Jeff Siewert

Jeff Siewert

Global Logistics & Trade Leader

Location
Alpharetta, Georgia (Greater Atlanta Area)
Industry
Logistics and Supply Chain

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Jeff Siewert's Overview

Current
  • Consultant - International Trade & Logistics at JGS Management Consulting
Past
  • Director - Internal Audit Leadership Program at The Home Depot
  • Principal at JGS Management Consulting
  • Manager - Strategy at marchFIRST
  • Sr. Consultant - Consumer Business & Strategy at Deloitte Consulting
  • Summer Intern Consultant at Deloitte Consulting
  • Advisor - Corporate Analysis & Process Control, Global Invoicing at FedEx
  • Operations & Sales Analyst: Office of President at FedEx Japan
Education
Connections

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Jeff Siewert's Experience

Consultant - International Trade & Logistics

JGS Management Consulting

August 2012Present (2 years 2 months) greater atlanta area

Creating and delivering international logistics solutions for clients.

Vice President - Operations

Interra International

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; International Trade and Development industry

December 2010July 2012 (1 year 8 months) Atlanta, Georgia

Led the Global Logistics, Global Trade Compliance, and Global Ocean Contract & Capacity Management teams for premier global food trading organization

Developed strategies and managed operations with international ocean carriers, trucking companies, harbor drayage providers, port authorities, cold storage warehouses, inspection companies, and forwarders to ensure consistent on-time, accurate, and optimally costed delivery of goods to customers in over 91 countries.

Director - International Logistics

The Home Depot

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HD; Retail industry

June 2006October 2010 (4 years 5 months) Atlanta, Georgia

Responsible for import and export operations for the Home Depot companies, including origin logistics, ocean freight, port and drayage operations, customs and trade operations, and international supply chain risk management for the third largest import program in North America.

Director - Business Integration & Finance

The Home Depot (Asia)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HD; Retail industry

January 2005June 2006 (1 year 6 months) Shanghai, China

Developed multiple greenfield and acquisition strategies for The Home Depot’s entry into China as part of an expatriate assignment

Established financial processes and operations for The Home Depot’s new China company start-up

Director - Internal Audit Leadership Program

The Home Depot

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HD; Retail industry

June 2002January 2005 (2 years 8 months)

Selected as part of the start-up management team of this rotational program focused on developing business leaders and improving company processes through challenging consulting and audit projects and a rigorous training curriculum

Led teams of auditors and business partners in Merchandising, Marketing, Global Sourcing, and Supply Chain to assess business risks and opportunities, create new and improve existing processes and organization structures, remove costs, and strengthen process controls

Managed and coached performance and career development of 25 Sr. Managers, Managers, and staff

Principal

JGS Management Consulting

April 2001June 2002 (1 year 3 months)

Planned and directed organizational improvement activities within a privately held $400 million international security services company. Led client teams to create new business processes, tools, and supporting systems. Project contributed $2.8 million margin improvement the first year

Manager - Strategy

marchFIRST

June 2000April 2001 (11 months)

Led business strategy engagements, creating new product, business, and market strategies to help leading global companies excel in leveraging Internet and new technologies. Managed work teams of peers and senior consultants

marchFIRST closed in April 2001, after which my client hired me as an independent contractor

Sr. Consultant - Consumer Business & Strategy

Deloitte Consulting

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

September 1998June 2000 (1 year 10 months) Atlanta, Georgia

Managed strategy engagement projects, using financial analysis and primary and secondary research to deliver client recommendations regarding product development, investment, and business process opportunities

Summer Intern Consultant

Deloitte Consulting

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

June 1997September 1997 (4 months) Singapore

Developed market assessment of healthcare consulting services opportunities in the Southeast Asia region

Advisor - Corporate Analysis & Process Control, Global Invoicing

FedEx

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FDX; Package/Freight Delivery industry

September 1990July 1996 (5 years 11 months) Memphis, Tennessee

Led cross-functional teams in product development, process improvement and systems projects for Asia-Pacific revenue operations

Operations & Sales Analyst: Office of President

FedEx Japan

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FDX; Package/Freight Delivery industry

August 1988September 1990 (2 years 2 months) Tokyo, Japan

Managed executive communication between corporate headquarters and local Japanese president’s office. Primary duties carried out in Japanese

Analyzed and monitored sales and operations data. Conducted sales calls to Asia Pacific customers to market invoicing and custom duties solutions

Jeff Siewert's Certifications

  • Six Sigma Green Belt

Jeff Siewert's Skills & Expertise

  1. Intercultural Communication
  2. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  3. Process Improvement
  4. International Business
  5. Logistics
  6. Negotiation
  7. Operations Management
  8. Freight
  9. Transportation
  10. Strategic Planning
  11. Contract Negotiations
  12. Strategy Development
  13. Team Leadership
  14. Problem Solving
  15. Supply Chain
  16. Business Process Improvement
  17. Contract Negotiation
  18. Strategy
  19. Start-ups
  20. Business Strategy
  21. 3PL
  22. Budgets
  23. Leadership
  24. Supply Chain Management
  25. Product Development
  26. Financial Analysis
  27. International Trade
  28. Analysis

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Jeff Siewert's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Japanese

    (Professional working proficiency)

Jeff Siewert's Education

The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

International MBA, Marketing, International Business

19961998

The IMBA program is a 50 person subset program of the full- time MBA program for students with multi-lingual and multi-cultural skills and interests, requiring its own additional admissions process. In addition to demonstrating language competencies, students study and work abroad during the program

Activities and Societies: Chicago Business newspaper columnist and Humor Section editor, GSB Follies actor and band member. Giving Something Back community service organization. Management Consulting Club and other career-focused clubs.

Waseda University

Business

19971997

International graduate student exchange as part of International MBA program

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

BA, Asian Studies, Political Science

国際基督教大学

Japan Studies one-year exchange student program

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