Billy Dawson



Billy retired from Procter & Gamble after a successful career with over 36 years of experience in Manufacturing, Operations Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Innovation Management and New Business Creation. He has a broad range of experiences across several brands and global business units in the CPG industry. Proven track record and success leading large complex projects comprised of cross-functional and geographically dispersed teams to develop breakthrough innovations and new brands. Deep mastery and experience in lean innovation and implementation of agile & responsive supply chains & concierge customer services to support P&G rapidly growing e-Commerce DTC businesses. Exceptional leader and coach experienced in developing high performance teams & organizations.


Billy’s expertise is in providing performance driven project management consulting, project management training & strategy development to his clients. His mission is to develop a deep understanding of each client’s needs and leverage his expertise with proven concepts and methodologies providing each client tailored, scalable, engaging solutions for optimal personal, professional and organizational performance.

Core Knowledge

  • Operations Excellence – Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Process Optimization, Change Management
  • Supply Chain Leadership – Supply Chain Design, End-to-End Supply Chain Management, Warehouse & Logistics, External Sourcing
  • Program Management – PMO Assessment, PMO Development & Training, Project Management Stage-Gates, Risk Management
  • Innovation Management – Lean Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, Cross Functional Collaboration, Business Model Canvas

Skills and Abilities

  • Significant contributor & leadership to development of P&G Lean start-up & fast cycle learning culture to identify, create & manage a portfolio of new brands, partnerships and business models to accelerate P&G’s top-line business growth.
  • Led the successful planning & execution of multiple complex global innovations contributing over $100 Million in incremental sales.
  • Achieved Program Manager Mastery Certification (P&G Highest Level Internal Certification) and led the holistic agile integration and synchronization of commercial, market and technical innovation activities across multiple global business units and geographies.
  • Experienced business & supply chain leader with a proven track record of successfully leading significant organization changes & turnarounds over the 36 years with P&G.
  • Co-founded an innovative & preferred project management consulting firm.

Leadership Characteristics

Accomplished Innovation & Supply Chain Leader with a bias for action, results and a strong collaborator.


2021 – Present Cincinnati Consulting Consortium, Senior Consultant, Supply Chain & Innovation Management
2020 – 2021 New Oaks Consulting, Co-founder & Partner, Project Management & Training
2015 – 2020 P&G New Business Ventures, Global Innovation & Supply Chain Leader
2008 – 2015 P&G Beauty Care GBU, Global Program Manager & Supply Chain Leader
2000 – 2008 P&G Professional Away from Home Business, Global Supply Chain Leader & Innovation Management
1997 – 2000 P&G Food & Beverage Sunny Delight Plant, Customer Services/Logistics & Operations Manager
1983 – 1997 Various other positions at P&G in Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations

Leadership Development / Affiliations / Associations

  • Lean Manufacturing & Lean Start-up Coach Certification
  • Project & Program Management Mastery Certification
  • Supply Network Design Certification
  • High Performance Organization Mastery & Certification
  • Total Quality & Statistical Process Control Mastery & Certification
  • Member, Project Management Institute (PMI), 2012-2018
  • Konnect Mentor, Mentoring Program for Children, Cincinnati, Oh, 2006 -2012
  • EMBA Class President, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, In, 1997 – 1999
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, Knoxville, Tn, 1980 – 1997


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Master of Business Administration (EMBA), The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN