Bill O’Connor

TPG Role:

Bill is a Partner in the Supply Chain Practice at The Partnering Group.  He has a proven track record of success leading complex consumer products supply chain and change management initiatives. His area of expertise focuses on consulting and training manufacturers to deliver step change capabilities to deliver growth.

Partner Capabilities and Experience:

Bill brings 31 years of CPG Sales and Supply Chain experience and 4 years of Consulting experience.  Bill’s most recent engagement was at Coty Inc. where he led the North American Integration (manufacturing plants, distribution centers, sales offices, back offices, etc.) of Coty’s $12.5 Billion acquisition of 43 P&G Beauty Brands. The transaction included P&G’s Salon Professional, Retail Hair Color, Cosmetics and Fine Fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands doubling the size of Coty.

Partner Industry Experience:

Over the course of his career in CPG (Oral-B, Gillette, P&G) and as a consultant (Bacardi, Coty) Bill has had extensive experience in Customer Logistics/Supply Systems, M&A Integrations, Supply Network Operations Optimization and Organization Change Management to deliver step change capabilities and competitive advantage.

Partner Education:

Bill received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Hartford and completed the Supply Chain Management – Thought Leadership Executive Development Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Transportation and Logistics

Areas of Expertise:

  • Customer Logistics/Supply Systems
  • M&A Organization Integrations
  • Customer Service Operations
  • Supply Network Design
  • Operating Strategy
  • Organization Change Management
  • Strategic Program Management
  • Late Stage Product Differentiation Design

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