February 28, 2024

The CPFR 2.0 Show: Episode 4: What it really means to be a VP of Supply Chain today

Elsy shares what she's learned on her journey as a Director of Supply Chain at Bimbo Bakeries, the world's largest bread maker, to becoming the first VP of Supply Chain at Illes Foods, a 100-year old food manufacturer, the role of a VP of Supply Chain in today's world, why having a dedicated Supply Chain capability for your brand in critical, and so much more!

About this episode:

Jorge’s guest for Episode 4 is Elsy Ocejo, Vice President of Supply Chain at Illes Foods.

In this conversation, Elsy will share what she's learned on her journey as a Director of Supply Chain at Bimbo Bakeries, the world's largest bread maker, to becoming the first VP of Supply Chain at Illes Foods, a 100-year old food manufacturer, the role of a VP of Supply Chain in today's world, why having a dedicated Supply Chain capability for your brand in critical, and so much more!

About the guest speaker:

About Elsy Ocejo


Elsy Ocejo is VP of Supply Chain at Illess Foods, a nearly 100-year-old, family-owned and run, food manufacturing company. As the first person to cover this role in the company’s history, Ocejo reports to ILLES Foods’ CEO Cristin Illes Kahale and is part of ILLES’ Executive Committee. She is a distinguished veteran of supply chain management, both in and outside of the food industry, with two decades of experience.

Elsy comes to ILLES Foods after most recently serving as Director of Supply Chain Strategy at Bimbo Bakeries USA, part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bakery. During her seven years at Bimbo Bakeries, Ocejo was instrumental in the successful execution of transformation projects and responsible for managing a team focused on delivering operational excellence and process improvements across end-to-end global supply chain operations. Prior to Bimbo Bakeries, Ocejo held numerous logistics roles of increasing responsibility across different manufacturing industries, including industrial machinery, boats and appliances, both in the US and in her home country, Mexico.

In her new role at ILLES Foods, Ocejo will further develop and strengthen the company’s customer-oriented supply chain, while coordinating all supply chain initiatives with sales and marketing, FSQA, Operations, and Product Development. She will also lead the planning, implementation, and integration of supply chain processes, fostering a continuous improvement culture.

FAQs

What is CPFR 2.0?

  • A once-a-month conversation between bops CEO Jorge Risquez, and experts from the consumer goods industry who are keen to share their hard-earned lessons and insights with you.

Can anyone join?

  • Of course! Although the CPFR 2.0 conversations are tailored towards customer supply chain teams, CPFR teams, category managers, and other operators at consumer brands, everyone is welcome to join us!