// Redundancies on the horizon as M&S looks to simplify clothing teams
// 47 staff members could be made redundant, according to Drapers
// Consultation process under way
Marks & Spencer is reportedly planning to eyeing job cuts in its clothing and home division teams as it looks to simplify operations.
According to Drapers, 47 roles could be made redundant across buying, merchandising, marketing, supply chain and logistics in order to speed up decision-making processes.
More than 1000 people work in M&S’s clothing and home teams.
The bellwether retailer has reportedly started a consultation process on the proposed changes.
“As part of our clothing and home business transformation, we have proposed some changes to simplify the structure of our team,” an M&S spokeswoman told Drapers.
“We believe these changes will help us speed up our decision making as we work to restore our style credentials.
“We’re committed to retaining great talent at M&S and whilst it’s never easy to propose changes that impact, people we will fully support any colleagues affected through the consultation process.”
M&S is in the middle of a major five-year turnaround scheme, which has seen it slash hundreds of jobs as it downsizes its bricks-and-mortar estate, among other things.