Building Global Enterprise Analytics – Jordan Pettman, Nestlé ¦ TPAP010

The People Analytics Podcasts is a series of lively conversations with leading HR practitioners, thought leaders and tech pioneers from a variety of backgrounds and experience from around the globe.

Hosted alternately by Max Blumberg and David Green, each episode promises the listener an engaging discussion on topical issues including data-driven HR, workforce planning, enterprise analytics and new technology.

Jordan Pettman

Jordan Pettman - Global Head of People Data, Analytics and Planning, Nestlé

max blumberg hr analytics
Max Blumberg

Dr Max Blumberg, PhD, is an executive advisor at Tucana and founder of the Blumberg Partnership, a Top 50 analytics consultancy which provides innovative analytics consultancy to organisations including Nestle, Lloyds Register, the BBC, Rentokil Initial, Barclays Corporate and the CIPD. Max is also a Visiting Researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Episode 10:
Building Global Enterprise Analytics at Nestlé

This week's episode was recorded live at the People Analytics Forum 2016 in London last November.


Being the world's biggest food company, with operations in more countries than the United Nations, Nestlé is never going to be the easiest organisation at which to oversee a global transformation of any kind.

Jordan Pettman led a development team at company HQ to create People Analytics and Workforce Planning tools and methodologies. The success of this project led to the need for a global roll-out for over 300,000 people in 194 countries.

Recorded on camera in the media lounge at People Analytics Forum 2016, Max Blumberg got an unmissable chance to speak in person with Jordan Pettman, and hear his own personal experiences of being at the helm of a project of jaw-dropping scale:

  • Creating an enterprise analytics function when you're one of the world's largest companies
  • Managing data privacy across regional boundaries
  • Dealing with vastly different levels of people analytics maturity and appetite around the world
  • Best practices for IT and people analytics collaboration
  • And much, much more.

Full video footage coming soon!

Considered a leader in Workforce Planning and Analytics, since 2008 Jordan Pettman has worked with leading organisations in Asia Pacific, Europe the Middle East and Africa as well as North America to help them build data driven, people decision making HR environments. He has been engaged in end-to-end strategic workforce planning projects, developed Centres of Expertise to roll out workforce planning and analytics as new functions inside organisations and in workforce analytics, to conduct data analysis and presentation as well as ongoing education of client analytics resources to identify and exploit trends in workforce metrics that lead to positive financial impact on their businesses.

With an undergraduate Psychology degree from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business majoring in Strategic Human Resource Management from the Queensland University of Technology, Jordan started to work in the space initially with Infohrm, then recognised as the leader in workforce analytics and planning consulting and technology. He subsequently worked for SuccessFactors and SAP through a series of acquisitions in both Australia and the UK, leaving his role there leading the professional services practice to lead the Talent Analytics consulting group at IBM Global Business Services Europe, before moving to Nestlé where he is the global head of People Data, Analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning.