Jack Wills buying team under review as chief product officer departs

Jack Wills buying

Jack Wills has commenced a period of consultation with its buying team after chief product officer Emma Alexander quietly left the retailer last month.

Jack Wills said it was reviewing “fewer than” five buying roles – although it is not known how senior those roles are.

However, a spokesman told the Retail Gazette that two of the buying team members have already been moved into other roles while another two remain in consultation.

Alexander first joined the British fashion chain in 2014 and her role comprised of overseeing merchandising, sourcing and production.

She took on responsibility of the design team in 2015 after creative director Richard Nicoll resigned.

The spokesman said that since Alexander’s departure, Jack Wills’ founder and chief executive Peter Williams has taken on more of a role with product, although he has always involved.

Meanwhile, Jack Wills merchandising director David Wertheim has expanded his role to now become the retailer’s buying and merchandising director.

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