VP global talent acquisition
Paul Marchand is currently the Head of Global Talent Acquisition of PepsiCo, a corporate vice president role he assumed in February of 2008. In this role he leads overall external hiring and internal mobility for PepsiCo, a $60B consumer packaged goods company with nearly 285,000 employees worldwide. The essence of this newly created role is center of excellence leadership of PepsiCo’s Staffing function. Through ownership at the center and partnership with sectors, divisions, and/or regions, talent acquisition COE provides staffing strategy as well as the development of tools, solutions, and external providers to enhance PepsiCo’s position in the candidate marketplace.
Prior to this role, he was the Head of HR, Division Vice President for the PepsiCo Foodservice Business, a nearly $3B division of PepsiCo. He and his team were focused on strategic as well as day-to-day HR support of this growing multi-brand and multi-channel unit. Key initiatives that he and his team were focused on included change leadership, talent management, diversity & inclusion, as well as core HR processes such as recruiting, performance management, succession planning as well as compensation and benefits. In addition, he led the integration of the Frito Lay Foodservice & Vending division with the Pepsi-Cola Fountain Beverage Division to form “one” PepsiCo Foodservice Division. This integration work began in late 2004 and continued into 2005.
Prior to his role leading HR for PepsiCo Foodservice, he was the Director of HR for the Pepsi-Cola sales organization including Retail Sales, Foodservice Sales, and PepsiCo Customer Team Sales.
Marchand re-joined PepsiCo in November of 2003 from Merrill Lynch where he was the Head of Global Staffing.