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About John Strydom:

Professional within the senior management field with demonstrated abilities in conceptualising the vision of the organization and relating it into an executable strategy, which in turn positions the organization to optimize market awareness.

Identified and targeted new industry segments previously not served.

Team player and effective in establishing creative internal and client relationships at strategic level based on creating an environment of mutual trust.

Proven track record in strategic planning, project management.

Specialist in the Security sector including hospitality general security and cash in transit. I also have extensive knowledge of security rules it hazards and threats to public safety.

Successfully launched initiatives to improve efficiencies within the operational and administrative structures as well as implementing a variety of projects for client added value and CRM whilst ensuring the consistency through implemented quality assurance processes.

Experience

Western Security (Pty) Ltd

Position: Managing Director

Period: Aug 2016 - Current

Responsibilities

Ø  Developing high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives

Ø  Leading and motivating subordinates to advance employee engagement develop a high performing managerial team

Ø  Overseeing all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission

Ø  Make high-quality financial decisions to advance the business and increase efficiency

Ø  Drive best practice lean principles across the organisation to improve productivity, reduce working capital and provide excellent customer service levels

Ø  Review financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements

Ø  Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important shareholders

Ø  Analyze problematic situations and occurrences, providing solutions to ensure company survival and growth and the ultimate safety of all

Ø Maintain a deep knowledge of the security sector and updated trends to ensure a safe environment

Ø Develop and implement security protocols, policies and procedures

Ø Continuous training and monitoring of security staff including performance management by patrolling and evaluation of access points

Ø Manage and monitoring of security technology such a CCTV, surveillance equipment and general systems

Ø Continuous liaison with external security providers and law enforcement to discuss latest security trends and any changes in legal requirements

 

Capacity Outsourcing / Kelly Industrial

Position: General Manager

Manage day to day operations in the Western Cape Region with 7 branches and an annual budget of R 300 Million, including 198 permanent employees and 10 000 outsourced employees.

Period: Aug 2014 – July 2016

Achievements: Achieved Western Cape Regional Budgets 2015, 2016

Best DSO Region 2015

Responsibilities

Ø  Identify, create and oversee the execution of a regional business plan that drives the achievement of key strategic imperatives and operational KPAs and that maximizes business opportunities.

Ø  Ensure that the right regional organizational structure is in place to ensure delivery on the regional business plan.

Ø  Inspire, motivate and influence the regional MANCO and operations teams by presenting a compelling vision and creating a positive work environment for the teams to achieve the required business results.

Ø  Be at the forefront of legislative, industry trends, market forces and competitor initiatives.

Ø  Lead monthly management meetings that align with and drive the business strategy.

Ø  Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the region.

Ø  Align and improve the operational systems and processes of the region in support of the operational strategic imperatives, and ensure the achievement of regional transactional KPIs as agreed on an annual basis.

Ø  Continuous assessment of business risk and liaison with the Operations Executive on implementation of actions to mitigate.

Ø  Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects.

Ø  Ensure the retention of all existing clients - NO CLIENTS LOST due to poor delivery.

Ø  Work closely with the Senior KAMs to execute any National plans / SOP’s associated with National Key Account clients and ensure delivery on any standards agreed to.

Ø  Lead and inspire a client centered focus within the regional operations teams and create a positive work environment.

Ø  Ensure that client strategies as well as appropriate processes are developed and executed to drive service delivery excellence, build client loyalty, and maintain solid client relationships with all clients.

Ø  Set an example through hands-on involvement with client related matters and challenges where required. Personally develop and maintain close business relationships with the region’s top clients, applying the 80/20 principle.

Ø  Ensure regional CSI targets are met and that client feedback is effectively utilized to put corrective measures in place.

Ø  Responsible for compiling the region’s annual operating and Capex budgets within guidelines provided by the Finance Executive.

Ø  Along with the National Finance Manager and Regional Ops Finance Analyst, closely track the monthly financial performance of the region and implement appropriate cost control and margin improvement measures to ensure the achievement of the operating profit budget at the required ROS margin.

Ø  Along with the National Financial Manager, provide accurate monthly growth and operating profit forecasts.

Ø  Review and approve all client costings to ensure alignment to margin parameters.

Ø  Adhere to company financial management system principles, practices, policies and procedures.

Ø  Ensure a climate and culture is created in the region that fosters a close working relationship between operations and the regional growth team.

Ø  Provide input into the development of solutions and create presentation for potential clients.

Ø  Along with the BMs, work closely with the growth team to close deals in order for regional sales targets to be achieved.

Ø  Ensure regional operations compliance with relevant legislation, client SLAs, company policies/SOPs and corporate governance requirements.

Ø  In collaboration with the HR team, drive BBBEE and Employment Equity compliance within the region

Ø  Responsible for establishing a positive work environment that results in a committed, motivated, productive regional operations team and optimal retention of people.

