Tampa, Fla. — David Deno, CEO of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., has announced the promotion of Lissette Gonzalez to senior vice president, supply chain. In her new role, Gonzalez will lead the company’s supply chain and join the executive leadership team. Previously, she spent 16 years with Office Depot.
“Lissette has made many important contributions to our supply chain since she joined us 7 years ago,” says Deno. “With her planning and forecasting expertise, coupled with her proven talent for global procurement, she ensures our operators have ample supplies, at a fair cost and on time. I also look forward to her joining the executive leadership team.”
Gonzales joined Bloomin’ Brands in 2014 and was promoted to vice president of global procurement in 2019. Under her leadership, Gonzalez transformed the Supply forecasting and planning function resulting in significant cost savings, productivity and cash flow improvements. In addition, Gonzalez has a strong track record of developing strategic relationships both internally and externally with supplier and distribution partners.
Prior to Bloomin’ Brands, Gonzalez spent 16 years at Office Depot holding various supply chain roles including planning and forecasting, strategy and distribution.
Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. is one of the largest casual dining restaurant companies in the world whose four founder-inspired brands include Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. The company owns and operates more than 1,450 restaurants in 47 states, Guam and 20 countries, some of which are franchise locations. For more information, visit www.bloominbrands.com.
SOURCE: Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.