Operational Excellence Manager

Last Updated: 11th October 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Prawet, Thailand


Phone Number


Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds



I am a highly competent Manager with over 21 years’ experience directing business operations, finance, accounting and project management within retail, construction, oil and gas drilling domains. With a strong commitment to delivering cost reduction strategies, improve operational efficiency, achieve project targets and effective in managing and developing high performing teams, I have a passion for making a real difference and specialise in developing strategies to raise levels of staff productivity and optimise team performance.

I am a focused project management practitioner with professional qualifications that include, Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt, Yellow Belt and NVQ Diploma Accounting (Level 4). Considerable experience has been gained in managing integrated operational services, overseeing implementation and administration of budgets, policies and procedures. I identify and maximize new business opportunities drawing from unique in-country work experience in various countries worldwide and consistently communicate values, strategies, objectives; assign accountabilities; monitor and ensure compliance to requirements, legislation and health and safety in the workplace.

Working in heavily customer focused environments, I am an extremely confident communicator and negotiator able to develop strong working relationships at all levels. I have an innovative approach to developing business solutions to ensure alignment of operational strategy to organisational goals. I provide advice in highly confidential, complex operational and financial matters, and ensure favourable legal, statutory and regulatory compliance. I am a resourceful problem solver capable of conceptualising and delivering solutions in high pressure situations.


The Council for Six Sigma Certification (CSSC)
Six Sigma Yellow Belt

   Jan 2018
— Mar 2018

The Council for Six Sigma Certification (CSSC)
Six Sigma Green Belt

   Jan 2018
— Mar 2018

The Council for Six Sigma Certification (CSSC)
Six Sigma Lean & DFSS Green Belt

   Jan 2018
— Mar 2018

The Council for Six Sigma Certification (CSSC)
Six Sigma Black Belt

   Jan 2018
— May 2018

Kelvin TOP-SET Senior Investigator (Health & Safety course)

   Feb 2014
— Mar 2014

BTEC NVQ Accounting Level 2, 3 & 4

   Jul 1997
— Jun 1999


SapuraKencana Drilling Asia Ltd (formerly Seadrill Asia Ltd)
General Manager

   Sep 2010
— Sep 2015

General Manager Aug 2013 – Sept 2015
Office Manager Sept 2011 – July 2013
Administrator Sept 2010 – Aug 2011

I reported to the VP, provided oversight for Finance, Procurement, Logistics, Administration, Contracts, Human Resources, Immigration, Travel and Training departments to an Oil and Gas (Drilling Contractor) with personnel of 780+; prepared annual budgets for 6 Rigs and Thailand onshore operation, completed cost analysis to compare actual vs budget, significantly reduced targets set and came in under budget year on year.

I delivered full operational, project and contract management of 6 tender drilling rigs, structured a Supply Base to address a serious breach in compliance and gross misconduct, spearheaded a performance review for all employees, led the demerger team when Seadrill Asia Ltd was sold to SapuraKencana, enforced conformity to corporate governance, effected changes to ensure adherence to all local labor laws, FCPA and SOX, ensured awareness of all HSE requirements and
exported Tender Assisted Drilling rigs.

Notable accomplishments included:

• Successfully negotiated corporate rates with hotels, transport and airline companies in Thailand & reduced total spend by 23%.
• Analysed performance results, budgeting and internal controls; reviewed targets & came in under annual budget.
• Introduced employee handbooks for all onshore and offshore staff and streamlined communication methods for crew contacting the HR team; resulted in reduced time spent on crew queries by 30%.
• Negotiated with training providers to introduce tailored training courses appropriate for crew needs, led to increased overall offshore crew training compliance from 70% to 90%.
• Efficiently administered a sick leave policy, resulting in a reduction in claims by 40%.
• Executed a review of suppliers in the Congo, negotiated fixed price agreements, reduced costs on hotels, training providers and labour suppliers by 25%; and set-up a new operation in the Ivory Coast.


   Aug 2009
— Sep 2010

Initially part of the deck crew, lifting, rigging and slinging drilling equipment and chemicals to and from supply vessels, and to and from the rig floor. Promoted to Lead Roustabout after 3 trips. Actively participated in Safety Training Observation Program (STOP) and encouraged others to do so.

Offshore Trainee

   Jun 2009
— Jul 2009

Worked closely with the Safety Training Officer gaining valuable insight of how Tender rigs run with an international team, holding regular meetings in different languages using translators.

Financial Adviser

   Aug 2005
— May 2009

Gave advice on all financial matters, making recommendations on ways to utilise money, planning for retirement, meeting clients’ needs and goals. Then securing a sale. Built client base up from 0 to over 300 in 4 years.

Sales Development Executive

   Dec 1999
— Jul 2005

Responsible for increasing market awareness and increasing sales for all InBev products in the Take-Home Market. Built relationships at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda & Morrison’s supermarkets. Increased sales revenue year on year. Managed a Team of 3, setting targets and coaching when needed.


   Sep 1997
— Nov 1999

Produced Sole Trader/Partnership accounts with turnover from £20k – £1million. Audited Limited companies to ensure compliance with the relevant regulations, making sure that all internal controls and policies were in place and being met. Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the data was 100%.

Red Sea Housing Services
Operational Excellence Manager


IAs Operational Excellence Manager I report to the President, lead the design and execution of operations for Construction (Modular housing) and Camp Management with a complement of 2000+ personnel, ensure the company operates profitably and the financial performance align with the annual budgets; implement cost analysis each month to compare actual vs budget and develop a budget. I accomplish human resource objectives by proficiently recruiting in India, Nepal and the Philippines, interview up to 140 candidates per day, conduct trade tests where needed and hire only the best skilled candidates.

I increase retention and improve motivation through efficient coordination of operational strategies and the introduction of an Employee Recognition program, ensure ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System is implemented and maintained and monitor the execution of company policies to ensure full adherence to the labour code and statutory laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Notable achievements in this role include:

• Managed Red Sea Housing Services (RSHS), multiple projects in Saudi Arabia, analysed areas of the business where saving could be made by streamlining working processes reducing regular over-time by 10%.
• Reviewed manufacturing suppliers, identified and engaged new suppliers resulting in cost savings of up to 40%.
• Standardized agreements for direct dealership and made savings of up to 35% on all linen and towels.
• Reduced man-hours spent by Senior Management on reviewing and approving timesheets by 30%.
• Reduced medical insurance costs by 45% (USD 533,000 saving) by negotiating pricing and fees, whilst ensuring the continuation and enhancement of services.
• Negotiated corporate rates with airline companies; removed the use of a travel agent & reduced total spend by 18%.

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