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Phone Number +27 081 482-2647
Location West Rand (South Africa)
Nationality South Africa (ID: 7108205418084)
Age 43 (20 Aug 1971)
EE/AA Status African Male
Driver's Licence Heavy Vehicle 3,500 - 16,000kg (Since Sep 1999)
My Next Job
Preferred Transport Manager, Distribution Manager, Warehouse Manager, Fleet Manager, Logistics Manager
Gauteng (South Africa)
Permanent Management Level position in the Logistics Management (FMCG, Retail & Wholesale) sector
I am looking for a job opportunity in Logistics Management. I have over 15 years advanced experience in Transport, Fleet, Distribution,Sales, Warehouse and Stores management.
Extensive knowledge in route planning and optimisation, vehicle tracking and exception reports.
Managing a large staff complement
Budgeting and cost saving majors Industrial relations, wage negotiations and dispute resolution
New business development and identify viable opportunities.
Outbound and inbound logistics (wholesale and retail), route to market and on time delivery of products.
Accident investigation and insurance claims and processes.
Allocation of vehicles per route, size and weight
Schedule vehicle maintenance as per pre-determined procedure to ensure optimum and reliable execution of deliveries.
Contract negotiation and management as per agreed SLA's Ensure team members adhere to set SOP's
Evaluate and advice on vehicle acquisition as per industry replacement cycle to ensure minimal running costs.
Ensure staff rosters are in place and adhered to
Ensure frequent and meaningful KPI’s are presented in line with set budgets
Notice Period: Immediately
Allied Publishing Limited
National Fleet Manager
Feb 2014 – Jan 2015
Times Media Limited
Oct 2011 – Jan 2014
The New Age
Regional Circulation Manager
Sep 2010 – Sep 2011
May 2008 – Jul 2010
Transport Operations Manager
Jan 2005 – Apr 2008
Jan 2004 – Dec 2004
Transport Management over 10 years
Project Management 5 to 10 years
Distribution (outbound and inbound) over 10 years
Route planning and optimization over 10 years
Budgeting 5 to 10 years
Warehouse and Stores Management
and processes 5 to 10 years
Distribution over 10 years
Staff Management over 10 years
New Business Opportunities and
development 5 to 10 years
Industrial Relations 5 to 10 years
Recruitment and Selection processes 5 to 10 years
Computer Skills over 10 years
Technical 2 to 5 years
Outbound and Reverse Logistics over 10 years
Route Planning and Optimisation over 10 years
Vehicle Tracking and Monitoring 5 to 10 years
Fleet Management over 10 years
Project Planning and Activation of New
Business Opportunities over 10 years
Forecasting over 10 years
Feb 2014– Jan 2015 National Fleet Manager (Allied Publishing Limited)
Johannesburg Metro, Gauteng (South Africa)
Set service standard requirements for both internal and external clients.
Ensure standards are communicated and managed
Ensure transport schedules are in place and adhered to for vehicle tracking exception reports.
Ensure deviations from planned routes are identified and corrective action taken-
Put financial control measures in place to ensure achievement of budget cost saving
Develop efficient and sound fleet management processes.
Ensure cost effective utilisation and maintenance of resources to optimise and assist the operational management of the organisation.
Performance ratings of each driver are monitored, including working hours and overtime.
Manage revenue generation, costs and availability per asset on continuous basis.
Manage fuel pumps, stock levels and other remote resources from central location.
Analyse all data from fuel tanks, bowsers, bankcards and tracking data obtained through fleet management system to provide exception reports.
Plan, organise and lead subordinates (Workshop Manager, Artisans, Workshop Assistants and Cleaners) according to pre-determined deadlines and operational requirements.
Order spares for the vehicle and motorcycle workshop stores to ensure availability at all times.
Negotiate with external suppliers using the criteria of price, availability, service and any other parameters as deemed necessary.
Compile reports and key performance indicators, trends and developments and present to stake holders at EXCO meetings.
Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports to present to monthly MANCO meetings.
Advise the finance department on vehicle and motorcycle disposal and purchasing.
