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Assistant Silo Manager

Cape Town

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Over 9 years combined full-time working experience in positions that include grain storage, -management and -handling, operations management, facilities management, retail management and physical asset safeguarding. I hold two post-graduate qualifications in management and business administration and a higher education certificate in facilities management. I am skilled in facilities management, facilities maintenance management, inventory management, administration, safety, health, environmental and quality control (SHEQ/OHS), risk assessment, research, grain grading, fumigation, office administration, records management, staff supervision and management, customer service, safeguarding of property, project planning, operations administration and management, basic bookkeeping, budgeting, forecasting, and basic finance management. I am a dynamic, self-motivated, hardworking, dedicated, reliable, and trustworthy individual with a very strong work ethic who functions exceptional in groups. I get along and interact effortlessly with individuals from different backgrounds and I am not easily frightened by setbacks or challenges. I am an exceptional communicator and self-motivated. I take pride in my strong leadership skills, and I quickly earn mutual respect from my colleagues. I am a humble and grateful individual who always takes psychological ownership of any task assigned to me. I consider myself a lifelong learner and take pride and interest in all the tasks that I am assigned. I display discipline and focus in performing tasks. I also possess high proficiency levels in computer literacy, including working with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and Video conferencing, and I have experience working with SAP Accounting Solutions. I demonstrate a strong ability to perform effectively, even under significant pressure. I adapt easily to changing environments.

Personal information

Date of Birth:                                                                          07 July 1990

Race & Gender:                                                                       Coloured Male

Marital Status:                                                                         Married with one child dependent

Nationality:                                                                              South African

Language Proficiencies:                                                         Fluent in English and Afrikaans

Other languages (basic):                                                        Setswana and Sesotho (basic understanding)

Criminal Offences:                                                                  None

Driver’s license:                                                                      Code 10

Health:                                                                                     Excellent; non-smoker

Education

University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town

Facilities Management short course, 2023

 

North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom

Master’s in Business Administration, 2022

Dissertation on Corporate Social Responsibility

 

 

 

NWU, Potchefstroom

PGDip in Management and Business Administration, 2019

 

NWU, Potchefstroom

Bachelor of Health Science, 2018

 

Ferdinand Postma High School, Potchefstroom

Grade 12 (Matric), 2009

Experience

Oct 2022 – Present

Assistant Silo Manager • Senwes Grainlink

Management of assigned silo, responsible for management and treatment of grain offloaded by grain producers, that is sold to various manufacturers, as well as Safety, health, environmental and quality control (SHEQ/OHS) and grain handling risk assessment. Office administration and management, staff supervision and management, facilities maintenance and management, customer service and complaints handling, records management, inventory management, grain intake bookings (offloading and collection of grain from silo), grain offloading, grain storage management, grain handling, grain dispatch, truck weighing, measurement of grain volume in silos, grain forecasting, fumigation, grain grading, preparation of documentation and records, filing, posting inventory (grain) receipt and sales to SAP Accounting Software, cash reconciliations, banking, purchases (procurement), planning and any ad hoc duties. Management of up to 17 staff members.

 

Aug 2021 – Sep 2022

Silo Manager (Graduate) • Senwes Grainlink

Silo management, office administration and management, staff supervision and management, facilities maintenance and management, customer service and complaints handling, records management, inventory management, grain intake bookings (offloading and collection of grain from silo), grain offloading, grain storage management, grain handling, grain dispatch, truck weighing, measurement of grain volume in silos, grain forecasting, fumigation, grain grading, preparation of documentation and records, filing, posting inventory (grain) receipt and sales to SAP Accounting Software, cash reconciliations, banking, procurement, and any ad hoc duties. People management.

 

Jul 2013 – Feb 2017

Lance Corporal • South African Air Force

Sports facilities management, office administration, filing, records management, and safeguarding personnel and other SANDF resources, inventory management, land navigation, surveillance, client service. Multiple Employee of the month achievement awards. Protection Unit Sportsman of the year award.

 

Jan 2006 – Jun 2013

Assistant retail manager • Derbyshire Trading Store CC

Office administration, sales, filing and records management, budgeting, record-keeping, basic financial information reporting, creditor payments, inventory management, debt collection, buyer (inventory procurement), store supervision, business admin, client service and complaints.

 

Jan 2012 – Jun 2013

Medical equipment courier • NephroCare Mooimed Hospital

Transportation of medical equipment.

 

Jan 2012 – Feb 2013

Study Guide Distributor • North-West University

Distribution of study guides to registered university students.

