Argos has created a new role, head of IT, commercial and supply chain, to help deliver its strategy of More Choice, Available Faster.
The role has been filled by Henrietta Baring who reports to IT director Mike Sackman. She is charged with managing the integration of supply chain infrastructure and support customer facing developments, such as those in digital stores, in collaboration with appointed delivery partners.
Baring joins from Ardagh Group, where she led large scale, capital intensive and complex transformational programmes. Previously, she held similar roles across a variety of sectors in the UK and internationally at Diageo, Allied Domecq and Australian Post.
Sackman said: “Technology is at the heart of the Argos Transformation and as we build our capabilities to ensure we have a fully integrated supply chain. This is crucial to allow us to respond quickly and effectively to the marketplace.
“Her areas of focus will be on systems that show real time product availability and reduce lead times to customers, and systems that process millions of customer orders for local in store pickup or for home delivery. She is a great addition to an already strong team.”