Manage a fleet of 500 vehicles and 120 motorcycles
Reason for Leaving: Pursue a business opportunity
Oct 2011– Jan 2014 Sales Executive/Representative (Times Media Limited)
Permanent Senior Level position in the Wholesale product (Sales) sector
Recruit and manage new contractors to widen door to door network, to ensure that newspapers are delivered to target markets at their door steps.
Forecasting and single copy publishing of allocated publications.
One on one client interaction to ensure product promotion and sales improvements.
Plan and execute promotional activities to increase product awareness and in wide footprint.
Plan country areas visits bi-weekly to monitor operations. Prepare daily quantity forecasting to maintain a 10% returns. Prepare weekly sales reports to monitor weekly targets Co-ordinate weekly banking of cash by contractors and reconcile cash against copies sold.
Arrange delivery of newspapers to contractors in conjunction with central depots.
Implement price increases and revise commissions earned by contractors.
Co-ordinate and prepare agenda for weekly door to door meetings to discuss current and future operations.
Identify new projects and incentive schemes to ensure viability of the door to door network.
Reason for Leaving: Pursue an opportunity in Logistics
Sep 2010– Sep 2011 Regional Circulation Manager (The New Age)
Permanent Management Level position in the Sales Management (Sales) sector
Oversee the distribution of The New Age newspapers in all distribution channels in Gauteng i.e. (Single copy, Bulk, Subscriptions and Informal).
Prepare daily print orders as per publishing schedules and forward to printers.
Prepare daily loading schedule for retail, contractors and wholesalers.
Prepare and present weekly growth plan on all channels to senior management (Group Circulation manager, Deputy CEO, CEO and Chairman).
Reconcile debtors’ accounts and recover outstanding payments.
Recruit for new contractors and bulk subscription deals.
Conduct trade visits on a weekly basis to ensure that all retailers were receiving and selling The New Age.
Conduct sampling inspections bi-weekly to minimise cases of dumping.
Co-ordinate in store promotions to make consumers aware of the product.
Co-ordinate monthly business breakfast seminars in conjunction with the SABC and invite influential business people for an opportunity to interact with government ministers, MEC’s and the State President.
Compile, reconcile and authorise contractor’s invoices for payments.
Reconcile returns from contractors and main distributor to ensure that all returns are accounted for before releasing payments.
Meeting set budgets for regional budget and targets
Liaise with marketing department on promotional and visibility campaigns.
Meeting client needs through product offering and keeping abreast with competition.
Maximise revenue by creating multiple opportunities for the brand.
Reason for Leaving: Customs and practices
May 2008– Jul 2010 National Fleet Manager (Allied Publishing Limited)
Reason for Leaving: New Venture
Jan 2005– Apr 2008 Transport Operations Manager (Allied Publishing Limited)
Permanent Management Level position in the Route management & control (Warehousing & distribution) sector
Managing the co-ordination and allocating of the delivery vehicles and staff to meet the operational requirements of the bulk distribution process.
Manage and coordinate outbound logistics on all publications from route to market.
Daily monitoring of press deadlines in conjuction with press despatchers and implementing contingency plans should deadlines be missed due to breaking news and press breakdowns
Daily monitoring of delivery times to ensure adherence to set delivery standards.
Manage transport operations controller, transport dispatchers, press supervisors and drivers with regard to operational issues.
Verify and authorise wages salaries and overtime inputs for onward transmission to the wage/salary department.
Monitor vehicle usage and kilometres travelled to ensure that it’s within the prescribed parameters.
Investigate discrepancies in vehicle and time usage and institute disciplinary action where abuse is suspected.
Assess requests for vehicle repairs and maintenance and establish if work to be carried out on vehicles is not due to driver abuse or negligence.
Complete and authorise job request forms for work to be carried out on vehicles.
Compile weekly fuel consumption reports and investigate discrepancies, where discrepancy is due to driver intervention, take appropriate corrective or disciplinary action.
Compile distribution process reports for onward transmission to applicable parties.
Establish external hired vehicles requirements as required from day to day.
Complete order documentation and administer invoice and statement documentation for authorisation and onward transmission for payments by accounts department.
Ensure that loan vehicles are recorded accurately and compile charge schedules for various internal and external customers.
Complete monthly budget variance reports and submit for inclusion to the main ledger.
