David Kenney


David Kenney MBA

607, KangCheng Gardens, ShuangQiao East Road, Beijing, China

Mob: +86 132 6196 5881 Email: 1917038165@qq.com Skype ID: davidkenney6828



Profile


A highly motivated and enthusiastic Professional with a proven ability to lead and motivate a team to achieve personal and business goals. A clear thinking individual with well-developed powers of persuasion in speech and writing, effective motivational, team-building and change-management skills. Strong commercial acumen with an understanding of financial analyses and management accounts. Innovative and resourceful: a lateral thinker. Over 20 years experience in Senior Operational Management; and more recently a creative, conscientious and responsible Teacher/Lecturer of Business English skills and Business related subjects.



Career Summary


2017 – Present University Lecturer BISU, Beijing, China

2016 – Present P/T University Lecturer UIBE, Beijing, China

2015 – 2016 University Lecturer Qingdao University, China

2014 – 2015 Project Manager Orbit TGM, Tunisia

2011 – 2014 University Lecturer Qingdao University, China

2009 – 2011 General Manager Shandong CIRS Ltd, China

2007 – 2009 Managing Director Robena, Liverpool, UK

2000 - 2007 Operations General Manager Faithful Ltd, UK & Tunisia

1998 - 2000 Production Executive Grasshopper Ltd, UK

1997 - 1998 Factory Manager Warnaco Inc, Hong Kong, China

1990 - 1997 Factory Manager Faithful Ltd, Telford, UK

1986 - 1990 Production Manager Morris Cohen Underwear Ltd



Detailed Career Summary


LECTURER/TEACHER, BISU, BEIJING 09/2017-Present

Teaching undergraduate students Business English skills, Business-related subjects such as International Marketing, Public Speaking and Critical Thinking, Corporate Culture and Organisational Behaviour.


P/T LECTURER/TEACHER, UIBE, BEIJING 09/2016-Present

Teaching undergraduate students Business English skills, Public Speaking, Management. Teaching Public Speaking and Business English to Postgraduate and Business Clients via UIBE Training School.


LECTURER/TEACHER, QINGDAO UNIVERSITY 11/2015-07/2016

Teaching undergraduate students Business English skills, Business-related subjects such as Marketing, Management, Business Ethics.


PROJECT MANAGER, ORBIT TGM, Tunisia, North Africa 09/2014 - 11/2015

Full responsibility for setting up a new production facility in Beja, Tunisia for the manufacture of TOF Goretex and performance outerwear for UK parent company.


LECTURER/TEACHER, QINGDAO UNIVERSITY 2011-2014

Teaching undergraduate students Business English skills, Business-related subjects such as Marketing, Management, Business Ethics.


GENERAL MANAGER, SHANDONG CIRS Co., LTD, Qingdao, PRC 2009 - 2011

Full P&L responsibility for a diverse supply chain comprising the manufacture of bespoke Corporate Uniforms, TOF Goretex and performance outerwear, and sourced footwear, headwear and associated PPE products to UK parent company.


MANAGING DIRECTOR, ROBENA CONTRACT FURNISHINGS 2007 - 2009

Full P&L responsibility for a SME operating within the contract furnishings industry; designing, manufacturing, supplying and outfitting custom made upholstery and soft furnishings and case goods to Public and Private sector customers in the Healthcare, Education and Hospitality industries.


OPERATIONS GENERAL MANAGER, FAITHFUL LTD 2000 - 2007

Responsible for the manufacturing and sourcing of bespoke Corporate Uniforms from East European, North African and Asian vendors to UK and European customers.


Leadership

  • Excellent man-management skills with the ability to lead a team to success, encouraging ownership of their own career development and providing support and encouragement at all levels.

  • Trained in psychometric testing (Thomas International PPA). Used results in the recruitment and appraisal of middle management.

  • Maintains a team approach to resolve difficulties and develop ideas for improving efficiency and quality and cutting costs.

  • Tenacious “hands-on” leader who appreciates the contribution of individuals’ to team success.


Communication

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Relates effectively at all levels.

  • Compiles detailed reports and presents monthly Productivity, Distribution and Quality reports to the Board outlining current performance, action plans and financial analyses.

  • Liaises with staff, customers and colleagues with equal confidence and ability.

  • Experience of working within different cultures and an appreciation of the approaches taken in different parts of the world – China, North Africa, Eastern Europe.


Working with Others

  • Flexible and versatile; adopts a ‘can-do’ approach to problem solving

  • Fosters a good team spirit and a happy working environment through a positive attitude and approachability. Supportive, empathic and encouraging.

  • Excellent listening and analytical skills


Computer Skills

  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office - ‘Excel’, ‘Word’ and ‘Powerpoint’.

  • Adept in data analysis and formulation of reports and action plans from data, including sales trends, stock management, forecasts and projections.

PERSONAL DETAILS

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Leisure Interests: Rugby Union, hiking, travelling, computing and reading.



PERSONAL REFEREES

Mr Michael Rosenblatt Mr Ken Elavia

Group Chairman & CEO Managing Director

Rexmore Holdings Ltd. Orbit International,

Liverpool, UK Birmingham, UK

Tel: +44 7768 336611 Tel: +44 7904 788200


Further references available upon request.