After the initial phase focusing on stabilizing the supply chain, putting in place the necessary immediate corrections with respect to the company’s 2018 challenges and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of this function and designing the roadmap of Coty’s evolution in the turnaround plan, the company is finally implementing the action plans and focusing on the key value creation objectives.
Those objectives will be at the core of the refined leadership organization for the Coty supply chain in which the procurement function and supply operations will be organizationally disassociated and reinforced. Both will report directly to Pierre Laubies, Coty’s CEO, and will sit at the executive committee. Ad interim, procurement will be led by Gianluca Colombo - chief procurement officer, and supply operations will be led by Jean-Claude Thomas.
Laubies commented, “Today’s organizational changes are important steps in supporting our ongoing transformation and our strategic roadmap for future growth. Reducing complexity and costs will drive operational leadership and unlock opportunities for reinvestment and profit expansion.”
Following this redesign, Luc Volatier, current chief global supply officer and a member of the executive committee, is retiring from Coty.
“We thank Luc and wish him the best in his future endeavours,” added Laubies. “He has made a significant contribution to Coty during his time as chief global supply officer. His leadership was important in implementing the immediate necessary corrections with respect to our 2018 supply chain challenge, and assessing the actions necessary to the turnaround.”