As a Chemical Engineer, my experience covers operational and implementation across the Chemicals and Consumer Packaged Goods industries at Sasol (3 years) and Unilever (5 years) respectively while managing and developing technical resources.
My performance ratings are consistently exceptional since I consistently exceed expectations on delivery of business strategy. Results achieved under my leadership and influence:
• Increased Unilever’s profitability by 5% across South Africa by creating and implementing specialised formulations when managing a Product Development portfolio of Unilever’s largest brand in Africa.
• Accelerated Unilever’s innovation deployment in East and West Africa – 30% faster to market – by leveraging Unilever’s global scale coupled with my engineering and project management skills to devise and implement creative and bespoke capability solutions.
• Reduced energy costs by 7% at Unilever’s third largest detergents factory globally – by optimising the manufacturing process and formulations, serving as a global lead for such an implementation,
subsequently deployed to similar processes across Unilever's sites globally.
Furthermore, Mensa formally confirmed my ability to reason, recognise patterns, solve challenging and abstract problems, and to store and retrieve information at above the 99th percentile of global population. These skills and ability enable my rapid adaptation to a variety of technical and business scenarios positioning me to create appropriate value-adding propositions. Apart from creative idea generation, I am highly experienced at rigourously managing execution of complex projects, ensuring project key performance measures are responsibility met.
Beyond my core job-function, I naturally enjoy supporting others succeed. I was elected as the President of Sasol’s Junior Engineer’s Forum – an initiative to transition engineering graduates into the corporate world, both technically and socially.