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    Mr. Gert D. de Bruin


    - Managing of Departments / Divisions / Company to reach profit targets.

    - Evaluating, analysing and conceptualizing current status quo.

    - Strategic planning and visioning.

    - Identifying, planning, implementing value adding activities to better effectiveness and profit.

    - Budgets, cash flows, cost centres, profit centre accounts.

    - Due diligence studies and submissions.

    - High level communications with clients, suppliers and industry.

    - Production functions in Feed Mill, Dog Food plants, ensuring effective capacity utilization and

    superior quality.

    - Stock management, bulk and semi-bulk handling facilities.

    - Commissioning of plants and or facility upgrades

    - Manage Capital expenditure

    - Human resources, policies and all personnel related aspects as performance appraisal, job

    descriptions etc.

    - Statuary compliance (to Acts: Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Occupational Health and

    Safety Act, Fertilizer, Farm Feeds and Remedies Act, Financial Advisory and Intermediary

    Services Act and Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Competition etc.)

    - Analyse Markets and market potential, Identify market opportunities.

    - Negotiations, Procurement, Contracting.

    - Trade setting in specific trades of importance.

    - Hedging of prices, open interests and mark risks

    - Risk Management. Key person for NWK regarding FIAS

    - Trading of commodities and derivatives on Safex

    - Design and implement marketing and sale strategy and policies for products.

    - Managing sale personnel and agents

    - Adult training through study groups, farmers unions and individuals. Give technical advice to

    farmers/clients on market opportunities, price risks, diversification, branch activities and

    production systems.

    - Serve on various industry and internal comities.

    - Represent in Industry organizational Organizations.

    - Labour relations and Disciplinary procedures and processes.

    - Reporting to Board of Directors / Top Management

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    - I am looking for an opportunity with an established and reputable organisation that would

    offer me an opportunity to not only utilize my current knowledge, skills and experience, but

    also afford me an opportunity to gain more experience and be awarded for achievements and

    grow within the organisation.

    - . I strive to live in and through the power of my Creator , the Godhead Three in One, in my

    marriage, family, workplace, work conditions and in community life, a life according to my

    believe system, to be worth full through positive attributes and to built out and enlarges my

    own and my families self respect and pride and in this whole process live a thankful and as

    far as possible enjoyable life in sharing and channelling to other people the goodness I am



    - Positive attitude, Broad on outlook

    - Analytical , Opportunistic, Challenging, Critical

    - Creative thinker, Problem solver, Conceptualizer, Logical

    - High integrity, Reliable, Honest & Trustworthy

    - Conscious of Priorities, Efficient, Competitor

    - Work to high standards, Hard working, Driving, Loyal

    - Persistent, Persuasive, Disciplined

    - Respectful, Calm Confident, Diplomatic

    - Teachable, Clever, Knowledgeable

    - Team player, Caring, Motivating, Encouraging, Sensitive

    BELBIN STRONG ROLES (high to low):

    - Planter > Resource > Investigator > Shaper > Coordinator > Monitor Evaluator > Team

    Worker > Implementer > Completer Finisher > Specialist


    - I Introversion

    o Receiving, Expressive, Gregarious, Reflective, Enthusiastic

    - N - Intuition

    o Concrete, Imaginative, Conceptual, Theoretical, Original

    - T - Thinking

    o Logical, Reasonable, Questioning, Critical, Tough

    - J - Judging

    o Systematic, Open ended, Early starting, Scheduled, Methodical

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    Secondary Qualification: Matric

    School: Lichtenburg High School

    City/Town: Lichtenburg

    Year: 1974

    Tertiary Qualification1: B.Sc. Agric. (Animal Husbandry)

    Institution: University of Pretoria

    City/Town: Pretoria

    Year: 1978

    Tertiary Qualification2: B.Sc. Agric. (Hons) Management and Feeding

    Institution: University of Pretoria

    City/Town: Pretoria

    Year: 1982

    Tertiary Qualification3: Farming Management

    Institution: UNISA

    City/Town: Pretoria

    Year: 1986

    Tertiary Qualification4:

    B. Inst. (Agrar) Hons.

    Institution: University of Pretoria

    City/Town: Pretoria

    Year: 1987

    Computer Literacy:

    - MS Word (Levels 3) Damelin College.

    - Power Point (Levels 3) Damelin College.

    - Excel (Levels 3) Damelin College.

