Jonathan Vowels, Operations Director of British American Tobacco
The Brand Called You welcomes a corporate leader and member of British American Tobacco, Jonathan Vowels. Jonathan, who has joined us from Australia, is the Operations Director of British American Tobacco. He is a professional with a lot of experience in the company.
The supply chain industry is one of the most functional and demanded global industries. Supply chains are an indispensable part of any business. Over the years, the function of supply chains and the people involved in the supply chains has changed considerably. The modern day supply chains are more reliable, efficient and technology oriented.
British American Tobacco (BAT) is a multinational company that leads in the manufacturing and selling of cigarettes, tobacco and other nicotine products. As per a 2019 survey, it is the largest tobacco company in the world, based on net sales. A company this huge, is definitely backed by an efficient and critical supply chain. Comprehensive supplier programmes and risk assessments are the main categories of their supply chain.
The Brand Called You welcomes a corporate leader and member of British American Tobacco, Jonathan Vowels.
Jonathan, who has joined us from Australia, is the Operations Director of British American Tobacco. He is a professional with a lot of experience in the company.
Jonathan engages in an articulate conversation with our host Ashutosh, and shares his professional journey. They discuss the stance of the modern supply chain and the changes the industry has seen over the years. Jonathan believes that the recognition of supply chains as an integrated process was one of the biggest changes over time. He shares the unique challenges of the cigarette and tobacco business. And also talks about the effects of the pandemic on the BAT supply chain.
Tune in to know more about Jonathan’s work at British American Tobacco and the evolution of supply chains over the years.
An internationally experienced supply chain and manufacturing/operations professional with over 22 years in Engineering and FMCG organisations in Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom and Singapore with responsibilities across Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. With excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic, I have a track record of success for the teams I work in and lead. I am a highly effective motivator and team leader with strong influencing skills, who is able to perform well under pressure and with a proven track record in areas such as change management and step change process improvement as well as a strong focus on people and talent development. Having worked at end market top team level as well as in regional head of function roles, I have a broad range of commercial and operations experiences across diverse geographies and with large teams.