• Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 21st May 2019

Profile Summary

A South African male, with three decades of experience gained in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods industry. This candidate possesses a proven track record of developing, growing and managing successful and sustainable business operations in Africa.

His swift progress from Middle Management in the 1990s, to Executive was marked with multiple business start-up and expansion successes, which added significantly to his organisations’ growth and bottom line.

During his tenure as General Manager for a multi-national FMCG company, for Central East Africa, he doubled turnover in 3 years to over USD 100 Mil between 2011 and 2013. More recently, he led the African expansion of a world leading dairy company, while also managing the Group’s innovative township-focused subsidiary, in South Africa.

Proficient in building regionally specialised, high-performance teams in developing market environments, and equally passionate about Africa’s future potential, he is a practical innovator and master strategist in Food & Beverages on the Continent.

With a passion for sustainably growing small-to-medium-sized organisations to the next level, he is well-versed in expanding the African footprint of admirable brands and products in the Food & Beverage industry.

The candidate is available at One month’s notice, and looking for his next challenge to develop, lead and grow a business to the next level, as General Manager/ Managing Director/ Business Development Director. He is mobile and open to opportunities both in South Africa, and the rest of Africa.

Experience

Key areas of experience include successful new business start ups, significantly growing regional businesses, and developing new markets and categories. An African Market expert with commercial acumen and a deep technical expertise; innovative in finding sustainable business solutions. Proactive and well organised, with the ability and courage to implement new concepts.

He has a passion for people and developing individuals, while creating highly effective teams to achieve success. During his career he has shown the ability to lead effectively across multiple geographies and cultures.

An effective leader and proponent for change, able to adapt strategy to a changing market environment, in line with a clear business vision.

 

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Phone Number
Racial Classification
White
Gender
Male
Job Title
Managing Director / General Manager / Country Manager
Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce: Economics & Industrial Psychology, Diploma in Marketing Management
Years of Experience
25
Industry Experience
FMCG
Availability
1 Month
Salary bracket
R2 - R2.5 million p.a.
Consultant Name
Mandy Potgieter
Consultant Email
mandy@toptalentps.co.za
Consultant Phone Number
076 178 4451

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