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Plant Manager Air Force

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
April 28, 2021

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Branford High School

Senior Certificate


Subjects passed:

English, Afrikaans, Science, Mathematics, Biology, Motor Mechanical.

Computer Programming Skills:

Practiced Office Package:

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook Express.

Practiced Operating Systems:

Windows9X, Windows2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista, MS Dos, Miles, Oros, Saps.

Course Completed:

Honours Baccalaureus Commerce 11

Documenting the Management Systems (SANAS R47-02)

Diploma in Road Transport (RAU)/Transport Management Diploma (CIT-SA)

Management Development/ Business and Computer School Diploma

Marketing and Costing of Distribution Contracts.

CCMA, WSP, SETA, Payroll.


Tracking systems: Citas, Road Show, and C Track, Tracker and Mix Telematics.

Advance Safety/Safety Representative/Safety Supervisor

Kepner Trego Problem Solving

Import and Export.

Import and Exports.

Advance Health and Safety

Advance Firefighting.


Debt Counselling (NCRDC 569)

Debt Collector (DCD 0041231/10)

Experience and Summary:

The following achievements demonstrate my qualification for this position:

●Develop and ensure implementation of HR policies, procedures and guidelines on issues such as performance management, salaries and benefits, working relations, disciplinary procedures and professional development.

●Learn and oversee the online portal system used to manage performance evaluations, timesheets and staff records; ensure accounts are kept up to date, and that records are maintained up to standard.

●Guide supervisors on the development of job descriptions (JD) for all staff and ensure that the JDs are kept up to date.

●Lead the process of recruitment, placement, and on boarding of skilled employees; including consultants and seconded staff, and prepare their contracts and packages.

●Develop orientation schedules and work with relevant supervisors on the orientation of new staff.

●Establish and maintain complete and accurate personnel files

●Advise the program staff on salary and benefits to ensure that is competitive in the NGO sector and pay scales are periodically reviewed in accordance with HR policy.

●Develop a staff development plan in consultation with technical leadership to ensure continuous learning and development of staff, as well as addressing gaps in performance and skill.

●Oversee that staff and supervisors develop and annual objectives on time and that the reviews are done accordingly; guiding on that process where necessary.

●Maintain staff knowledge of all workplace policies and facilitate compliance through refresher trainings.

●Listen to grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures in line with the policy and South African laws.

●In collaboration with leadership, plan and support morale activities for the team members.

●Administer leave, promotions, termination, and resignations of employees.

●Interpret and advise the Director on employment legislation and represent on labour relations issues, engaging local consultants as needed.

●Oversee locum and volunteer contracts, and coordinate with those staff members to ensure timesheets are submitted on time each morning.

●Develop logistical strategies and operational plans in order to optimize the flow of commodities.

●Ensure maximum allocation of rail capacity.

●Secure procurement of logistic services ensuring quality, price and time is in order with the company strategies and budgets (RFQ’s, Tenders and Contract Administration).

●Develop and implement information systems with accurate data input that can be used for commercial decisions for the company.

●Compliance, Governance and Assurance.

●Manage, maintain and build customer relationships.

●Develop and implement SLAs between the company and the logistics service providers.

●Develop and implement TCO models and ensure that the targets set (cost reduction) are met accordingly.

●Develop and implement logistics and marketing standards, policies, template process flows etc.

●To develop cost effective and executable tactical transport plans while adhering to the right service level of the transport function for the collection and distribution of all products, equipment and related reverse logistics activities in line with inbound resource availability and outbound demand.

●Develop and align the National Transport, Fleet and Logistics Business Plan and strategies with the National Supply Chain Business Plan and strategies to achieve optimum asset utilisation and cost efficiency both nationally and at each zone.

●Communicate the accepted plan to stakeholders and implement service level agreements with zones and outsourced service providers (e.g. couriers) and in conjunction with the procurement function where required.

●Identify transport logistics risks and develop plans to mitigate and reduce the risks.

●Assist with Operations Supply Chain Logistics with the development of transport logistics initiatives and develop project plans for implementing agreed decisions.

●Develop own budget and consolidate, analyse and review all transport logistics budgets into one national budget for area of responsibility.

●Review and where necessary request changes to manpower plan/structure to ensure the availability of staff to achieve operational requirements.

