Erica Canlas

Sourcing for Success


AGE: 25

HOMETOWN: New Milford, New Jersey

ALMA MATER: Rutgers University, undergraduate; Rider University, MBA

CURRENT POSITION: Sourcing Lead, Commercial and Business Services Procurement, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Skillman, New Jersey

NOMINATED BY: Eliza Gonzalez, Director, Global Procurement and Talent Management, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

In Her Own Words

Most significant career accomplishment to date?

I led efforts to deliver savings for distribution center shipping supplies while maintaining operational and quality requirements. I engaged the supplier, 3PL, and business stakeholders to benchmark pricing for comparable materials from suppliers, and yielded major savings while maintaining the incumbent supplier relationship.



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