LSU Alumnus Appointed Chief Procurement Officer of Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services

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Suzana Keller 

April 3, 2019

ATLANTA, GA – Suzana Keller, LSU College of Business alumnus, has been named Chief Procurement Officer for Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) effective March 4, 2019. Keller will have further accountability to the Bottler Procurement Advisory Committee and the CCBSS board of directors.

With more than 20 years of operations, procurement and supply chain leadership experience, Keller is known for her extensive knowledge and capability in the areas of organizational transformation, proficiency building and integration initiatives. Her appointment represents the company’s deliberate focus on being easier with which to do business. Keller believes in developing and maintaining operational partnerships which generate significant value and sustained success.

In her role, Keller will lead the CCBSS Procurement organization and be responsible for ensuring the function’s goal attainment. She will collaborate with leaders across the North American Coca-Cola bottling system, Coca-Cola North America (CCNA) and suppliers to serve the organization’s customers in the areas of value creation, risk mitigation and delivering a competitive advantage.

Keller also has an extensive Coca-Cola System background. She completed a ten-year tenure with the System beginning in 2005, securing positions of increasing responsibility focused on strategy development with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR). She led the newly created National Supply Planning Center of Excellence with CCR and was the Market Unit vice president, Field Operations, for CCR’s Arizona and New Mexico Market Unit.

Keller started her career in Big 4 consulting with eight years of experience at KPMG and Ernst & Young. She received an Executive MBA from Emory University and earned a BS in Information Systems & Decision Science from Louisiana State University.

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Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business
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