R*****n

General Manager
February 7, 1986

About Candidate

I am a driven and passionate retail and FMCG professional with 10 years experience. I have achieved results and goals that I set for myself in a timeframe much shorter than I ever envisioned by always being willing to learn willing to sacrifice and always going the extra mile. My passion and motivation come from being able to put value in someone else’s hands.

I believe business is done between people and not business and thus focus on building lasting relationships with customers and suppliers, in order for all parties to grow from a mutually beneficial relationship.

Location

Education

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Matric 2004
Selborne College

Matric certificate

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Bcomm 2009
Stellenbosch University

Bcomm financial planning degree.

Work & Experience

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General Manager April 2019 - current
Wesgrow Fresh

Wesgrow Fresh is one of the strategic suppliers of fresh potatoes and onions to retailers such as Pick n Pay, Spar and Checkers. 2022 target is set at R135 Million Job Purpose • Tasked with turning the business around and making it a feasible entity after the previous few years had resulted in big losses for the business. • Reporting to the Board of Directors • Business wide role, overseeing procurement, production, logistics, technical and the finance department • Developing and implementing a sustainable business strategy • Identifying, sharing and unlocking opportunities for the benefit of our stakeholders

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Head of Business Development (Group role) September 2019 - March 2019
In2Food Group

Wesgrow Fresh is one of the strategic suppliers of fresh potatoes and onions to retailers such as Pick n Pay, Spar and Checkers. 2022 target is set at R135 Million Job Purpose • Tasked with turning the business around and making it a feasible entity after the previous few years had resulted in big losses for the business.

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Commercial Manager February 2018 - August 2018
In2Food Group

Overall operational management of the commercial side of the business with full P&L responsibly. Spring Valley is Woolworth’s exclusive prepared fruit supplier as well as supplying two retailers in the UK and one co-packer, which I was responsible for, total value of the business R645m. In my time as commercial manager for the business unit I played an integral role in taking Spring Valley from a CTG (contribution to group) of R22m in 2017 up to R44m CTG in 2018.As a result of this I was promoted to Head of Business Development for the group. Job Purpose • Ensure over company operations Achieve sales and margin targets for all customers as well as drive profitability for the company. Ensure customers are satisfied with our products and service them at all times. Manage customer growth and strategic direction for all accounts and the company. Dimensions of Job/Key Performance Indicators • Business wide role, working on Product Development, Operations and Technical departments. • Direct control of allocated accounts. • Ensuring budgeted sales targets are met while at the same time ensuring margin targets are achieved.

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Commercial Manger October 2015 - January 2018
Mount Carmel Farms

Overall operational management of the commercial and production side of the business. Mount Carmel Farms is one of Woolworth’s 5 biggest suppliers in the fresh produce sphere, supplying 140 products through 45 different crops. As well as being one of Freshmark’s fastest growing supplier in the same sphere. Company’s turnover was valued to R300 Million. Job Purpose • Ensure over company operations Achieve sales and margin targets for all customers as well as drive profitability for the company. Ensure customers are satisfied with our products and service at all times. Manage customer growth and strategic direction for all accounts and the company. Dimensions of Job/Key Performance Indicators • Business wide role, working on Product Development, Operations and Technical departments. • Direct control of allocated accounts. • High level factory management • Logistics and transport management • Ensure growth on bi annual growing programs