Purcell joined L’Oréal USA in January 2016 as vice president, supply chain North America after a 23-year career in supply chain and purchases at Procter & Gamble, both in the U.S. and in Europe. In 2017, she was promoted to senior vice president, supply chain North America, at which point she joined L’Oréal’s U.S. Management Committee.
“During her tenure, Rahquel has elevated the Supply Chain function in our North America organization and has been instrumental in the transformation and modernization of our Operations model,” said Stéphane Rinderknech, CEO of L’Oréal USA & executive vice president, North America. “Rahquel is a strategic thinker and natural leader, and we are thrilled to welcome her into this new role where she will continue to innovate and raise the bar for the company’s operational excellence.”
Purcell is moving into a role that was previously held by Xavier Windal who served as head of operations Americas for over seven years. Purcell’s appointment will be effective December 1, 2020. She will continue to be part of the L’Oréal USA Management Committee and will join L’Oréal’s Global Operations Management Committee.