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Summary

Dear Sir/Madam,

Kindly receive my CV for Facility/Farm/Production/Pack house General Management opportunities.

My objective is seeking acceptance into a position with the goal of providing high standard service, utilizing my extensive leadership and communication skills, operational and production management, freight and logistic management, networking and decision making, co-ordination and reporting skills, coupled with years of practical hands-on and task orientated agricultural and technical management skills.

I have been in the Agricultural Environment for over 20 years and been appointed as General Farmer Manager Production / Pack house Manager: Sugarcane; Citrus; Tropical Fruit. Due to financial constraints, I decided to temporally change to the building construction sector where I have had very successful results and references in managing a construction project.

I have successfully completed a construction project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. It was a €4Miljion Mango Drying Factory which was completed by the end June 2017.
I was recruited by Westfalia Company.

I am dedicated and a task orientated individual. And I have excellent communication and interpersonal managerial skills. Yes, I am South African citizen but would like to relocate myself and my very skilled wife internationally.

Thank you for your kind assistance. I look forward to positive feedback.

Kindest Regards
Buks Saaiman
+27835564382
Ibpsaaiman@gmail.com

Experience

Construction Project Manager
Timini Fruit
Burkina Faso
July-2016 - June-2017

TIMINI Bobo-Dioulasso BURKINA FASO - CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER June 2016- Current
(Project completed June 2017)
 Project Manager for the Construction of Mango Drier and Pack House/Factory – administration offices, workshops personnel buildings total 4000m2
 £4M(euro) Project in Partnership with Westfalia : Westfalia Fruit is a leading multinational supplier of fresh subtropical fruit and related processed products to international markets. Part of the Hans Merensky Holdings Group, Westfalia grows, sources and ripens, packs, processes and markets sustainably-grown avocados year round. Its vertically-integrated supply chain enables Westfalia to market quality fruit from across the globe. Major retailers are served from sales offices located in the Netherlands, England (Greencell), France (Comexa), Colombia (Westsole) and South Africa. Westfalia has expanded its footprint to include marketing and packing for the Americas from its operation in California.
o Project management, planning and scheduling. Revise current planning and to evaluate quotes.
o Consulting local building contractors regarding all civil and concrete works of the factory building.
o Cooperation with local building Inspectors. Coordinating the work of different contractors.
o Arranging and coordination of material imports and logistics.
o Managing of the development schedules and submit regular progress reports.

General Manager: Farming
Esmyline
South Africa
January-2012 - November-2015

General Manager
 Sugarcane 130h
 Bananas 45h
 Mango’s 25h
 Litchis 25h
o Manage production of sugarcane, mango’s, litchis and bananas which included fertilizer programs, spray programs, weed control, replant and irrigation scheduling.
o Liaise between Director, TSB Sugar Cane supply, Logistic Company and Mill Group Board regarding harvesting program and supply of Sugarcane.
o Effectively manage quality compliance, inventory control, labor, production, overhead & operational budget, and profit and loss (P&L) reporting.
o Compiled yield, fruit supply & packaging material estimates & figures on Excel MS system.
o Liaise with Fruit Market Agents on daily basis to negotiate best profit levels.
o Successfully comply to all aspects of Managing a Tropical Farm and work force with profit sharing as result.

Production / Pack house Manager
SwaziCan Citrus Rhodes Food Co.
South Africa
January-2010 - January-2012

Production/ Pack House Manager
≥ Lemons – 40Ha
≥ Grapefruit – 480Ha
≥ Oranges – 160Ha
≥ Created, nurtured and sustained high employee morale and productivity with frequent communication, effective meetings. Trained and supported pack house staff to boost productivity and increase efficiency
≥ Modernized citrus pack house with focus on cost reduction.
≥ Carried out EUROGAP and HACCAP packing systems. Co-ordinate Cold Freight chain on daily/weekly basis
≥ Compiled packaging material estimates. Developed and implemented processes and procedures to enhance communication and relationships between Company, Freight Company, Suppliers & Markets
≥ Compiled monthly financial reports for budget purposes on Excel MS system.

Operations Technical Manger:
Mechanical Work Shop: 2 Petrol/Diesel Mechanics; 1 Auto Electrician; 2 Fitters; 1 Boiler Maker
Housing Maintenance Department: 1 Builder; 1 Plumber; 1 Electrician
Fleet Management: 5 Hilux LDV; 30 Tractors; 3x10 Ton Trucks; 1 Bell Backacter; 5 Bell Loading Machines
≥ Effectively manage quality compliance, inventory control, labor, production, overhead, operational budget, and profit and loss (P&L) reporting. Coach and mentor subordinate managers to encourage autonomy and accountability within departments.

