Profiled PIPers

Jackson Soh

Introduction

Jackson has eight years’ experience in operational improvement and line management, including five years as a consultant at Accenture Strategy. This work has given him insight into a range of industries, including consumer goods, mining services, and oil and gas. Jackson has also spent two years in line management at an automotive company and one year in operation management at a technology company.

Jackson has worked in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines - all places well-known for their delicious gastronomies. For Jackson though, Korean food is still the food he can’t go past. He loves the city of Seoul, with a transport system that appeals to his engineer’s mind. He in fact studied Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and it’s obvious he’s got a thing for heights, because he fills his free time with indoor rock climbing. He does relax though - usually with a book or a board game.

Career snapshot

  • Construction Company: Redesigned client organisation and process and reduced existing headcount by 30% while maintaining service levels to improve profitability of client.
  • Oil and Gas Company, Logistics: Reduced fuel costs by $60 million savings through analysing vessel GPS data to create a more accurate fuel consumption benchmark and reduce fuel issued to vessel owners.
  • Mining Services: Identified $25 million savings through internal benchmarking and workload optimisation across service branches to reduce overall headcount needed.
  • Consumer Goods, Marketing: Reduced advertising spend by $30 million through analysing each brand’s GRP to identify oversaturated campaign and reduce total number of impressions. Developed advertising playbook for marketing department to ensure savings is sustainable.
  • Oil and Gas Regulator: Reduced budgetary requirement for construction of offshore platforms by $250 million by consolidating cost data across multiple Oil & Gas operators and developing benchmarks for various offshore equipments.
  • Oil and Gas Company: Designed operating model for client’s new digital unit to allow existing functions to operate with a more rapid pace. Developed the governance, role, interaction model, and how the new digital organisation can implement new ways of working and create a sustainable digital culture.

Education

Jackson has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.