Paul Marchand

Paul Marchand leads overall external hiring and internal mobility for PepsiCo, a role he assumed in February of 2008. He provides center of excellence leadership and ownership of PepsiCo’s staffing function, providing a recruiting strategy and guiding the development of tools and solutions to enhance PepsiCo’s position in the candidate marketplace. Prior to this role, Paul was the Head of HR, Division Vice President for the PepsiCo Foodservice Business, a nearly $3B division of PepsiCo. In addition, Paul led the integration of the Frito Lay Foodservice & Vending division with the Pepsi-Cola Fountain Beverage Division to form “one” PepsiCo Foodservice Division. Prior to his role leading HR for PepsiCo Foodservice, Paul was the Director of HR for the Pepsi-Cola sales organization including Retail Sales, Foodservice Sales and PepsiCo Customer Team Sales. Paul re-joined PepsiCo in November of 2003 from Merrill Lynch where he was the Head of Global Staffing accountable for all external recruiting.

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Possibilities lie at the intersection of performance and purpose

Earlier this fall, I attended the 6th Annual Edelman Change and Employee Engagement Summit, which explored the critical and evolving relationship between employee engagement and innovative programs that both make a positive impact on society and drive the business. Read more

What Keeps Me Up At Night?

"At PepsiCo, in our talent management space, we are working on doing more regular and consistent talent reviews. It's like the business, you don't review your numbers annually, but quarterly, by month and by period and looking at trends and data to do better. In the world of people planning or talent management, that has to come at a more regular pace."

A few months ago, I wrote about changing trends in the world of talent and its effect on organizations -- the topic I spoke about at the Human Capital Institute Conference in New York. There, I agreed to be interviewed on-camera and was prompted with the question: "What keeps you up at night?" I've heard this question asked to others many times before, and it is truly an effective way to get individuals to take a step back and define the real priorities in which we should invest our time and energy. So while I try to keep work at the office, watch the video clips below to hear about some of the areas I'm thinking about when my head hits the pillow, and am working toward during 9-5. Read more

Talent for Today’s World, Tomorrow’s Performance

Last week, I spoke at the HCI Conference in New York about how PepsiCo is exploring new ways to attract and nurture the best talent in an increasingly global, complex world. With a history dating back over 100 years, our company has adapted its business model and strategy in response to shifts in the economic, political and social environments as well as the evolving change in consumer preferences. It is exactly this ability to adapt and embrace global and organizational change that has allowed us to succeed. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo is committed to talent sustainability, investing in our people as a competitive advantage. With this priority, my team has worked to develop a refreshed approach to talent acquisition. Here’s a look at just five ways we’re evolving from a recruiting perspective: Being global while acting local – With operations in 200 countries and... Read more