Pack house Manager
Crookes Brothers
South Africa
May-2006 - November-2009

Banana Pack House Manager
 Management of three (Pack house (Amanxala/Lang Piet/Nico’scamp)
 Liaise on daily base with Management regarding orders/budget/ Productivity of Pack house staff and Quality control on Eurogap Packing System - Delivered and maintain a high standards of a quality product
 Facilitating & Training of pack house staff to boost productivity and increase efficiency. Manage all IR related issues of Pack house staff.
 Liaise between Management and Lebombo Growers regarding marketing/freight/general packaging material orders for packing purposes. Developed and implemented processes and procedures to enhance communication and relationships between Company & Lebombo Growers
 Compiled monthly financial reports and estimates, yield, fruit supply & packaging material estimates & figures on Excel MS system to management
 Incentive recognition for outstanding performance

Project Manager
Dansa Foods Nigeria
Nigeria
June-2005 - April-2006

Project/Production Manager June 2005 – April 2006
Establish and manage the following Projects:
> Region: Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
≥ Pineapples - Fruit Juice Plant
≥ Palm Oil - Local Market
≥ Sugar Cane - Dangote Sugar Mill

Project Management - Pineapple & Sugar Cane overview:
 Establish budget plan for de-bushing and establishment of abovementioned projects
 Quotation verification and purchase of all heavy equipment on international level - China/America
 Recruiting, selection and management of staff and laborers.
 Establishment of nurseries for cultivation of seedlings
 Logistic and financial management
 Liaison with government officials
 Soil sampling advise to Farmers in order to distinguish suitable Sugarcane varieties
 Assist farmers in the growing of Sugarcane by training them on the correct methods on applying herbicides, pesticides and fungicides for optimal growing results
 Advised Farmers on harvesting methods, regarding how and where to do topping and/or base cutting in order to gain optimal sucrose levels and the use of cane ripeners.

Operational Management Juice plant overview:
 General Plant Production Management see Summary of Management below
 Establishment & development of Pineapple Juice Plant in co-ordination with ELPO
 Quotations, Orders & Shipment for Stainless steel Equipment from South Africa
 Negotiation with local Pineapple farmers for Production purposes
 Budgeting & Financial Management on Technical Workshop

Summary of General Project Management
 The introduction and implementation of “Best Practices”
 Implementing an operational strategy
 Ensuring maximum resource effectiveness and efficiency
 Establishing and maintaining maximum profitability
 Supporting and Training of farm managers and personnel
 Staffing and management of the operations
 Co-ordination and integrating different functions / departments / activities
 Securing and expanding markets / clients

Technical Advisor
Novon AgroChemicals
South Africa
January-2002 - March-2005

 Technical Advisor
o Marketing of a wide range of Agricultural Chemicals in the Lowveld/Onderberg area
o Enhanced and gained in-depth knowledge of Product range
o Assist farmers in the growing of vegetables/fruit /sugar cane by training them on the correct methods on crop spaying programs re herbicides, pesticides and fungicides
o Soil sampling advise to Farmers in order to identify nutrition problems
o Assist farmers in the growing & harvesting of Sugarcane by training them on the correct methods on applying herbicides, pesticides and fungicides for optimal growing results

Operational / Production / Pack house Manager
Laughing Waters Pineries
South Africa
January-1995 - December-2002

 Operational/Production/ Pack house Manager
o Extensive experience and Quality management on Citrus, Banana, Litchi and Mango farming /Packing. Carried out extensive research on ripening of fruits, EUROGAP and HACCAP
o Designed and implemented modernized citrus pack house with focus on cost benefit (reduction)
o Negotiate corporate discount on behalf of Directors with suppliers. Liaise directly on National and International levels with fruit markets. Compiled packaging material estimates
o Trained and supported pack house staff to boost productivity and increase efficiency
o High level of Cold Freight chain co-ordination on daily/weekly basis
o Developed and implemented processes and procedures to enhance communication and relationships between Company, Freight Company, Suppliers & Markets
o Compiled monthly financial reports for budget purposes

Branch Manager
Laeveld Coopration
South Africa
January-1990 - January-1995

 Admin Manager 1993
 Branch Manager 1995

Captain
SA Army
South Africa
January-1980 - December-1990

SA Army 1980 - 1990
 Lieutenant 1980
 Captain 1988
 Courses done:
SAW Junior Personnel/Admin Course 1979; SAW - Basic Educational Technology 1979; SAW Senior Personnel/Admin Course 1980; SAW - Senior Supervisory/Managerial Officers Course 1980; SAW - WIS (Workflow Initiative Skills) 1985; SAW - Officers Initiation (Heidelberg) 1988

Education

Matric
Sybrand van Niekerk Sabie
South Africa
January-1974 - December-1978

Afrikaans
English
Biology
History
Business Economics
Wood work / Technical Drawings