Cornelius B.

  • Summary

    Recently completed a contract in Malawi. Strong influential leader that gets the job done. Can work at all levels of operational, tactical and strategic. Creative thinker that draws great knowledge from his 30 plus years experience. Understands diverse cultures and work ethics. Intolerant of unethical practices as this short changes the shareholders.

    Available to come and make a difference.

    Experience

    Regional Supply Chain Manager
    Alliance One Tobacco
    Malawi
    March-2016 - May-2020

    Countries responsible for: Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya and Jordan.
    Rolled out SAP MRP across the region to improve availability and inventory stockholdings.
    Negotiated supplier agreements that encouraged open book costing with fixed mark ups
    Ensured SOP, Procurement Policy and Corporate Governance protocol adherence

    General Manger / Russian Supply Chain Manager
    Barloworld Logistics / Vostochnaya Technica
    Russian Federation
    November-2012 - July-2015

    Establish Barloworld Logistics Division in Russia
    Develop and train Russian supply chain staff
    Introduce supply chain best practices
    Implemented SAP WMS (warehouse management system) at Novosibirsk facility
    Negotiate business agreements

    Managing Director / Owner
    Bestlogic
    South Africa
    February-2011 - October-2012

    Consulting in the field of logistics, warehousing, procurement, transportation and supply chain to various organizations

    Operations Manager
    Franklin Electric
    South Africa
    May-2008 - February-2011

    Re engineered the flow path layout of workstations in factory to improve efficiencies
    Acquired more modern machining and rubber technology equipment to increase throughput
    Gave the parts and finished goods warehouse a complete makeover
    Improved correct inventory stockholding to satisfy customer availability
    Developed staff for succession planning to take over managerial roles

    From Management Trainee to General Manager
    Aberdare Cables
    South Africa
    January-1989 - February-2008

    Starting on the factory floor as an assistant operator to senior group manager, understanding all processes and procedures in every functional department that makes up a international business.
    Starting a factory in Mozambique from importation of machinery, installation to commissioning. Still operational today.
    Presenting a group supply chain strategy , then appointed Project Manager to build a 20 000 square meter warehouse 20 meters high.

    From Management Trainee to General Manager
    Aberdare Cables
    South Africa
    January-1989 - February-2008

    Starting on the factory floor as an assistant operator to senior group manager, understanding all processes and procedures in every functional department that makes up a international business.
    Starting a factory in Mozambique from importation of machinery, installation to commissioning. Still operational today.
    Presenting a group supply chain strategy , then appointed Project Manager to build a 20 000 square meter warehouse 20 meters high.

    Education

    Program for Management Development
    University of Cape Town Business School
    South Africa
    October-2006 - November-2006

    Diversity, Finance, Supply Chain, Operations
    Mini MBA

    Supply Chain Techniques
    College of Production Technology
    South Africa
    August-2002 - September-2003

    MRP Techniques, Logistics Techniques, Scheduling, Planning & Control, Procurement Techniques ( cum laude for all subjects)

    National Higher Diploma Electrical Engineering
    University of Nelson Mandela
    South Africa
    January-1989 - December-1994

    Electrical Engineering Heavy Current majoring in electrical machines, digital systems, strengths of materials, engineering mathematics

    National Higher Diploma Management Practice
    University of Nelson Mandela
    South Africa
    January-1993 - December-1994

    Qualification to compliment the engineering qualification, as I was put onto a Management Trainee program

    Business Management Diploma
    Damelin
    South Africa
    January-1990 - December-1990

    Management Information Systems, Human Resources, Finance, Operations Management, Communications