HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, Australia

Retail Food Group appoints new head of procurement

Frank Alessio is a procurement leader with over 15 years’ experience.

Recently assuming the newly-created position at RFG’s Tullamarine office based in Victoria, Alessio will provide strategic oversight to the company’s commercial division, which has expanded significantly over the past year to support RFG’s commercial operations.

He is equipped with a wealth of experience across strategy development, direct/indirect procurement, supply chain, operations, governance, project management and leading organisational change on a global scale.

Alessio joins the business from Melco-Crown Entertainment where he held the position of vice president – procurement & supply chain, and managed the centralised service functions supporting the business’ properties in Macau.

RFG’s director of commercial Craig Faulkner said that Alessio’s experience includes extensive and relevant practice in managing procurement and supply services on a global scale, for a number of different corporations and industries.

“Frank is an ambitious and strategic leader with proven capability in procurement and supply chain, and maintains experience in overcoming adversity to develop and implement long-term sustainable solutions,” he said.

“He will be responsible for leading the transformation of RFG’s procurement function and will provide strategic oversight to the team whilst supporting the Company’s evolving global status and driving internal procurement and supply chain operations.” 

“Frank will be instrumental in delivering success across a number of the Company’s core platforms, and driving long-term growth through sustainable solutions and improvements,” said Faulkner.

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