Skills

Computer Skills:        

Excellent: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet, Email, Video Conferencing, SAP Accounting Software

 

Operational Skills:

Project management

Facilities maintenance management

Operations management

Staff supervision

Inventory management

Safety, health, environmental and quality control (SHEQ/OHS)

Risk assessment

Accounts management

Research

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points – fumigation

Maintenance management

Records preparation and filing

Administration management

Office administration

Report writing

Filing and records management

Typing

Excellent customer service

Excellent interpersonal skills

Detail-orientated

Time management

Team player

Retail store management

Exceptional communication skills

Problem solving

Critical thinker

Strong leadership

Basic bookkeeping

Posting of journal entries

Financial reporting and analysis

Report writing

Budgeting

Forecasting

Research

Data analysis

Excellent presentation skills

Public speaking

Resource safeguarding

Sales

CPR and first aid

Leadership, Achievements and Community Service

·        Silo operations manager (leading a team of up to 17 people)

 

·        Multiple employee’ of the month achievement awards at the SANDF (2016 – 2017)

 

·        2018 Winner, best Financial Manager, in the Around the World recreation service delivery practical assignment. This assignment stretched over 5 months and our team of 5 members were tasked to design, develop, manage, and evaluate a real-life recreational programme that accommodates individuals with disabilities. My responsibilities included overseeing financial matters, preparation, management, and evaluation of the budget, kept record of the spending of the group, assistance with the programme needs assessment, development, marketing and execution.

 

·        Class representative leadership positions at Ferdinand Postma High School.

 

·        Co-founder and facilitator at the Promosa Good News and Recreation Club for Children – Children upliftment, Bible study, arts and cultural activities, Potchefstroom (2018 – present)

 

·        Community outreach – Donation of clothing in a historically disadvantaged suburb of Potchefstroom, Promosa (2018)

Certifications and other courses

2023
Microsoft Excel level 2&3
2022
Grow Leaders Course (leadership training), Report Writing, Forecasting
2022
Grain Grading – Mielies, Maize, Wheat, Soya Beans, Sunflower, Sorghum, Bali
2022
Fumigation – Basic Module, Bulk Fumigation, Bag Fumigation, Circulation Fumigation
2019
Level 1 First Aid
2019
Level 1 Cricket Umpire
2018
Corporate ethics training, as part of NWU degree
2018
CSA Level 1 Umpire Course on the Laws of Cricket Code 17, NWCUA, Potchefstroom
2014
X-Ray Operators Course, SANDF Air Force, Hoedspruit
2014
Aviation Ground Protection Course, SANDF Air Force, Hoedspruit
2013 – 2014
Basic Military Training, SANDF Air Force, Hoedspruit
2013
Foundational Learning Competence – English and Mathematics, SANDF Air Force, Hoedspruit
2012
IRB (International Rugby Board) Accredited Level Two coaching, NWU, Potchefstroom
 

References

Willie Lombaard (Senwes Grainlink, senior silo manager)                       060 966 6817

Barend Botha (Senwes Grainlink cluster manager)                              060 966 6816

Koos De Klerk (Senwes Grainlink cluster manager)                              060 966 6829

Dawie Jacobs (Senwes Grainlink assistant silo manager)                       060 966 6822

Lt Colonel N. Faul (SAAF lieutenant Colonel)                                       082 308 3415

Elias Jonas (Senior Grain Grader, Senwes Grainlink)                           072 512 9955

Bernice Noble (Senior Nurse – NephroCare Potch)                               079 789 1957

Barend Steyn (Barend Steyn Biokineticist)                                           082 497 5963

 

 

 

 

Alta Wernigh (Manager NWU distribution-NWU)                                   018 299 4007

Mr. P. van den Berg (Lecturer at NWU)                                                018 299 1802

Mr. VR. Derbyshire (Owner of Derbyshire Trading Store)                      073 412 7923

Mr. Nollie Meintjies (Teacher/Head Coach U/15 B Volkies)                   082 828 1727

Mrs. T. Prinsloo (Dep. Principal at Ferdinand Postma)                          082 331 0219

Mr. W. Herbst (Teacher & Rugby coach, Ferdinand Postma High)         072 378 7799

Coach Henning (Rugby coach)                                                            082 739 0963

 

 

 

Education

1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2021

Masters in Business Administration at North-West University

1 Jan 2019 - 30 Nov 2019

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration at North-West University

Experience

10 Aug 2021 - 31 Dec 2023

Assistant silo manager at Senwes Grainlink

Reason for leaving – relocation to Cape Town

15 Jul 2013 - 28 Feb 2017

Lance Corporal at South African National Defence Force (Airforce)

Reason for leaving – to further higher education studies

Jan 2006 - Jun 2013

Assistant retail operations management at Derbyshire Trading Closed Corporation

Reason for leaving – joining the SANDF

  • Updated 3 months ago

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