The FMCG Guys
The CPG Guys presents The FMCG Guys. We talk with senior leaders in Consumer Goods and Retail and go deep into some of the most significant burning topics in the industry, leadership experiences in their career and the stories in between.
Q-Commerce with Antoine Durieux, EVP Retail & Network Strategy at Salsify
Q-Commerce with Antoine Durieux, EVP Retail & Network Strategy at Salsify
"Creating a recipe for disruption ... " our upcoming guest, Antoine Durieux, EVP of Retail & Network Strategy at Salsify, has an amazing background, having founded Alkemics in his 20s, creating a collaboration data & analytics platform for global brands and retailers to sell on the digital shelf. Check out the latest FMCG Guys episode here, as Antoine shares his leadership story and covers an emerging disruptive trend in retail - quick commerce. This new digitally-native channel, which delivers groceries in incredibly short amounts of time, has scaled rapidly across Europe. Some of the topics of this discussion include: Antoine’s journey from founding Alkemics to joining forces with SalsifyThe biggest opportunities in FMCG right nowHow q-commerce benefits consumers, brands and retailersTop FMCG categories and key occasions at playThe 3 key imperatives for FMCG brands to win in q-commerceHow Salsify helps its clients thrive in this new reality
Talking Leadership with Henkel's Antoine Collette: Driving Growth through Trust, Transparency and Curiosity
The FMCG Guys are joined by Henkel's SVP Beauty EMEA Antoine Collette on this episode. In this conversation, you'll learn about Antoine's leadership journey across different countries and companies, from his first leadership experience through his current role heading up a multi-country region, and all the learnings in between, such as: Leading a team for the first timeBalancing hands-on execution and strategyManaging up and down in an organizationGiving your team opportunities to shineSetting a vision with purpose and clear actionManaging different cultures when going abroadLeaning into curiosity doing COVID
Welcome to The FMCG Guys' Season 2022
Efrain & Daniel outline what's to come on the Podcast in 2022.
A Year End Message from Daniel!
Thanks all for following the podcast in 2021! You'll find here a brief announcement of a big change coming to the Podcast in 2022.
John Bauer's Modern Leadership in Supply Chain: Strategy, Execution and Technology
One of the main challenges in the corporate world is connecting the top levels with the nitty gritty, day to day, operations and details, which ultimately can make the business win. John Bauer has led big teams at the highest levels of organizations like Target, Starbucks and TJX. In this discussion, I hope to understand how a Supply Chain C-Level leader can get involved in business execution, for example by leveraging technology.
Think Differently & Succeed by Being Yourself with Fiona McDonnell
Fiona McDonnell is a well known executive who has led teams and P&L in companies like NIKE, McCormick and Amazon. She recently temporarily stepped out of the corporate world to write “Two Mirrors and a Cheetah”, a book that aims to empower professionals by gaining self awareness and bringing their full self to the workplace. Where to follow Fiona and find the book: www.fionamcdonnell.com https://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Mirrors-Cheetah-Differently-Yourself/dp/1739926307 Two Mirrors And A Cheetah by Fiona McDonnell | Waterstones Two Mirrors and a Cheetah: Think Differently, Own Your Career and Succeed by Being Yourself by Fiona McDonnell, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com) Two Mirrors and a Cheetah eBook by Fiona McDonnell - 9781739926311 | Rakuten Kobo United Kingdom Two Mirrors And A Cheetah : Fiona McDonnell : 9781739926304 (bookdepository.com)
Brand Growth with Filiberto Amati: Purpose, Architecture and Algorithms in post-Covid times
Over 50% of consumers changed brands over Covid. That made a lot of brand marketers ask themselves: “What do I need to do to build and maintain brand loyalty from consumers?”. On this episode, host Daniel Torres is joined again by co-host Efrain Rosario to speak with Filiberto Amati, a Growth Consultant who works with some of the top consumer goods companies worldwide. In this episode you’ll learn more about how to position a brand for success today, with a special focus on purpose and brand architecture.
The Workplace of the Future with Hannah Nardini
The office, the traditional place where we go to work, has been put in question in the last months. Will offices cease to exist? Will everyone work remote? Or, how can we build the right office for our employees? These questions are very relevant, especially now that offices are reopening. Hannah Nardini is a Workplace Consultant who works with blue chip companies globally helping them design the workplace of the future. We had the pleasure to have her on board with us to better understand what the workplace of the future will look like.
The State of Supply Chain in 2021 with Federico Marchesi and Fabio Grazioli
The global Supply Chain issues that we are seeing are having an impact on the Consumer Goods and Retail, especially their bottom lines. We invited two experts to discuss the topic. One is Fabio Grazioli, VP at BSH, who we already had the opportunity to have on the podcast months back. The second is Federico Marchesi, from Brembo. In this episode, we review the current state of the global Supply Chain and its current issues but also a look into the future.
