Senior Engineering Manager
Dr Rachel Cooke is a technical leader with over 15 years of experience in global operations in food and drink and logistics. She has held a range of supply chain roles including engineering, operations, procurement and project management. She is currently Head of Central Engineering Programs for Amazon Europe, where she leads several teams that support the growth in Amazon's warehousing capacity with capital planning, analytics, standards, change management and vendor management. Prior to this she led manufacturing performance measurement and operational excellence for SABMiller (FTSE-10), who were the world’s second largest brewer by volume with over 100 operations worldwide in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the USA. Previously, she was responsible for delivering a portfolio of product change initiatives from project initiation through to implementation and launch at Cadbury. She has spent three years living in Wroclaw, Poland, where she worked on the design, construction and commissioning of two new-build confectionery factories.