CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER
Date Joined Mary Kay:
November 17, 2014
As Chief Supply Chain Officer for Mary Kay Inc., one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world, Chaun Harper oversees the company’s Global Manufacturing, Global Integrated Supply Chain, Global Quality, Global Procurement & Strategic Sourcing and Innovation, Corporate Engineering, and Global Transportation and Logistics. A member of the iconic beauty brand’s executive team, Chaun leads the company’s supply chain operations and partners with Mary Kay market teams around the world to ensure every Mary Kay customer has their products when they want, how they want, and where they want.
With operations in more than 35 international markets, Chaun’s team is responsible for implementing an efficient, highly flexible, and technologically advanced supply chain operation while delivering best-in-the-industry products. Chaun joined Mary Kay Inc. in 2014 as Director of Production Operations. During his tenure, he has been instrumental in creating a culture of continuous improvement at Mary Kay’s U.S. Richard R. Rogers Manufacturing/R&D state-of-the-art, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver-certified facility.
Under Chaun’s leadership, the teams have dramatically increased production efficiency and implemented key development opportunities for employees with the goal of elevating their technical skills and advancing their careers. Chaun has been instrumental in the acquisition of the latest and advanced equipment and resources for manufacturing, planning, and monitoring of efficient workflow procedures. He empowers his teams to develop and implement standard operating procedures, timelines, schedules, and practices for maximized efficiency and timely distribution of products to the branches within the U.S. and globally.
Chaun is passionate about utilizing new technologies and data for accurate forecasting, production calculation, and tracking how those results impact other areas of the business such as marketing and sales. Chaun is committed to revolutionizing the Mary Kay Supply Chain to become one of the best supply chains in the world.
Prior to joining Mary Kay Inc., Chaun excelled during a 17-year career at L’Oréal where he held several positions within the operations, logistics, and quality functions.
Chaun earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. He continued his education at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri where he earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Management and Leadership degrees.
FAVORITE MARY KAY QUOTE:
“People must be managed with respect. This entails always treating both employees and customers fairly and in good faith.“