●Develop draft policies and procedures and standards for executive approval across the whole transport function; ensuring alignment of policies and procedures for product handling and movement with best operating practice as well as standards and statutory requirements.

●Implement policies, procedures and standards within the area being managed, conducts regular audits to ensure compliance, and take remedial action taken where required.

●Assisting the Directors: Operations Supply Chain Logistics to design the transport logistics network to connect the sourcing locations with customers at the lowest possible cost within the constraints of the Customer Service policy.

●Assisting the Director's: Operations Supply Chain Logistics to establish and implement a vehicle lifecycle programme comprising a Technical Specifications File, Fleet Register, Vehicle Allocation Model, replacement and disposal plans.

●Analysing the national transport logistics activity and compile an organised programme of activities, which ensures that performance measures are designed, formalized and implemented.

●Identifying an optimum fleet configuration that best suit the organisation's needs and recommend updates to the Technical Specifications for vehicles.

●Managing and optimizing transport and trip planning in order to ensure effective collection and delivery of shipments both nationally and at each zone.

●Monitoring and managing the utilization of the vehicle fleet.

●Ensuring that procedures are in place to maintain vehicles in good working order, and to present a positive image of the organisation to the general public through proper scheduling of routine services and daily maintenance of vehicles.

●Ensuring adherence to the statutory requirements in respect of vehicles and loads at all times.

●Ensuring drivers comply with the Road Traffic Safety policy (drivers have valid licences/permits, drivers are trained, and drivers undergo medical assessments as required).

●Manage operational activities of transport sub-contractors.

●Implement cost control and budget procedures.

●Manage and monitor the overall transport cost budget and report and motivate variances.

●Develop draft fleet performance measures for approval by the executive and monitor, report and take corrective action where variances from agreed norms and standards are identified.

●Ensure that systems, procedures are implemented to monitor vehicle maintenance and costs against vehicle service and maintenance budgets and identify vehicles recommended for disposal.

●Review vehicle utilization and recommend swapping of vehicles to ensure mileage is evenly distributed over the fleet, or recommend vehicle for disposal in line with the vehicle replacement policy and procedures.

●Advise the procurement function timeously of vehicle replacement requirements, considering vehicle replacement cycles, and time required to procure and up fit accessories to vehicle.

●Buying and Selling of Diesel, Petrol and Oils to different entitles.

●Maintain and monitor quality levels at all times.

●Monitor trends, audits result and produces ongoing reports to ensure statutory, compliance, and deviations are corrected e.g. National Road Traffic Act, cold chain violations, environmental control, and road traffic safety.

●Ensures all Zones transport functions complies with internal audits by monitoring non-conformances raised and performing monthly visits.

●Evaluate and validate SOP's and Quality Programs and develop action plans to correct deviations, errors and deficiencies.

●Ensuring compliance with the Road Traffic Safety policy and procedures for vehicles and drivers under their control.

●Investigating vehicle accidents, taking corrective action and reporting to the Safety and Environment Department.

●Manage the relationship with fleet/fuel card providers and ensure adherence to SLA.

●Manage relationship with maintenance management providers, ensure adherence to SLA and identify and rectify vehicle maintenance related issues.

●Audit providers of routine service maintenance and spares regularly, to ensure amounts invoiced equal work done/ spares supplied and quality of work performed is on standard.

●Manage relationships with fleet vehicle tracking service providers and ensure adherence to SLA.

●Manage relationships with fleet support services providers and ensure adherence to SLA (e.g. vehicle breakdown, accident management, licence and fines management).

●Manage direct reports by implementing and monitoring the Performance Management system. Identify and track training needs and ensure completion of required technical training.

●Ensure regular two-way communication with employees on organisational matters e.g. values, policy and strategy, SOPs etc.

●Monitor and control staff time-keeping records, general and specific absenteeism trends and overtime worked to ensure adherence to HR policy and relevant National Legislation and take appropriate corrective action where necessary.

●Monitor the coordination and control of shift exchanges and employee leave and sick leave to ensure the provision of adequate personnel for cost-effective running of the department and submit required documentation to HR by the agreed day of the month.

●Deal with grievances, conflict and disciplinary issues and take appropriate corrective actions in accordance with Policy on matters related to misconduct and incapacity (performance and ill-health), with a view to improving productivity.