Ø  Drive transformation in the region ensuring recruitment of high caliber people aligned to achievement of the Group Employment Equity targets and goals.

Ø  Effective leadership and management of the regional MANCO team to drive the day to day operations KPIs and achievement of the regional business plan.

Ø  Ensures regional adherence to all HR policies, processes and SOPs.

Ø  Ensure that the required regional talent development and succession plan is in place, and supported by individual development plans for each employee.

Ø  Ensure team members are appropriately trained and developed to fulfil their roles and drive learning culture in the region.

Position: National Key Accounts Manager Mining, Construction & Africa (Capacity Outsourcing)

Period: Apr 2006 – Nov 2009

Responsibilities

Ø  Manage the senior commercial relationships of identified key accounts and to be recognised by the client as the company lead for their purposes

Ø  Manage the commercial effectiveness of these identified key accounts through the regional GM’s by

Ø  Managing and measuring account contract profit and operational alignment to this

Ø  Ensuring Company alignment to all levels of risk associated to the ultimately agreed SLA

Ø  Quality control and ensure the consistency of operational delivery in close cooperation with, and through the regional GM’s

Ø  Deliver functional national reporting across the business units held

Ø  Identify “share of wallet” opportunities and ensure maximum penetration

Ø  Be the lead company communicator in all significant situations i.e. IR situations, legislation compliance discussions etc with the senior (H/O) representatives of the key accounts

Ø  Continually and pro-actively visit the Company’s solution on key accounts and to ensure that it is current and relevant

Ø  Consult with business and client within the changed legislative environment to ensure all risk is mitigated.

Workforce Worldwide Staffing

Position: Acting Managing Director

Period: Dec 2009 – Jul 2014

Responsibilities

Ø  Build, establish and manage effective customer relationships at both strategic and operational levels

Ø  Developing business models to increase sales and profitability for National Expansion of new markets

Ø  Develop new business streams

Ø  Become conversant with the Outsourcing Model and offer premium consulting

Ø  Communicate effectively Company's values and ethos to executive level contacts and key decision makers

Ø  To engage and utilize company's cross-functional resources to develop and implement projects and strategic objectives

Ø  Market and sales analysis, growth of current and new clients

Ø  Client Consultation in terms of IR and HR strategies

Ø  Strategic growth planning

Ø  Division financial management and planning

Ø  Division statistics and forward planning

Ø  Operations management and client service delivery

Ø  Critical expansion analysis

Ø  Large Project management

Ø  DOL consultation and employment equity management

Ø  Succession planning and career consulting internally and externally

Ø  Labour litigation consultation for clients

 

 

Solidarity

Position: National Development Manager

Period: Mar 2003 - Mar 2006

Responsibilities

Ø  National wage negotiations

Ø  Schedule, organize and manage union member meetings

Ø  Administer union member benefits like life insurance, sickness and accident benefits, health insurance and retirement pension plans

Ø  Administer and handle labour relations issues, collective agreements and mediation disputes within the organization

Ø  Meet with supervisors and management to resolve employee grievances and issues raised to the union.

Ø  Monitor union officials in action campaigns such as sit-downs, strikes or pickets

Ø  Consultation with members relating to IR support, wage negotiations and acting on mandates.

Ø  Representing members in CCMA and hearings

 

Status Staffing Solutions

Position: Divisional Manager

Period: May 2001 – Feb 2003

Responsibilities

Ø  Comply with all Bargaining Council regulations

Ø  Break into new markets and capture market share

Ø  Client Consultation in terms of IR and HR strategies

Ø  Closing of national deals including Terms and Conditions

Ø  Competency Based interviews together with DISK profiling

Ø  Creating and implementing of branch budget

Ø  Critical expansion analysis -Developing of business plan for division

Ø  Division statistics and forward planning

Ø  Evaluation of employees work performance including performance management

Ø  Expand current business and drive new business sales -Formulation of equity policies and procedures

Ø  Handling of CCMA cases

Ø  Handling of internal disciplinary, grievance and poor work performance

Ø  Labour litigation consultation for clients

Ø  Large Project Management -Manage operations for a division in excess of 1000 employees Managing implementation and monitoring of Equity plans and procedures

Ø  Pricing and quotation on employment requirements including project forecasts

Ø  Pricing for profit to exceed sales budget

Ø  Sales project planning and management -Strategic growth planning

Ø  Succession planning and career consulting internally and externally

Ø  Training of personnel in various fields of sales forecast and planning to achieve these forecasts, human resources and labour relations.

Education

Point High School: Matric (with exemption)

Solidarity: Advanced Labour Law

Private Security Sector : Grade B

Seta: National Certificate in Business Administration

University of Potchefstroom: BCOM Sports Management (incomplete)

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