Karen Jordan is Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer for PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA). Ms. Jordan has been with PepsiCo for over 20 years. Her role includes leadership of end‐to‐end supply chain for PepsiCo’s $26 billion Beverage Business, including all Manufacturing Plant Operations, Transportation, Fleet operations, Planning, Integration and Commercialization for the U.S. and Canada. Karen is also responsible for leading the Quality Control, Engineering, EHS Stewardship, Contract Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy Functions across PBNA. The current organization encompasses over 10,000 employees; supply chain planning & product availability for over 300 DSD & Warehouse Delivered locations, 61 Manufacturing plants and a Logistics Operation that includes the largest private fleet in NA. Overall, she is accountable for strategically leading the supply chain to drive operating excellence that delivers share & revenue growth; grows productivity and grows the capability & culture of her organization.
Ms. Jordan has served in multiple senior supply chain leadership roles across the world. These include her previous assignment as the Senior Vice President, Operations for PBNA’s South Division, a $5 billion business. Prior to this role, Ms. Jordan was based in NY and led the PBNA Supply Chain Planning, Commercialization and Strategy teams. In this role, her additional accountabilities included Contract Manufacturing, Productivity and Franchise Operations. Ms. Jordan was appointed to position of Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, PepsiCo North American Nutrition (NAN) in October 2016. In this role, Ms. Jordan had end‐to‐end supply chain responsibility for PepsiCo’s (NAN) Business, which included the Gatorade, Tropicana, Quaker, Naked Juice, and Kevita brands.
Ms. Jordan joined PepsiCo in 2002 in Somers, NY. Her PepsiCo career has included assignments of increasing responsibility in Supply Chain, Plant Management, Warehouse Operations, and Global Concentrate Supply Chain. Karen is known for delivering best in class results through developing diverse teams. She has been a passionate champion of PepsiCo’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion agenda through participation and leadership of diversity advisory board activities at both a regional and national level. She currently serves as the executive sponsor of PepsiCo’s North American Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) ERG.
Prior to PepsiCo, Ms. Jordan worked for Procter & Gamble in Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Human Resources for over 10 years.
Karen has a BSE in Civil Engineering/Operations Research from Princeton University and an MA in Transformative Leadership and Social Change from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
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