Lifetime Achievement Award: Jennifer Moceri

Lifetime Achievement Award: Jennifer Moceri
Google’s Chief Procurement Officer leads the way in Supplier Diversity

With a career spanning three decades and an accomplished procurement record that merits serious attention, Jennifer Moceri is a model of impactful procurement strategies and a champion of DE&I.

Moceri's journey to becoming the VP, Global Procurement & CPO at Google was not without its trials. She had to overcome various challenges and obstacles on her way to such a prestigious and important role.

But what makes her unique is her ability to stay accountable and resilient in the face of adversity, never losing sight of her ultimate goal.

Her story began in the automotive industry, where she quickly climbed the ranks through the procurement and supply chain function, developing advanced procurement practices, innovative supplier partnerships and a global perspective.

It was her time in the automotive industry that laid the foundation for her future success, teaching her the importance of efficiency and effectiveness in procurement.

After leaving the automotive industry, Moceri's career took her to various renowned organisations such as Lear Corporation, Tate & Lyle and Diageo,

She devoted more than a decade to Lear Corporation, where she entered as Senior Buyer in Electronics, climbing the ranks up to Vice President of Global Purchasing in E-systems.

At Tate & Lyle she delivered a global procurement transformation that introduced a new level of transparency, gained trust and built global capabilities, enabling significant cost savings and raising the profile of procurement as a valued partner in the long-term business strategy.

It was her proven track record of success that caught Google's attention, and they knew that Moceri was the right person to lead their global procurement team.

Her leadership skills, combined with her passion for organisational transformation and building talent and capabilities to enable growth, improve profitability, and increase value to customers make her a valuable asset to the company.

Under Moceri’s leadership, Google recognises its responsibility to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) across all aspects of its operations.

Surpassing its goal of spending US$1bn with diverse-owned suppliers in 2021 (spending US$1.5bn), Google then set its targets higher for 2022 with ambitions to grow its spend to US$2.5bn, as well as expand its programmes beyond the US, and the trend is expected to keep growing.

She says: “We want to help build an inclusive economy that works for everyone. This extends within our company and accounts for the economic impact that we can have when we buy goods and services. That’s why we’re providing access, development and investment in diverse-owned companies through our supplier diversity programme”.

Moceri's story highlights the relevance of procurement in today's world of supply chain pressures. She understands the importance of building collaborative relationships and maintaining a relentless focus on continuous improvement to drive step-changes in productivity.

Her ability to deliver exceptional results through a combination of innovation, efficiency and effectiveness is what makes her so respected and recognised in the business world.

At Google, Moceri continues to deliver results, driving the company's procurement strategy forward and ensuring that it remains agile and adaptable to changing market conditions.

Moceri’s story serves as an inspiration to others in the procurement and supply chain industry, reminding them of the utmost importance of staying accountable and resilient, and never losing sight of their ultimate goal, no matter the adversity of the circumstances.

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