Hutcheons - Operations Manager - Krugersdorp, GP, South Africa

Nico Hutcheons

Krugersdorp, GP, South Africa


Proven record in management and Logistics. Excellent people management skills, coupled with the ability to communicate effectively. Strong background in Airfreight, Perishable cargo FMCG, warehousing, distribution, order processing, transportation and customer service.


Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Airport Station Manager


July 2008 - February 2013

(Contracted to the United Nations)

Responsible for Quality Control and management of a MONUSCO Airfield
Provide analysis of operations and recommend corrective actions
Evaluate Quality Assurance Reports in order to ensure that liabilities are observed in inspections or reports are corrected quickly
Evaluate and Interpret operational workloads and capabilities of airport operations and apply necessary actions to ensure optimal performance
Responsible for Tarmac/Ramp Operations, Passenger and Cargo Services, Ground Support Operations, Emergency Crash and Rescue Services, Meteorological Services, Dangerous Goods Handling and Air Terminal Aviation Security Services
Investigate and Report all incidents and accidents at the designated airport and maintain open lines of communication with MONUSCO, in particular the Chief Air Operations Region
Support and provide advice to UN Sector staff and administrators
Maintain a roster of available personnel and qualified sub-contractors, in accordance with approved Augmentation Plans for hire or recall
Promote effective administration, welfare and morale of all employees
Assist and perform duties in the Air Terminal Ground Operations, Passenger Services, and Cargo Services

Johannesburg, South Africa
International Operations Manager (Cargo)

The management of approximately 45 members of staff, including HR functions
Management of all operations, Imports/Exports/THC's/Basic Cargo Track and Trace Systems (ORYX, E- Champ & Compu-clear) and SITA literate.
Management of all applicable Service providers and principal Airlines quality standards
Familiar with all FFM/UCM/LDM/UCM and MVT messages.
The primary function of the Operational Manager is to plan, supervise, motivate and manage the operational and logistical resources, to the benefit of the company and all those associated.
The Operational Manager is fully accountable for the operational and administrative function of...

Operations Supervisor (Cargo)


January 2008 - June 2008

Plan, Supervise, Motivate and Manage the operational and logistical resources
Accountable for the operational and administrative function of the department
Planning and formulation of optimum staff rosters ensuring fair and full shift coverage and leave allocation
Familiar with all FFM/UCM/LDM/UCM and MVT messages
Evaluation of logistical resources to ensure superior quality service delivery is achieved and where required improvements are implemented
Daily supervision of all GSE and equipment resources
Ensure adherence to all prescribed regulatory stipulations, such as OHS, Safety and Security, CAA, ACSA and Express Air Services procedural guidelines and requirements
Accountable for the complete recording of all discrepancies, their investigation and satisfactory conclusion.
Accountable for the maintenance of discipline, good moral and administrative function of all staff within the department.
Accountable for maintaining open and frequent channels of communication with other departments and divisions within the company.
Oversee all Cargo B Airlines functions, Import/Export and OPS Financials.
Liaise with CREW and service providers to Cargo B Airlines in JNB.
All perishable activities
Maintenance of Fridges

Operations Controller (Ramp Manager)


December 2006 - October 2007

(Contracted to the United Nations)

Supervising 40 International staff and 60 National staff (Congolese)
Compiling Weekly and Monthly reports
Managing all airport equipment
Liaising with United Nations and out
Stations in the Congo Regions
Liaising with aircraft crew and Load Master
Liaising with Air Operations on aircraft
Coordinating all airport operations (Passenger and Cargo)
Plan aircraft parking positions
Arranging the Refueling of aircrafts
Attending to all VIP/Special flights
Training of National staff
Computer literate (Power Point, Word
Processing, Spreadsheets,
Databases and MS-Outlook)
Quality assurance
Ramp safety.

Cargo Superintendent


September 2005 - December 2006

Supervising 10 International staff and 22 National staff (Congolese)
Compiling Weekly and Monthly reports
Managing all airport equipment
Liaising with United Nations and out
Stations in the Congo Regions
Liaising with aircraft crew and Load
Controlling cargo movements from Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo
Load Planning
Training of National staff
Quality Control
Evacuation Warden.

Hazmat Cargo Processor


January 2004 - September 2005

Cargo load planning
Loading and off-loading of aircraft
Handling of Dangerous goods
Computer literate
Coordinating Evacuation Plans for Team Sites.

Export Controller


August 2003 - December 2003

Loading of aircraft i.e. Airbus 200 and 600, B747.
Supervising 12 staff
Palletizing of lower and main deck pallets
Acceptance of Dangerous Goods.
Occupational health and safety officer
Computer literate.

Business Unit Executive


September 1997 - July 2003

Managing of Business unit
Managing Profit and losses
Managing 18 staff
Contract Negotiating
Drafting Training manuals for cargo handling.
Sales and marketing
Fire warden
Computer literate
Generating Export documents.

Operations Manager


May 1997 - August 1997

Implementing aircraft loading procedures.
Supervising 8 staff
Sales and marketing
Client liaison.

Qualifications & Certifications

Air Force

High School D.F Malan

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