Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Chief Merchandising Officer
Jennifer Saenz leads all areas of merchandising and marketing for Albertsons Companies. In this role, Jennifer and her team are continuously working to raise the bar by anticipating customer needs and offering goods and services that delight shoppers. Jennifer is also responsible for ACI’s award-winning Own Brands program and strengthening our relationships with brand partners.
Jennifer has extensive global industry experience and a proven track record of driving growth through marketing, analytics, and product innovation, all grounded in a deep understanding of the consumer. Her career includes 15 years at PepsiCo, including serving as Global Chief Marketing Officer and President, Global Foods, with responsibility for the $30 billion PepsiCo Foods portfolio. Prior to that, she served as SVP & Chief Marketing Officer of PepsiCo Foods North America, where she accelerated growth and drove innovation for the $16 billion snacking portfolio.
Jennifer has also been recognized for her professional accomplishments through a number of awards, including Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2018, Brand Innovators’ Top 100 Women in Marketing in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and AdWeek’s Brand Genius Award in 2017. Jennifer graduated from The Goizueta School of Business at Emory University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.