Jimmy Dixon, a principal with Oliver Wight Americas, has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, energy, and industrial sectors. His diverse background includes strategy development, execution, and measurement; business planning and analysis; supply chain management; as well as other corporate development activities. Jimmy’s experience includes diverse business situations such as mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds, and accelerated growth both in private and publicly traded companies.
Prior to joining Oliver Wight, Jimmy held various leadership positions such as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President – Global Supply Chain, and Director, Strategy and Integrated Business Planning. His breadth of experience, from executive suite to the factory floor and throughout the supply chain, makes him uniquely qualified to lead organizations through their business process transformation initiatives. His management expertise spans the full range of operational functions – Planning, Manufacturing, Sourcing, and Logistics Delivery.
At GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, during the merger between GlaxoWellcome and SmithKlineBeecham, Jimmy’s ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to improve customer service, reduce costs, and improve efficiency was powerful. He led strategic initiatives, which reduced annual costs by more than 50 percent, yielding over $350m in savings through strategy creation and execution.
Through a successful tenure in the energy sector, Jimmy co-developed and led the implementation of a supply chain vision and growth strategy targeting a multi-billion-dollar revenue increase over ten years while reducing cost by over $1 billion. As VP of Global Supply Chain at Westinghouse Electric Company, he personally led the implementation of Integrated Business Planning providing the company with an integrated 30-year view of product, demand, supply, and financial plans required to achieve the company’s strategic growth plan.
As a principal with Oliver Wight, Jimmy has assisted companies in a broad range of industries in transforming their business planning and execution processes – consumer packaged goods, retail food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nuclear energy, diamond mining, and retail. Among his client companies are Halliburton, Unilever, The Hershey Company, Del Monte, GE, and Tiffany & Co.
Jimmy is passionate about leading companies in developing a winning growth game plan, achieving alignment and integration of planning, execution, and measurement to achieve business excellence. He brings extensive experience in developing and deploying strategy and transformation programs, including associated change management, as well as ongoing continuous improvement. He uniquely combines business management expertise with operational planning experience to bring integrated solutions to business process improvement opportunities.
Jimmy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from East Carolina University.