Sustainability in Procurement

  • Identifying areas to build sustainability into our supply chain model cost-effectively
  • Mapping your sourcing: conserving resources, optimizing processes and uncovering sustainable product innovation
  • Communicating expectations to all stakeholders including suppliers to ensure sustainability goals are everyone’s priority
  • Scaling up sustainability to align supply chain strategy and future plans and goals to be consistent
  • Understanding the ROI of sustainability on profitability and customer satisfaction

Melani Wilson Smith
Former SVP, Chief Global Procurement Officer

Melani Wilson Smith is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MDWSCo, an advisory and impact investment organization based in the United States. After nearly 30 years in industry, Melani founded MDWSCo to offer businesses Supply Chain, Procurement and Operations expertise and to help them scale for value delivery.

Prior to founding MDWSCo, Melani was the Chief Procurement Officer for PepsiCo. Melani led global procurement teams across PepsiCo to deliver supply assurance and productivity, grow supplier relationships and to build strategic capabilities, helping to drive PepsiCo’s growth.

Throughout her career, Melani has held roles of increasing responsibility including Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations teams across the consumer products and pharmaceuticals industries with Novo Nordisk, Mondelēz International, Merck & Co., Pfizer and Procter & Gamble. Melani has worked in the US and Europe and is recognized as a thought leader in organization and culture transformation.

Melani holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Florida University. She lives in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex with her husband Phil and twins, Peyton Ella and Wilson Coltrane.