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Pieter Van Der Westhuizen

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Degree: Associate's Degree
Career Level: Fully Competent
Occupation: Education, Training, and Library
Career Title: Self-Enrichment Education Teachers, Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
Target Title: Financial Advisor, Training Officer
Target Locations: dallas, TX , nashville, TN , portland, OR
Skills: Procurement; Management; Technical; Trade; Speaker; Author; Boilermaker; Training; Motivation; Development; Relationship Management; Personal Development; Project Management; Maintenance;
Goal: I would like to work in a company with a good potential to grow into a management role.
HighLight: I became a multi best selling author in 2017. Became the first person in Africa to be Ziglar Certified Trainer by Ziglar Inc. I was the youngest import & project senior buyer at Columbus Stainless. I was made Vice Principal of the practice as financial adviser after only two years in the industry.
Membership: BNI Middelburg Chamber Of Commerce and Industry Christian Social Council
Certification: EDP (executive Development Program) NQF 8 PPSM (Program in Purchasing and Supply Management) NQF 6 Boilermaker Trade Certificate National N4 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Studies
Honor: ZLC - Ziglar Legacy Certified Best Selling Author
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Pieter Van Der Westhuizen is Financial Advisor, Training Officer(Education, Training, and Library) from Middelburg,Mpumalanga South Africa.


