2017 STEP Ahead Nominee: Ruth Maciver, Leading more Women into Logistics

Ruth Maciver is the Director of Logistics at the site in Livingston, Scotland and is one of this year’s STEP Ahead Award nominees. Ruth was nominated for the award for her outstanding contribution to the manufacturing industry throughout her career.

She is responsible for all of Jabil’s logistics and compliance strategy operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, covering more than 20 sites. Ruth was instrumental during Jabil’s expansion into Russia and the Ukraine and led the logistics strategy formulation for the new ventures.

A Great Leader and Mentor

Ruth possesses outstanding leadership skills in her role as she has successfully led a multi-cultural team comprised of members in multiple locations throughout her 13 year career with Jabil. Beyond her own successful career, Ruth has also aided the professional development of colleagues she has mentored. Mentoring is a part of her management style and an activity that she truly enjoys.  Ruth’s professional leadership extends outside of Jabil, representing Jabil’s interests on the UK Customs Joint Consultative Committee, where corporate members are involved in reviewing and proposing changes to the European customs code.

Bringing More Women Into Logistics

Increasing the talent pool of women in the logistics and supply chain field is a passion for Ruth. In 2015, she took part in a panel discussion on women in Logistics, (Tackling the Talent Shortage) at a leading supply chain conference in Europe. She has since been actively participating in various diversity events including the Diversity in Supply Chain conference in Scotland in March, with the goal of bringing the best practices from other companies to Jabil.

Impact in the Community

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Ruth readily dedicates her spare time to her local community. As a volunteer for Alzheimer Scotland, she and her husband have adopted two Alzheimer’s patients and regularly spend time visiting with them and helping them with daily tasks such as shopping and cleaning. In addition to her work with Alzheimer Scotland, Ruth leverages her college history degree by volunteering as a tour guide in historic properties around Edinburgh.

Ruth noted that she is “really surprised, but delighted to have been nominated. I have worked in the manufacturing industry for thirty years and absolutely love my job, but certainly never expected the nomination.”

Congratulations Ruth!

One Response to 2017 STEP Ahead Nominee: Ruth Maciver, Leading more Women into Logistics

  1. Fiona Binnie says:

    Well done on your nomination, Ruth. So very well deserved. A wonderful woman, who is so kind and considerate. But also so professional. Hope you win the award.

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