Omega Pharma recruits PepsiCo executive as supply chain projects director

Austin: Omega Pharma role

Austin: Omega Pharma role

Global healthcare company, Omega Pharma, has announced the appointment of former PepsiCo supply chain planning director, Sue Austin, into the position of European supply chain projects director as the OTC specialist undergoes rapid expansion.

Austin is the second senior appointment to be made by Omega Pharma in as many weeks, following the appointment of Rebecca Spittle into the role of head of supply chain as the company invests significantly in its UK product offering.

Joining Omega Pharma with over 20 years of industry experience working with brands such as Pepsi, Walkers, Tropicana and Mars, Austin said:  “Omega Pharma is currently undergoing a period of evolution so it’s an exciting time to join and contribute to the company’s ambitious plans for growth.

“In my new role I aim to apply my blue chip experience in a pragmatic and relevant way to Omega Pharma’s European supply chain function and help further build upon their reputation of high standards and innovation.”

The series of senior appointment within Omega Pharma’s commercial and operational functions follow the company’s rapid expansion, which was bolstered by the acquisition of 10 household GlaxoSmithKline brands at the end of 2012 including Nytol, Solpadeine and Beconase.

Neil Lister, general manager UK and Ireland, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sue to the team. Her appointment brings a wealth of experience to our supply chain function and also helps Omega Pharma take further strides towards strengthening our position as a top consumer healthcare company and achieving retail sales of £300m in the next five years in the UK and Ireland.”