Michael Thomas

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Michael Thomas

Operations Director/Transport Manager
Cardiff, UK
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MICHAEL THOMAS
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Cardiff

Tel: 07772 105650 ● Email: mikeathomas17@gmail.com

Professional Profile

Key Competencies:

 Business Transformation
 Contract Management
 Project Management
 People Management Results driven Operations Director with considerable expertise in improving operational performance and delivering key metrics in line with business objectives and goals. Commercially aware with strong influencing and negotiating skills along with a hands on approach to improving the profitability of underperforming operations and delivering significant efficiencies in costs and overheads.

Professional Experience

Operations Director October 2013 – June 2020
Greensquares Products Ltd

 Responsibility for purchasing, including processing and liaising with Logistics providers for both national and international collections. Also negotiated pricing with key product and service suppliers, both national and international. This involved regular supplier visits, both domestic and international to build and maintain a strong working relationship.

 Responsible for stock management including stock takes, raising purchase orders and management of stock using Sage 200.

 Carried out surveys, attended site meetings and prepared installation quotes and RAMS for commercial and domestic installation projects.

 Managed fleet of company vehicles, including negotiating both vehicle purchases and vehicle leasing costs.

 Responsibility for third party warehouse and logistics provider for domestic and international deliveries in terms of KPI management and cost.

 Responsible for the relocation of the warehouse operation from third party provider to an in-house operation. This included the recruitment and training of a warehouse team and the negotiation of a replacement logistics provider for domestic deliveries.

 Responsible for HR within my Departments. This include identifying any training required. Conducting appraisals and if required disciplinary action.

 Responsibility for Department costs including supplier invoices, both national and international, my departmental salaries and any other expenditure within my departments.

 Dealt with suppliers on all product warranty issues and service level failures.

 Late 2019 I began a project to identify commercial sales opportunities and recruit partners for our installation operation. This involved meeting business owners nationally to identify potential partners for an approved installer network. Working with our L&D manager we developed a full training program which we rolled out successfully in December 2019. In addition, our target for sales to new trade customers for February and March were exceeded

Transport Manager/Director February 2010 – March 2011
Amodeo Haulage

 Managed all operational aspects of the general haulage fleet including financial planning, labour, route planning, costing and maintenance scheduling.

 Identified and implemented a wide range of operational and cost savings policies

 Increased turn over and took the company into profit

Operations Director January 2000 – January 2010
Ellis Morgan & Son Transport Ltd
• Senior management team member responsible for leading and developing a team of 35, and implementing strategies to improve service delivery and operational performance.
 Managed all aspects of recruitment and staff performance including responsibilities under TUPE, disciplinary actions, appraisals and absence management.
 Oversaw profit & loss management, set financial budgets and controlled overall capital expenditure across the business.
 Devised and implemented the operational business plan to increase market share, new business channels and customer acquisition.
 Managed supplier relationships and negotiated contracts to achieve cost efficiencies and improve overall sales margins.
 Negotiated service contracts with customers to ensure target revenue and return on sales were achieved in accordance with benchmarks.
 Hands on day to day input in the optimum planning of all vehicle movements both regional and national along with ensuring all vehicles were allocated a return load to minimise empty running and to maximise revenue and margins
 Responsibility for all operational and compliance procedure within Pallet Network membership as company Principal
 Implemented all operational policies and procedures, including health & safety policies and procedures relating employee legislation.
 Set service provision benchmarks and closely monitored Key Performance Indicators to ensure quality service delivery.

Achievements:

 Managed the relocation of the business into a 45’000 sq ft warehouse, which involved the acquisition and implementation of an integrated warehousing and transport IT system, the introduction of a pallet delivery service for the UK and Europe, and recruitment of operational staff.
 Implemented highly effective strategies to transform a loss-making business into a profit-making entity, re- negotiating supplier agreements and achieving 11% savings in maintenance costs.
 Improved the distribution process and service delivery timescales with the introduction of a computerised stock management system, which enabled customers to access stock information and place online orders.

Transport Manager January 1995 – January 2000
Ellis Morgan & Son Transport Ltd

 Senior management team member responsible for monitoring the quality, quantity, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of goods.
 Managed the performance of employees, allocating and managing staff resources according to logistical requirements.
 Oversaw transportation, stock control and warehousing, ensuring structures were in place to monitor the flow of goods and materials.
 Responsible for dispatching, routing and tracking all delivery vehicles dispatching goods to national destinations.

Training
Prince 2 Project Management- Practitioner
Agile Project Management-Practitioner
IOSH- Managing safety
MOTEC Transport Management (Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Road Transport Management)
International Road Transport Management CPC
National Road Transport Management CPC
Road Transport Management CPC Refresher course (November 2021)


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