- Understanding the importance of keeping up with the times and staying ahead of the curve
- Aligning the supply chain with overarching business goals for higher efficiency
- Becoming more flexible and adaptable to changing consumer and customer demands at an increasingly faster pace
- Moving away from responsive to predictive business practices that improve supply chain efficiency and productivity
- Integrating business processes at a strategic level for more collaboration and better output
Chief Procurement Officer
Quentin Roach is Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President at Mondelēz International, a leading global snacking business with world renowned brands, Quentin leads oversight of $18+ billion in company expenses and overall Supplier Management activities. He has led the transformation of organizational capabilities in environmental, social & corporate governance; sustainability; and economic empowerment around the world. He is focused on innovation planning, enterprise risk management, operational excellence and next generation talent management to improve organizational resiliency, agility and growth prospects. Previously, as Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President at Merck & Co., Inc., a leading global Bio- Pharmaceutical Company, Quentin led a $1.5 billion plus organization with oversight of $20 billion in company expenditures and a $150 billion plus real estate/facilities portfolio. He led the execution of business development transactions generating multi-billion dollar revenue growth, while also negotiating supply partnerships that have contributed multi-billion dollar productivity improvements and significant EPS and cash conversion improvement realization. Similarly, as Senior Vice President & CPO with Bristol Myers Squibb, Quentin was responsible for the supplier management functions enabling divestiture and integration activities supporting a $10 billion transformation to reposition the company as the leading Bio-Pharmaceutical company. Earlier he sharpened perspective across Automotive, Healthcare, Academia, Medical Device, Consumer Goods and Pharmaceutical industries by rising through executive ranks in Bausch & Lomb, Strong Health, Delphi and General Motors transitioning through roles in Sales & Marketing, Strategy, International Operations, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain Management and other functional areas. Quentin holds a Master of Science from Arizona State University, a BS from Purdue University, and has completed executive development at Thunderbird University, Columbia University and Trinity College – Dublin. He serves on several boards of director, including Compensation & Talent Committee Chair for Armada Supply Solutions – a leader in the Food Service Industry, the Executive Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Education Committee of the Franklin Institute.