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SENIOR AVIATION AND COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
GLOBAL FREIGHT & TRANSPORTATION | E-COMMERCE SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT | OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT | PRODUCT STRATEGY | COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Providing the leadership, vision, and strategic direction required for securing new business, expanding opportunities, as well as delivering new product offerings
Analytical and strategic manager with 20+ years of leading strategies within aviation for operations, logistics, global supply chain management, and business development. In-depth understanding of the international markets with emphasis on international supply chain processes, customs regulations, international banking issues, as well as sales and payment terms. Successful record of playing pivotal roles in business transformation and stabilisation through the delivery of e-commerce innovations, logistical costs reduction, contracts re-negotiations, and customer service strategy development. Sought-after supply chain manager with a superior track record of generating scalable, repeatable, and predictable sales revenue, courtesy of effectively directing, managing market competitiveness, pricing, compensation, distribution, and channel strategies. Possesses a brimming book of contacts of global logistics, retail, mail and ecommerce players including DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT, Alibaba, Amazon, British Airways, ASOS, SingPost, USPS, Alaskan Airlines and Singapore Airlines.
Able to provide insight on manufacturer-to-customer supply chains with deep understanding of business drivers and efficiencies available.
Led multiple change and transformation programmes in fast moving retail environments through skilled process re-engineering while remaining compliant on corporate governance, social responsibility and legislative requirements
Multinational team leadership with 200 personnel based in each continent across 45 international locations. Experience managing up to 2000 employees across 21 locations in the United Kingdom.
Owned and directed relationships with up to 50 offshore suppliers providing logistics and customer experience resources to support main business activities.
Led commercial opportunities with global clients to provide services originating from 17 locations across 3 continents delivering worldwide. Directly negotiated and concluded agreements up to $100m pa in revenues.
Oversaw and steered the transformation of Europes largest automated ecommerce warehouse fulfilling directly to retailer locations and ecommerce customers
Managed RFQ processes for up to $120m pa spend including selection, appointment and contract negotiation. Included major infrastructure tenders in the United Kingdom and international sourcing of up to 50 strategic partners within single RFQ process as part of transformation programme
Developed commercial strategies for revenues up to $500m delivering 17% direct margin in multiple currencies
Owned several service products with responsibility for development team and implementation through operations and compliance departments. Responsible for sign-off of fiscal, operational, marketing and compliance formalities.
James's Career History
Chief Commercial Officer
May 2020 - Ongoing
Responsible for all commercial functions across private airline focussing on aircraft management, aviation services, private charter, cargo and aeromedical.
Manager Cargo Global Commercial Development
July 2018 - April 2020
Marks & Spencer
GM Logistics Manager – M&S.com
January 2015 - July 2018
Kuehne + Nagel
National Carrier Manager
June 2011 - January 2015
DHL (formerly UK Mail)
General Manager - Central Operations
February 2010 - June 2011
August 2002 - January 2009
First Officer - Boeing Fleet
November 1998 - July 2002