Hugo Boss's SVP eCommerce Matthew Dean on Going Omnichannel
Ecommerce, DTC and new routes to market were on an unstoppable growth path that only accelerated with COVID 19. But building this type of capability is not as easy as meets the eye. A solid business case, Influencing internally to find resources and, finally, executing and finding a fit with the “traditional” business model. To understand this challenge better, we invited Matthew Dean, Senior Vice President eCommerce at Hugo Boss. Also we have the pleasure to be joined by a co-host: Efrain Rosario, former Coca-Cola Executive and currently Partner at Grounded.World, an award-winning and certified B-corporation social impact, sustainability, and nonprofit brand activation agency.
Post-COVID Strategic Planning with Rasmus Calmann-Hinke
"Many companies are busy these days in either updating their strategies or completely changing their plans and business model to cater to a new post COVID world. More digital, more sustainable and more eCommerce driven". This post was shared on Linkedin by Rasmus Calmann-Hinke, who headed up Strategy globally for Arla Foods and also worked for top tier strategy consulting firms like EY and Booz & company. That’s why we decided to have him as a guest to better understand what best in class strategic planning should look like today.
BSH's Fabio Grazioli on S&OP and Supply Chain's Growing Influence
Supply Chain has been gaining influence in the last decade, and the recent eCommerce push is further pushing this momentum. We invited BSH's VP Supply Chain Fabio Grazioli to further understand this dynamic and how the S&OP process is a paradigm of this trend.
The Target Leadership School, with Chief Logistics and People Officer Matthew Terry
The first company you join will likely make a huge impact on the rest of your career. Starting in a company that sets you up for success on the technical side, but especially, in leadership abilities is key. One of the companies that’s generated amazing leaders in the last year is Target, a retailer that tends to be overlooked, probably eclipsed by its larger rivals. But it’s actually a company that’s done very well in the last years, especially in the pandemic period. Many of the leaders that have come out of this company are now sitting in the C-Suite of other American Retailers. One of the great people that started at Target is our guest: Matt Terry. Currently the Chief Logistics and People Officer at Verishop, a recently founded eCommerce player. With him, we explore how him and his peers at Target went to become the leaders they are today.
Sam Owens: The 8 Career Skills You Didn't Learn in College
Linkedin can feel overwhelming sometimes, like a jungle full of content which can go from cringy to interesting and relevant. One of the people that stands out, in a positive way, is Sam Owens. While having a great Resume, with a great track record in Marketing in blue chip companies like Danone, he also regularly posts content that aims to…. help people in their careers. We reached to him and discovered he’s also authored a book: the 8 Career Skills you didn’t learn in College. In this episode, we explore Sam's Leadership journey, how he ended up being a career coach and his hands-on tips.
Suntory GB&I COO Carol Robert on Balancing Toughness and Empathy in Leadership
When we think of an ideal company culture is one where we can bring our own full selves, be empathetic and enjoy working with others. Ironically, that goes against the common idea that we have of leaders, who are meant to be firm, tough and untouchable. How can we reach a commonality between these? To discuss this, we invited Carol Robert, who is currently heading up the UK and Ireland business for Suntory Food & Beverage.
Chief Commercial Officer Sankalp Potbhare on Leading and Connecting with Millennials and Gen Z
As millennials and Gen Z gain influence in the workforce, the struggles of older generations to connect and understand a generation used to instant gratification become more exposed. In this episode, we speak with Chief Commercial Officer Sankalp Potbhare to reflect on his experience leading teams of these generations as well as his own leadership journey, starting with his own beginnings in India.
Season Special: SVP Endre Szabo's Epic Fundraising Journey
2020 has been a unique year, a tough one, with challenges for all of us. We wanted to share a story that's full of positives to wave goodbye to this year. SVP Endre Szabo has been organizing and participating in bicycle-related group fundraisers for the last years. This summer, due to the challenges posed by the Pandemic, he decided to go solo and embark on an epic 1,700-km journey from Budapest to Amsterdam. Here are the causes Endre has supported in his Fundraisers: No More Walking https://www.nomorewalking.ch/ Metadrasi https://metadrasi.org/en/home/ Omoana House https://www.omoana.org/asso/en/our-projects/child-care/omoana-house Endre's page on Whydonate https://www.whydonate.nl/fundraising/justcycling2020Solo/en/
Volker Zöller: Driving Culture Change
According to the Harvard Business Review, Culture is the tacit social order of an organization: It shapes attitudes and behaviors in wide-ranging and durable ways. Cultural norms define what is encouraged, discouraged, accepted, or rejected within a group. Our guest Volker Zöller, President of Consumer at Essity, is not only invested in company culture, but he also helped drive a significant cultural change in the last years.
CMO Elana Gold on Stepping into Leadership Roles
Stepping into a leadership role has many challenging aspects: new company, new people, new culture... Elana Gold is an experienced brand-builder who has excelled in both Fortune 500, private equity and start up environments, including Abbott Nutrition, Novartis, PepsiCo, Yum Brands, Sabra, New Avon among others. We thought she would be the perfect guest to better understand which are the best steps to take when stepping into a leadership role.
Leading Through Lockdown with Mauro Pennella
2020 has changed the world in many ways. The workplace one of the areas of our lives that’s been majorly impacted, with corporate offices having to close because of lockdowns and employees working from home. In this podcast, we invited McCain Foods’ Mauro Pennella to understand how he led his organization during this historical period and how he kept his 300-people strong team engaged and focused.