Director of International Jan Heere to leave Marks & Spencer?

Director of International Jan Heere to leave Marks & Spencer?

Several sources indicate that Jan Heere, in control of Marks & Spencer's international activities, plans to leave the company this year, something M&S categorically denies.

Marks & Spencer denies

Jan Heere, who had previously worked for Inditex, was one of CEO Marc Bolland's first appointments three years ago and was brought in to help transform Marks & Spencer (a traditional British retailer) into a multichannel-focused company with international appeal. His departure could perturb those plans quite a bit.

 

Marks & Spencer currently denies Heere, who runs one of the best is planning to leave. "We have a highly talented team at M&S, of course other businesses will be interested in our people, just like we always keep an eye on external talent. Jan Heere has not resigned and we have nothing further to say on this matter", a spokesperson stated. Performance-wise, Jan Heere's international division is one of the best units in the company.

 

Marks & Spencer had previously announced this week that its remodeled online department still had a few niggles to deal with and that it would need another 4 to 6 months. That would result in lower-than-expected first quarter sales. M&S revealed a new website in February, which had cost 150 million pounds (185 million euro).

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