Ritesh Dave


Sector: Business Consulting and Services

Member Since, July 3, 2023

Open To Work

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About Me

Motivated senior manager with extensive 15+ years of working experience globally within Logistics and Supply chain management. Expertise in Freight (Sea, Air, Rail, Road), Import-Export, Warehouse and Distribution Operations, Commodities trade, Contract Management, SHERQ, Inventory, Assets, and Financial Management. Solid knowledge in Bulk/Breakbulk, barge, containerized, and project shipments. Hands-on, client-oriented professional who implements creative business development strategies and is dedicated to continuous improvement. Multiple visits to ports across Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa to gain knowledge in international logistics and compliances. Work experiences in the USA, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and SADC countries.


  • Advance Diploma in Business Management, Business Administration, Management and Operations (2008 - 2010) Charles Sturt University

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  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Representative Senior Level Certificate (AUSTRALIA), OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (2010 - 2011) Workplace Safety Centre-SYDNEY

    Grade: Completed with satisfactionGrade: Completed with satisfaction Activities and societies: OHS legislation in NSW-Acts, Regulations, Australian Standards & Codes of Practice) Management systems, Managing OHS in the workplace Responsibilities of Supervisors & Managers) Implementing OHS risk management in the workplace Reviewing OHS management systems Workplace injury management and workers compensationActivities and societies: OHS legislation in NSW-Acts, Regulations, Australian Standards & Codes of Practice) Management systems, Managing OHS in the workplace Responsibilities of Supervisors & Managers) Implementing OHS risk management in the workplace Reviewing OHS management systems Workplace injury management and workers compensation Studied all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety

  • Bachelor's in Science, Chemistry (1996 - 2000) Gujarat University

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Work & Experience

  • The ARK Resources (2020 - 2022 ) Director

    -Purchase and sales (back-to-back trade) of metals and minerals ex Africa. -Oversee full logistics operations from Mines to warehouse to the dedicated ports including Warehousing, freight bookings. -Identifying and targeting areas in which a business can improve its operation. Monitoring revenue margins. -Researching and implementing new directives for business growth and prosperity. -Collaborate with executive-level management in the development of performance goals and long-term operational plans. Excellent communicator (verbal and written) in a multi-stakeholder environment

  • MAN International DWC-LLC (2019 - 2020 ) Operations Manager

    (Chrome, Manganese, Iron ore, Zinc and copper concentrate, ferro silicon) • Responsible for the management and oversight of all logistical and operational tasks within South Africa and Sub-Saharan African countries related to MAN Mining operations. • Generating new working relationships in South Africa, DRC, Zambia with transporters, warehouses, surveyors, mines, plants, and other industry-related operators. • Coordinating and controlling the order cycle payment, production details, loading, and delivery dates. Booking of freight and arranging loading and export of containers. • Working closely with warehouses and operations employees to ensure timely production, loading, and delivery to necessary warehouses, ports, and customers. • Implementing and refining procedures for monitoring cargo movement, stock levels, product quality, and handling losses. Finding ways to create more efficient workflows while reducing costs and product losses. • Coordinating daily with the Dubai and Geneva office to ensure all tasks/projects are on schedule. • Ensuring and tracking all African purchase contracts to ensure lifting is on track and the contractual terms are being met and all contracts are reconciled basis moisture loss or weight discrepancies.

  • Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (2018 - 2019 ) Branch Manager

    •Senior Management level position to both develop and manage a large team over warehousing units of Bidvest Panalpina Logistics in Richards Bay, KZN (Heading the Operations of Mondi and Mpact Warehouses) •Strategic leader of Panalpina’s warehousing unit, managing Warehouses and Waste yard operations, Finance, Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics, Compliance, HR, Customer Service and SHERQ. •Develop and implement SOP, SWP, Risk assessments to reduce business risks. •Ensure the practices of GMP/GHP Policies are followed for both sites •Committee Chairman (16.2) of Safety Management at both sites •Ensure BBBEE strategy is aligned for both sites •Chair monthly meetings with suppliers- security, TESP, equipment (Linde, Kalamar, MHE) •Oversee, manage and lead the day to day operations of two facilities in Richards bay Region, all aspects of managing the high volume of supply chain logistics operations nationally, set warehouse performance to achieve goals around cost as well as exceptionally high levels of customer service for the both sites, develop action plans to improve productivities and efficiencies. •Handling of ~2 Million Mt Paper & Pulp annually, from receiving of production to POD. •Develop staffing and productivity planning metrics for all segments of the operations. •Manage and control site assets, revenue, costs and the profits. Drive cost improvement activities by identifying system improvements, headcount optimization, leave-O/T management and improved square footage utilization opportunities. •Lead and manage Operations, Customer Services and Operations team (up to 100 headcounts) to fulfil customer needs and improve service qualities and satisfaction. •Manage P/L of warehouse closely; Plan, recommend and execute P/L improvement projects. •Maintain solid inventory control processes and procedures. •Develop and execute strategy to efficiently support special projects as well as new service offerings.

  • Access World (2017 - 2018 ) Regional Traffic Manager/Inventory Compliance Lead

    *Day-to-day management of the Customer Service department for Baltimore and Stamford locations *Day to day management of Inventory control via ERP/SAP system for all the US locations *Day to day management of Logistics, Distribution and Transportation, monitoring of Import & Export shipments to ensure the compliance, regulations and customer relationship *Profit and Loss Management, Budget, Monthly Invoicing monitoring (customers and contractors) *Monitoring market rates, liaising with commercial and finance to ensure the rates on proposals are in line for a solid revenue growth *Making sure Customer service for all Metals, Soft, Minerals, Fertilizer, Steel and forest products accounts are taken care of by the team in Baltimore and Stamford Location *Drafting warehousing layouts and weekly/monthly Operations Management meetings *Weekly visits to all warehouses to ensure the Operations compliance *Ensure the process of planning, organising and executing the efficient and effective flow of the Business Unit for the location *Development and maintenance of group Inventory and Operations Compliance policies *Development and implementation of Inventory and Operations Compliance training *Development, implementation and ongoing assessment of controls and processes within Operation Compliance teams *Management reporting on issues and trends for Compliance management meetings

  • Woolworths Petrol LTD-Australia (2008 ) Assistant Site Manager

    Customer service, ordering, receiving and stock Management of the Site, weekly/monthly balancing. Day to Day Financial Management of the site. Working closely with the Retail Field staff. Site operations. Assist with the maintenance of the Company Safety Management System. Assist with the preparation of Safety Alerts, newsletters, Liaise with head office for Logistics, Distribution and Supply chain Management