Ashley Walton is currently the Digital Transformation Director for the global procurement function at Mars, Incorporated. In this role, Ashley is responsible for driving the implementation of advanced digital technology solutions for Procurement Associates across all segments of Mars worldwide. The primary objective of Ashley's role is to empower associates and stakeholders throughout the business by providing them with the necessary tools, processes, and capabilities. This enables them to effectively carry out their procurement responsibilities.
Before assuming the position of Digital Transformation Director, Ashley served as the Global Category Director, Dairy for Mars Wrigley. In that role, he was in charge of overseeing all global Dairy spend. During his tenure, Ashley developed an innovative supply chain strategy that successfully addressed the company's requirements in terms of cost, quality, delivery, and sustainability.
Ashley's career began at Rolls-Royce, where he gained extensive experience in supply chain and procurement. He progressed through various roles of increasing responsibility in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany. Following his time at Rolls-Royce, Ashley spent three years at BP, leading the procurement of diverse global digital technology categories.