September 12, 2023
The Estée Lauder Companies has named Quentin Roach senior vice president and chief procurement officer effective immediately. Roach will join the company's Global Supply Chain Leadership Team.
In this role, Roach will oversee ELC's strategic supplier relationships and enhance end-to-end synchronization across the company’s supplier network to help accelerate innovation, growth, and joint value creation. He will focus on driving competitive advantage by optimizing the enterprise’s total value of purchased goods and services from indirect and direct suppliers to deepen ELC's commitment to quality, business continuity, and responsiveness.
Roach will also oversee third-party manufacturing procurement activities while partnering closely with the company’s global manufacturing team to integrate its external and internal network into a synchronized manufacturing ecosystem. His expertise will help with the research and analysis of new supply base channels, potential technological innovations, cross-enterprise supplier and product standardization, expanded partnerships, and process improvements. Roach will also place a strong focus on further accelerating ELC’s initiatives concerning responsible sourcing and supplier inclusion and diversity.
Most recently, Roach served as senior VP, Global Supply Chain & Chief Procurement officer at Mondelēz International. Previously, he held supply chain and procurement leadership roles at Merck & Co., Bristol Myers Squibb, Bausch + Lomb, and General Motors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for US Foods.
Roach brings a proven dedication to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion to the cosmetics company. He is affiliated with the National Black MBA Association, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National Minority Supplier Development Council, and National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation.
"Quentin is a seasoned leader with more than 30 years of cross-industry experienced in supply chain and procurement and a proven record in value creation, growth, and transformation," said Roberto Canevari, executive vice president, Global Supply Chain. “I am confident that Quentin’s vast experience and expertise, solution-oriented leadership style, and passion for empowering teams to deliver performance will greatly enhance The Estée Lauder Companies’ procurement efforts.”
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