David W. Stahl
Chief Information Officer
The Hillshire Brands Company
Since joining Hillshire in 2013, David Stahl's strategy focuses on four major areas: Simplification, modernization, building capabilities for the business and transforming IT to a new operating model.
The result of this strategy includes a 38 percent reduction in operating expense as well as a 30 percent reduction in applications.
"Additionally, the new operating model provides a governance framework to manage IT
like a business and enabling IT
to deliver solutions and services that meet Hillshire's needs," says Stahl
On the Horizon: Hillshire
is enhancing trade excellence capabilities and building advanced trade analytics capacity via an enhanced CAS-based TPM/TPO system.
"In addition, we've implemented a customized post-event analysis tool," says Stahl
"These efforts establish Hillshire
as a best-in-class consumer packaged goods organization relative to effectively managing trade investment.
These upgraded trade capabilities support both our revenue management category growth strategy and our customers' category growth strategies.
To simplify the trade excellence initiative, Stahl
implemented Teradata's EDW to centralize and report information in a consistent and accurate manner.
Leadership Philosophy: Stahl
believes in building a team of results-oriented people who are experts in their fields.