Purchasing stock, non stock, CAPEX items, contracts, policies and procedures, budgeting, costing, training staff, reports, supplier audits, buyer audits, logistics, ERP, MRP and JIT buying, planning, BBBEE, the overall clients were, Wayne Rubber, BSN Medical, PG Bison Pietermaritzburg and Boksburg, Masonite Africa Limited, Dunlop Tyres Ladysmith, Tigerbrands, Huntsman Tioxide, UCL Union Co-orp, GUD filters. Industries are, manufacturing, engineering, paper and pulp, commercial, Forestry, FMCG and automotive. Bulk of my career experience is based here.

Reason for leaving: Company restructure

5.Despatch clerk at Comet Undies

From: October 1990 to 31st July 1996

Job type: Permanent

Duties: duties were booking in goods, dispatching of goods, stock control assistant, stock take, customer queries, take phone orders and overall good housekeeping.

Reasons for leaving: Career growth

6.Despatch clerk at Protective Packaging

From: January 1990 to 31st October 1990

Job type: Permanent

Duties: were, dispatching and receiving of goods, stock take, good housing keeping, customer queries, see to customers, take down orders, driving out to customers and offering back up service and advice, training of 2 despatch staff

Reasons for leaving: Company liquidated


1.Institution: Burnwood High School

Completion Date: Matric senior certificate in 1989

Subjects: English, Afrikaans, Maths, Economics, Business economics and accounting

2.Institution: Damelin College, Purchasing Diploma

Completion date: November 1997

Subjects: available on request

3.Institution: Damelin College, Logistics Diploma

Completion date: November 2004

Subjects: available on request

4.Institution: Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, year 2019/20

Completion date: current

Subjects: available on request


Institution: C.I.P.S., UK

Affiliated no: 005757388, year 2019/20, (


Outstanding buyer for 2004 / 2005 achieved the annual savings target for raw materials being purchased, PB Bison PMB and the best team motivator.

In 2010, I was nominated in 3 separate categories, namely

1.Special person of the year 2010, Willingness

2.Special person of the year 2010, Exceptional hard worker with technical buying expertise.

3.Special person of the year 2010, outstanding achievement as head of department of procurement.

Extra activities:

Community work, CPF and rates board member, gym and motivator, car hobbyist


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