An experienced international executive. Diverse product and sector knowledge with organisational & interpersonal skills gained from interim management, consulting, retailing, food manufacturing and from expatriate life in Poland, Russia and Turkey.
As an independent, Rod has provided commercial leadership for a variety of business and product development, trading and procurement projects in the UK, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Kosovo, Ukraine and Greece.
Companies worked for include, clients of The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Lenta (Russian retailer), Greggs, H.J. Heinz, Littlewoods/Shop Direct, Otto UK.
At Tesco Rod; led the fruit and horticulture category, established the Poland commercial team, bought fresh food categories fish, eggs, dairy desserts, and cake. He set-up the Corporate Purchasing function to buy goods and services not for re-sale.
Prior to Tesco Rod was a senior Sainsbury’s fresh and frozen meat buyer and in his early career, he bought packaging and ingredients for Rowntree Mackintosh/Nestle.
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