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Diageo Chief Procurement Officer recognized in power list

Diageo Chief Procurement Officer recognized in power list

 June 30, 2021

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Janelle Orozco, Diageo Chief Procurement Officer, has been recognised in the Procurement Power List.

The list recognises leaders who are driving procurement and supply chain strategy forward alongside continuing to build the reputation of their profession.

Known for developing diverse talent 

Janelle is an authentic and visionary business leader with breadth of experience across marketing, commercial and supply chain roles. She is well known for spotting and developing diverse talent, building high performing teams and driving positive change. Janelle’s distinctive strengths are curiosity – staying connected to what is happening internally and externally, empathy – driving collaboration and ability to see new perspectives, and decisiveness – providing clarity and direction in service of speed and simplification. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, creating an environment where people can contribute fully and feel empowered to be their best selves.

In her role as Diageo's Chief Procurement Officer, Janelle is responsible for managing over £5 billion in spend and leading a global team of 400 people. She is at the helm of a large scale transformation; enabling better business performance through creating more value, optimizing risk management, removing internal complexity and impacting end to end corporate social responsibility across the end to end value chain.

Recognizing leaders advancing the procurement field


Diageo procurement award

The Procurement Power List recognises those leaders in the profession pushing the field of procurement forwards. 

Janelle was nominated based on criteria including:

  • Employment status: Candidates must be of a significantly senior level and have a successful track record from previous roles, as well as being their current role long enough to have achieved significant outcomes.
  • Internal influence: Candidates prominent place in the company hierarchy and are actively involved in board and ExCo level discussions in their organisation.
  • External influence: Candidates have non-executive board positions in listed, private or public bodies.
  • Influencing the wider profession: Candidates share their knowledge with the profession via trade magazines, blogs, social media and speaking at events.
  • Developing others in the function: Candidates give back to more junior procurement and supply professionals, for example mentoring or speaking in schools.
  • Depth and breadth of experience: Candidates have responsibility for other areas of the business beyond procurement and supply.

Work for Diageo in procurement

There’s a rich variety of commercial challenges for you to immerse yourself in as part of Diageo's procurement team. Diageo wants services, partnerships and products that meet the company's needs today and tomorrow. Diageo has high benchmarks for sustainability. And the company wants to be the best, in terms of the partnerships it fosters and the results it delivers.

If you align with this vision, search for a job with Diageo and enjoy a thriving career.


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