In 2008, Marc Engel was appointed CPO of Unilever, taking over one of the biggest roles in procurement following stints running one of the company’s ice cream businesses in South America as MD; and, later, the supply chain for its European spreads and olive oil business.
We have all heard (and laughed) at the funny stories of so-called experts who made horribly wrong assumptions. But what does it look like in our procurement world and what happens when it does go wrong?
Raw material costs, currency shifts and the race to profitability has meant huge challenges for western consumer goods businesses looking to establish in new markets. However, procurement offers vital adaptability which is proving key.
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