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Jacobus Peenz

Product Specialist - ECS at First National Bank


Born in Benoni South Africa

Thrives on high stress, high impact stimulating work assignments. Repetition is the death of me. Processes and procedures are always questioned. If not, they become an albatross instead of an eagle! New designs, new business opportunities, new markets, new people, THAT makes me get up and go in the morning.

Contact details

O: +27873126574

M: +27784581413


Web presence

Business Address

65 Hendrik Potgieter Rd, Brakpan, South Africa, 1541


Professional details

Current Position(s)

CEO, ADS | Owner | Mech-Strip Auricular Therapy
Brakpan, South Africa | 2012 - present

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Detoxification of patients using auricular acupuncture with the NADA protocol.


Product Specialist | Cash | First National Bank
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2011 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Business cases
Business Requirement Specifications
Business Project Management towards implementation.


Previous Position(s)

Business Support Manager | Cash Operations | First National Bank
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2009 - 2011

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Assist with the creation of business cases for new products and services in the bulk cash processing business unit.
Full management of all projects related to cash centres, their processes, facilities and infrastructure.
Participation in relevant industry-wide projects.
Overseeing the project status, reporting, quality and control of the projects managed by other project managers.
Established a project management methodology, based on a mixture of MITP and PMBOK principles.
Business Analysis for critical business projects including the justification of existence for First National Bank Cash Centres versus outsourcing to a service organisation, Vault Management Solution, etc.


Senior Project Manager | Cash Operations | First National Bank
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2006 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Assist with the creation of business cases for new products and services in the bulk cash processing business unit.
Full management of all projects related to cash centres, their processes, facilities and infrastructure.
Participation in relevant industry-wide projects.
Overseeing the project status, reporting, quality and control of the projects managed by other project managers.
Established a project management methodology, based on a mixture of MITP and PMBOK principles.
Business Analysis for critical business projects including the justification of existence for First National Bank Cash Centres versus outsourcing to a service organisation, Vault Management Solution, etc.


IT Manager | Executive Team | Sony South Africa
Midrand, South Africa | 1998 - 2004

ICT and Telecommunications

Managed staff complement of 7 people. The department is responsible for all ICT matters, including voice communications, video conferencing, etc.
All liaisons with Singapore regional head office regarding IT matters and data quality issues.
Establishment of 2 year mid term IT strategy.
Define and design web services between Sony and several business partners to interchange data electronically.
Participation in design workshops, development and implementation of several regional projects between S.A. and Singapore.
Full control of IS budget (expenses & investment).
All liaisons with IT suppliers.

Duties at Caterpillar (Africa)
Group participation in the development of I.S. procedures, standards and strategy.
Project administration and guidance to project leaders.
Development of Change Management software using MS Access 97 in client-server mode on an NT server.
Development of various user facilities in MS Access 97 (client-server mode to the IBM AS/400).
RPG/400 and CL maintenance and enhancement of the existing systems.
Development and maintenance of project schedules.
Technical assistance and project management guidance to the Year 2000 conversion project team.
Facilitating of JAD sessions to document the information and material flows throughout the entire organisation.

Duties at SAMANCOR (Limited)
Design, development and implementation of a Sales Budget and Forecast module using PowerHouse fourth generation language, RPG/400 and CL on distributed IBM AS/400 computers.
Initial Executive Information System (Business Intelligence) implementation for key users as part of prototype and evaluation process. The software used was COGNOS PowerPlay EIS software, combined with Client Access/400.
General PowerHouse, RPG/400 and CL maintenance on other functions.
Project management and joint application development (JAD) facilitation during the development of application system modules.
Development of the contractor timesheet management system.


CEO | Owner | Self-Employed
Benoni, South Africa | 1990 - 1998

ICT and Telecommunications

Independent consultant, designer and developer for companies on a contract basis.


MIS Manager | Executive Team | GEC Large Machines (Pty) Ltd
Benoni, South Africa | 1983 - 1990

ICT and Telecommunications

responsible for all technical project and conversion work from Burroughs B3900 (COBOL) to IBM System/38 (RPGIII) onto MRPS38S manufacturing resource planning system.
Developed a financial control system integrated with MRPS38S in RPGIII.
Promoted to I.S. Manager, responsible for the implementation of the same MRPS38S package in three companies in the Machines division. Also implemented the MRPS38A financial system from the same vendor.
Developed an Order Configuration module for the sales department of the Large Machines Company.
Developed a dynamic capacity planning module to assist in the loading of jobs in the workshop.
Extensive MRPII system modifications done to allow for global order tracking from material purchasing to customer delivery.
Development of first South African integrated IBM S/38 to IBM PC system to facilitate the preparation of management report packs on LOTUS 123 for the accounts department. This reduced the month end cycle from more than a week to less than half a day.
Responsible for all information service functions, including mail room, telex machines, reception and switchboard staff. Total staff complement of these auxiliary functions was 7 people.
Responsible for the definition and implementation of the I.S. strategy.
Full participation in company management at a strategic level, due to reporting line to Divisional General Manager.


Analyst/programmer | Information Technology | Sandvik AB
Benoni, South Africa | 1982 - 1983

ICT and Telecommunications

Design, development and maintenance of information and processing systems on Burroughs Mainframe computers. mostly used COBOL and DMSIII DBMS


Analyst/programmer | Information Technology | Sandock-Austral Limited
Benoni, South Africa | 1981 - 1982

ICT and Telecommunications

responsible for the development of a financial control system on a Burroughs B1985 computer for several companies in the group. This development was done in COBOL and utilised the DMSII database system and GEMCOS network definition utilities.

Educational history

Secondary

HS Brandwag, Benoni, South Africa (1975)

Tertiary

University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa | 2016 - present

MCom - Informatics

Thesis on measurement of the D effectiveness of banking e-business systems used by retail in South Africa.

University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa | 2014 - 2015

Hons BCom - Informatics

University of Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa | 2014 - 2015

Hons BCom - Informatics

UNISA

Pretoria, South Africa | 2008 - 2009

Programme in Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management - Investment and Portfolio Management

UNISA

Pretoria, South Africa | 1990 - 1993

BSc - Psychology & Information Systems

UNISA

Pretoria, South Africa | 1986 - 1989

Diploma in Datametrics - Information Systems

Achievements

Other Achievements

Road Running Enthusiast | 1999

Almost got to run Comrades if it wasn't for a broken rib!

NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver | 2010

Activities

Memberships

NADA South Africa

Acu-Detoxification Specialist, 2012 - present

Currently busy with practicals to complete International certification as ADS.

Other Activities

Acu-detox

Acu-detox Specialist, 2012 - present

Conduct NADA needling treatments to people suffering from high toxicity, especially focussing on drug addicts, smokers and alcoholics.

Testimonials

Tommy Cowley

"During my tenure at Sony South Africa I had the pleasure of working with Kobus. He is a great leader and mentor. He is also a great believer in team work and always lead from the front. He was always open to ideas and innovation.

I firmly believe that during his time as MIS Manager he transformed the the infrastructure of the company and with his leadership ensured that the company became much more efficient.

On a personal level Kobus is a "peoples person" who always try to see the world as "glass half full". This outlook on life ensures that his colleagues stay positive and remain focussed.
" - 2012

Edu De Jager

"Jacobus is one of those rare people who is able to see both the bigger picture as well as the detail. He is highly committed to his work - he prides himself on delivery and is able to motivate others to do the same. His grasp of the technical is also a great asset in the business role he currently plays. Furthermore, Jacobus' proactive communication around issues arising makes him invaluable in complex projects." - 2012

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