John Phillips is the senior vice president, supply chain and go-to-market for PepsiCo, Inc. He has been with PepsiCo for over 35 years and has worked in a number of different sales and field operations roles since joining the company as a route salesperson with Frito-Lay. Prior to his current role, Phillips was vice president of customer delivery systems for Frito-Lay North America where he led the development and implementation of new direct store delivery (DSD) delivery systems, creation of the B2Becommerce platform “Snacks To You,” and the development of the next generation of frontline handheld computers for the DSD sales force. In his current role, Phillips is responsible for working with PepsiCo’s largest customers on supply chain and collaboration initiatives to drive both effectiveness and efficiency across the shared supply chain. He also leads PepsiCo’s go-to-market COE focused on global process and technology tools to optimize go-to-market systems.
Phillips is active in The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) as a member of the E2E Value Chain Committee. He serves as a member of the Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) Executive Council, GS1 Data Excellence Board, and the GS1 US Board and Retail Grocery ELC. He is also a member of the Western Michigan University Food & CPG Marketing Advisory Board. Phillips is recognized as an industry expert on CPG and retail supply chains, online grocery and digital technologies. He regularly keynotes at global industry events including Gartner, CGT, GS1, CGF, GMA, FMI and has won the Supply Chain Digest Best Presentation of the Year award. Phillips is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he received a Bachelor of Science in food distribution and he also holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.