James De Janon, Finance Expert in New York City, United States
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James De Janon

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

New York City, United States
Toptal Member Since
May 17, 2022

James is a supply chain and technology operations expert and a change management consultant specializing in supply chain strategy, operating model design, technology enablement, and performance improvement. He has over 22 years of experience helping Fortune 100 firms in more than 40 countries. James has led complex change initiatives in numerous industries and is an expert at forming and leading high-performing teams. His vast skills will be a great asset to top-tier clients.

Career Highlights

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
SDA Bocconi School of Management
Bachelor's Degree
University of California

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

Executive Director of Global Technology

2016 - 2019
JPMorgan Chase
  • Deployed as a global program manager and internal management consultant to support enterprise-wide strategic initiatives in cybersecurity, process automation, supply chain, and business resiliency.
  • Managed an end-to-end supply chain for a data center migration and expansion program, including forecasting and demand planning, value-chain analysis, hardware and network equipment acquisition, supplier logistics, and program financing.
  • Led a team of developers and engineers in Six Sigma, Lean, Agile, and robotic process automation (RPA) based analyses designed to explore automation options for deploying software payloads to firmwide managed services and clients.
  • Headed firmwide identity and access management program, focusing on cyber access protocols for internal and third-party SaaS-based applications.
Focus areas: Technology, Supply Chain Management (SCM), IT Strategy, Project Management, Process Mapping, Process Improvement, Corporate, Communication, People Management, Business Transformation

Executive Director

2014 - 2016
  • Led the first managed procurement account in Mexico for a US multinational operating its core-manufacturing product lines in Mexico with a $10 billion annual original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business. Served as an executive program leader.
  • Served as an account leader with profit and loss (P&L) and overall accountability for a program worth $25 million. Owned the relationship with Mexico and conducted all work in Spanish.
  • Functioned as the key process architect for the program technology roadmap, including designing and deploying the order management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) interfaces.
Focus areas: Business Process Analysis, Business Process Optimization, Cost Analysis, Technology, IT Strategy, M&A (Buy-side), Manufacturing, Six Sigma Processes, Process Mapping, Process Improvement, Corporate, Communication, People Management, Business Transformation

Advisory Services Senior Manager

2011 - 2014
  • Served as a management consultant and supply chain technology leader, focusing on supporting strategic growth accounts and critical programs for Fortune 100 companies and specializing in operating model transformation and supply chain.
  • Led integrated teams comprised of the supply chain, tax, transfer pricing, legal, treasury, corporate finance, and IT to create and deploy operating models designed to maximize profitability and shareholder value and mitigate risk.
  • Helped a global hi-tech manufacturing client develop a strategy and operating model to mitigate institutional risk associated with manufacturing operations in China, such as an intellectual property (IP) infringement.
  • Built a data model for a leading pharmaceutical company to support procurement operations in the corporate ERP and order management systems.
  • Developed a principal company and the supporting corporate infrastructure for an automotive industry OEM client needing to optimize its corporate tax exposure and foreign-based manufacturing operation.
Focus areas: Business Process Analysis, Business Process Optimization, Finance, Technology, M&A (Buy-side), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Manufacturing, Operating Models, Supply Chain, Process Mapping, Process Improvement, Consumer Products, Corporate, Communication, People Management, Business Transformation

Global Program Leader

2008 - 2010
  • Led a strategic cost reduction program for a Fortune 50 company. Held full accountability for the P&L program worth $15 million, the client's indirect spending of $1.2 billion, and the client's business case of $74 million in committed savings.
  • Managed a team of 126 fixed and variable delivery resources in nine countries across the US and Europe.
  • Improved the P&L program from 8% to 22% in just under 12 months.
  • Delivered $31 million in-year realized savings to client’s bottom line across seven indirect and three direct spend categories in 16 countries, with 85/15 hard-dollar savings to cost avoidance ratio.
  • Created yearly working capital benefits of over $6 million, enabling funding flexibility for supply chain initiatives.
  • Increased spend under management from $700 million to over $1.2 billion, achieving a savings run rate of $150 million.
Focus areas: Procure to Pay, Strategic Planning & Execution, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Process Mapping, Process Improvement, Luxury Goods, Consumer Products, Corporate, Communication, People Management, Business Transformation

Principal and Global Program Leader

2006 - 2008
  • Worked in India and Poland to design and implement managed service programs (MSP) for manufacturing and consumer packaged goods (CPG) clients who sought to outsource or offshore their applications' maintenance functions, i.e., core ERP.
  • Developed service management models and talent hub designs to optimize the location of technical resources based on cost, country, profit, language localization, and critical needs analyses.
  • Managed $19 million profit and loss for the manufacturing service line.
Focus areas: Business Process Analysis, Business Process Optimization, Cost Analysis, IT Strategy, Finance, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Business Process Flow Diagrams
1996 - 1997

Master's Degree in International Economics and Business Administration (MBA)

SDA Bocconi School of Management - Milan, Italy

1984 - 1988

Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry and Political Science

University of California - San Diego, California, United States


Six Sigma Black Belt