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The Waterina, Singapore *
SENIOR MANUFACTURING SPECIALIST
• Profit and Results Focused •
manufacturing executive and troubleshooter with extensive experience,
spanning > years in a leading International packaging company,
delivers solid business infrastructure and extensive commercial and
financial acumen to turnaround underperforming operations and support
A visionary leader,
who spearheads behavioural change to stabilise working facilities and
achieve buyin from senior management and staff, now seeking a new challenge
in a growth orientated manufacturing environment.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Cash Flow Improvement
Plant/Factory Start Ups
TEN WAH PRESS
M SDN BHD, Malaysia
Hired on a contract basis
to direct and control manufacturing operations for the printing of cigarette
boxes, oversee annual sales revenues of $M with direct responsibility
for staff across two sites.
Stabilised working environment
for all staff; implemented job descriptions and KPI’s across the board
and leveraged management insight into staff skillsets to engender training
Improved safety standards
across both sites; implemented new safety policies and significantly
enhanced existing procedures to create and promote a culture of safety
PACIFIC PACKAGING PTE LTD AMCOR GROUP,
Amcor group are the
world leader in packaging printing, with more than , staff
worldwide. Industries range from tobacco to food and medical packaging.
General Manager – Dongguan AMVIG Industries/Mattie Hologram Technology
Seconded to an underperforming
site one of the largest Hologram, foil board manufacturing plants in
China, responsible for the transformation of sale, purchasing, production
and administrative functions across two key manufacturing plants with
Engendered annual savings
of $K across two sites; reduced staff headcount by following indepth
individual assessment of staff.
Turned around significant
losses of $K to achieve profit of >$.K within four months from
Mattie Hologram Technologies. Reduce Dongguan losses by $K within
four months. Implemented stringent control of waste, production output
and negotiation of contracts with new and existing clients.
Outperformed financial targets
to generate sales and profits over budget by .% in Q compare to
first half loss making legacy.
– Qingdao Leigh Mardon Packaging
to troubleshoot existing businesscritical areas of concern with responsibility
for budgeting, cash flow, sales, and production. Propagated relationships
with local joint venture partners to encourage and support expansion
plans, and directly managed a staff of .
acquisition and implementation of $M worth of new capital equipment
to support expansion. Drove growth in annual production to cater for
the manufacture of million cigarette display cartons and .BN soft
and hard cigarette pack.
Smashed year end targets
for and pioneered turnaround of critical cash flow in less than
months to treble cashinhand availability from RMB .M to >RMB
M. Tightened control of raw materials and negotiated more effective
terms with suppliers.
Reduced working capital
against sales from .% to .% and aged debtors from days to
days within years. Drove the company to st position in
top printing companies across China.
Led significant behavioural
and culture change management programme throughout the site; refocused
all staff, introduced KPI’s and revised job descriptions to secure
staff buyin and increase productivity. Subsequently reduced production
waste by % in year one, .% in year two and .% in year three.
Pioneered improvement in
machine efficiency, with average production achieving above %.
Designed pioneering cigarette
box packaging to increase hygiene on retrieval and reduce packaging
and material cost by >%. Presented to major clients for consideration.
– Yunnan Leigh Mardon Packaging
Promoted to lead Administrative,
Production, Engineering and Sales functions with direct reports,
annual sales revenue of $ Million and a gross margin of %. Manage
financial budgets of $.M.
Transformed $K loss making
site to $K profit in twelve months. With cash in hand of $. million.
Achieved ACE Insurance international
standard safety award for significant improvements in health and safety
Generated additional revenues
of $K in months; spearheaded negotiations with a major client.
Manager – Leigh Mardon Pacific Packaging
Promoted three times
in five years from the position of Foreman to Regional Engineering Manager;
hired to devise and implement the engineering department, maintenance
schedules and procedures, and manpower requirements from a standing
Recruited, coached and mentored
> staff across several international sites throughout China.
Mechanical: Technical Institute of Singapore,
Technical Institute Singapore, .
Languages: Fluent English, Mandarin
Chinese Dialects: Hainanese,
Cantonese, Hokkien and Teochew
Personal: Enjoys badminton,
football, bowling, reading, and travelling