Mondelēz International has announced a key leadership appointment with Toby Smith promoted to the role of Sales Director Australia. He will also be a member of the Australia and New Zealand Leadership Team.
Mr Smith has spent 15 years with the business and has worked in Australia and China. In his most recent role, he led the Australian modern trade, seasonal and category planning and activation teams. Mr Smith will now lead the total sales function.
“I’m thrilled to be welcoming Toby to the leadership team in what is a very well-deserved promotion,” Mondelēz International President Australia, New Zealand and Japan Amanda Banfield said.
“Toby has been instrumental in us being the preferred supplier of our customers, with Mondelēz International being voted the number one supplier in the Advantage Survey of our customers for five of the last six years.”
Mr Smith says he’s looking to continuing the business’s trusted, strategic partnerships that grow brands, categories and businesses sustainably with its customers.
“While we’re in 20,000 outlets and we bring consumers innovations quickly and often first, the world of snacking is changing rapidly and I look forward to inspiring our team and enabling fulfilling career experiences to accelerate our growth and fulfil growing consumer snacking habits,” he said.
The move comes after the promotion of Managing Director Australia Nigel Parsons, who had commercial responsibilities for the Australian business. Mr Parsons has been promoted to Business Unit President, Sub Sahara Africa and is relocating to South Africa.