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Manager

Belfast, United Kingdom

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Belfast

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3 years ago

25143

Employment History

Manager 2017 - Present

Brunchbox

Food Manufacturer, specializing in the manufacture/ distribution of sandwiches, salads and food/ snack trays. * Joined as Manager to run company's Night Shift. ; * I am responsible for running Production Lines, Stores and Dispatch of +/- 45 staff, ensuring the health, hygiene and safety standards of staff and products meet the optimum standards set, whilst attaining Key Production Targets.

Operational Team Leader 2016 - 2016

Moy Park

Food Manufacturer, specializing in the manufacture/ distribution of frozen chicken products. * Joined as Operational Team Leader to run Production Lines in Retail manufacture. ; * I am responsible for running Production Line of 19 staff, ensuring the health, hygiene and safety standards of staff and products meet the optimum standards set, whilst attaining Key Production Targets.

Salesman 2013 - 2013

Biopanda Reagents Ltd.

Medical, Veterinary and Food Safety, specializing in the manufacture/ distribution of ELISA Reagents and Test Kits. * Joined as Salesman to do telephone/internet sales and designed/implemented Management controls and practices. ; * I secured Sales, local and export, as well as secured export agents while building synergy network with others. ; * I have given Company Presentations and worked at International Exhibitions for the company in Germany and Dubai as well as made a video product presentation. ; * Fixed Term Contract of 1 year completed and, no further funding given by InvestNI, contract ended.

2012 - 2012

M.C. Gill Corporation

Irish Manufacturer specializing in the manufacture of aircraft fittings to Airbus and Boeing. Part of STEPS TO WORK program. * Carrying out Year End Stock take and stock issuing. ; * Preparing Spreadsheet Reports on Stock and Sales, including Year Comparison Analyses. ; * Inspection and Quality control of finished products before dispatch.

Export Salesman 2006 - 2006

Kingfisher Prints (Pvt.) Ltd

Textile Printing/ Dyeing, specializing in the preparation of bulk fabrics including desizing, printing and/or dyeing. * Joined as Export Salesman, became Sales Manager then Assistant General/ Production Manager. ; * Oversaw local and export Sales, Company Personnel, Purchasing, Stores Control, Maintenance and New Projects. ; * My last Project was a Market Proposal for a Continuous Foam Rubber (Polyurethane) Machine Plant (FOB US$290000), followed by installation and commissioning of the Plant then its Sales and Production Management. ; * Company Representative on Textile Employer Council, negotiating Industry wage levels with Unions and doing Industry Presentations for the Ministerial Presentations.

Marketing Manager 2005 - 2005

Cpl (Pvt.) Ltd

Packaging Company of about 110, printing bespoke, laminated packaging on the reel, in gravure and flexible print. * Engaged as Marketing Manager and Sales Team Manager. ; * Oversaw Sales, Raw Material Procurement and Control, Dispatch of Finished Goods and Factory Loading. ; * Changed Sales Trading Conditions to COD. Initially very unpopular but, by personally dealing with key clients and working with them, grew sales and Debt Ratios became manageable with Cash Flow positive.

Divisional Manager 2004 - 2004

Reg Harris Motors (Pvt.) Ltd

The business was a Garage (specializing in Buses and Heavy Vehicles) with other, subsidiary Divisions. * Joined as Divisional Manager of Tapes/ Foams then Divisional Manager (Spares) with 22 staff. ; * I controlled Sales, Personnel, Stock Importation and Inventory as well as Budgeting. ; * I successfully concentrated on Debtor Control and reducing the high levels of Dead Stock through Sales.

Manager Controlling Sales And Administration 2003 - 2003

Paramount Elastics And Tapes (Pvt.) Ltd

The business, of 80, manufactured trimmings and elastics (braided, knitted and weaves) for the Garment Industry. * I joined as General Manager controlling Sales and Administration with supervision of the factory ; * I reduced Debtors and controlled Raw Materials, particularly reduction of dead stocks.

National Sales Manager 1997 - 1997

World Radio Systems (Pvt.) Ltd

The business manufactured/ distributed Consumer Electronics as well as White Goods and Shop/ Home Fittings. * Employed as the National Sales Manager then Company Marketing Manager for Brands like LG and Kenwood. ; * I concentrated on Key Accounts and developing, successfully, new business with the Retail Chains ; * Oversaw a team of 8 reps, 2 Merchandisers and 4 Admin/ Counter Sales staff.

Export Sales Executive 1995 - 1995

Flexible Packaging (Pvt.) Ltd

The company manufactured Self Adhesive Labels, SO Bags, Sacks and laminated, bespoke flexible packaging. * Joining as Export Sales Executive, I rose to Harare Sales Manager then to National Sales Manager. ; * Aggressively concentrating on customer relationship marketing, I increased business turnover. ; * As National Sales Manager, I was responsible for the control of 4 depots and exports as well as all Sales Budgets.

Sales Rep 1990 - 1990

Avery Zimbabwe (Pvt.) Ltd

A branch of GEC UK, the company serviced and supplied Avery and later Berkel Weighing Scales. * Employed as a Sales Rep and later promoted to Company Sales Manager, I tripled turnover in 3 years, particularly in capital goods like Weighbridges and Production Weighing as well as the manufacture of mechanical/ electronic hybrid Platform Scales for local/ export sales.

Salesman 1984 - 1984

Mcdonald Scientific (Pvt.) Ltd

The Laboratory Division sold chemicals, instrumentation and glassware to industrial and medical laboratories. subsequently promoted to Division Manager after 2 ½ years, I expanded sales into Medical Diagnostics, including instrumentation, as well as bulk chemicals.

Medical Laboratory Technologist In Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Histology, Hematology, Parasitology, 1979 - 1979

Public Health Laboratory

The company was a Government Medical and Public Health Laboratory. Water/ Food and Immunology and managed outstation labs on secondment. BACKGROUND INFORMATION As an experienced Manager, I am very versatile in Business Operations, Staff Supervision, Factory Operations and General Management of a company including budgeting. At Brunchbox, I control the Night Shift, overseeing the operations in Receiving/ Stores, Production and Dispatch. At the height of the summer, I had +/- 45 staff and we were working up to 14 hours a shift, manufacturing food products for Airlines like Aer Lingus. Standards are very high and there is always pressure to meet delivery deadlines but my teams, despite language barriers, successfully meet all challenges in attaining their KPI's and morale is good with low staff turnover and absenteeism. In my job at Moy Park at Ballymena, I worked in Production, overseeing a Production Line on the Night Shift, assembling a variety of chicken dishes. My job involved the staff supervision of a line up to 19, including discipline, health and safety. I was also responsible for meeting KPI's on the line that included quality, output, waste and giveaway. I have enjoyed good success, despite numerous challenges, meeting and exceeding targets consistently. With Biopanda, I worked in a new Scientific Company that manufactured and distributed Laboratory Diagnostic Tests for the Veterinary, Clinical and Food Safety markets. Under a fixed Year's Contract, paid by InvestNI, I was hired originally to be an In-house Sales Clerk and be present at Trade Shows as the Company's Representative. Being a new company, with no exposure, there was little business initially and I advised the owners of various marketing strategies, that they could consider to increase exposure. In the course of the year, I also advised them about becoming a Limited Company, organised and revamped their product and client focus, gave company presentations at the Trade Shows and obtained Expor

Education History

O Levels/Grades 1976

English Language, English Literature, Maths, History, Physics with Chemistry, Art

General Diploma

University Of Zimbabwe

Medical

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