Gareth Thomas




Gareth W. Thomas
Shirley, Solihull B901 LP  •  (+27) 60 828 8863
Sales Manager
Multi-faceted management professional with extensive expertise in sales, marketing, and product lifecycle.

Highly-motivated self-starter credited with establishing and building a successful small enterprise in demanding and competitive niche market. Proven leader equipped with advanced business acumen as well as exceptional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills. Master trainer and adept team builder with illustrated capacity to maximise employee performance and enhance staff morale. Technically proficient in MS Office Suite.

Areas of Expertise

Sales and Marketing
Executive Leadership
Product Lifecycle
·         Territory Sales
·         Team Building
·         CRM
·         Creative Branding
·         Capacity Planning
·         Vendor Control
·         Stakeholder Engagement
·         Corporate Strategy
·         Inventory Optimisation
Professional Experience
Dry Wall King (Pty) Ltd.

Founder / Managing Director (2007 to Present)

Managed and directed daily operations in all aspects of commerce, including regulatory compliance, taxes, safety awareness, human resources, service delivery, and budgeting. Trained and coached cross-functional teams in the sales and marketing of various products and services as well as installation, construction, and renovation projects. Assumed full P&L accountability for all budgets, forecasts, and cash flow models. Steered branding strategy to include publications, social media, and web content development.

Selected Contributions:
·         Successfully established an independent franchise specialising in the sales of turnkey office solutions, kitchen fittings, electrical, glass panels, and carpeting.

·         Championed the highest level of customer service to maximise satisfaction and bolster client retention.

·         Promoted a transformative work environment focused on safety, quality, and employee welfare.


Cascades Motor Corporation

Manager (2006 to 2008)

Supervised the training and evaluated performance of three commissioned employees responsible for sales operations at a used car dealership. for this used car dealership. Interfaced with a broad range of external stakeholders to derive consumer demands and scale solutions to meet requirements.

Selected Contributions:
·         Produced sustained accountability and motivation with staff through the implementation of incentive programmes and reward schematics.

·         Preserved brand integrity though transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement.



Product Manager (2000 to 2006)

Composed and generated forecasts, sales resports, inventory control documentation, and POS figures to effectively manage a robust portfolio of products across all phases of lifecycle. Devised market strategies and promotional activities to achieve organisational goals within stringent budgets. Optimised working capital to align with key performance metrics (rebates, inventory, ageing, and obsolescence) to moderate pricing to drive profits.

Selected Contributions:
·         Played an integral role in the launch of Comstor South Africa as well as Linksys into South Africa.

·         Contributed to the deployment of an effective go-to-market strategy with an emphasis on product positioning, value proposition, target demographics.

·         Proliferated a voluminous quantity of leads and generated prospective customers to boost revenue.

·         Conceptualised and introduced technical sales and marketing training to enhance profitability.

·         Fostered C-level engagement with essential vendors and key channel partners.


Education and Credentials
National Diploma in Business & Purchasing Management – Technikon Witwatersrand



Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (Cisco Systems)

Certified Cisco Sales Expert (CSE)

Certified Cisco Design Architect (CCDA)


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