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Consumer goods veteran joins Park City Group as senior VP
July 1st, 2013
PARK CITY, Utah – Park City Group has hired Janet Carter Smith as senior vice president of market development.
Janet Carter Smith
The consumer goods supply chain technology provider said that in the role, Smith will be responsible for business solution development, consulting and the expansion of efforts in market development.
Before joining Park City Group, Smith spent more than 17 years at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, most recently as vice president of corporate development. In that position, she directed customer development across all classes of trade and led all aspects of industry and trade relations, including association management, external communications, and conference planning and execution.
In addition, Smith was the commercial lead and expert for cross-sector collaborations and enterprise initiatives with GSK's pharmaceutical, vaccines and consumer health care businesses. She previously served as director of business development for strategic retail solutions, senior district retail sales manager, regional retail sales manager and senior corporate account manager.
"One of the biggest challenges our industry faces today is we live in a consumer-driven marketplace where the speed of change and the ability to respond to the shopper's expectations is paramount. The strength of the industry rests in our ability to adapt to meet the increasing and changing needs of our consumers," Smith stated. "Park City Group is providing leadership and solutions enabling greater collaboration and more informed decision-making between retailers and suppliers, resulting in increased sales and profitability for both. I am excited to join Park City Group in their efforts to provide technology solutions that help address one component of delivering consumer centricity."
Smith also served as chairperson of the Retail Liaison Committee and sat on the Annual Executive Conference Planning Committee at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), was a Retail Advisory Board member for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS); was a member of the Education Leadership Council for the Global Marketing Development Center (GMDC); and was on the Health, Beauty and Wellness Advisory Committee at the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA). She was also the Network of Executive Women Ambassador for GlaxoSmithKline.
"Janet is an industry-recognized senior leader with a proven track record of driving commercial success in the consumer packaged goods industry. She is uniquely talented at identifying, managing and providing organizational leadership to develop enterprisewide initiatives and strategies," commented Randall Fields, chairman and chief executive officer of Park City Group. "Her extensive industry experience will help expand Park City Group's market development and expand into new channels. We are privileged to have someone of Janet's caliber join our team and are looking forward to utilizing her talent."