Vice President, Supply Chain
When Katie Watts joined Vit-Best as Vice President of Supply Chain in May 2016, she immediately put her 13+ years of experience in nutrition and cosmetic manufacturing to work. In addition to overseeing Planning, Procurement and Inventory Control, Katie’s responsibilities at Vit-Best also include sourcing and costing for all new products (including raw materials), tracking cost variances and managing vendor relationships to name a few.
Before joining Vit-Best Katie fulfilled a similar role as Director of Supply Chain for Doctor’s Best Inc. Here her accomplishments included developing and implementing a Skip Lot Testing program, improving customer service, developing better reporting systems, and taking an active role in the New Product Development Team. Prior to this Katie was a Senior Buyer at Natural Alternatives International, where she excelled by reducing raw material lead time by 10%, reduced packaging component costs by 9% and also managed supplier performance.
Additional highlights of Katie’s career include procuring raw materials and handling a range of accounting tasks as Purchasing Agent/Junior Accountant at Life Solutions; and purchasing all cosmetic raw materials as Senior Buyer at BioNutritional Laboratories. Her experiences enrich Vit-Best’s executive team.