    Courses attended:

    - Investment in Excellence (IIE) - Pacific Institute

    - Work of the role - Kaya Consulting

    - Disciplinary Chair person, Investigator, Compliant - SA Labour

    - ADP Option trading Drew Markson, Sue Goll

    - Technical Market Analysis Share direct

    - AMD Trading - Safex

    - Sorghum Malting - CSIR

    - Marketing - MAST SA

    - Group Dynamics, Creative thoughts, Lecturing - Senwes

    - Management Principles and Techniques - Senwes

    - Kepner Tregoe - Handling grievances, Discipline in the workplace - NWK

    - Extrusion of Soya to edible Protein - Extru Africa CFAM UNW

    - Extrusion of Aquatic Feeds, Dog Food, and By-- Extru Africa CFAM UNW

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    Employer 1: VKB Landbou (Pty) Ltd

    Position 1: Manager Grain: NTK (Limpopo)

    Date: February 2015 to date

    City/Town: Modimolle

    Duties: - Management of the Grain Department in Limpopo (9 silo complexes and a two traders)

    - Financial reporting to CEO, Budgets Strategic planning,

    - Ensure optimal grain management in silo's and optimizing capacity utilization, physical grain

    management to ensure good and best practices,

    - Ensure compliance to statuary- legal- internal policy and work procedures

    - High level negotiation of deals and contracts.

    - Define framework for traders to do physical trading, hedging and contracting

    - Organisational represent on Industry Committees like Agbiz, JSE Agri technical etc.

    - Ensure high level communication to client basis

    Employer 2: Profert Holdings HQ

    Position 1: Commodity and Derivative Trader

    Date: September 2013 to December 2014

    City/Town: Vryburg

    Duties: - Derivative trading strategies, value adding strategies on market movement long- medium-

    and short term

    - Intraday/week trading

    - Hedging strategies for affiliates (FeedPro)

    - Physical trading Agent for affiliates

    - Ad hoc input in New Project Development

    Reason for consider leaving: Company refocus - core activities trading - will be phased out

    Employer 2: FeedPro (affiliate of Profert Holdings)

    Position 2: CEO FeedPro

    Date: February 2011 to August 2013

    City/Town: Vryburg

    Duties: - Turnaround strategy for FeedPro at Vryburg focus areas, change management,

    restructuring in functionality, upgrading facilities , resolve bottlenecks to free capacity, change

    total workforce culture, mechanizing labour inefficiencies and lower strike risks.

    - Ensure the national and international vision of Profert for Feedpro.

    - Determine the viability of satellite plants in border countries and Africa.

    - Identify business opportunities in related industries where value adding can be achieved.

    - Do submissions and Report to Board of directors..

    Reason for leaving: Transferred to holding company Profert

    Employer 2: FeedPro (affiliate of Profert Holdings)

    Position 3: National Marketing Manager

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    Date: July 2010 to January 2011

    City/Town: Vryburg

    Duties: - Put marketing and sale strategy in place which include development and restructuring

    functions and activities, continues adjustments thereof to ever changing market requirements

    and circumstances.

    - Price policy and guidelines. Budgets, Systems and procedures

    - Personnel training and motivating.

    - Revive Costumer services culture change , continues evaluating and revaluating.

    - Promotion, Advertising and Communication strategy, Revamp Feedpro Logo and Brands.

    - Technical support and coaching of marketing team.

    - Evaluate and suggest plant improvement, market penetration possibilities.

    - Get direct involved in the Dog Food industry and marketing. Advising on Raw material


    - Reporting to CEO.

    Reason for leaving: Promoted to CEO of FeedPro

    Employer 3: NWK (Pty) Ltd.

    Position 1: Manager: Grain Marketing

    Date: February 2000 to June 2010

    City/Town: Lichtenburg

    Duties: - Manage Division to reach profit targets

    - Focus areas: Procurement, Contracting, Hedging, Sales, Arbitrage, Risk management of all

    open interests, Structured deals.

    - Determine strategy which includes restructuring of activities, continues development and

    adapting/changing to market requirements and technology and client preferences.

    - Enlarge market share and specific focus on silo capacity utilization.

    - Hi level negotiations with buyers of grain and other role players

    - Represent on Industry organizational levels (Commodity Forums, GSI, SACOTA etc.)

    - Design and implement unprized delivered contracts/structures as well as remote trading

    systems for producers.

