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Waitrose snaps up former Argos IT boss

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Waitrose has made Mike Sackman its new permanent IT director, after a few months in the role on an interim basis since he left a similar position with Argos.

At Waitrose, Sackman replaces Cheryl Millington and he be responsible for building on the upmarket grocer’s digital capabilities – including its new “scan as you shop” mobile app.

Sackman stepped down from Argos in January this year and was appointed interim IT director at Waitrose in August.

His transition to a permanent basis will take effect later this month.

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Sackman had been with Argos since 2012, and before that he held various senior IT positions with Safeway, Kingfisher and B&Q.

He will report directly to Paul Coby, the chief information officer with Waitrose’s parent company the John Lewis Partnership.

Waitrose managing director Rob Collins said: “Mike has made a fantastic start to his time with us and his passion for retail and wealth of experience will be invaluable in the future.”

Argos chief technology officer George Goley has absorbed much of Sackman’s former responsibilities and role.

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Published on Wednesday 05 October by Elias Jahshan

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