VALLEY STREAM, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jaguar Freight Services, a leader at designing and managing custom transportation systems and strategies that transform logistics and shipping services into a world-class supply chain solution, has taken the latest step in the enhancement of its global organization by naming George M. Saives to the newly created position of Vice President – Global Sales. A logistics and distribution industry veteran with extensive operating and sales management experience as an independent consultant and as an in-house sales executive for a number of major global companies, Mr. Saives joined Jaguar in New York effective June 06, 2011.
As Jaguar Freight’s senior leader to drive global sales strategy, capability, and new business delivery, Mr. Saives will be responsible for installing a global sales capability across the company’s worldwide organization. His areas of focus include defining a global sales strategy that identifies target sectors and channels, as well as recommending complementary marketing activity. He will also establish sales goals and policies, benchmark sales effectiveness and implement performance management and assessment.
“The selection of George Saives to hold this important new position is crucial to Jaguar Freight’s global business development and client service strategy,” said Simon M. Kaye, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Freight Services. “During the past year we have implemented a global realignment that places our nearly 50 worldwide office and agent locations within one of our strategic organizational groups, each with dedicated regional sales resources overseen by the appropriate Regional Vice-President. George, who reports directly to me, will now have functional line responsibility for guiding all our international sales staff in their business development efforts.”
“With almost two decades of experience developing and managing supply chain strategic alliances and partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies, George is ideally qualified to help lead our global expansion to the next level,” Kaye continued. “We expect that he will be a catalyst for delivering a significant volume of profitable new business while maintaining our supply chain leadership as The Freight Architects™ for our valued clients.”
Since 2008 Mr. Saives has been President of Corporate Acuity LLC , an entrepreneurial sales consulting firm that developed solutions for the worldwide supply chain industry. Prior to founding Corporate Acuity LLC, he was Vice President Sales – Domestic & International Freight Forwarding of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Priority Solutions International unit, overseeing development of international sales and delivery infrastructures to serve customers in the high tech, automotive and government sectors. Mr. Saives was Senior Vice President, Sales – North America for Seko Worldwide, a leading global freight transportation and logistics provider with offices in 60 countries. He also has held sales leadership positions with global transportation and logistics company AIT Worldwide Logistics, and with SonicAir Couriers before and after its acquisition by United Parcel Service.
Mr. Saives holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from State University of New York at Plattsburgh and is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Air Forwarders Association.
Throughout its global organization, Jaguar Freight provides fully integrated door-to-door supply-chain solutions, which its customers experience through their proprietary CyberTraxTM 2.0 real time, online information and supply-chain management system that provides Transportation Management System (TMS) functionalities around the clock at substantially less cost than a conventional TMS. This sophisticated IT approach helps clients source production materials and get finished goods to market faster, cheaper and with greater efficiency. Jaguar Freight has a global client list that ranges from blue chip multinational corporations to small specialist businesses that include manufacturers and distributors of cosmetic, health, packaging, fashion, and food products. For information see www.jaguarfreight.com.