Senior Vice President, Customer Development
- Pennsylvania State, BS
Sam Sharp is Senior Vice President, Customer Development (CD). He has responsibility for the Business Development (BD) and Strategic Partnership (SP) teams.
Sam leads the BD team with a focus on the expansion of new customer relationships. He is accountable for the BD team’s strategy and execution, working closely with all functions to develop integrated supply chain solutions that deliver value to customers and help them achieve their goals.
Leading the SP team, Sam has responsibility for the CJ Logistics Partnership Process, a joint framework and system that enables the dialogue, planning and continual improvement progress required to achieve customer business goals. He guides the SP team in working closely with all company functional areas to provide customers with high-performing operations, innovative thinking and collaborative partnership experiences, developing strategies to optimize and actualize customers’ supply chain performance enhancements. Under his guidance, the SP team champions customers within CJ Logistics, aligning the appropriate resources toward customer needs and projects.
Sam has over 20 years of company experience in operations and customer roles, and has worked closely with many strategic customers, most recently as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships. He began his CJ Logistics career as an intern in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 2001. After completing the SCIL (Successful Careers in Logistics) program in 2002, Sam held operational roles of increasing responsibility, including Logistics Manager I; Manager of Process Improvement and Training; Logistics Manager II, where he led a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) activation; Logistics Manager III; Senior Manager, Customer Development; General Manager, Operations and Director, SP. He returned to CJ Logistics as Senior Director, SP, from Suddath, where he served as Senior Vice President of Contract Logistics for the Global Logistics Division.
He has a BS in Supply Chain & Information Systems from the SMEAL College of Business at Pennsylvania State University.