Hosts: Mike Ogle and Rodney Apple
In This Episode:
We are joined by James Jacobe, Head of Operations at Clarity Cosmetics. James speaks with us about his career-long focus on how to make operations work better through innovative, standardized processes, quite often applying technology. His very different career path initially skipped a college degree to focus on working in grocery distribution. When his strong potential was recognized, he was asked to get degrees to be able to advance. He talks with us about having those people in your career that help you move up, being a change agent, constantly communicating, and giving team members every chance to excel. He emphasizes the need for a life and career plan that is carefully crafted and maintained.
James Jacobe’s Bio:
Mr. James Jacobe, MBA, CEL is currently the Head of Operations for Clarity Cosmetics Inc. He has held numerous leadership positions in Operations and Supply Chain, including COO, SVP/VP Operations, and VP Supply Chain. His breadth of experience across multiple business sectors, including Consumer Goods, Technology, Personal Services, Retail Direct-to-Consumer, and Construction, provides him a unique perspective on business strategies, processes, and procedures. Mr. Jacobe enjoys applying his unique People, Process, and Systems methodology to serve as a thought leader and change agent in a sometimes-stagnant business world. He thrives on complex challenges and enjoys tackling a wide variety of issues related to Supply Chain/Logistics, Operations, Technology, Quality, and Asset Protection. Mr. Jacobe is currently a Subject Matter Expert for Supply Chain Analytics and Technologies and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. He holds a Six Sigma Green Belt and is a Certified Executive Leader (CEL). Mr. Jacobe completed his MBA from Loyola University Maryland and his Bachelor of Science in Management from National Lewis University.