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With shifts in consumer behavior, an

amidst changing market trends.

evolving landscape from brick-and-mor-

The procurement team at EPC is

tar to e-commerce, as well as business

at the front and center of navigating

models changing to direct-to-consum-

through these complex challenges.

er and subscription-type models, these

Recently, the business effectively

tensions, on top of such geopolitical

managed an ongoing threat posed

uncertainties, has created a hotbed

by the steel import tariffs by the US

of challenges for companies like EPC.

government. Due to its proactive

EPC is undergoing a journey to transform

approach, the business was one of

each area of the business. From taking

the first to be granted exemptions by

a closer look at changing consumer

the US Department of Commerce.

behaviors and delivering agile innovation

“When the US government an-

through simplified ways of working, the

nounced the 25% tariff on imported

business is also deploying new digital

steel, it was one of the key challenges

tools to become increasingly proactive

we were facing in our shaving business


Nirav Mehta Nirav is a veteran of CPG industry. In his 20 years of experience, he has worked across numerous leading global CPG companies like Coty, Avon, L’Oreal and Edgewell. He brings significant cross-functional leadership experience in Plant Engineering, Manufacturing, Package Engineering, Supply Chain, and Procurement. Nirav is passionate about Procurement, as it demands a combination of soft skills like Negotiations and relationship building, as well as sound business acumen, financial skills, macro-economics, and category expertise.

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