#18: Juan Carlos Parada, EVP Supply Chain Europe at Unilever

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Juan Carlos Parada es el EVP de Cadena de Suministros para Europa en Unilever con base en Holanda. Anteriormente, se desempeñó como Head de la Cadena de Suministros para Latinoamérica en Argentina al igual que se desempeñó como VP de Global Procurement para el área de químicos. Previamente estuvo en Brasil como VP de las operaciones de la Cadena de Suministros y la estrategia de Route to Market, así como VP de la cadena de Suministros para America.

Previo a Unilever, Juan Carlos Parada trabajó en Procter & Gamble por mas de 25 años, donde su ultima responsabilidad fue Director Global de la Cadena de Suministros para la categoría de la Belleza.


Juan Carlos Parada is the European Supply Chain EVP at Unilever based in the Netherlands. Previously, he served as Head of Supply Chain for Latin America in Argentina as well as VP of Global Procurement for the chemicals area. He previously was in Brazil as VP of Supply Chain operations and Route to Market strategy, as well as VP of Supply chain for America.

Prior to Unilever, Juan Carlos Parada worked at Procter & Gamble for more than 25 years, where his last responsibility was Global Director of Supply Chain for the Beauty category.

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Algunos de los aspectos más destacados del podcast:

  • Presentación de Juan Carlos Parada
  • Tus tiempos iniciales en Procter & Gamble
    • Tus años iniciales en posiciones de Manufactura y Cadena de Suministros en Venezuela.
    •  Tus asignaciones internacionales como Director de Manufactura en Peru y Brasil
    •  Tu nueva responsabilidad en >México como responsable to Go to Market en México y Norte de Latam
    • El desafío como Director de SC para el Equipo Global para el cliente Walmart.
    • Integrador de las operaciones de Gillette.
    • Una nueva responsabilidad global: Director de capacidades de Cadena de Suministro en la categoría de Beauty & Grooming
    • Un nuevo reto como  Head of Beauty SC LATAM
  • Tu movimiento a Uniliever. Tus roles en LATAM
    • Vicepresidente de Cadena de Suministro de América Central en Bogotá
    • Vicepresidente de Estrategias de Ruta al Mercado de Brasil y Operaciones de Cadena de Suministro de LATAM en Brasil
    • Vicepresidente de Adquisiciones Globales – Productos químicos
    • Responsable de Supply Chain Latinoamérica en Argentina
  • Un nuevo rol en Europa: EVP Supply Chain Europe
  • Cómo ha sido la transformación digital de la Supply Chain en Unilever
  • Estos últimos 2 años se han complicado debido a la pandemia de Covid 19. ¿Cómo lo ha gestionado en su cadena de suministro?
  • ¿Qué habilidades considera más importantes para que SCCO lidere su organización y equipos?
  • Tu recomendación final para las personas en el área de Cadena de Suministros.

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Introduction of Juan Carlos Parada
  • Juan Carlos’ initial times in Procter & Gamble
  • Initial year in Venezuela in Manufacturing and Supply Chain roles
    • International assignment as Factory Director in Peru and Brazil
    • New role as Mexico & North Latam Go to market SC
    • The challenge for Wal-Mart Customer Team Global SC DIrector
    • Gillette SC integrator
    • A new Global role:  Beauty & Grooming SC Capability Director
    • A new responsibility as Head of Beauty SC LATAM
  • A new adventure with Unilever
    • Middle Americas Supply Chain VP in Bogota
    • Brazil Supply Chain Operations & LATAM Route-To-Market Strategist VP in Brazil
    • Global Procurement VP – Chemicals
    • Head of Supply Chain Latin America in Argentina
  • A new role in Europe:  EVP Supply Chain Europe
  • How have been the digital transformation of the Supply Chain in Unilever
  • These last 2 years have been complicated due to COVID-19 Pandemic. How have you managed it in your supply chain?
  • Which skills do you consider the most important for SCCO to lead their organization and teams.? 
  • Final recommendation for SC Professionals.

About the Host:

The host, Xabier Basañez is a well-rounded Supply Chain expert, with end-to-end experience in different industries: FMCG, Logistics, 3PL, and Retail. He is a natural Processes synchronizer strengthening organizational operations. He loves to connect supply chain professionals to create spaces for discussion and analysis, focusing on LATAM & USA.

Alcott Global connects and upgrades the supply chain ecosystem by finding the right talent through executive search, developing talent through learning solutions, and meeting supply chain technology needs through a comprehensive crunch base marketplace.

The supply chain executive search has been our focus since the very beginning, offering recruitment services for top-tier supply chain roles at every level of the end-to-end supply chain: plan, source / procure, make, and deliver. Our consultants have years of experience in placing top talent, in North America, LATAM, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and APAC, and besides speed, one of our biggest strengths is our network within the supply chain industry, and we capitalize on it to find the best solutions.

Through the years, we have grown as an organization and our offerings with it. One of our initiatives, the learning solutions- training and supply chain academy, is focused on transforming leadership- self-leadership, executive presence, influence capital, and business acumen. Through Supplify, we aim to match corporations with the top technology companies to solve their supply chain and logistics challenges with a focus on innovation and digital transformation.

We are in constant touch with the leaders in supply chain, inviting them to inspire the supply chain professionals in thought-provoking podcast episodes and events, and showcasing what is possible at the yearly Leaders in Supply Chain Awards.

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