#17: Luis Carlos Vidal, General Manager at Baumer

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Luis C. Vidal es el Gerente General de Baumer en Chile y Socio Gerente de Vertice Solutions. Anteriormente se desempeñó como Director Comercial de Soluciones Médicas para el Sur de Latam para Essity. Además, trabajó para BSN Medical como Gerente General para Chile y Venezuela. Anteriormente, fue Gerente Nacional de Herbalife Nutrition en Venezuela y varios roles de Marketing: Gerente de Inteligencia de Mercadeo para Cargill, Director de Estrategia de Marca en MBLM y Gerente Regional de Mercadeo para Energizer. Su carrera inicial se desarrolló en Pfizer como Business Manager y Revlon como Forecaster.


Luis C. Vidal is the General Manager for Baumer in Chile and Managing Partner of Vertice Solutions. Previously he performed as the Commercial Director Medical Solutions South Latam for Essity. Also, he worked for BSN Medical as a General Manager for Chile and Venezuela. Previously, he was the Country Manager Herbalife Nutrition in Venezuela and various Marketing roles: Marketing Intelligence Manager for Cargill, Brand Strategy Director in MBLM and Regional Marketing Manager for Energizer. His initial career developed in Pfizer as Business Manager and Revlon as Forecaster.

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Luis Carlos Vidal: LinkedIn

Algunos de los aspectos más destacados del podcast:

  • Bienvenida y sus inicios en Revlon
  • Su movimiento a Pfizer y desempeño en varios roles: 
    • Gerente Regional de la Demanda
    • Business Manager en Ecuador
    • Gerente Regional de Soporte al Negocio para LATAM
  • Su incursión en el área de Mercadeo:
    • Gerente Regional de Mercadeo en Energizer
    • Su paso a una agencia de Marca.
    • Su estadía en Cargill como Intelligence Manager
  • Su salto a la Gerencia General:
    • Country Manager en Herbalife
    • Gerencia General en BSN Medical Venezuela y Chile. 
    • La adquisición de BSN Medical por Essity.
  • Nos cuenta acerca de Vertice Solutions y cuáles son sus servicios en Supply Chain y otras áreas. Su ampliación a mercados en USA y España. 
  • Gerente General en Baumer
  • Como ve La Cadena de Suministros de la Industria Medica en estos tiempos de afectación por la disrupción del Covid.
  • Que beneficios ve en haber empezado su carrera en el área de Cadena de Suministros en el manejo de la Demanda e implementación y manejo del S&OP para su desempeño en el manejo de Gerencias Generales

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Welcome and your beginnings in Revlon
  • His move to Pfizer and performance in various roles:
    • Regional Demand Manager
    • Business Manager in Ecuador
    • Regional Business Support Manager for LATAM
  • His foray into the Marketing area:
    • Regional Marketing Manager at Energizer
    • His move to a Brand Agency.
  •  Jump to General Management
    • Country Manager at Herbalife
    • General Management at BSN Medical Venezuela and Chile.
    • The acquisition of BSN Medical by Essity.
  • Tell us about Vertice Solutions and what its services are in Supply Chain and other areas. Its expansion to markets in the USA and Spain
  • General Manager at Baumer
  • As you see The Supply Chain of the Medical Industry in these times of affectation by the disruption of the Covid.
  •  What benefits do you see in having started your career in the Supply Chain area in the management of Demand and implementation and management of the S&OP for your performance in the management of General Managements

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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