Up to 60 jobs at the UK head office of shoe retailer Clarks is set to be axed as part of a continuous review of the business.
According to Drapers, between 50 and 60 roles from several departments will be impacted by the by the cuts.
More than 1000 people work at Clarks’ head office in Somerset.
It’s the second round of redundancies at the global British retail chain in just over a year, when it culled 170 jobs across its UK and US offices.
This latest round of redundancies was overseen by new chief executive Mike Shearwood, who joined in September last year when he replaced Melissa Potter who had left Clarks 12 months prior.
“Our industry continues to face a challenging commercial and economic environment, with increasing cost pressures and intensified customer expectations,” a Clarks spokesman told Drapers.
“For our brand to meet these challenges, today and in the future, Clarks will always review and reorganise its business to ensure it remains agile and innovation led.
“As part this continuous review, we are making some changes to improve the way we work across Clarks.
“Unfortunately, a small number of employees will be affected by these changes, but we are doing everything we can to minimise any impact.”
“We have a strong duty of care to our employees and will be supporting them during this period.”
Clarks is also reviewing its estate of 550 stores across the UK and Ireland.