Mars Wrigley Australia has appointed Chris Georgiou as Supply Chain Director to help advance its supply chain transformation.

The confectionery giant has a commitment to creating a thriving Australian manufacturing sector, and Georgiou’s expertise have been brought in to develop a more integrated and agile supply chain.

The goal is to become more customer focused and to develop a more enterprise-oriented mindset.

Georgiou has more than a decade of experience as a retail supply chain leader across FMCG and hospitality.

He said that he is elated to join Mars Wrigley Australia and looks forward to continuing with the advancement of its supply chain.

“I’m 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,” he 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.”

Prior to joining Mars Wrigley Australia, Georgiou was General Manager Supply at Grill’d for more than two years. He also spent more than nine years at Coles Supermarkets, where he gained a deep knowledge of the retail supply chain.

During his time at Coles, he played a pivotal role in establishing strategic relationships with suppliers and partners to achieve strong commercial results and customer outcomes.

His retail supply chain experience is built on the foundations of a decade-long management consulting career at Accenture in London, during which he led the transformation of business operations for multinational clients including Unilever, Airbus, Shell and Telstra.

Andrew Leakey, General Manager, Mars Wrigley Australia, said Georgiou’s vast experience makes him the perfect fit to lead the development of the Mars Wrigley Australia supply chain.

“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.”

Georgiou will lead the supply chain function of Mars Wrigley Australia from its headquarters in Melbourne.

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