Meri Stevens is the Chief Operations Officer for Kenvue. In this role, Meri leads the effort to transform Supply Chain into a true source of competitive advantage and maintain the strength of our global operations, ensuring the company delivers on its growth objectives and offers customers and consumers high-quality service and products every day. She also oversees Quality, Supply Chain, and Procurement end-to-end.
Meri previously served as Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Vice President, Consumer Health Supply Chain and Deliver. In July 2020, she expanded her leadership responsibilities to include the Consumer Health Supply Chain. Prior to this, Meri led Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain Strategy and Deployment, championing the global supply chain transformation, a position she held since 2015.
In her previous role, Meri was responsible for the Consumer Health Supply Chain organization end-to-end and all global Deliver functions for Johnson & Johnson, including order fulfillment and customer service. Meri transformed these organizations to achieve world class reliability and sustainability, unlocking value for profitable growth. By embracing the power of digital, her teams achieved greater agility, innovation and resilience, assuring the continued supply of Johnson & Johnson’s iconic brands to customers, consumers and communities globally.
Meri has more than 30 years of operations experience through a series of senior leadership positions with global corporations. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, she was the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Newell Rubbermaid. She also held operations and procurement leadership roles at Tyco, Bertelsmann, Knoll and General Electric.
Meri is a purpose-driven leader with a strong commitment to DEI. She’s a passionate champion of girls and women in STEM. At Johnson & Johnson, she was an executive sponsor of the Youth Pillar of the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEM2D) program. Meri also serves on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Science Education Center.
Meri holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Industrial Management, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.