Kraft Foods has hired Daniel Myers as executive vice president, supply chain. He is moving from Procter & Gamble where he was vice president, product supply leading the supply chain function for P&G’s global hair care business.
Myers joins in September and will lead the functional groups that make up the company’s integrated supply chain, including procurement, manufacturing, engineering and customer service and logistics.
He succeeds David Brearton, who is now executive vice president and chief financial officer. Myers will report to chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld and be a member of the company’s executive team.
Rosenfeld said: “Daniel has extensive experience driving cost savings across complex global supply chains – in food, beverages and many other products.
“This expertise will complement our current end-to-end cost management initiatives, including Project SAVOR in procurement and Lean Six Sigma in manufacturing.”
As vice president, product supply at P&G, Myers had coordination responsibilities for the $28 billion beauty & grooming business, including manufacturing operations that supported sales in more than 170 countries.
In that role, he led a reinvention of the company’s Global Hair Care supply chain, tripling the unit’s annual cost savings in three years.