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SAP Ariba CPO of the Year Award

Winner: Marcos Eloi Lima, The Kraft Heinz Company

Entry Overview

Marcos Eloi joined the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) as CPO in July 2019 reporting directly to the CEO. Under his leadership, the procurement organisation has made a profound impact on KHC, contributed heavily to the organisation’s financial success, ensuring supply chain resilience, driving operational efficiencies, elevating the function’s capabilities, boosting engagement and establishing procurement as a competitive advantage. Marcos exemplifies the qualities of a transformative leader, fostering a culture of collaboration & innovation whilst delivering exceptional results.

What sets Marcos apart, beyond his exceptional professional achievement, is his consistent display of leadership qualities. His exceptional focus on developing talent & bringing new talent into the organization enabled the establishment of a high performing team. During his tenure both engagement & turnover improved significantly, with engagement scores increasing by 19%, elevating engagement scores from below company average to the highest functional score across KHC.

Whilst turnover dropped to the lowest since 2019, male & female representation in the leadership team is equal. In addition, Eloi has been pivotal in setting out a new organisation structure that boosted cross-functional collaboration and put KHC in the top tier segment of our customer advantage survey.

Furthermore, Marcos has been instrumental in optimising processes and driving operational efficiency. By rolling out a new productivity strategy, improving processes & creating a clear ownership structure across the whole company, the productivity results doubled and overdelivered versus market commitment by 28%.

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Judges’ feedback

“What drove me to select Eloi for this award was a combination of his achievements and also the passion with which the senior leadership of the company spoke about his contribution and approach. His achievements are exceptional across a broad range of goals.”

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