The CPG Guys

Leadership in Convenience Retail with PepsiCo's Marla Daudelin

November 11, 2023 Peter V.S. Bond, Sri Rajagopalan & Bryan Gildenberg Season 1 Episode 333
The CPG Guys
Leadership in Convenience Retail with PepsiCo's Marla Daudelin
Show Notes

It’s women's month on the CPG Guys. Every year in November we feature only female executives, startup founders and leaders from CPG brands and retail on the podcast. This is episode four for the CPG Guys women’s month 2023.

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The CPG Guys welcome Marla Daudelin, SVP and 7-Eleven Account Team Lead at PepsiCo.

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Here's what we asked Marla : 

  1. Take us through your career journey from graduating at Virginia Tech, starting a career in finance, and then taking on customer facing roles to develop PepsiCo’s business to being a GM of a business today.
  2. What leadership attributes have served you well over the years and championed your career success?
  3. A successful leader builds a good team around them. What do you look for in a team and how do you help build teams?
  4. It's an omnichannel world - how did you adapt over the pandemic and stay abreast of these trends?
  5. Talk to us about your involvement over the years with Nextup and advancing all women in business and now as a board member what are you personally focused on?
  6. Business has changed again over the last 6 months, how you are adapting to driving  omnichannel demand and consumption again?
  7. The role you have in customer account leadership means you have to influence your peers and other senior leaders at PepsiCo as well as at 7-11. How do you help drive this to deliver for your customers?
  8. What advice do you have for other women wishing to pursue a corporate career in the CPG/Retail industry?

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