Mars Wrigley Australia welcomes new supply chain director
Mars Wrigley Australia has appointed Chris Georgiou as Director of its supply chain operations. He will be leading the business’ supply chain function of the treats and snacks business from its headquarters in Melbourne.
Georgiou brings 10 years’ worth of experience as a retail supply chain leader across FMCG and hospitality sectors.
Prior to joining Mars Wrigley Australia, he was General Manager of Supply at Grill’d for more than two years, where he was instrumental in delivering the strategy and operations of the company’s supply chain across its 140 restaurants nationwide.
His retail supply chain experience in particular is built on the foundations of a decade-long management consulting career at Accenture in London. In this role, he led the transformation of business operations for multinational clients including Unilever, Airbus, Shell and Telstra.
“Chris’ energy, resilience and strategic capability, coupled with his hands-on operational experience, make him a strong fit to lead our supply chain function that is critical to supporting our ambitions to produce more locally-made treats and snacks,” said Andrew Leakey, General Manager, Mars Wrigley Australia.
Georgiou has also spent more than nine years at Coles Supermarkets, where he became heavily involved in retail supply chain. In his role as Head of Supply Chain Fresh (Meat, Deli, Seafood, Convenience Meals) from 2015 to 2018, the team delivered strong commercial targets within a highly complex fresh environment.
During this time, he played a vital role in establishing strategic relationships with suppliers and partners to achieve strong commercial results and customer outcomes.
In a statement, Georgiou also commented on his newest appointment.
“Im delighted to be joining the Mars Wrigley Australia team and the opportunity to work with a talented group of Associates while shaping the future of the treats and snacks business,” Georgiou said.
“I look forward to collaborating closely with our customers and supply chain partners to deliver excellence in our supply chain with a focus on efficiency and delivering for our customers and consumers.”
As its new Director of Supply Chain, Georgiou will be strategically and operationally advancing the Mars Wrigley business towards a more customer focused, and enterprise orientated mind set as well as develop a more integrated and agile supply chain.
Source: Mars Australia