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Ernest Amaechi Onwuzulike

39,B Close, United Estate, Alagbole,Ojodu, Lagos,Nigeria


+2348032006230 onwuzuam@gmail.com

Professional Profile
A highly experienced and principles Supply Chain Manager with an extensive background and wide ranging
experience across logistics, procurement and operations in FMCG, telecommunications and Oil and Gas
industries.
Possesses exceptional leadership skills with ability to manage cross-functional multinational teams to achieve
demanding business objectives.
An expert negotiator, able to agree optimal cos and delivery terms while maintaining positive supplier
relationships.
Inspires confidence and trust through excellent service and efficient problem solving skills.

Key Skills and Expertise


Negotiations, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Planning and Control Management, Resource Planning,
Client Relationship, Business Development, Process Enhancement and Streamlining, Team Leadership,
Performance Improvement, Start-up/Change Management, Executive Advisory and Decision Support

Career Summary
Chief Strategy Officer (Self-Employed)
Jan 2013 - Present
Cachet Logistics Services Limited
Conduct specialist research and offering excellent services into business empowering companies by
helping them add value to their Supply Chain on an independent consultancy basis.
Provided Training and Technical assistance to companies seeking pre-qualification for the NJQS in the
Nigerian Oil and Gas industry
Provided on-going support and expertise empowering fledgling business in the execution of strategic
initiatives, operational and organization management
Head of Operations(Termed Contract)
Jagal Pharma Limited

Dec.2014 - Oct.2015

Managed a cross-functional team of over 100 employees.


Streamlined entire Supply Chain operations, reviewing all existing SOPs and implementing best
practice with emphasis on quality service and cost efficiency improvement.
Optimized Working capital by linking production planning with sales forecast and inventories pan
Nigeria.
Reduced production cost by 10% by down gauging of high usage materials and negotiation of cost of
inputs.
Achieved 15% reduction of Demurrage cost and renegotiated 12% reduction in Freight rates.
Managing Director
Achilles Information Limited, Nigeria

Nov. 2008 - Nov. 2012

Held full profit and loss responsibility for group operations across Nigeria.
Grew companys key performance indicators of Turnover, Profitability and Market capitalization.
Established a new petroleum industry supplier management system, achieving requirements of diverse
buying organizations through contractor registration, pre-qualification and on-site verification.
Drove business development to acquire new business. Ran senior executive meetings.

Senior Procurement and Logistics Manager


Interkel Networks Nigeria Limited

Mar. 2007 - Oct. 2008

Worked with the Management team to provide strong leadership, developed thorough and concise
professional development training and opportunities.
Reviewed and approved purchase orders, claims and charge notices ensuring compliance with company
policies and statutory requirements.
Assessed present and future materials availability
through market analysis and delivery conditions
Senior Logistics Operations manager
MTN Nigeria Communications Limited

Oct.2014-Feb.2017

Led Logistics team ensuring that agreed strategies and tactics were effectively and consistently
executed.
Established and operates key performance metrics to track team performance; monitored shipper and
freight carrier performance.
Achieved N15Million per annum savings in Distribution costs after positive freight negotiations with
road transporters and shipping lines.
Increased daily dispatches by 88%, achieving 95% delivery rating through implementation of JIT
programme.
Restructured Warehouse Inventory holding thereby delivering improved visibility and 40% reduction.
Developed Business continuity plans, overseeing forecasting, maintaining inventory levels,
replenishment strategies ,reverse and outbound logistics
Operations Planning Manager
FreislandCampina (West Africa Milk Company) Nigeria Plc

April 2002-Sept.2004

Planned Raw Materials procurement and scheduled Production to maintain adequate buffer stock of
finished products and achieve Sales forecasts.
Superintended over Shipping and Clearing processes to ensure timely clearance of materials from the
Ports and maintained professional and ethical relationship with overseas suppliers and Nigeria Customs
services.
Supervised third party Logistics services providers in operational costs and lead time management
Purchasing Manager
Guinness Nigeria Plc,Ikeja, Lagos

Jun.1996-Mar. 2002

Realized over N50Million in documented cost savings annually through the use of value analyses,
negotiation, identifying new sources, alternates or equivalents, bulk purchases, price agreements etc.
Located, analyzed and developed a consolidated supplier base to meet current and future materials and
equipment needs.
Developed cross-functional teams to understand company-wide needs and evaluate suppliers.
Managed and optimized supplier performance through continuous improvement, innovations, spend
analysis and reduction in total cost of ownership

Early Career Summary


Raw Materials Manager, Guinness Nigeria Plc:1993-1996;
Shift Manager, Guinness Nigeria Plc:1992-1993;
Assistant Brewer, Guinness Nigeria Plc: 1992-1993:
Assistant Brewer, Continental Breweries Limited:1985

Education and Qualifications


Masters of Business Administration
Obafemi Awolowo University(University of Ife),Ile-Ife

Jan.2000-June
2002

Specialization in Operations Management


M.Sc.Food Technology
University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Oct.1982Sept.1984

Specialization in Brewing Technology and Food Microbiology


B.Sc.(Hons) Biology
University of Lagos, Lagos

Sept.1977Jun.1981

Upper 2Nd Division Pass


Senior Management Programmed(SMP)
Lagos Business School (Pan African University)

July-Nov.2005

National Youth Service Corp


Place-Ondo State
Assignment-Teaching
Period-1981-1982

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management;


Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management;
Member of the Alumni Association of the Lagos Business School;
Member of the International Institute of Brewing

Key IT Skills

Experience with MRP 2/ERP systems(SAP,SUN,EXACT,MAXIMO,ORION and IFS);


Proficient with general computer programs;
Advanced Spreadsheet skills
Expert use of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer

Interests

Keeping fit;
Gyming;
Reading