Janelle Orozco is the Chief Procurement Officer at Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer. Diageo’s ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.
Janelle is an authentic and visionary business leader with breadth of experience across marketing, commercial and supply chain roles. She is well known for spotting and developing diverse talent, building high performing teams and driving positive change. Janelle’s distinctive strengths are curiosity – staying connected to what is happening internally and externally, empathy – driving collaboration and ability to see new perspectives, and decisiveness – providing clarity and direction in service of speed and simplification. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, creating an environment where people can contribute fully and feel empowered to be their best selves.
In her role as Chief Procurement Officer, she is responsible for managing over £7 billion in spend and leading a global team of 400 people. She is at the helm of a large scale transformation; enabling better business performance through creating more value, optimizing risk management, removing internal complexity and impacting end to end corporate social responsibility across the supply chain.
Where was she before? Janelle started with Diageo as an intern and has solely been there for the past 20 years, nearly all of that time in Procurement.
Where can you find her? London, UK
What else you should know? She loves to travel, to read, to cook and does Pilates religiously. She has recently taken up ballet again after a 20 year absence. Her favourite drink is a Ketel One Cosmopolitan.