About Candidate

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Education

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Professional Diploma in Project Management 2022
Shaw Academy
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Professional Diploma: Mini MBA 2022
Shaw Academy
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Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing 2022
Shaw Academy
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Matric/Grade 12 2005
Edgemead High School

Work & Experience

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Head of Business Processes & Optimisation October 2023 - Current
Black Ubuntu Technologies

As Head of Business Processes & Optimisation, one of the key areas I deliver on is transformative change within the organisation. Leveraging a strategic approach and keen analytical skills, I have successfully pioneered a comprehensive 3-year optimisation strategy, achieving significant milestones and enhancing operational efficiency across key areas. I am able to identify, prioritise, and swiftly implement improvements with substantial gains, while my dedication to data-driven decision-making and risk mitigation strategies has ensured sustainable success. I excel in project management, driving automation initiatives, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, ultimately boosting team satisfaction and organisational performance. Key Responsibilities & Achievements: - Spearheaded a 3-year optimisation strategy, achieving a remarkable 75% milestone in the first year. Identified and prioritised key areas for improvement, leading to a notable 20% enhancement in process efficiency. - Conducted thorough operational assessments and implemented immediate efficiency gains, resulting in significant improvements. - Managed process improvement projects, successfully cutting inefficiencies by 25%. - Championed data-driven decision-making, influencing 80% of decisions through comprehensive KPI analytics. - Drove automation initiatives, achieving a 60% completion rate of planned integrations, streamlining operations. - Crafted and refined risk mitigation strategies, reducing risks by an impressive 30%. - Cultivated a continuous improvement mindset within the team, resulting in a remarkable 40% boost in team satisfaction. Skills & Attributes: - Strategic Planning & Execution - Process Optimisation & Efficiency Enhancement - Operational Assessment & Improvement - Project Management - Data Analysis & KPI Analytics - Automation & Integration - Risk Management & Mitigation - Team Leadership & Development - Continuous Improvement Culture Cultivation

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Special Projects Executive Assistant to CEO February 2023 - September 2023
Black Ubuntu Technologies

As the Executive Assistant to the CEO within Special Projects, I have facilitated seamless execution of special projects and enhancing operational efficiency within the organisation. Leveraging strong coordination skills and a proactive approach, I have successfully managed complex schedules, spearheaded efficiency-enhancing processes, and played a pivotal role in planning and executing key events. My commitment to excellence and continuous improvement has contributed significantly to organisational performance and the achievement of strategic objectives, particularly in supporting the CEO's vision. Key Responsibilities & Achievements: - Facilitated seamless execution of special projects by coordinating with internal departments and external stakeholders, ensuring timely completion of high-priority tasks. - Spearheaded the implementation of efficiency-enhancing processes, resulting in a notable increase in productivity and cost savings for the company. - Successfully managed complex schedules and travel arrangements for the CEO, optimizing the use of time and resources. - Played a pivotal role in planning and executing key events, conferences, and meetings, enhancing brand visibility and stakeholder engagement. - Proactively identified areas for process improvement and innovation, driving continuous enhancement of operational effectiveness and organisational performance. Skills & Attributes: - Project Coordination & Management - Stakeholder Communication & Collaboration - Process Improvement & Innovation - Schedule Management & Travel Arrangements - Event Planning & Execution - Cost Savings Initiatives - Attention to Detail & Accuracy - Proactive Problem-Solving - Support of Strategic Objectives

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Development Manager May 2022 - February 2023
Shire Oak International

Identified, initiated and successfully managed renewable energy projects. Conducted feasibility assessments, managed permitting processes, and lead cross-functional teams to ensure seamless project execution. Maintained budgetary control, adhering to the timelines, and mitigating risks. Committed to supporting the company's development and networking efforts in South Africa. Key Responsibilities & Achievements: - Identified and initiated new renewable energy projects, leveraging market insights and strategic opportunities. - Conducted comprehensive feasibility assessments and managed permitting processes to ensure project viability and compliance. - Led cross-functional teams consisting of internal stakeholders, consultants, and partners, fostering collaboration and driving project success. - Maintained budgetary control throughout project lifecycles, optimizing resource allocation and cost-efficiency. - Ensured adherence to timelines by implementing effective project management strategies and proactive risk mitigation measures. - Supported the company's development and networking efforts in South Africa, establishing valuable partnerships and contributing to organisational growth. Achievements: - Successfully originated and managed renewable energy projects, delivering on strategic objectives and organisational goals. - Facilitated seamless project execution, resulting in the timely completion of milestones and deliverables. - Mitigated risks effectively, safeguarding project outcomes and minimising potential disruptions. - Contributed significantly to the company's development and networking objectives, enhancing its presence and impact in the South African market. Skills & Attributes: - Renewable Energy Project Management - Feasibility Assessment & Permitting - Cross-Functional Team Leadership - Budgetary Control & Cost Management - Timeline Adherence & Risk Mitigation - Market Insights & Strategic Planning - Stakeholder Engagement & Networking - Compliance & Regulatory Knowledge - Problem-Solving & Decision-Making

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Executive Assistant to CFO and Corporate Finance May 2018 - May 2022
Distell Ltd

