SGWS Appoints VP Supplier and Customer Collaboration

Southern Glazer’s has appointed Jamie Gruwer to the new role of Vice President, Supplier and Customer Collaboration, effective January 1, 2021.

In this role, Gruwer will be responsible for delivering cohesive, cross-functional collaboration programs that deliver savings, efficiencies and additional revenue generating opportunities by integrating directly with functional and commercial leaders and teams to deliver combined value to the company’s supplier and customer partners, according to Southern Glazer’s.

Gruwer will report to Mark Chaplin, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Southern Glazer’s.

Gruwer will identify and drive commercial, supply chain and operations, enterprise technology partners, digital commerce, human resources, and financial opportunities with Southern Glazer’s strategic partners. She will also develop solutions and best practices that can be offered to various strategic partners, minimize duplication of efforts across functions and projects, and “pilot” new initiatives based on the latest landscape, capabilities, and opportunities, the company says.

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“Jamie’s cross-functional background and experience makes her the ideal leader to help us find new and innovative ways to collaborate and deliver value to our suppliers and customers,” says Chaplin. “This expanded value-added capability will enable us to improve the effectiveness of our partner relationships and continue to develop best in class business solutions together.”

Gruwer is currently the Vice President, Supplier Synergy for Southern Glazer’s. Prior to this role, she held the position of Senior Director, Supply Chain and Operations Strategy. She joined the company in 2016, after spending several years as a Manager, Management Consultant at PricewatershouseCoopers Advisory, working on complex mergers and acquisitions, supply chain management and IT-related projects, including the 2016 merger of Southern Wine and Glazer’s, Inc.

Gruwer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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