●Recruitment and the selection of suitable candidates according to manpower plan.

●Recruitment and Selection procedures and EE targets.

●Attend information meetings and appropriate training sessions as required, to remain informed of current field-related developments, to promote knowledge sharing where relevant according to IPA specifications.

●Assist with the development of the Logistics Strategic Plan (Supply Chain) and ensure implementation.

●Provide Strategic and Change Leadership to the Logistics function and team.

●Plan raw materials requirements on a current and forecasted basis to meet production demands.

●Manage logistics operations.

●Obtain customer release.

●Calculate material requirements based on future demand.

●Create production plan.

●Load production orders into the system.

●Control internal transportation.

●Ensure outbound logistics is controlled and customer requirements are dispatched on time.

●Develop/activate the MRP system.

●Optimise the use of the delivery vehicles by ensuring On Time in Full (OTIF).

●Monitor engineering changes and plan run-in and run-out programmes.

●Manage raw materials and finished product stocks.

●Process and control logistics documentation.

●Run stock take.

●Manage stores.

●Maintain a revenue versus cost for each truck load sent out.

●Manage and reduce aged stock.

●Continuous Improvement and Benchmark logistics processes against Best Practices.

●Keep up to date with latest trends/developments in Logistics Management and adopt Best Practices.

●Identify opportunities for process/systems improvements.

●Implement Best Business Practices and Principles.

●Participate in productivity improvement initiatives with suppliers.

●Overseeing comprehensive facility services—including security, maintenance, cleaning, and reception—for building information technology premises and affiliated remote sites.

●Streamlining space relocations through the creation of highly detailed computer-based floor plans, enabling efficient and swift moves with minimal staff disruption.

●Demonstrating unparalleled dedication to providing outstanding building management, developing and implementing policies and procedures to drive maximum user service and satisfaction while achieving company goals.

●Utilizing a variety of databases to enhance efficiency and accuracy while replacing outdated security and tracking methods.

●Excelling at balancing multiple tasks within deadline-driven environments while providing top-level organization and communication skills and improving maintenance systems.

●Extensive experience in handling client based security services and general security operations including facility inspection, updating of paperwork and security manuals.

●Demonstrated ability to command and control FCC activities during emergency situations.

●Well versed in reviewing and investigating accidental and misconduct reports and issuing future course of action in light of the incident analysis.

●Able to assess staff and personnel training needs and provide them training accordingly.

Other Duties:

Running and Checking of a Ready Mix and Crusher Plant.

Understanding of SARMA (South Africa Ready Mix Association) guideline.

Registered Debt Collector and Debt Counsellor.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyses, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Literacy

Knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


Farm Work: January 2019 till Date.

Ensuring all aspects of running the farm are met. Maintaining safe working practices. Managing labour. Ensuring the welfare of livestock. Ventilation management. Feed Management. Production performance. Record keeping. Mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs. Cleaning Farms- Felling trees and cutting firewood.


CPUT University: March 2016 – December 2018 (HOD) - (Transport/Fleet/Logistics/Operations/Workshop/ Facility Maintenance and Security. (Contract.)


Grindrod Fuelogic: Sept 2013 – March 2015 (Area/Transport/Logistics/Operations/Fleet Manager.) (Retrenched – Contract Expired)


SA Road link: Feb 2010 till Aug 2013 (Transport/Fleet/Logistics/Operations/IR Manager/Driver Recruitment and Training Facilitator)


Haulcon, 2006 to 2009: (Fleet / Logistics / Transport / Workshop/HR and IR Manager).


W.G. Wearne, 2002 to 2006: (Fleet / HR / IR / Workshop/ Transport and Plant Manager)


Imperial Dist. Contracts: 1997 to 2002. (Customer Service Manager.) Khanhym/Dew Crisp/Namibian Breweries/Experditors (Import and Export) and Stewards and Lloyds.


Roux International. CO: 1988 to 1996: (Transport /Customer Service Fleet /Logistics /Transport / Workshop/Warehouse/HR and IR Manager).


Safripol. 1980 to 1988: (Senior Process Controller)


South African Air force: 1974 to 1980 (Sergeant)

Join the Air force permanently in the Transport/Workshop department.


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