Koosh Panday
Business Development Manager at Sappi

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

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Level: LEVEL 01

12 month points: 8 ptsView details

Total points: 8 pts



Koosh is currently employed at Sappi as a Business Development Manager, and has worked as Business Systems Manager, Business Process Engineer and System Engineer. His responsibilities included Driving the development and implementation of solutions to ensure client satisfaction and profitability, Leading the Information Technology business development, Developing an Information Technology Strategy and implementing the IT plan, Managing and supporting a team of insourced and outsourced IT SAP business process and systems engineers, Ensuring business improvement in specific function, Ensuring that business initiatives and projects are aligned with strategy and information systems as well as Deploying lean manufacturing and six sigma techniques in order to map current business practices and recommend future business improvements.

Experience: Manufacturing operations: Management trainee, Production Foreman; Planning and Despatch Manager (supply chain), SAP APO PPDS (supply chain) specialist, Systems Engineer (SAP supply chain), Business Process Engineer (SAP), Business Systems Manager and Business Development Manager.

Koosh holds a MBA Degree and complete training in various SAP modules including SCM and SRM. He also has over 20 years of work experience, which includes, manufacturing first line management and supply chain, in South Africa and New Zealand, and, IT business systems largely focusing on business process engineering, as well as 10 years experience in various Management positions, and received a Gold Award from the logistics achievers association for work that he did with Sappi’s 3rd party logistics service provider. Education: MBA, National Diploma: Textile Technology, Diploma: Production Management, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Workplace Coach.

Skills: SAP, ITIL, Governance, Employment Equity, Supply Chain, Aspiring CIO, general management, and entrepreneurial skills. Koosh holds responsibility in Ekiwiza (Pty) Ltd, BBBEE Level 1 microenterprise.


Business Development Manager


October 2011 - Present

Deliver to organisation’s strategic and operational objectives within the business systems space.
Manage and support a results driven, motivated team of IT SAP business process engineers, responsible for, human resources, finance, costing, plant maintenance, safety, health, environment, quality, materials management.
Ensure effective cost management and performance to budget by aligning KPI’s, metrics and measures.
Research new Information System technologies, business processes and best practices to benefit Sappi’s overall strategic objective.


Ekiwiza (Pty) Ltd

October 2012 - Present

Ekiwiza (Pty) Ltd (Registration Number: 2012/129862/07) is a Level 1 BBBEE, microenterprise that specialises in a concentrated number of service offerings focussing on consumer services sector.