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CV, Engineering Manager Seeking A More Challenging Role

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 33788
(09/22/1976, male)
List top 5 skills: business operations manager, engineeing manager, operations manager, plant manager, supply chain manager
Short Bio:

A cost conscious & technically savvy Engineering Manager, with excellent multi-disciplinary competencies in Business Administration, Operations Management & Engineering, with proven experience of nine years' in developing strategic plans & drive tasks accordingly, during a long career of sixteen years as an Engineering Manager, Services Engineer, Plant Engineer, among other roles.

Duncan has a successful track record of resolving problems, upholding good engineering practice, delivering high o

Current location: 

Nairobi, Kenya - View on map

Nationality: 

Kenyan

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, Manufacturing and Operations

Spoken languages: 

english, kiswahili

Locations I am interested in working:

africa, Australia, canada, United Kingdom, United States



1. Profile

A cost conscious & technically savvy Engineering Manager, with excellent multi-disciplinary competencies in Business Administration, Operations Management & Engineering, with proven experience of nine years’ in developing strategic plans & drive tasks accordingly, during a long career of sixteen years as an Engineering Manager, Services Engineer, Plant Engineer, among other roles.

Duncan has a successful track record of resolving problems, upholding good engineering practice, delivering high operational efficiencies, meeting tight deadlines & managing multi-disciplined technical teams in a fast-moving environment.

In his present role, he has direct management & leadership responsibility for delivering operational performance, capital development, technological development, occupational Safety & Health, Environment & Environmental Sustainability.

 

2.  Competencies

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

– Strategy Management

– Financial Management,

– Procurement Management,

– Human Resource Management,

– Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems.

– Microsoft Office.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

– Engineering Management (maintenance, technology, projects & operational excellence)

– Production Management (factory utilities management)

– Quality Management (quality assurance, quality improvement)

– Occupational Safety & Health Management.

– Environment & Environmental Sustainability Management.

ENGINEERING

– Project Engineering (plant design & construction, machinery installation & commissioning)

– Plant Operations.

– Continuous improvements.

– Maintenance (plant machineries/equipment, civil/building infrastructures & fleet vehicles)

– Industrial Safety.

 

3. Work Experience

ENGINEERING MANAGER
The Elegant Group (East Africa) Limited (TEGL)
July 2013 – Present

TEGL, a leading manufacturer of food & beverages in East & Central Africa.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Country Supply Chain Manager.

Responsible for providing asset management to the entire company assets, in endeavor to sustain supply chain operations.

STRATEGY MANAGEMENT

• Formulate, implement & continuously review/align strategies.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

• Manage maintenance of entire company assets; manufacturing/utility plant machineries, fleet vehicles, civil/building infrastructures & building services facilities.

• Manage factories utilities & building services.

• Manage operational excellence.

• Manage capital projects.

• Manage technology.

• Manage occupational safety & health.

• Manage environment & environmental sustainability.

• Maintain international quality assurance systems.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

• Financial planning.

• Budgeting (Operational/capital expenditure) & budget management.

• Capital investment financial analysis.

• Asset life cycle cost & cost-effectiveness analyses.

PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT

• Lead in identification of needs/suppliers.

• Manage supplier communications & negotiations.

• Manage logistics, quality assurance & inventory.

• Contract management.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

• Knowledge management.

• Capacity building.

• Performance management.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 Managed budget up to $50 million, including asset care, utilities spend & capital projects.

 Strategically restructured Operations Management resulted to improved productivity by 12%, reduced staff turnover by 30%, & increased organizational effectiveness/efficiency.

 Eliminated need to hire new team members, by assuming project leadership role on upgrading of manufacturing plant, with estimated $80,000 savings.

 Continuously improved operational systems resulted to increased plant efficiency by 14%, reduction of performance losses by 14%, reduction of quality losses by 13% & increased safety performance by 12%. Ultimately, declining overall operational cost by 11%.

 

SERVICES ENGINEER
Coca-Cola South Africa Bottling Company (SABCO) Limited
June 2011 – June 2013

Coca-Cola SABCO, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reported to the Engineering Manager.

Responsible for providing a world class asset management, in sustaining of the manufacturing operations.

STRATEGY MANAGEMENT

• Formulate, implement & continuously review/align strategies.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

• Factory utilities management.

• Building services management.

• Maintenance management (utility plants, beverage processing plant, civil/building infrastructures & building services facilities.)

• Operational excellence management.

• Technology management.

• Project management.

• Maintain Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHSS) systems.

• Maintain quality systems (ISO/ The Coca Cola Company International standards.)

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

• Financial planning & analysis.

• Budgeting (OPEX & CAPEX) & budget management.