Developed a track record of spearheading communication strategies and optimising business efficiencies. Skilled in streamlining executive schedules, managing documentation, and overseeing financial processes to support senior management effectively. Adept at utilising advanced software for document management and facilitating seamless communication between executives and stakeholders. Proven ability to negotiate vendor contracts, orchestrate events, and proactively engage in special projects to drive process improvements and support strategic objectives. Key Responsibilities & Achievements: - Spearheaded communication strategies to enhance business efficiency and ensure alignment across departments. - Streamlined executive schedules, maximising productivity for the CFO and leadership team. - Crafted and disseminated key financial reports, presentations, and meeting documentation, ensuring thorough follow-up on action items. - Utilised advanced software for document management to provide executive and board support efficiently. - Managed call and email screening, ensuring timely responses and redirection as necessary. - Administered travel arrangements and expense reimbursements, optimising financial processes for senior management. - Documented internal and client meetings meticulously, keeping executives informed of critical business developments. - Developed and oversaw expense reports, budgets, and filing systems, enhancing organisation within the management team. - Negotiated vendor contracts, achieving cost reductions and service enhancements. - Orchestrated conferences and monthly meetings to improve operational efficiency and task management. - Proactively engaged in special projects, collaborating with senior management to drive process improvements and initiate new ventures. These achievements underscore my commitment to driving operational excellence and supporting strategic objectives within the organisation. Skills & Attributes: - Communication Strategy Development - Executive Schedule Management - Financial Reporting & Documentation - Document Management Software Proficiency - Call and Email Screening - Travel Arrangement & Expense Management - Meeting Documentation & Minute Taking - Contract Negotiation - Event Coordination - Project Management & Process Improvement

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Executive Assistant to Growth & Innovation April 2021 - May 2022
Distell Ltd

Provided comprehensive support for meetings, conferences, and strategic initiatives. Proficient in organising and facilitating both in-person and online events, managing logistics, and ensuring seamless execution. Skilled in preparing and distributing relevant materials, reports, and presentations to support effective communication and follow-up actions. Additionally, experienced in providing valuable support for strategic initiatives such as Digital Transformation and business unit strategy, contributing to research, creativity, and execution. Played an integral role in the design, implementation, and launch of digital solutions aimed at enhancing employee wellness. Key Responsibilities & Achievements: - Organised and coordinated conferences and monthly meetings, ensuring seamless execution and optimal resource utilisation. - Facilitated in-person and online meetings and activities, managing calendar appointments, travel coordination, and catering requirements. - Prepared and distributed monthly reports, presentations, agendas, and meeting minutes, facilitating effective communication and follow-up actions. - Played a crucial role in supporting Digital Transformation initiatives, contributing to research, creativity, and execution. - Provided valuable support for business unit strategy, innovation, risk management, and consumer insights, contributing to overall organisational success. - Integral part of the team that designed, implemented, and launched a digital employee wellness app, enhancing employee well-being and productivity. These achievements highlight my ability to drive efficiency, support strategic initiatives, and deliver results that contribute to the organisation's success. Skills & Attributes: - Meeting and Event Coordination - Calendar Management & Travel Coordination - Report Preparation & Distribution - Strategic Initiative Support - Digital Transformation Support - Business Strategy Support - Innovation & Research - Risk Management - Consumer Insights - Project Management

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PA to CEO and Investment Coordinator August 2016 - April 2018
Oasis Group Holdings

- Acted as the primary liaison between the CEO and stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and relationship management. - Efficiently managed the CEO's diary, travel arrangements (including personal and private travel), residences, vehicles, and staff on a global scale. - Maintained meticulous attention to detail in paperwork completion, promptly addressing discrepancies to ensure accuracy and compliance. - Resolved operational challenges, implemented performance improvement strategies, and consistently provided exceptional service to the CEO. - Managed the CEO's private library and meeting notes, conducting extensive research on stakeholders and companies to facilitate informed decision-making. Investment Coordinator: - Acting as the primary liaison between the CEO/CIO and the Investor Relations team, facilitating communication and information flow. - Ensuring timely submission of reports to the CEO/CIO in preparation for meetings, maintaining accuracy and completeness. - Preparing meeting packs for strategy sessions and coordinating both internal and external meetings, optimising efficiency and organisation. - Facilitating communication between the investor relations team, media, and shareholders, fostering positive relationships and transparency.

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Personal Assistant to CEO and Group Talent Coordinator April 2014 - July 2016
Platinum Group Ltd

- Efficiently managed the CEO's personal and business diary, optimizing scheduling and time management. - Oversaw the management of the CEO's home, vehicles, and private staff, ensuring a conducive and organised environment. - Coordinated extensive travel arrangements, including sporting events and holidays, both locally and globally. Group Talent Coordinator: - Spearheaded recruitment, training, employee relations, onboarding, and exit interviews for all staff within the organisation. - Conducted in-store training and recruitment by traveling to stores across the country, ensuring a standardised and effective talent acquisition process. - Maintained a comprehensive approach to talent management, supporting employees throughout their entire life cycle within the organisation.