K.C. Kendall





29 years with Procter & Gamble (P&G). A senior purchasing leader in the consumer products industry with a consistent, global track record of success in:

  • Delivering outstanding purchasing results, including year to year cost reductions, access to supplier innovation, and supplier performance improvement, based on excellent strategic thinking, strong action planning and follow-through, and consistent focus on systemic approaches.
  • Increasing productivity, quality, and savings by optimizing relationships with strategic suppliers.
  • Turning around and leading productive, capable, and diverse global organizations.
  • Leading organizational change and breakthrough improvement in multiple areas: materials purchasing (including agricultural commodities), purchase to payment systems, and materials management.

Consulting Expertise

  • Supplier Relationship Management,
  • Purchasing Strategy & Execution,
  • Purchasing Organizational Design, Purchasing Information Systems,
  • Purchase-to-Payment Systems,
  • Materials Management,
  • Hedging (Agricultural & non-Agricultural Commodities),
  • Purchasing Internal Controls


2006 Global Director, Purchases Staff Support Group, P&G, Cincinnati, Ohio
2004 Director, Global Purchase to Payment Systems, P&G, Cincinnati, Ohio
2000 Director, Global Food and Beverage Purchases, P&G, Cincinnati, Ohio
1997 Associate Director, Latin America Fabric & Home Care Purchases, P&G, Mexico City, Mexico
1992 Associate Director, NA Food and Beverage Purchases, P&G, Cincinnati, Ohio
1990 Materials Manager, Duncan Hines, P&G, Jackson, TN
1986 Group Manager, Food Ingredients Purchases, P&G, Cincinnati, OH
1983 Associate Manager of Personnel (Recruiting), P&G, Cincinnati, OH
1977 Purchasing Manager, P&G, Cincinnati, OH


MBA – Finance and Marketing, University of Utah

BA – Economics, Allegheny College

Captain USAF (5 years), Supply Operations Specialty