Executive Director Business Development at Premier Home Decor
- Part time
March 2013 – Present (6 months) Pretoria Area, South Africa
Designing, developing and implementing strategic plans for the company in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company, including managing internal committee and staff and developing business plans in collaboration with the future of the company vision
Motivate and mentor members, volunteers, and staff, and regularly chair meetings
Ensuring proper update on resource including staff, membership, budget, company assets, and all other company resources, to help make the best use of them and raise the company's profitability and profile
Assuring that the company has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress
Providing leadership in developing décor update program as well as Edition Proposal
Promoting active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the company's work
Maintaining official records and documents, and ensuring compliance with Tax regulatory requirements
Coordinate efficient assignment of staff among projects with Account Manager and oversee management of on-site staff
Assist Business Development/Marketing in the sales process for new and existing clients, including presentations and proposals
Confer with Account Manager and project management to identify client expectations and to develop related project strategies within Décor Industry
Lead project team in development of Project Execution Plan and assist in overseeing cost control and change management systems within company
Oversee execution and updates of initial master schedule and oversee preparation of reports regarding financial performance of the projects on-site in particular interior designing Department
Assist in overseeing project close-out and authorize reimbursable travel/expenses and non-reimbursable travel/expenses of on-site independent décor consultants
Chief Executive Officer
Premier Business Development and Leadership Center (Pty)Ltd
From March 2012
Creating, communicating, and implementing the company's vision, mission, and overall direction.
Leading the development and implementation of the overall company 's strategy.
Leading, guiding, directing, and evaluating the work of other extended consultants.
Providing advice and guidance, when appropriate, to Company of Directors.
Formulating and implementing the strategic plan that guides the direction of the business
Overseeing the complete operation of the company in accordance with the direction established in the strategic plans.
Evaluating the success of the company as whole on quarterly basis.
Maintaining awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards, and so forth.
Representing the company on civic and other professional association responsibilities and activities in the local community and at the national level.
Demonstrating the leadership necessary to make the company 's mission a success.
Regional Manager (North West/Gauteng)
November 2009 - October 2011
Conducts job description reviews, recruits staff and as well as identifying and recommending personnel for hiring or promoting personnel
Handling all disciplinary actions at all locations in the defined regional area.
Ensuring employees are trained in the proper procedures for handling their specific jobs, utilizing both coaches and Personal Development Plans to accomplish it
Building and managing all regional staff work schedules and days off.
Providing ongoing mentoring to new staff during the probationary period.
Provides ongoing mentoring and coaching to old and new staff throughout their employment in the trainer's respective area's of responsibility.
Completing requested and required reports on training activities, operational activities and regional status
Setting agreed targets with regional staff, monitoring and reviewing of targets as well as ensuring that targets are met
Building capacity for SMME``, Co-operatives and NPO `os
On going training for Productivity management training to staff
Develop and maintain a working relationship with the client at local level and national level
Conducting stakeholder research for the regions to ensure that expectations of clients are met , to further measure performance of the region
Managing budget and controlling regional expenses ensuring that region meets PFMA requirements
August 2007 - September 2009
Identifying and prioritizing productivity projects within the various production value stream of clients.
Conducting value stream mapping of current operational processes, identify waste, and implementing process improvements.
Providing an in-depth knowledge of productivity methodology and processes to clients.
Achieving productivity benefit goals by skillfully implementing productivity projects with clients and presenting results/case studies
Training and coaching productivity professionals leaders in clients and supporting their productivity plans
Solving complex problems; taking broad perspective to identify innovative solutions
Developing conclusions from analyses, appling results, and presenting findings.
Continuously building and demonstrating technical proficiency various productivity tools and building capacity to clients on how to apply these skills to identify and execute productivity opportunities
Facilitating idea generation through collaborative efforts (e.g. brainstorming, lean events, and stakeholder engagement)
Understanding clients strategic direction of business unit or division and implements action plans to meet the needs of the business and key stakeholders
Establishing a strong leadership presence with project team (s)
Qualifications & Certifications
Masters in Business Leadership (MBL)
Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL)
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Damelin College :Cape Town School of Business
B.A. Honors Degree (Communications & Literary Studies)
University of Limpopo
B.A. Degree (English & German Literary Studies)
University of Limpopo
Lepato secondary school
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