Full Name
Suzanne Long
Job Title
Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer
Company Name
Albertsons Companies
Speaker Bio
Suzanne began her career at Accenture leading process improvement, change management, and IT integration projects for Fortune 100 companies. She joined Albertsons in 2001, and in 2003 was asked to develop and lead the company’s Lean Six Sigma program – this first of its kind in the food and drug industry. In 2008 she left Albertsons (then SuperValu) to become the Retail Practice Leader for SSA & Company, a New York-based consulting firm, directing and overseeing engagements with clients such as Kroger, Harris Teeter, Staples and Office Depot.
Suzanne joined Albertsons Companies in 2012, and over the following 6 years led the integrations of SuperValu, Safeway, A&P, United and Haggen, including the conversion of all corporate functions, ~1000 stores, 12 distribution centers, and 13 division offices as Group Vice President of Business Improvement. In 2017 she was additionally given the assignment of delivering $500M in cost savings over a three-year timeframe. Suzanne became Group Vice President, Strategic Sourcing in January of 2020, where she was responsible for optimizing ~$13B in annual spend to deliver $300M+ in savings over three years. That same year she was also asked to lead the development of the company’s ESG strategy and capabilities. She currently serves as the company’s first Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer, responsible for driving both ESG and associate engagement strategies across the enterprise.
Suzanne graduated with honors from Duke University with majors in both History and Art History and a minor in Women’s Studies. She serves on the Retail Advisory Council for Apeel Technologies, the Advisory Board for the NEST Climate Campus, and the EDGE Advisory Council at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, as well as three non-profit boards.
Suzanne Long