Ernest
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Managing Director 16 000 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2002
Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife
From 0 to 1984
University of Ibadan,Ibadan
From 0 to 1981
University of Lagos
Languages:
English Fluently

Experience

Managing Director
Achilles Information Limited,Nigeria
November 2008 - Present Day (8 years 4 months)
  • Holding full profit and loss responsibility for the group’s operations across Nigeria, and managing business development to ensure a continuous pipeline of potential new business
  • Transforming the operational efficiency of the company at Board level, including production of business key performance indicators and Board reports
  • Designing and implementing a comprehensive performance management programme which maximises individual productivity and improves customer satisfaction
  • Personally coordinating the development of a new supplier management system for the petroleum industry
  • Achieving the requirements of diverse buying organisations by developing contractor registration, pre-qualification and on-site verification templates
  • Networking extensively in order to identify and meet client objectives and thereby improve customer satisfaction
  • Significantly improving all-round business performance
Senior Procurement and Logistics Manager
Interkel Networks Nigeria Limited,Lagos
March 2007 - October 2008 (1 year 8 months)
  • Providing strong leadership, management and motivation to the Supply Chain Team, and offering opportunities for professional development
  • Delivering thorough and concise training and communications regarding procurement programmes and systems
  • Reviewing and approving purchase orders, claims and change notices for corporate purchases, ensuring compliance with Group policy and statutory requirements
  • Negotiating optimum purchase and delivery terms for both materials and equipment required by the company
  • Assessing present and future availability by conducting in-depth analyses of the market and delivery conditions
  • Preparing market analysis reports and reviewing procurement policies and procedures
Senior Logistics Operations Manager
MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, Lagos
October 2004 - February 2007 (2 years 4 months)

Consistently achieving Best Value outcomes in relation to quality, on-time delivery, delivery costs and reliability

  • Leading the daily operations of the Logistics Team, and ensuring that agreed strategies were executed effectively and consistently
  • Refining standard operating procedures, and ensuring that processes were in place to monitor their performance
  • Initiating and managing supply contracts with freight carriers and third party service providers for warehousing, transportation and logistics
  • Establishing key performance metrics to track team performance, and also monitoring the performance of shippers and freight carriers
  • Developing business continuity and contingency plans, overseeing forecasting, setting and managing inventory levels, replenishment strategies and outbound logistics
  • Managing a project to restructure telecommunication consumer products, which resulted in capital savings in inventory costs and a 4-month reduction in inventory holding
  • Redesigning the storage plan and inventory holding for telecommunications consumer products, thereby delivering improved inventory visibility and a 40% reduction in inventory
  • Conducting positive freight negotiations with road transporters and shipping lines, which led to N150million per annum savings in distribution costs
  • Successfully increasing daily dispatches by 88%, and achieving a 95% delivery performance rating through the implementation of a JIT programme
Operations Planning Manager
FreislandCampina (West Africa Milk Company) Nigeria Plc.
April 2002 - September 2004 (2 years 5 months)
  • Scheduling production to maintain a buffer of finished stock and meet sales forecasts, and planning raw materials requirements to meet production demands
  • Coordinating shipping and clearing activities to achieve timely goods clearance and maintain positive relationships with overseas suppliers and Nigerian customs services
  • Eliminating non-moving and slow-moving raw materials, work in progress and finished goods inventory using innovative methods including recycling scrap for use in finished goods packaging
  • Developing a system to facilitate the fast and efficient clearance of imports, thereby minimising cycle time and expenditure and achieving a 40% reduction in clearance time and 21 day reduction in import cycles
  • Managing process and capability changes for MRP, inventory and purchase modules in an ERP implementation
  • Reducing average inbound / outbound vehicle transit time at the Nigerian factory from two days to 12 hours
  • Leading continuous improvement in processes which supported the drive for Lean production
  • Supervising third party logistics service providers in operational costs and lead time management
Purchasing Manager,
Guinness Nigeria Plc.
June 1996 - March 2002 (5 years 10 months)

Managing the development, implementation and maintenance of strategic sourcing initiatives for goods and services

  • Sourcing and developing a consolidated suppliers base to achieve existing and future material and equipment requirements
  • Establishing and maintaining robust two-way relationship with long-term suppliers, in order to foster feedback and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrating excellent negotiation skills when agreeing and managing contracts and agreements for category purchases
  • Managing suppliers, cost, quality and delivery performance, and forecasting key cost drivers and market factors
  • Devising and implementing sourcing strategies to control purchased material costs and ensure adequate supply, and also developing strategies for an assigned procurement area
  • Developing highly productive cross-functional teams that understand company-wide requirements, and driving continuous improvement across the procurement process
  • Realising N100million in documented cost savings annually, through the use of value analysis, negotiation, identifying new sources, bulk purchasing and new price agreements

Early Career Summary