Oliver - Caretaker - Cape Town, South Africa

Mark Oliver

Cape Town, South Africa




I have a passion for developing & designing new concepts. I have a sharp eye and attention to detail. I come from a family of carpenters, builder's & joiners and know my way around most power tools. Those who are close to me says I'm a perfectionist

Work History

Operations Manager


March 2011 - March 2014

Duties: Management of office staff in Stellenbosch
Responsible for purchasing of office consumables, stationery and PPE (protective clothing and equipment)
SHE representative and formed part of the SHE committee
Contract Supervisor for Stellenbosch Office which included security and maintenance
Quarterly and Monthly Site reports
Daily Site visits
Weekly & Monthly client meetings
Building & maintaining good customer relationships
Operations Manager for several accounts, i.e.:
* Parmalat Cheese factory (Simonsberg)
* KWV Paarl
* Bergriver Textiles
* Sasko Duens
* Sasko Grains
* Sasko D.C. Malmesbury
* Sasko Pasta Malmesbury
* Sasko Mill Malmesbury
* I & J Blockbusters
* I & J Woodstock
* Natural Herbs & Spices
* Exim Spices
* Afripack
* Grindrod
* J Ryan Printers
* Allsafe
* Distell Group of Wine Estates & Brand Homes

With all the above accounts I managed the following staff:
* 4 Contract Managers
* 12 Contract Supervisors
* 6 Administrators
* Managing & processing payrolls for 850 assignees across various accounts

Self employed Project Manager
Project 350 S/m 4 Bedroom House
On 9 split levels
With Built in cupboards in every Room including the Kitchen, Scullary
- Oversee/project managed the Building of my own home.
- From start to finish; plans, layout plotting house on stand.
- Time keeping, implemented team leaders.
- Making sure that there were sufficient supplies
- Keep strict control of material used and not abused.
- Working out and paying wages
- Making sure the teams were kept happy at all times.
- Implementing working incentives
- Negotiated the best prices on all building equipment and material used and hired.

Company (2): Black & White Concepts & Courier
Kuils River

Tel: (021) 903 4511

Distribution & Logistics

From January 2009

- Distribution of various commodities.
- Arranging transport and vehicles for clients.
- Event mangement for clients, e.g. Cocktails, lunches etc.
- Adhoc quotations

Company (3): Oliver and Family Transport Brokers
Kuils River

Tel: (021) 903 4511

Co Owner / Sales & Marketing

December 2007 - December 2008

- Bought over and managed a courier company, Oliver & Family Transport Brokers, with the vision that my clients' receive the best courier and freight services available in the country and around the world.

- With the negotiating skills I had developed, I was able to secure and buy the best possible prices and rates for the business to enjoy, and with the artistic side we also managed to give the company a new and refreshed face lift with a logo which would match the modern business place.

- Run day to day operation for a client base of approximately 30 clients.

- Monitor cllients' account in order to ensure improved delivery of service

Company (4): Newand Transport services T/A Fleetfoot Transport

Sales & Marketing Manager

February 2002 - December 2007

- Sales & marketing in the Courier/Freight industry
- Maintaining client base
- Acquiring new clients

Company (5): Eagle Freight Logistics

Position: Sales Executive for 7 years

Sales & marketing in the courier

January 1994 - December 2001

/freight industry
- Maintaining client base
- Acquiring new clients
- ( Became No. 1, Top Sales Exec. For the company In the Country)

Company (6): Edge Publications

Position: Designer including
Sales and Marketing

Duration: January 1993 to December 1993
- To develope new Designs, Product Concepts and to generate new business.

Senior Graphic Designer

S.A. Bias Binding

January 1984 - December 1992

- Started as a Layup Artist in the design studio, also doing dark room work developing Negitive and Positive Film for the process of printing. I was also responsible for keeping the Display room up to date with new samples and products making it attractive for visitors to the company.

- After studying computor Graphics I further developed the Narrow Fabric Division at S.A. Bias Industries who became the leaders in that field.

- I went on to specialize in (DTP) Desk Top Publishing and Head of the Large Textile & Litho Design studio.

- I am involved in many and various extramural activities and projects for our church in particular the Sunday school and Youth, i.e. painting and creating back drops and props for concerts, plays and getting involved with community work such as Toy drives and soup kitchens. (e.g. I designed and built a big remote control ambulance) for a stage activity, for health awareness in the Greater Cape Town areas. Covering the areas of De Aar, Caledon, Robertson, Port Elizabeth, George and Namibia etc.

- I have just recently been busy with the project of Recycle Reduce & Reuse " City of Cape Town's theme for the year" in which we built Floats and staged a Mr. & Ms. Recycle, creating everything from recyled material and won First Prize for the most creative design, which was published in the October Sunday paper.

- I am also involved every year with the projects of "Day of the child" and with my organizational skills I'm involved with events at the Good Hope Centre, such as the Sunday school Expo and the Family Day Exhibitions.

- I'm also involved with developing new Aids awareness projects such as new books, manuals and even flip charts in the rural area's for "Skills for Life" and Aids awareness, working with and Managing a group of 10 voluntary artists designing and creating new artwork for childrens workbooks.

- Recently co-ordinated and planned a Fun Walk to raise funds for the Groote Schuur Trust...

Qualifications & Certifications

Public Administration

Northlink College

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