Production supervisor, Team leader, Manager

Last Updated: 8th August 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Hatrbeespoort dam, South Africa


Phone Number


Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level

Afrikaan, English


Dear Hiring Manager:

I would like to apply for the position which was advertised by your Company. I am confident that I would be a perfect candidate for this position as my experience and abilities match your requirements.

I have excellent Time Management and Communication Skills. I can manage a Team in an efficient and productive manner as to ensure that the Company meets its obligations. I have a pleasant personality and great Interpersonal Skills needed for a Managerial role. I gained International work exposure when I joined the FLSmidth Team in Angola employed firstly as a Team Leader for the Cement Grinding division and then filled a role as Deputy Manager. My core strengths and experience include, but is not limited to the following:

• Comprehensive knowledge of the processes and materials used in handling tasks in the Cement Industry.
• Well versed in modern and large scale high capacity Cement Grinding Production.
• Extensive knowledge of cement process, emissions controls and in-plant design.
• Writing and implementing Standard Operational Procedures (SOP).
• Delegating tasks and setting clear targets.
• Quality Assurance knowledge.
• Mill inspections and reporting.
• Management of Operational Processes and effects.

At this juncture in my career I am seeking the opportunity to transition my practical experience into a high growth Corporation in need of strong leadership. An opportunity to personally meet with you as to discuss my experience and candidacy, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration.


Mark Areington


CTU Training soulutions
Generic Management leadership NQF4

   Apr 2011
— Jun 2013

Tswane south - Pretoria west campus
Electrical trade theory N2

   Jan 1999
— Apr 1999


HTS Pretoria Tuine
Grade 11

   Jan 1994
— Nov 1998

Subjects: English grade 12
Afrikaans grade 12
Technical drawing
Motor trade theory
Engineering science


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• Management of procurement procedures
• Monitoring and updating procurement database accurately
• Effective communication in order to keep site team updated with regards to parts procurement.
• Ensuring timeous reception of invoices and delivery notes on the database
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• Responsible for managing and running planned stock takes
• Provide assistance and direction to colleagues and subordinates as required
• Prepare and submit inventory control reports to management daily, weekly and monthly
• Attend to inquiries concerning products and inventories
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