Senior Operations and Business Manager

Last Updated: 10th May 2017 (over 5 years ago)

United Kingdom


Phone Number

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

German, Spanish


Roger Parr (MInstILM)
Business & Operations Specialist Tel: +44 (0) 7907 829441 (m) +44 (0) 1513840479 (h) Skype: rparr1

Professional Profile
Dynamic, commercially-focused Operations and Business Management Specialist with over 28 years’ experience of delivering operational excellence through efficient, cost-effective, remote, multi-project business functions, within client-focused global organisations. Spearheaded key operational and development projects requiring in-depth analytical and strategic skills, in challenging, multi-cultural environments. An inspirational leader and motivator, committed to building large, successful teams with the enthusiasm and desire to achieve organisational goals and provide the optimum level of customer service. Highly developed communication and influencing skills, developed by working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures at all levels.
Key Skills:

• Tender Development & Evaluation
• Procurement /Forecasting/Distribution
• Operations Management
• Land, Air & Sea Transportation
• Budgetary Control ($15m)
• Inventory Management/Stock Control
• Contract Management
• Asset Management
• Stakeholder Relationship Management
• Communication & Mentoring
• Change Management
• Report Writing
• Fully IT Literate (MS Office/SAP/ERP)
• Client focused
• Project Management

Career History:
Truckoman LLC Oman
General Manager (Consultant) Mar 2017- Present
Employed as a short term consultant for the logistics branch of one of Oman’s leading Oil & Gas services contractor. Providing advice and guidance for change management and company restructure.

Portakabin UK
Area Manager (6 Month Contract) Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
Responsible for the management and control of various sites across the North West of England, liaising with local authorities for the planning and erecting of modern modular buildings.

• Directed and selected contractors from varying trades to implement the highest quality and standards.
• Managed multi projects including: schools, colleges, hospitals and local industry.
• Led key account holder meetings at government level to ensure contract and cost compliance.
• Responsible for the P&L of the North-West region.
• Ensured exacting standards were maintained throughout each project.
• Monitored and evaluated operational performance in line with company policy.
• Led a positive Environmental Health & Safety culture, carried out regular checks to ensure all activities carried out in compliance with statutory legislation and organisational policy.
• Devised and implemented a staff training plan for the 10 North-West offices.

ALE Heavy Lift, Middle East:
Procurement & Business Manager Iraq Mar 2015 – Aug 2016
Responsible for developing, leading and executing cost-effective procurement & business strategies for ALE, one of the world’s leading providers of lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting and weighing for large, heavy loads.

• Responsible for reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve efficiency.
• Directed the negotiation strategies and closed deals with optimal terms.
• Managed a portfolio of key stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation.

Career History (continued...)

• Implemented Forecasting strategy to observe price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power.
• Performed cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking.
• Directed the assessing, managing and mitigation of business risks.
• Led teams for Identifying and partnering with reliable vendors and suppliers.
• Responsible for the capture of business and contracts in excess of $2.5mil.

ALE Heavy Lift, Middle East:
Country Operations Manager Iraq Feb 2014 – Mar 2015
Led a team of 50 multi-skilled personnel and responsible for managing all transport, logistics and facilities management operations across Iraq and the Middle East.

• Drove operational improvements and maximised the value of the asset base, whilst maintaining tight control of operational costs.
• Managed budget of $300,000 and achieved 25% cost reduction for facilities and operations.
• Built effective relationships with high profile clients in the oil & gas sector and liaised with senior stakeholders to secure future contracts and projects.
• Appointed as the country security advisor Iraq.
• Managed recruitment and selection process for multi-national, multi-cultural personnel, including drivers, crane operators, mechanics and tradesmen.
• Led a positive Environmental Health & Safety culture, carried out regular checks to ensure all activities carried out in compliance with statutory legislation and organisational policy.
• Responsible for complete facilities management of 6 estates and camps across the country.
• Directed and assessed Defensive Driver Training programs for 100+ employees.

Blue Hackle Middle East & Erinys Middle East
Country Logistics Manager Iraq Dec 2012 – Feb 2014
Reported to Country Manager, led a team multi-national logistics specialists and managed procurement and logistics activities for leading risk management mitigation and training company.

• Implemented cash and budgetary management system, including purchasing and procurement for hard and soft facilities, and payroll for all local national staff circa $200,000.
• Managed stores and equipment budget of $15m and oversaw inventory management process.
• Introduced new process management tools to increase operational efficiency (SAP/ERP/Integration)
• Directed strategic level meetings with major oil & gas companies throughout Iraq.
• Led complex projects to establish and fit-out new camps throughout the Middle East.
• Carried out regular checks to ensure activities complied with HSE, transportation laws and regulations.
• Responsible for the implementation and management of the company’s training plan for all staff.

HM Forces – Royal Armoured Corps (Cavalry) Jun 1987 – Sep 2012
Late Entry Commissioned Officer (Captain)
Qualifications & Training:

• ILM Level 7 Leadership & Management
• IOSH Managing Safely
• Logistic Support Senior Management Course
• Training Needs Analysis
• RMA Sandhurst Late Entry Officer’s Course
Additional Information:
• Full clean UK Driving Licence (all categories) & ROSPA Gold Advanced Driver & Assessor DDT
• Languages: English – native; Intermediate German, Spanish & Basic Arabic

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