Orozco named North America procurement officer at Kraft Heinz

PITTSBURGH — The Kraft Heinz Co. named Janelle Orozco as its new chief procurement officer for North America. On this function, Ms. Orozco will direct North America procurement and the corporate’s continued transformation to grow to be a “best-in-class procurement group,” Kraft Heinz mentioned.

Ms. Orozco joins Kraft Heinz from Diageo, the place she most not too long ago held the place of CPO. She started her tenure at Diageo in 2002 as an elements purchaser and labored progressively by means of the worldwide procurement group, holding management roles, together with main model change and innovation within the North America enterprise. She was named CPO of Diageo in Could 2019 and led transformation of the procurement operate, whereas bettering collaboration of suppliers and delivering enhanced digital and innovation options.

Kraft Heinz mentioned Ms. Orozco will play a essential function in its North America zone and inside its international procurement group. She’s going to function a member of the North America management workforce, reporting to each Carlos Abrams-Rivera, govt vp and president, North America zone and Marcos Eloi, govt vp and international CPO.

“We’re on a quest to create a famend procurement operate that’s constructed to ship constant outcomes immediately and grow to be a aggressive benefit for the enterprise sooner or later,” Mr. Abrams-Rivera mentioned. “Janelle becoming a member of our workforce is a marker of the transformation of this operate. She brings a breadth of expertise and knack for growing various, high-performing groups. We’re excited to have her assist lead us into the following section of our journey.”