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Daniel Wegiel

SVP Panera to You

EVP, Chief Growth & Strategy Officer at Panera Bread

Greater Boston Area

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Daniel Wegiel's Work Experience

Panera Bread

SVP Panera to You

March 2014 to Present

Panera Bread

SVP Strategic Initiatives

October 2013 to March 2014

Staples, Inc.

Senior Vice President (GMM), New Business Development

September 2012 to October 2013

Daniel Wegiel's Education

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

MA International Business

1997 to 1999

Tufts University

BA Political Science

1993 to 1996

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Panera Bread

General Manager of Panera's off-premise delivery business unit, including both large-order (catering) and small-order offerings. Responsibilities include business unit strategy, P&L accountability, café operations (Delivery Hubs and Delco units), field sales force, marketing and menu.

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About Daniel Wegiel

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Senior consumer/retail executive with proven track record of driving results in billion dollar plus businesses, with a bias for action & execution. Deep experience in product management, merchandising, product marketing, CRM marketing, retail operations, strategy development & execution. Passion for innovation & creativity in developing growth initiatives & solving complex business challenges. Strong ability to lead, influence and execute in both large and small organizations. Personal commitment to mentoring and career development. High value placed on mutual honesty & direct communication. Specialties: Business development, P&L management, product management, merchandising, product marketing, CRM loyalty marketing, innovation, strategy, retail operationsSVP Panera to You @ General Manager of Panera's off-premise delivery business unit, including both large-order (catering) and small-order offerings. Responsibilities include business unit strategy, P&L accountability, café operations (Delivery Hubs and Delco units), field sales force, marketing and menu. From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) SVP Strategic Initiatives @ Charged with developing and ramping new growth initiatives beyond the core bakery-cafe, including new channels, new concepts, new markets and acquisitions. From October 2013 to March 2014 (6 months) Senior Vice President (GMM), New Business Development @ Charged with rejuvenating the company’s product portfolio & in-store experience to drive growth & differentiation. Responsible for developing & launching a pipeline of new product categories and experiential brand shops. From September 2012 to October 2013 (1 year 2 months) Senior Vice President (GMM), Merchandising @ Led the company’s largest product portfolio ($2.6B printing & business machines, furniture & facilities). Responsible for company’s largest global vendor relationships. Launched a multi-category strategic review, resulting in fundamental re-alignment of resources for growth vs. mature categories. From March 2012 to September 2012 (7 months) Vice President (DMM), Technology Merchandising @ Led the company's largest product portfolio ($2B line of printing products). Drove growth strategies based on new product launches, innovative in-store merchandising, industry-leading CRM loyalty marketing programs and exclusive promotions. Led global negotiations for the company's largest vendor relationships - HP, Canon, Epson, Lexmark, Brother & Kodak. From January 2010 to March 2012 (2 years 3 months) Vice President (DMM), Office Supplies Merchandising @ Responsible for a $1B+ line of 10 product categories. Led the rejuvenation of Office Supplies via exclusive new products (Staples brand & vendor), interactive in-store shopping experiences & differentiated promotional displays resulting in sales growth and richer product mix. Introduced over 50 exclusive & proprietary products, managing them from product development to launch. Led global vendor negotiations with Avery-Dennison, Newell Rubbermaid, ACCO, Bic and others. From January 2007 to January 2010 (3 years 1 month) Vice President, Portfolio Management, Growth & Innovation @ Led strategic planning, growth initiatives, resource allocation, assortment management & product marketing across the merchandising product portfolio. Improved ROI of product marketing vehicles. Established all merchandising sales, margin, inventory, capital, expense and product marketing budgets. Coordinated all product-related research and insights, including industry trends & primary customer research. From July 2004 to December 2006 (2 years 6 months) Executive Development Program @ Designed a rotational development program under the sponsorship of the CEO. Pioneered the program, serving in core retail positions - Product Manager (Technology), Retail General Manager (high-volume store) and Supply Chain & Inventory Manager (corporate & distribution center operations). From May 2003 to July 2004 (1 year 3 months) Manager, US Retail Operations @ Managed nation-wide implementation of US Retail turn-around strategy. Coordinated chain-wide execution of shifts in marketing, merchandising, customer service and store operations. Resulted in turnaround in retail sales comps, operating margins and customer service metrics. From April 2002 to May 2003 (1 year 2 months) Senior Project Manager, Strategy @ Served as lead for developing new strategic vision for incoming CEO, identifying long-term growth platforms & strategic initiatives. Led development of US Retail turn-around strategy re-orienting all marketing, merchandising & store operations activities on most profitable customer segments. Designed strategy for vertical market expansion in delivery business and conducted due diligence on first successful acquisition ($385M) directed at executing strategy. From January 2001 to April 2002 (1 year 4 months) Strategy Consultant @ Provided strategy & management consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. Examples of work include: Crafting a new product pipeline process for a leading wireless semiconductor manufacturer; Developing a new product-customer segmentation strategy for a leading soft drink company; Launching a business plan for integrated online service offerings for all N. American railroads; Overhauling an insurance company's marketing strategy, account management and customer service processes. From July 1999 to January 2001 (1 year 7 months) Consultant @ Political risk and government affairs consultant From June 1998 to August 1998 (3 months) Intern @ Policy Planning Staff (Washington, DC) U.S. Embassy (Warsaw, Poland) From June 1996 to May 1997 (1 year) Research Associate @ European & East European Affairs From September 1996 to January 1997 (5 months) Analyst @ Political risk consultancy for oil & gas industry From January 1996 to May 1996 (5 months) MA, International Business @ Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy From 1997 to 1999 BA, Political Science @ Tufts University From 1993 to 1996 Daniel Wegiel is skilled in: Product Management, Strategy, Retail, Product Development, Assortment, Multi-channel Retail, Visual Merchandising, Pricing, Inventory Management, Management, Negotiation, Management Consulting, Supply Chain, Integrated Marketing, Sales

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Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)

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