Success Resources Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
Industry: Seminar & Events
03/2015 - 07/2015
Business Development Manager
I was working as business development manager in charge of business growth marketing and database management.
Marketing: Business Expansion, Development of marketing strategy, Customer Consultations, Sales presentations, Customer follow up and support, Management of marketing fund. Building business relationships with resellers and suppliers. Planning: Event planning, including space requirements, equipment requirements and support systems required for various events. Training: Motivational training, Goal Setting & achievement, Relationship Building, Leadership Training, Mentoring, new staff training. Management: Managing of Sales Team, Marketing Team, Database and IT team. Event management Sales: Management of sales team at events. Customer support at events.
Sanlam AFP Middelburg, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Insurance / Investment / Finance
11/2015 - current
Financial Advisor
Financial adviser and Vice Principal specializing in business insurance, buy and sell agreements, employee benefits, retirement planning, risk planning, financial needs analysis.
Planning: I do financial planning daily for various individuals and companies based on their specific needs and strategy. Marketing: Identifying and promoting marketing events to increase productivity and visibility within the market. Training: Training new advisors on products and how to use the systems. Financial Analysis: Through thorough needs analysis identifying client and business needs. Specialities: Personal Life, Disability and Severe Illness Cover, Income Protection, Business Insurance, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Wills
Breaking The Zone Middelburg, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Training
10/2014 - current
CEO & Lead Trainer
This is my own company specializing in personal development training and structured training programs.
Marketing: As the owner of the business I am fully involved in all marketing activities including all advertising, prospecting and client consultations. Training: As the lead trainer, I do all training including the Zig Ziglar Goal Setting and Achievement, Building The Best You and Building Winning Relationships training courses. I also customise training according to client needs. Management: I am involved in all management activities of the company, including budgeting, logistics, planning and Business Development. Planning: I plan training schedules for various companies and individuals based on their availability across various time zones.
Express Employment Professionals Middelburg, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Recruitment & HR
01/2014 - 03/2015
Business Development Consultant
I started as the outside sales consultant and ended doing interviews, placements, disciplinary inquiries and management functions.
Purchasing: Purchasing of marketing materials from Head Office, Maintaining and checking marketing material stock levels, checking trends to determine correct stock levels, Replenishing stationary and consumables. Marketing: Business Expansion, Development of marketing strategy, Customer Consultations, Sales presentations, Customer follow up and support, Management of marketing fund. Recruiting: Sourcing of new prospects, Screening, Interviews, Fingerprint Criminal Checks and Head hunting. Training: Customer education, Lean Manufacturing training, ensuring conformance to rules and regulations, Labour relations training, Monthly group trainings, Motivational training, Goal Setting & achievement, Relationship Building, Leadership Training, Mentoring.
Self Employed Middelburg, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Network Marketing / Health & Wellness
08/2011 - current
Herbalife Independent Distributor
I worked full time as an independent distributor for a while, but now only do it part time.
Marketing: Development of marketing strategy, Customer Consultations, Sales presentations, Customer follow up and support, Management of marketing fund. Planning: Stock planning based on market requirements, training planning, distributor development planning and support. Recruiting: Sourcing of new prospects, Interviews. Training: Customer education, new distributor training, ensuring conformance to rules and regulations, Weekly retail and recruitment trainings, Monthly group trainings, Motivation.
Columbus Stainless Middelburg, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Mining, Factory, Engineering
05/2008 - 04/2012
Project & Import Buyer / Boilermaker
I started working as a boilermaker. I got a position as Commodity buyer and was promoted to senior buyer Imports and Projects within a year.
Procurement: Sourcing of spares and equipment, Requisitions for outstanding stock and non-stock items, Expediting of orders, Ordering of stock, Negotiating, Quality Control on time and delivery, Follow up with end users and suppliers, System improvements for time saving, Training new employees within the department, Importing special spares that is not available locally, Purchasing of spares and equipment and organising site meetings for special projects, Budget control on projects. Planning: Standard task reviews, Work order scheduling, Weekly artisan workload scheduling, Shutdown planning, Work order feedback, Labour hire, Control of safety systems, Filing, Maintenance schedules. JD Edwards ERP System: Extensive use of system to log time against job cards, allocating artisan availability, processing job cards and loading stock and non-stock requisitions. Maintenance: Uncoilers, Shears, Coil Cars, Automated Welder, Hotani Degreasing System, Bridles, Looper Cars, Furnace, Quench, Shot Blasters, NuLite (Strong Sodium Mixture) Section, Acid Pickling Section, Skin Pass Mills and Recoilers. Computer: Use of the JD Edwards Oracle PeopleSoft System (Similar to SAP), Time logging, Shift Feedback, Job Card Loading and Spares Ordering. The use of Softline VIP for leave booking. MS Excel and Word.
Microwave Towers Africa Middelburg, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Construction / Corrosion Protection
05/2007 - 05/2008
Company Site & Project Manager
I was responsible for all management of the company, project management of the company and Quality Assurance. I left when the company could no longer pay me due to recession.
Planning: Performance planning and control; Timeline planning; Equipment management; Transport Planning and maintenance scheduling for vehicles and equipment. Management: Painting team Management; Payroll calculations; Quotations; Invoices and month end statements; Transport Management; Management of Health and Safety Procedures and Quality control; Recruitment of staff and maintaining discipline. Procurement: All procurement functions as and when needed for company to perform at peak production levels taking into account the production budget.
Xstrata Alloys Lydenburg, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Mining, Factory, Engineering, Smelter
12/2004 - 05/2007
Boilermaker & Acting Foreman
I worked as maintenance boilermaker and acted as foreman for 6 months during SAP implementation while my foreman was injured.
Acting Foreman: (Co-ordinator) for 6 Months Maintenance Planning: Critical Equipment management, Job Delegation, Overtime Management, Ordering of all necessary spares and equipment, Time management of shutdown on single line equipment. SAP ERP System: Work order requests, Spares Requisitions, Planned and Unplanned Maintenance Work Orders. ADT Clocking System: Overtime approval. First line Supervisor: Mentor for new apprentices. Maintenance: Development of Steel constructions from drawings, Structural Steelwork Repairs & Modifications on Water pipeline, Maintenance of Conveyor Belts, Gas supply line, Pan Pelletizers, Large Dust Extraction Fans, Ball mills, Pulverised Fuel mills, Raw Material Dryer, Dust Extraction Units (Bag Houses), Rotary Kilns, Closed & Open Arc Furnaces, Rotary Screens, Vibrating Screens, Paddle Mixers, Bucket Elevators, Crushers, Shute’s, Raw material Silo’s & Grate Belts.
Canon Engineering Witbank, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Mining, Factory, Metal Separating, Wash Plant
02/2004 - 12/2004
Boilermaker & Safety Representative
This was a contract position as plant construction and maintenance boilermaker. I was also the safety representative and worked as plant operator for a short period during a strike. I left for a permanent position at a different company.
Health & Safety Representative: Checking all safety equipment, Checking Fire extinguishers, Checking Tools, Checks on all Safety Signs & Ensuring Good Health and Safety Standards at all times. Maintenance: Structural Steelwork Repairs & Modifications Vibrating Screens, Jaw Crusher, Cone Crusher’s, Conveyor Belts, Shute’s, Grizzly Feeders, Vibrating Feeders, Wet Cyclones, Large Water Pumps & Jig Maintenance. Plant Operator: Operating of plant ensuring good production.
South African Air Force Hoedspruit, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Military & Defense
06/2003 - 02/2004
Radar Operator / Command Post Assistant
I served in the Airspace Control Sector as command post assistant & radar operator with mission controllers and air traffic controllers.
Radar: Identification of aircraft on national defence radar system. Flight Authorisation: Authorising of flights, Flight Planning, Route Planning, updating of weather information on computer system, booking of airspace.
South African Army Kimberley, Northern Cape South Africa
Industry: Military & Defense
02/2003 - 06/2003
Ammunition Specialist Apprentice
I was recruited into the Ammunition Corps to become an ammunition specialist and completed my basic military training in the Army.
Basic Training: Use of weapons, Light machine gun, Rocket launcher, Rapid firing grenade launcher, R4 Rifle, Grenades, Flares, Mortars, Water Purification and Bush Warfare.
Highveld Steel & Vandium Witbank, Mpumalanga South Africa
Industry: Mining, Factory, Engineering, Smelter
01/2000 - 02/2003
Boilermaker apprentice & Artisan
Directly after high school I was recruited as a boilermaker apprentice and completed my trade. I was then appointed as artisan at the iron plant and left for the military.
Maintenance: Developing of Steel Constructions Structural Steelwork Repairs & Modifications, Closed Arc Furnace Maintenance, Hot Charge Car Repair, Conveyor belts and Shute’s. Structural Steelwork Training, Developing of Steel Constructions, Replacement of Ladle dome tops, welding on Dome’s, Repairs of hot charge car, Gas burner maintenance and Main water pipeline repairs.


Witbank Technical High School Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa
01/1995 - 12/1999
Degree: High School Or Below
Major:Engineering Studies
This is my high school senior certificate qualification.
MERSETA Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa
01/2000 - 10/2002
Degree: Associate's Degree
Major:Boilermaker Trade
This is my apprenticeship that culminated into my trade test and boilermaker red seal qualification.
National N4 Certificate Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa
03/2002 - 09/2002
Degree: Associate's Degree
Major:Mechanical Engineering
This is a continuation of my engineering studies. This was for my boilermaker trade.
UNISA (University Of South Africa) Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa
06/2011 - 06/2012
Degree: Associate's Degree
Major:Purchasing & Supply Management
This is a one year program in purchasing and supply management and though technically not a degree, it is a NQF 6 qualification.
University Of The Witwatersrand Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
10/2014 - 12/2014
Degree: Bachelor's Degree
Major:Executive Business Management
This is a shortened one year course that we completed in three month. Though it is actually not a degree it is a NQF 8 qualification.

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