Dacia Benoit

2020 STEP Ahead Honoree

Senior Director, Global People Development
Molson Coors Beverage Company

I love manufacturing because it is constantly challenging and always new. In manufacturing even if your product line does not change how you do things and the teams continue to improve and develop. That keeps you looking forward and always focused on how you can continue to make an impact.

Dacia is a Molson Coors global leader. She is responsible for the company’s Learning Strategy that helped them implement their World Class Supply Chain 2.0 transformation. To bring this initiative to life, Dacia leda team to develop standard ways of working and learning solutions across 12 different functions within the end to end supply change. Teams across the world are using these standard ways of working and learning solutions to aid them indriving performance across the business. One specific learning solution adopted a playbook layout that described deployment methods to create a similar learning experience and deployment of a complicated 13 week learning event that was measured through performance achievements.  Her contributions to this new methodology have been invaluable in educating team members and driving consistency across the globe.

Beginning her career in the brewery, Dacia has advanced throughout her time at Molson Coors Beverage Company and now leads a global team. She has not only supported her team through expert delegation and coaching, she has facilitated the development ofemployees across the global supply chain—including women who have actively sought her out to learn from her expertise. It is rare to see brewery leaders look to others in the organization for clarification and support. Dacia, however, has masterfully nurtured those relationships and has established herself as a true consultant to the business.

Building strong relationships and delivering effective solutions has solidified Dacia’s credibility company wide. Her exceptional leadership has changed how both human resources and learning and development interact with the global supply chain organization. As a trusted advisor to the most senior leaders, her impact can be felt across all levels of Molson Coors Beverage Company.

With a young family and a passion for youth development and education, Dacia volunteers her time and talents to Reunion Elementary and The Learning Experience. The Learning Experience focuses on providing groundbreaking care and early educationprograms throughout the country and she volunteers regularly to support and help them in achieving their local goals. In addition, she has a passion for helping those in need and regularly uses her background from her initial early education in Mental Health and volunteers to support homeless and mentally ill people trying to become employed.