ON’S Successful Executive Placements in H1 2021

Jul 23, 2021

ON Partners highlights supply chain and operations executive placements for the first half of 2021

ON Partners consultants completed high-level supply chain and operations executive placements for a wide range of organizations in H1 2021, including Babylist, BNSF Railway, Lululemon, Sonos, and The Zebra. The increased demand in supply chain and operations leaders has contributed to the practice growing 94% in the last two years compared to the previous two-year period and to the firm’s overall 89.3% growth over the previous three-year period.

Today’s supply chain leaders sit at the nexus of corporate operations. COOs must manage a complex global network of relationships and quickly adopt new technologies and innovations. The broadening scope and higher impact of supply chain management require leaders who are strategic, profit-oriented, champions of change, and technically and operationally superior. ON Partners is at the forefront in identifying supply chain leaders who are best equipped to drive meaningful transformation.

Notes ON’s Heidi Hoffman, “Supply chain executives have experienced a lifetime of change in just the past 12-18 months. The pandemic emphasized the interconnectivity of the chain beyond the one-up/one-down partners and has laid bare risks and vulnerabilities very few companies were prepared to address. Integrated business planning, automation and digitization are topping the list of priorities, allowing for increased productivity teamed with the ability to quickly respond to fluctuations in demand.

Supply chain executives have had to throw out the old playbook and look at issues with fresh eyes. Executives who demonstrate flexibility and agility across different functions, industries and regions will be in high demand.”



Highlights of ON’s H1 2021 supply chain and operations placements include:

Babylist – SVP, Supply Chain

Babylist is a universal registry service that lets registrants add anything they need for their new baby from any store – not just one, Gifts are then purchased directly from those retailers.

BNSF Railway – Chief Sourcing Officer

The BNSF Railway is the largest freight railroad network in North America. One of nine North American Class I railroads, BNSF has 41,000 employees, 32,500 miles of track in 28 states, and more than 8,000 locomotives.

lululemon – VP, Global Distribution

lululemon athletica is an athletic apparel retailer domiciled in Delaware and headquartered in Vancouver. Founded in 1998 as a retailer of yoga pants and other yoga wear, lululemon has since expanded to sell its products internationally in 491 stores as well as online.

Macqueen Equipment Group – COO

Since 1961 the MacQueen Equipment Group has been growing and serving multiple heavy equipment industries in the Midwest. In addition to sales, MacQueen has five service facilities that provide maintenance, parts and training that deliver maximum uptime for their customers.

Netgear – VP of Worldwide Supply Chain

Netgear, Inc. is a multinational computer networking company based in San Jose, California, with offices in about 25 other countries. It produces networking hardware for consumers, businesses, and service providers. The company operates in three business segments: retail, commercial, and as a service provider.

NVIDIA – VP, Global Supply Chain Planning

Nvidia Corporation is an American multinational technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units for the mobile computing and automotive market.

Sonos – VP, Global Sourcing

Sonos is an American developer and manufacturer of audio products best known for its multi-room audio products.

Traeger Pellet Grills – SVP, Manufacturing

Traeger Pellet Grills are wood-fired grill retailers. Salt Lake City-based Traeger Grills offer six-in-one versatility, utilizing wood-fired convection power, which allows owners to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and barbeque.

The Zebra – VP, Operations

The Zebra is an insurance comparison site with headquarters in Austin, Texas. It compares rates from over 200 insurance carriers.

Zwift – SVP, Supply Chain

Zwift is a massively multiplayer online cycling and running physical training program that enables users to interact, train and compete in a virtual world.

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