Tupperware announced of its plans to open a new strategic global sourcing center. This center will support the company’s strategy to expand into new categories and new channels to meet today’s consumer demand.
Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Tupperware plans to open the global sourcing office this month that will house a number of functions: Sourcing, category management, quality, product development engineering, data entry, product and regulatory standards, purchasing, research and design, and sustainability roles.
The Singapore sourcing office will play an important role in helping to optimize the company’s supply chain organization that is key to achieving Tupperware’s growth objectives. The center of excellence will support the expansion into new product lines and the development of the company’s emerging brands to cater to a wider set of consumer needs.
“We have plans to expand beyond the kitchen and take Tupperware into more categories and channels than ever before to meet today’s growing consumer demand,” said Sandra Harris, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Tupperware Brands. “Singapore will play a critical role in the strategic growth of our iconic brand and emerging sub brands. We have had a corporate presence in Singapore for many years and we look forward to growing our presence in what many see as a global center for business, innovation and talent.”
Jakob Rojens will serve as Managing Director for Tupperware’s Singapore Sourcing and Supply Chain Centre. Rojens joined Tupperware after nearly 30 years of experience working across major sourcing markets around the globe to develop world-class sourcing organizations to ensure growth and business success. He will lead the company’s new global sourcing efforts and will oversee the regulatory, quality and safety teams for Tupperware’s sourced products in these new categories.