    Reason for leaving: New job opportunity at Feedpro

    Employer 3: NWK (Pty) Ltd

    Position 2: Manager Noordfed Diverse Products

    Date: October 1998 to January 2000

    City/Town: Lichtenburg

    Duties: - Due diligence studies on dog food, malt, chic-chic, and a few other projects. (Market related

    needs/requirements/potential, industry and process studies, plant requirement, capital

    requirements etc.) Also on Knick-knacks, beer powder and mayonnaise.

    - Responsible for contracting Engineers Company for Dog food and Chic Chic mixing and

    packing unit to build the facilities. Commissioning the plants.

    - Set and implement admin systems, best practices and statuary compliance controls.

    - Do product development, determine specification settings, design new and redesign current

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    brands, Act 36 registration, packaging materials etc.,

    - Marketing (launch and re-launch brands, negotiate floor space in chain stores, handle supply

    and sell contracts with clients and distribution channels)

    Reason for leaving: Promoted to Manager Grain Marketing

    Employer 3: NWK (Pty) Ltd

    Position 3: Manager Noord Wes Voere

    Date: January 1995 to October 1998

    City/Town: Lichtenburg

    Duties: - Ensure profitability of the business, Budget targets, corrections of deviations, ensuring

    customer satisfaction, do strategic planning and develop the business short, medium and

    long term in the marketplace

    - Manage facility and equipment upgrading and expansion.

    - Do all day to day industry aspects in relation with policy, strategy and business plan.

    - Serve on the AFMA Board of Directors.

    Reason for leaving: Transferred to Noordfed Diverse Products as Manager

    Employer 3: NWK (Pty) Ltd

    Position 4: Nutritionist

    Date: May 1988 to December 1994

    City/Town: Lichtenburg

    Duties: - Do formulation of rations, set optimal specifications for different animals and production

    phases and do Product development

    - Negotiate raw material prices and do the buying for just in time stock levels

    - Report the cost of rations and manage margin effect on sales budget

    - Deliver nutritional advise to clients and support the marketing team

    - Do quality control and is responsible for statuary compliance of Act 36 of 101)

    - Member of the AFMA Technical Committee


    - Responsible for marketing actions, reaching sales budget and all client services.


    - Responsible for production functions budget, capacity utilisation targets, increase effectivity

    (time studies) handle all labour relation matters, implement 3X 8 hour shifts, also responsible

    for maintenance and the delivery vehicle fleet.

    Reason for leaving: Promotion to Manager Noordwes Voere

    Employer 4: Senwes

    Position 1: Head : Livestock advisory Services

    Date: May 1983 to April 1988

    City/Town: Klerksdorp

    Duties: - Responsible for Advisory Centres in Klerksdorp, Bloemfontein, Kroonstad and Bultfontein.

    - Give self hi-level advice and coordinate other advisors to primary producers, study groups

    and farmers organizations in the total Senwes area.

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    - Do animal branch planning, cash flows, and give strategic input to Credit department in

    evaluating credit applications.

    - Do pioneering work in developing spread sheet calculation modules with hard coded

    formulations and executables also on farm ration formulations for feeding and feedlotting

    Reason for leaving: Better job opportunity as Nutritionist at Noordwes Voere

    Employer 5: Department of Agriculture

    Position: Senior Researcher

    Date: January 1981 to April 1984

    City/Town: Warmbaths

    Duties: - Involved in system- research regarding projects in cattle, feedlot, veld grazing, and pasture

    grazing trails at Towoomba and Mara Research stations

    Reason for leaving: Better job opportunity at Senwes Klerksdorp


    Christian Names: Gert Dawid

    Surname: de Bruin

    Birth Date: 2-January-1957

    Age: 59

    Gender: Male

    Nationality: RSA

    Employment equity: White

    Marital Status: Married

    Number of Dependants: 3

    Health: Excellent

    Smoking: No

    Disabled: No

    Residential City/Town: Modimolle

    Email Address:

    Landline Number:

    Cell Phone: 082 577 0150

    Languages: Afrikaans


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    Name: Jan Grobbelaar

    Company and Position: Ex - NWK Operational Director

    Tel: 082 323 6151

    Name: Dennis Coetzee

    Company and Position: NWK Group Manager Human Capital

    Tel: 018 633 1000

    Name: Michael Dippenaar

    Company and Position: New Life Prayer Centre - Pastor

    Tel: 079 525 3192

    Name: Dirk Opperman (Ex Profert)

    Company and Position: Agri Economist Agri Delight and Agri Projects

    Tel: 082 418 1225

    Name: Dawie Senekal

    Company and Position: Christian Life Church - Pastor

    Tel: 083 287 0107