Sustainable Beauty of Complexity

  • An overview of L’Oreal as a whole – our brand portfolio, number of distribution points, number of Launches, etc. – to illustrate the scale and complexity of our business
  • Our journey to Carbon Neutral in 2019 across our manufacturing plants and DCs – A closer look at the addition of our Biogas project to our renewable energy portfolio
  • Insight on key corporate initiatives such as Urban Transportation and the modernization of our Physical Distribution network

Rahquel Purcell
SVP Supply Chain Americas

Rahquel Purcell serves as Senior Vice-President & Head of Supply Chain for L’Oreal USA – the world’s largest beauty products company with revenue in the Americas of $10 Billion. Ms. Purcell is a supply chain executive with a proven track record of transforming organizations, developing opportunities and delivering game-changing results. She is a strategic thought leader with international business management experience and supply chain breadth spanning global Procurement, Supply Planning, Physical Distribution Management and Customer Service Operations.

Prior to joining L’OREAL, Ms. Purcell worked at Procter & Gamble for 23 years across a variety roles. Most recently as the Director of Global Packaging & Design Purchases, she led a global team to procure $5.5 billion in packaging materials and design services. She also served as Senior Purchases Leader for the Beauty Sector, supporting $6.8 billion in raw and pack material procurement for Hair, Skin, Prestige and Cosmetics. Prior to that Ms. Purcell was Director, Global Product Supply Leader for New Business Creation and was on the Special Task Force to deliver $5 billion in incremental revenue in 3 years. As Director of North America Product Supply Operations, she was responsible for $30 billion in finished product distribution, leading 1,200 people managing 22 distribution centers and 2,000 daily shipments.

Ms. Purcell earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan on a full academic scholarship. Ms. Purcell also has honorary degrees from Harvard, MIT and CEDEP business school in Paris.