Compile, complete and monitor budgets for transport operations, hired vehicles, salaries, wages, and casual wages.
Maintain the dataset for road show and assist with implementation and updating of routing for various branches as required.
Plan, organise, lead and control subordinates according to pre-determined deadlines and operational requirements.
Responsible for the despatch of newspapers and magazines to various branches, provisional and country areas.
Implementing health and safety standards and preside over the safety and accident review boards.
Reason for Leaving: Promotion
Jan 2004– Dec 2004 Administration Manager (Allied Publishing Limited)
West Rand, Gauteng (South Africa)
Permanent Senior Level position in the Administration (Admin, Office & Support) sector
Manage shorts control, prepare and submit weekly key performance indicators for kilometres, sales, returns and shorts.
Check and authorise branch weekly financial report.
Prepare and submit monthly streets exclusive reports.
Prepare and submit monthly branch trading account.
Check and authorise branch invoices for payments.
Check and verify monthly ledger reports from accounts department.
Check outstanding POD’s, agent’s shorts, RD cheques and bad debts.
Administer the petty cash flow in accordance with company procedure.
Order branch consumables and stationery.
Analyse fuel documents for accuracy and investigate anomalies.
Assist the branch manager with the compilation and managing the branch’s annual budget and trading account.
Reason for Leaving: Promoted
Jan 2000 - Jan 2004 Product Manager/Senior Publisher
Permanent Management Level position in the Commercial Division Business Unit
Key Accounts management of various local and international publications.
Daily interaction with various proprietors on issues affecting their publications.
Advanced forecasting and single copy publishing of all allocated publications.
Collate and prepare detailed sales reports on Excell and graphs per distribution channel on Powerpoint to present to various proprietors.
Prepare and print wholesale and retail documents for branches and retail outlets.
Arrange and implement promotional projects as per pre-determined project scope
Activate contingency plans as per expected production schedules and random editorial changes on breaking news to ensure print orders are increased accordingly.
Loading of new customers and estimate supplies based on type of agent and geographical location by refering to historical data on same type agents.
Negotiate discount margins on both proprietors and retail customers per publications.
Preparation, presentation and implementation of individual publication's annual budgets based on historic data and calendar events.
Oct 2011 Transport Management
Diploma at University Of Johannesburg (University)
- Logistics Management - Marketing Management - Project Management - Strategic Management - Contract Management - Industrial Relations - Transport Operations - Transport Economics - Road Transport legislation - Transportation Planning - Road Freight Transport - Moving South Africa
Sep 2008 Human Resource Management
Certificate at Damelin (College)
Recruitment and Selection
Nov 1997 Office Computing for Windows
Diploma at Damelin (College)
Nov 1996 Store Keeping and Stock Control
- Store Keeping - Stock Control
Nov 1991 Senior Certificate
Grade 12/Matric at Falesizwe Secondary School (Secondary/High School)
- English - Afrikaans - IsiZulu - History - Biblical Studies
English–Read, Write, Speak
Zulu–Read, Write, Speak
Nov 2009 Trustees: Basics and Beyond (Omac Actuaries and Consultants)
Aug 2009 C-track software course (Digi Core)
Jul 2009 Fundamentals of computer literacy (Sobethu)
Sep 2008 Human Resource Management Recruitment and Selection (Damelin)
Apr 2004 Executive Development Programme (Allied Publishing Limited)
Nov 2003 Supervisory and Leadership (Career Skills)
May 2002 Advanced Word and Excel (Joint Prosperity)
Mar 2002 Road Show User Certificate (TLB)
Aug 1996 Interaction Management (Gauteng Newspapers Training Centre)
Mr. Martin Lusenga (National Informal Sales Manager
Tel - 011 471 4144
Cell – 084 920 2121
Mr. Livingstone Ndlovu (Group Circulation Manager)
Tel – 011 542 1222
Cell – 071 4749752
Allied Publishing LTD
Mr. Patrick Tau (Logistics Manager)
Tel – 011 248 2541
Cell – 084 500 0800
mailto:Ptau@apub.co.zaPtau@apub.co.za position in the Administration (Admin, Office & Support) sector