Gramann Joins DHR International as Partner

Jun 14, 2017

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Margaret Gramann has joined the firm as Partner and is a member of the Consumer and Retail Practice groups.

Gramann has deep expertise in CPG and retail industries with two decades of public and private company senior level general management and sales operations experience. Prior to joining DHR International, Gramann served as Managing Director of the Consumer and Retail Practice at Harvard Group International.

During her corporate career, Gramann has been responsible for multibillion-dollar P&Ls across several industries. Launching her career in beverages, she held roles of increasing responsibility at Coca-Cola and Pepsi, including SVP and General Manager of Pepsi’s $2B Great West Business Unit with 6,000 employees which was one of 6 Business Units in North America. She then led the Pepsi NA field execution and capability agenda prior to segueing into retail as the SVP of National Sales & Customer Experience at $27B Sears and $6B Pulte Group. She was Head of Sales for Avon’s $1B flagship N.A. business. Accountable to the CEO and Avon’s board, she aligned sales with business strategy to optimize performance. Under her leadership, she ignited the 350,000-person independent direct sales force to reverse years of profit declines.

Gramann holds an MBA in Management from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Minnesota State University.

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