Avon Hires Chief Procurement Officer, Aiming for Savings

David Hernandez has been named chief procurement officer of Avon Products Inc.
In his new role, effective Jan. 7, Hernandez will be in charge of modernizing Avon's procurement process, with an eye toward cost savings, as part of the company's turnaround plan. The job includes finding new partners in the name of efficiency, the company said. Hernandez will report to Michael Watson, senior vice president of global supply chain.
Hernandez joins Avon from Grupo Bimbo, a multibrand bakery business, where he worked as chief procurement officer for six years. There, he shifted the company's procurement function from a decentralized structure to a global network that provided procurement across 32 countries. Before that, Hernandez was chief supply chain officer at Deoleo Groups SA, and also worked at Groupe Danone in several roles.
Hernandez is the latest in a string of hires for Avon as the business works to turn around under new chief executive officer Jan Zijderveld.
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