Senior Director of Indirect Procurement – US Foods
Kathy Christel is the Senior Director of Indirect Procurement for US Foods, Inc.. Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, Kathy is responsible for leveraging the spend, leading the strategy and execution of initiatives for the company’s Indirect procurement processes. With a heavy focus on evaluating the total cost of ownership, Kathy is accountable for supporting business objectives by driving continuous improvement and managing supplier performance to deliver the lowest cost.
Prior to joining US Foods in February 2016, Kathy held various Global Indirect Procurement Director positions at Hospira Pharmaceutical, Wm Wrigley Jr. and Kraft Foods. Kathy has previously served in Operations Support roles with ConAgra and Nicor Gas.
Kathy has a MBA from DePaul University and a bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University.