Cooney - Business Intelligence Analyst - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Kevin Cooney

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Director & Founder...Neycon.
Purpose, Business Strategy and Planning, Project Management, Business Development.
We take an holistic approach with reference to Business Strategy Analysis and Planning. People Management Training, Marketing Strategy, Macro & Micro Fundamentals affecting your business., both local and international. Leadership Management. Systems & Data Analysis.

Our Commitment 'We help your Business Move Forward'
We are People Orientated 'No People.......No Business'

Our Core Principles ' Information Brings Knowledge. Knowledge Improves Skills. Skills Create Awareness. Awareness Enables Planning. Planning assists with Strategy. The right Strategy is the Key to your Success.


Business Intelligence Analyst


Have Skills and Experience in the following Business Environments.
Mining, Manufacturing, Retail, Logistics, Materials Management,
Purchasing and Supply, Distribution, Supply Chain, Business Strategy and Planning, Project Management.
Leadership Man'

Work History

Business Development. Strategy and Planning.


June 2009 - June 2013


To improve business performance both within functional departments and assist with marketing strategies design for future business growth.
An in depth assessment of the Data System Programme proved that only a portion of the program was in use and as such was not providing the necessary Management Information Tools to establish performance capacities, and the necessary Cost Centre Financials, profit and loss.
Operational Departments were assessed on an individual basis to determine their performance and reporting procedures.
This involved incorporating Data System information between, Maintenance Departments, Sales Departments, cost control/stock controls and performance and Financial Reporting.
Bringing together all departments under one Data Base, rather than fragmentation of information.
This lead to a combined understanding of departmental role within the company and an improved communication amongst personnel, thus resulting in improved performance.

The improved Reporting Information then lead to identification of Key Cost Centre losses and overall improvement of accurate stock control, better understanding of Debtor/Creditor Reporting, and improved Cash Flow. This also led to th

General Manager Operations

Paramount Exports

January 2006 - March 2009

Improve Materials Management Systems, Controls and improved service delivery.
New Warehouse Design was Planned and implemented successfully. This lead to better Data System Control, less stock loss and improved efficiency all round.
More professional manual documentation was also introduced thus improving Data System Input.
More professional Staff were introduced to improve and maintain correct use of new systems and design and maintain better stock control, less losses and maintain better service delivery.

Materials/Supply Manager

Paramount Exports

January 2005 - January 2006

Purchasing & stores functions, Control of import shipping, supply management and logistics. Overseeing staff training & functions. Improving staff appointments & promotions, Stores designs & layouts, Systems design.

Central Distribution Manager

Thomas Meikle Stores

December 2004 - January 2005

t/a Clicks
Managing & directing all matters relating to Central Distribution Operation, i.e. staff, receipts, dispatch, security & general distribution catering for 15 countrywide stores operations.
Total revamp of country Main Distribution Centre.
Design and Implement of new Systems Controls.
Inventory items for this organisation were mainly of a high value basis and needed maximum and practical security without hindering service delivery on a daily basis.
A new system was designed to improve security of stock, this led to an open plan approach of the Distribution Centre with specific fenced areas for stock storage, with each area caged and a dedicated stock controller per stock enclosure. Weekly Stock Counts were conducted per section, extra security checks were put in place during packing and distribution to Retail Centres.
Results achieved were balanced Stock Counts with no losses. No loss in transit to Retail Outlets.
New Data information was introduced to improve communication with Retail Outlets advising of accurate stock availability, thus resulting in an improved order system and quicker stock turnover.
Obsolete and slow moving stock were disposed of, leading to improved stock holding and faster stock turnover.


Neycon (Pvt) Ltd

April 1992 - December 2004


Distribution. Mining and Industrial Equipment.
Development of resources in procurement, logistics & marketing to ensure maximum market penetration. Developing and maintaining product support base & efficient customer service delivery. Monitoring company cashflows, stock, debtors and creditors.
Business Contracts were obtained with leading Mining Houses, Manufacturing Industries, Vehicle Manufacturing Plants, National Airways, Ministries of Transport, District Development Fund, Forrestry Commission.
Successful business was also obtained through World Bank Programs, African Development Bank.

General Manager


This was a New Start up business in Zimbabwe, Techpro International was UK based with extensive markets in Africa, Middle East and Asia. They opened a new office in Harare at the commencement of ESAP.
Marketing, Procurement and Logistics
Development of project procurement services, marketing, & product support to both public & private sector clients. Co-ordinating, sourcing, procurement & shipping of goods. Maintaining effective relationships with Government, parastatals, general industry, mining, embassies and aid organisations.
Tasks. To open into a new market with the aim of achieving maximum business penetration of the Zimbabwe Market.
Results achieved was to be Appointed the Official Administrator of the Dutch Aid Program to Zimbabwe. Firm contacts were then made with Norad, Sida and British Aid.
Business was initially centred around development Programmes with the Zimbabwe Government and progressively moved on to private enterprises in Mining and Manufacturing.

Group Purchasing Manager

Union Carbide Zimbabwe

This was a newly created position, as well as a new Data Programme Manager.
The prime aim was to centralise all procurement and warehouse activities under one administration.
Development of procurement & stores functions & procedures, & efficient organisational structures. Ensuring compliance with corporate procurement & stores policy. Assisting functional divisions & companies achieve best possible results with procedures. Interfacing with group data processing & group accounting in computerisation of stores & purchasing functions. Total overhaul of physical design of main distribution centre, to ensure maximum stock security & efficient merchandise controls.
This Programme took the better part of five years to achieve, I published a comprehensive Procurement and Procedures Manual for Directors and Staff enabling them to understand the complexities of pulling the Union Carbide Mines under one roof with common Documents, Procedures and New Standardised Warehousing.
In conjunction with Group Data Programme accurate Procurement and Stock Control Procedures were introduced and Centralised, resulting in better financial management of departments, stock control. I introduced the South African Mines Stock Code System to the Data Programme, consisting of a Nine Digit Stock item Classification throughout the group. This led to the indentification of obsolescent stock, Minimum/Maximum stock holdings and eventual reduced in excessive and unnecessary stock, bringing financial stock holding down to more manageable levels.
Prior to 1980
Materials Manager
Astra Corporation
Materials management.

Qualifications & Certifications

Business Studies

St Georges College Harare

St Georges College

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