Sandra MacQuillan to head supply chain at Mondelez

Sandra MacQuillan has been appointed executive vice president, integrated supply chain, at Mondelez International.

In the role she will be responsible for oversight of areas including global procurement, manufacturing, engineering and logistics.

She will report directly Dirk Van de Put, chairman and chief executive officer.

“I am excited to join Mondelez International at this important time as the company continues to execute on its new long-term growth strategy under Dirk Van de Put,” said MacQuillan. 

“I have long admired Mondelez International for its leadership position in global snacking, its strong portfolio of brands and its extensive international footprint, and I look forward to working with the team and its partners across the global supply chain network.”

MacQuillan was previously chief supply chain officer and senior vice president, supply chain, at Kimberly-Clark (KC), which she joined in 2015.

Prior to KC, she spent more than 20 years at Mars, most recently as global vice president, supply, for Mars Petcare.

She began her career at ExxonMobil, where she held positions in industrial engineering, sales, manufacturing and business development.

Van de Put said: “Her leadership and experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue to harness new technology to drive productivity and leverage the strength of our supply chain as a competitive advantage across our global network.”

Mondolez owns brands including Oreo, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Toblerone.

MacQuillan succeeds Daniel Myers, who has announced his intention to retire and will remain with the company for a period of transition.

Separately, Inditex has announced that Carol Crespo will become the new CEO, pending approval by the board and the AGM. Crespo, currently chief operations officer at the company, will be reponsible for areas including procurement, logistics and transportation, and sustainability in his new role.

Crespo said: “I am very excited to play a role at this important time for the company, in which digital transformation and sustainability in all its manifestations represent exciting challenges where innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and teamwork are prerequisites.”

Inditex was ranked second in Gartner’s 2019 ranking of the top 25 supply chains.

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