Jones will have responsibility for manufacturing, planning, logistics and distribution. He brings with him international experience in operations and supply chain, mostly in the Beauty and Luxury goods industries. With a career spanning 30 years, Jones has developed a diverse supply chain skillset. He comes to Coty from Keurig, where he most recently served as chief supply chain officer and executive committee member. Prior to Keurig, Jones spent 18 years at L’Oréal, in progressive operations, manufacturing and supply chain roles supporting all beauty categories. He began his supply chain journey in Unilever, where he spent the first ten years of his career.
Pierre Laubies commented, “We are glad to welcome Richard to our team and his experience, notably in Beauty, will be key to the progress of our company’s evolution. Today’s appointment is an important step 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.”