Jona Jesudass lights up the Pleasanton office with her infectious smile and positive energy. It’s no wonder she makes a great program manager for our growing Blume Global R&D team.
In this Blumer Spotlight, we talk with Jona and learn a little bit about why she does what she does and why she likes working for Blume Global.
What’s your current role for Blume Global and what are some of your key responsibilities?
I’m currently the Director of Program Management and run daily operations with the Blume Global Engineering team. My role includes initiating and setting goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization. I plan the programs from start to completion, which involves many deadlines, milestones and processes. I also develop and monitor budgets, manage vendors and facilitate operations.
What things about the Blume Digital Platform make Blume Global unique when compared to the competition?
First things that come to mind are our large network of motor carriers, connectivity with worldwide terminals and our 25-year history of data. By managing many modes of transportation, all over the world, we are able to feed data from many sources across the logistics network and provide end-to-end visibility for our customers.
You joined Blume Global in November 2017. What stands out the most for you?
Our earlier office was near an industrial area close to the harbor in Oakland. The office then shifted to an up-and-coming technology hub in Pleasanton in a relatively short time. I’m really happy to see our new workplace continue to grow very quickly.
What are the top 3 things you enjoy most about working in R&D for Blume Global?
1. Collaboration – I love my job because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission.
2. Autonomy – I like the autonomy I have because my bosses allow me to innovate.
3. Culture – I work for a busy but creative organization where everyone on the staff truly gets along and pitches in to get the job done—even if it’s not written in their job description. No egos, no politics, no gossip.
What are some of the most interesting things you’ve learned at Blume Global?
Lots! The ins and outs of a TMS, what makes a supply chain complex, and most importantly, why a collaborative logistics ecosystem is important to an effective supply chain.
What do you do in your free time?
I do volunteer service for Mirabella Ministry. One of the services I do is to guide and comfort people from their depression and pray for them. This gives me immense satisfaction.