Buffalo Wild Wings announced that Brian Coan has been named vice president of enterprise supply chain. Coan will be responsible for developing and executing overall supply chain strategy and capabilities for the “Wings. Beer. Sports.” chain, helping to drive growth domestically and internationally.
Coan joins Buffalo Wild Wings with more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, operations, distribution, and purchasing. In his new role, he will manage sourcing and procurement of products and services, inventory management, distribution, and quality assurance.
“Brian comes to Buffalo Wild Wings armed with both an impressive resume of related expertise, as well as passion and industry leadership that we look for in our team,” says Mary Twinem, chief financial officer for Buffalo Wild Wings. “We’re excited to work with Brian during a time when Buffalo Wild Wings is expanding across the globe bringing our brand to more sports-hungry Guests.”
The company recently announced the opening of its first restaurant in Mexico, with additional locations anticipated to open in Mexico, the Philippines, and Middle East this year.
Coan joins Buffalo Wild Wings from Chick-fil-A, where he served as purchasing manager and oversaw strategy development, multimillion-dollar cost savings strategies, and supplier relationship management, among his other duties. He also participated in internal cross-functional teams including those related to public affairs, menu execution and the company bowl game sponsorship.
Supplementing his experience, Coan is involved in several related industry associations, including the National Council of Chain Restaurants, National Chicken Council, and National Restaurant Association, and is a frequent speaker at poultry industry events.
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