#34: PMI’s Company Strategy and Transformational Journey

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Luca Nani es el Vicepresidente de Cadena de Suministro Global en Philip Morris International con sede en Suiza. Antes de esta asignación, Luca fue vicepresidente de operaciones globales para la innovación de nuevos productos y, anteriormente, director de RRP de la cadena de suministro global y servicio al cliente de EE. UU. Antes de estos puestos en Europa, pasó 5 años en Japón y Filipinas como Director de Cadena de Suministro de Asia Central y Adquisiciones de Asia Pacífico, y ocupó cargos en Adquisiciones Globales y Proyectos de Cadena de Suministro Global anteriormente en Suiza. Antes de PMI, Luca estuvo trabajando para Firmenich y Danisco, y también inició su carrera en Danone en Compras en Francia e Italia.


Luca Nani is the Vice President Global Supply Chain in Philip Morris International based is Switzerland. Before this assignment, Luca was the VP global Operations for New Product Innovation and previously the Director Global Supply Chain RRP and USA Customer Service. Before these roles in Europe, he spent 5 years in Japan and Philippines as a Director Supply Chain Central Asia and Procurement Asia Pacific, and roles in Global Procurement and Global Supply Chain Projects previously in Switzerland. Before PMI, Luca was working for Firmenich and Danisco, as well he initiated his career in Danone in Procurement in France and Italy.

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Luca Nanni: LinkedIn

Algunos de los aspectos más destacados del podcast:

  • Introducción de Luca Nanni
  • Tus primeros pasos en Danone:
    • Iniciado como Comprador de Materiales y Servicios Indirectos en Italia.
    • Su traslado a Francia como Gerente de Categoría Sourcing Europe Direct Materials.
  • Un cambio en la empresa trasladándose a Firmenich en Bélgica como Jefe de Compras de Europa Occidental.
  • Una nueva carrera que se inicia en Philip Morris en Suiza:
    • Gerente de Proyectos de Cadena de Suministro Global.
    • Nuevo rol como Gerente de Estrategia y Control de Compras Globales.
    • Un nuevo desafío en Japón como Jefe de Compras
    • Una nueva promoción como Director de Supply Chain Asia y Procurement Asia Pacific en Filipinas.
    • Regreso a Suiza como Director Global Supply Chain RRP y USA Customer Service.
    • ¿Cómo manejó la interrupción de la cadena de suministro debido a la pandemia de Covid 19?
    • Un nuevo desafío y promoción como Vicepresidente de Operaciones Globales NPI
    • Asumes responsabilidades como VP Global Supply Chain
  • ¿Cómo ve la relevancia de la transformación digital de la Cadena de Suministro a través de todas sus asignaciones?
  • ¿Cuáles son las tendencias futuras que cambiarán la forma en que definimos la Cadena de Suministro?
  • ¿Qué recomendación y consejo para que los profesionales desarrollen su carrera en Supply Chain?
  • ¿Cuál es su mensaje final para la audiencia?
  • Despedida

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Introduction of Luca Nanni
  • Your initial steps in Danone:
    • Initiated as a Buyer for Indirect Materials and Services in Iitaly.
    • Your movement to France as a Manager Category Sourcing Europe Direct Materials.
  • A change in company moving to Firmenich in Belgium as Head of Purchasing Western Europe.
  • A new career initiating in Philip Morris in Switzerland:
    • Manager Global Supply Chain Projects.
    • New role as a Manager Global Procurement Strategy & Controlling.
    • A new challenge in Japan as a Head of Procurement
    • A new promotion as a Director Supply Chain Asia and Procurement Asia Pacific in Philippines.
    • Coming back to Switzerland as Director Global Supply Chain RRP and USA Customer Service.
    • How did you manage the Supply Chain disruption due to Covid 19 pandemic?
    • A new challenge and promotion as a Vice President Global Operations NPI
    • Taking responsibilities as a VP Global Supply Chain
  • How do you see the relevance of the digital transformation of the Supply Chain through all your assignments
  • Which are the future trends which will change the way how we define the Supply Chain?
  • Which recommendation and advice for professional to develop their careers in Supply Chain?
  • Which is your final message to the audience?
  • Farewell

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About the Host:

The host, Xabier Basañez is a well-rounded Supply Chain expert, with end-to-end experience in different industries: FMCG, Logistics, 3PL, and Retail. He is a natural Processes synchronizer strengthening organizational operations. He loves to connect supply chain professionals to create spaces for discussion and analysis, focusing on LATAM & USA.

Alcott Global connects and upgrades the supply chain ecosystem by finding the right talent through executive search, developing talent through learning solutions, and meeting supply chain technology needs through a comprehensive crunch base marketplace.

The supply chain executive search has been our focus since the very beginning, offering recruitment services for top-tier supply chain roles at every level of the end-to-end supply chain: plan, source / procure, make, and deliver. Our consultants have years of experience in placing top talent, in North America, LATAM, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and APAC, and besides speed, one of our biggest strengths is our network within the supply chain industry, and we capitalize on it to find the best solutions.

Through the years, we have grown as an organization and our offerings with it. One of our initiatives, the learning solutions- training and supply chain academy, is focused on transforming leadership- self-leadership, executive presence, influence capital, and business acumen. Through Supplify, we aim to match corporations with the top technology companies to solve their supply chain and logistics challenges with a focus on innovation and digital transformation.

We are in constant touch with the leaders in supply chain, inviting them to inspire the supply chain professionals in thought-provoking podcast episodes and events, and showcasing what is possible at the yearly Leaders in Supply Chain Awards.

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