Saturday, February 23, 2019

Waitrose snaps up former Argos IT boss


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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