• Capital investment cost-benefit analysis.

• Cost allocation & asset life cycle cost analysis.

PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT

• Manage bids, proposals, tenders & negotiations.

• Logistics management & quality assurance.

• Inventory management.

• Contract management.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

• Support HR department in resourcing.

• Manage human resource development.

• Manage performance appraisal.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 Managed four physical sites of the company operations.

 Saved $15 million annually by reducing fixed spending 10% & variable overhead spending 19% through a variety of cost-improvement initiatives through better utilization of resources.

 Reduced contractor staff by 75%, by implementing an in-house training program for complex works. This resulted to annual labour saving of $250,000.

 Enhanced utilities management efficiency by 23%, resulted to a reduction of the overall manufacturing cost by 9%.

 Successfully developed & managed a $26 million capital expenditure project on expansion of utility plants, three months ahead of the scheduled twelve months & 4% under budget.

 

FACTORY ENGINEER
Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) Holdings Limited
April 2006 – May 2011

KTDA, the largest single manufacturer of tea in the world.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reported to the Factory Manager.

Responsible for providing asset management, in endeavor to sustain supply chain operations.

STRATEGY MANAGEMENT

• Formulate, implement & continuously review/align strategies.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

• Manage maintenance of entire company assets; manufacturing/utility plant machineries, fleet vehicles, civil/building infrastructures & building services facilities.

• Manage factory utilities & building services.

• Manage operational excellence.

• Manage capital expenditure projects.

• Manage technology.

• Manage occupational safety & health.

• Manage environment & environmental sustainability.

• Maintain international quality assurance systems.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

• Financial planning.

• OPEX/ CAPEX budgeting & budget management.

• Project financial analysis.

• Asset life cycle cost analysis & activity-based costing.

PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT

• Manage supplier communications & negotiations.

• Manage logistics, quality assurance & inventory.

• Contract management.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

• Organizational restructuring.

• Manage development & training.

• Manage disciplinary issues.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 Led operations team in driving cost-reduction initiatives that resulted in $21 million saved over three years through capital infusion & process automation.

 Served as team development & lead in $10 million project to replace outdated & inefficient manufacturing plant, facilitating a more streamlined & productive approach in manufacturing

 Reduced employee turnover by 20% & significantly increased productivity by introducing a performance management system that recognized contributions.

 Enhanced planned maintenance systems, resulted to improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of 86%, In the end, declining overall operational cost by 9%.

 Increased employee productivity & overall efficiency of the department by introducing procedures that eliminated duplication & reduced the time to complete month-end reports.

 

PLANT TECHNICIAN
KPCU Coffee Mills Limited.
January 2003 – March 2006

KPCU, the largest coffee miller in Kenya.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reported to the Plant Engineer.

A team leader responsible for overseeing installations, operations & maintenance of plants as well as plant building/construction, ensuring effectiveness, efficiency, reliability & safety.

• Execute maintenance planning & programming.

• Supervise installation, commissioning, operations & maintenance of plants & building services.

• Supervise plant building, construction & maintenance.

• Maintain safety, health & environmental requirements.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT

Reviewed & improved plant maintenance programs, there-by reducing operational cost by 26%

 

TECHNICAL OPERATOR
WEL
August 1998 – August 2000

WEL, a leading coffee manufacturer in Kenya.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reported to the Technical Supervisor.

A team member responsible for executing plant operations & maintenance, ensuring efficiency.

• Plant operations & sanitization.

• Plant installation, commissioning & maintenance.

• Execute plant work services.

• Maintain plant safety.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT

Enhanced schedule compliance by 40%, resulting to enhanced production efficiency by 50%.

 

WORKSHOP TECHNICIAN.
Excelo Structures Limited.
December 1996 – April 1998

Excelo, a leading structural & civil engineering firm in Kenya.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES.

Reported to the Workshop Supervisor.

A team member responsible for executing workshop services, ensuring delivery of targets.

• Maintenance of fleet (vehicles) & earth movers.

• Production of engineering parts & accessories.

• Fabrication of building structural frameworks.

• Maintain workshop safety.

 

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT

Enhanced workshop efficiency, resulting to reduction of non-conforming products by 13%.

 

4. Professional Development & Training

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT

 International Quality Assurance Systems Management.

 Operational Excellence Management.

 Occupational Safety & Health Management.

 Environment & Environmental Sustainability Management.

 Energy Management.

 

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration (EMBA); Strategic Management
Moi University
2008 – 2009

TECHNICAL TRAINING

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering; Plant Engineering.
(Equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree)
Technical University of Kenya (formally The Kenya Polytechnic)
2000 – 2002.

 

5. References

Available on request