Kavitha Rao

Managing Director, Accenture

Led the furniture and home furnishing retail business of IKEA INDIA to deliver long term sustainable profitable growth. Responsible for Sales, Marketing, Home Furnishing, Customer Experience and Food business across physical formats and ecommerce.

Led the market entry strategy and implementation for one of the largest Home furnishing markets.

Led the supply chain function in the start up and establishment phase of IKEA in India

Led the supply chain service line globally across multiple industry segments such as Manufacturing, CPG & Retail and Utilities & Media

Led the Fresh Foods division which includes Dairy/Frozen/Bakery, Meat and Produce for a Cash & Carry retailer

Led the merchandise planning function comprising forecasting, inventory management and procurement.

Worked with global consumer goods and retail companies in defining and implementing their business process outsourcing and optimization initiatives.

Managed several key supply chain initiatives in the consumer products industry including supply and demand planning, distribution network optimization and CPFR and worked across channel partners, distribution centers and manufacturing locations in implementing them.

Specialties: Leading large businesses, sales & growth strategy, P/L management, supply chain management, transformation, business consulting, retail, consumer packaged goods

Led the furniture and home furnishing retail business of IKEA INDIA to deliver long term sustainable profitable growth. Responsible for Sales, Marketing, Home Furnishing, Customer Experience and Food business across physical formats and ecommerce. Led the market entry strategy and implementation for one of the largest Home furnishing markets. Led the supply chain function in the start up and establishment phase of IKEA in India Led the supply chain service line globally across multiple industry segments such as Manufacturing, CPG & Retail and Utilities & Media Led the Fresh Foods division which includes Dairy/Frozen/Bakery, Meat and Produce for a Cash & Carry retailer Led the merchandise planning function comprising forecasting, inventory management and procurement. Worked with global consumer goods and retail companies in defining and implementing their business process outsourcing and optimization initiatives. Managed several key supply chain initiatives in the consumer products industry including supply and demand planning, distribution network optimization and CPFR and worked across channel partners, distribution centers and manufacturing locations in implementing them. Specialties: Leading large businesses, sales & growth strategy, P/L management, supply chain management, transformation, business consulting, retail, consumer packaged goods


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