Group General Manager of Procurement
Having been in the Beverage industry for over 20 years and working across Australia, Europe and the US, David Baxter takes pride in developing and sustaining strong strategic partnerships with all suppliers. Currently Procurement Group General Manager (Directs) for Asahi Beverages, Baxter leads a talented and dedicated team who is goals & results driven, and focused on sourcing the best ingredients, packaging and equipment that brings Asahi’s amazing brands to life. Baxter is also very passionate about sustainability and delivering on the targets Asahi have set themselves. Studying in both Brewing and Wine, Baxter has a good technical understanding that allows him to collaboratively work with internal and external stakeholders. Knowing the importance in developing and retaining talent, Baxter ensures he dedicates ample of time in supporting his team. “In Procurement, everyone talks about building relationships with your suppliers, I think you should build your relationships with your team first”.