Melani Wilson Smith
Chief Procurement Officer , PepsiCo
Melani Wilson Smith is the Chief Procurement Officer for PepsiCo. In this role, Melani leads the global market supply teams across PepsiCo to deliver supply assurance and productivity, grow supplier relationships and to build strategic capabilities and innovation; helping to drive PepsiCo’s growth.
Melani joined PepsiCo in 2020 as the Market Supply Officer and Senior Vice President of Pepsi Foods North America. Melani has worked in global and domestic Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations and she is recognized as a leader in culture and transformation. Prior to joining PepsiCo, she was the Vice President of Business Services and Procurement for Novo Nordisk Inc., where she led the teams responsible for Facilities, Fleet, Travel, Security and Procurement. Her experience includes roles of increasing responsibility across the consumer products and pharmaceuticals industries with Mondelēz International, Merck & Co., Pfizer, Procter & Gamble and as a consultant.
Melani holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Florida A&M University. She lives in the Dallas area with her husband Phil and 11 year old twins.