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Throughout March, in honor of International Women's Day (March 8), we are celebrating some of the remarkable women at JAS. Today, we are honored to highlight Jennifer Jinadu-Wright, Vice President, Global Marketing.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would tell my younger self to believe in myself and not fear failure. To not let stereotypes or other people’s perceptions or expectations define me. Lastly, I would tell myself not to worry, that everything will be ok, and work out exactly how it is supposed to.
How have female mentors/role models influenced your career?
I have been extremely fortunate to work with some amazing women throughout my career, and I have learned valuable lessons from each of them. One of my first bosses, Lynn Brantley, was tiny in stature and kind in nature and changed my image of what a successful executive needed to be. She demonstrated an unwavering belief in my potential even when I doubted myself.
At JAS, there is a strong network of extraordinary women. From my first day, I was enveloped by them, and it feels good to know that I can count on them for their support. Other influences are Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” book. Her “sit at the table” was a powerful message, and I wished I had read her book sooner. I also admire Bozoma “Boz” Saint John and am inspired by her journey and ability to always be her authentic self.
What achievements are you most proud of while working at JAS?
I started at JAS last year and was hired into the newly created VP of Global Marketing role. I am very proud to sit in this key position as a black woman in a male-dominated industry and be part of a company that genuinely believes in its people.
How do you embrace #EmbraceEquality?
At JAS, our culture is about our people, hence our tagline, “People make the difference.” So internally, I strive to ensure my team members feel heard and understood and provide ongoing opportunities for them to learn, explore, grow, and lead. For our customers, the goal is to create marketing campaigns that resonate with our audiences from all backgrounds so that they also feel seen and understood and can connect with our brand in a meaningful way.
In your opinion, why is it important that more women pursue careers in the industry in the future?
The industry is growing, and the future is looking very bright. A Harvard Business Review Report predicted growth of over 56,000 jobs in the next decade. There are tremendous opportunities as this industry continues to build diverse workforces to support increasing technological advancements and digital-driven supply chain solutions.
JAS Nordics and Baltics is pleased to announce the appointment of Frans Zwetsloot as the new Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Nordics-Baltics region. With over 25 years of industry experience and 10+ years of C-level executive positions, Zwetsloot brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company.
Before joining JAS, Zwetsloot served in several key positions in large organizations, including Director of Global Customer Development at Kuehne + Nagel, Managing Director at AmerisourceBergen (Alloga) & Industry Sales Director at DHL.
Throughout his career, Zwetsloot has consistently delivered exceptional results by implementing strategic initiatives, driving sustainable growth, and working to enhance the market presence of these organizations.
His fluency in French, English, German & Dutch, as well as his strong interpersonal skills and deep understanding of organizational dynamics, make him an invaluable asset for driving sales and marketing efforts in the region.
"We are delighted to welcome Frans to the JAS team," said Mikael Forsberg, Executive VP Nordics and Baltics. "His wealth of experience and proven leadership in the industry will play a crucial role in accelerating our growth in the Nordics-Baltics region. His customer-centric approach and strategic mindset align perfectly with our vision and values, and we are confident he will continue to grow our already strong presence in the region."
As Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Zwetsloot will develop and implement sales strategies, identify new business opportunities, and drive revenue growth in the Nordics-Baltics region. In addition, he will work closely with various teams across the globe to strengthen customer relationships, enhance market positioning, and maximize business outcomes.
JAS Worldwide is excited to announce the opening of its Contract Logistics Super Hub facility located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States. Strategically positioned just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, United States, this state-of-the-art facility adds value to customers' supply chains by further enabling them to grow and enhance their e-Commerce services.
Spanning 300,000 square feet, the Contract Logistics Super Hub is designed to accommodate the evolving needs of the industry and provide a comprehensive solution for businesses seeking to optimize their operations. The facility is strategically located to ensure efficient and timely delivery while being within reach of over 75% of the US population via ground service.
The Memphis Super Hub is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including autonomous robots, automated conveyor systems, and seamless integration with JAS SmartHub technology. This allows customers to experience seamless integration, visibility, and control enabling them to manage their supply chains with ease and efficiency.
Beyond technological advancements, JAS' commitment to delivering excellence encompasses a wide range of end-to-end supply chain services. From inventory management and value-added services to omni-channel fulfillment, the Contract Logistics Super Hub allows the JAS team to offer a comprehensive range of end-to-end supply chain services. Additionally, they offer freight consolidation/deconsolidation, container stripping, temporary storage, container loading/blocking, bracing and lashing, and pallet swap services that adhere to international standards..
Sebastian Tschackert, Executive Vice President of Contract Logistics, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to be opening our newest Contract Logistics Super Hub, in line with our customer-centric strategy, in this very desirable location. Our investment in this facility is a testament to JAS' commitment to providing our clients with the highest level of service and support. By continuously investing in our Contract Logistics product and delivering a true end-to-end service across the entire supply chain, we connect freight and logistics services seamlessly. With our advanced technology and excellent team, we are well-positioned to help our clients streamline their operations while achieving their business goals. We are open for business, and here to serve local or global customers with their US supply chain needs."
JAS is thrilled to announce its upcoming Pharma & Healthcare event that offers industry professionals an opportunity to explore its state-of-the-art pharma warehouse and witness the latest technology in action. Join us for a day filled with valuable insights, networking, and knowledge sharing with industry professionals.
Taking place on June 8 from 9 AM- 9 PM, this event aims to provide attendees with a unique perspective on ensuring safety and efficiency in pharmaceutical operations through a series of informative workshops.
"We are excited to invite industry professionals to this event, where they can see the advanced technology and operational excellence of our state-of-the-art pharma warehouse," said Frank Cascante, SVP Global Pharma & Healthcare. "Through workshops and the valuable insights shared by our team members, attendees will gain valuable knowledge and perspectives that can contribute to the success of their operations."
Don't miss this opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, gain insights from industry experts, and experience the latest in pharmaceutical innovation.
To secure your spot or for more information, email Olga.Blaut@JAS.com.