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Suzette Smith

Suzette Smith

Senior Category Manager


Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area, us

I began my supply chain career as a junior in high school working as an intern in the Procurement Department of a commercial nuclear fuel company. I was subsequently hired by this organization after high school, mentored in “all things supply-chain” while attending college all expenses paid. This opportunity allowed my care...



Senior Category Manager

Management role responsible for all procurement activities for Third Party Manufacturers, Beauty Tools, Lip & Eye Liners and Fragrances.

Manage personnel for all procurement related activities in support of these commodities (measured by a prescribed set of metrics).

Key activities include:

• Purchasing
• Supply management and evaluation
• New Product Introductions (NPI) - supply-chain
project management
• Supplier Materials Agreements
• Demand Planning - input to demand planning in
development of category sell-thru trends
• Product Life-Cycle Management - discontinuations,
transitions, minimize excess and obsolete (E&O)
inventory and increasing inventory turns
• Service Level Accountability
• Supplier Capacity - own tracking and managing
supply-base capacity levels in accordance with
demand streams
• Lead-time Reductions - lead on-going lead-time
reduction efforts for supply chain.

Additionally responsible for the oversight of Revlon’s Material Management processes, including the following activities: process-mapping, process gap analysis, root-cause analysis, new process development, documentation, metric development and training.

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