Edgewell Personal Care Restructures Leadership

Liz Dominguez
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Edgewell Personal Care Company is shifting responsibilities, announcing internal promotions as the company moves forward with the planned departure of Nick Powell, president of the brand’s international business. 

Overseeing Edgewell’s global business will be Rod Little, president and CEO, and Dan Sullivan, chief financial officer and now also president of Europe and Latin America. As part of these duties, Little has been promoted and will be leading Japan and the Greater China markets, while Sullivan will focus on his new markets in addition to Oceania, distributor markets, and the international brand strategy group.

Little said the company embarked on this transformation plan about two years ago, with a focus on executing against its key strategic priorities, such as simplifying its operating model and driving sustainable growth. 

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"These organizational changes further flatten the leadership structure at Edgewell, supporting greater agility and faster speed to market,” Little added. “I believe this will fortify our leadership position in men's and women's shave in key markets like Japan and provide the necessary foundation for sustainable growth across our international business."

Little also stated the promotion of Sullivan will provide the opportunity to build upon his existing role with direct commercial and operational responsibilities, so he can continue to operate as a key architect of the company’s business strategy.

Regarding Powell’s departure, Little said he wanted to thank him for his significant contributions to the company over the past 18 years. “During this time, he has been a true ambassador of our culture, purpose, and values,” he said. “I'm grateful for the role he played in organically growing our international business and strengthening our market positions over his long tenure with the company and wish him well in his future endeavors."

These changes will take effect on October 1 and will not impact Edgewell's North America business, where Eric O'Toole, president, will continue to lead the unit structure with increased responsibility related to the integration of the brand’s acquisition of Billie.

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