JB Hi-Fi Nab ex-Catch Of The Day Exec
JB Hi-Fi appoint ex-Catch of the Day exec Tim Carter as Online & Commercial Director.
Carter, a former JB Hi-Fi employee, will have responsibility for its online and commercial businesses, announced today. The role of Online & Commercial Director is a newly created position, as the retailer aims to grow both business divisions.
Carter is no stranger to JB Hi-Fi having previously worked with the company between September 2005 – 2011 in a variety of roles including General Manager, Inventory & Supply Chain.
He spent 2 years as Chief Operating Officer at online retailer Catch of the Day and, more recently, he has been providing advisory services, including online strategy development and execution.
The online guru will report to CEO, Richard Murray, who said the move is a bid to grow internet and commercial operations further, both ” important growth areas”.
Plans are also afoot to also expand JB’s commercial operations.
The Melbourne based retailer’s Fy14 sales rose 5.3 per cent to $3.484 billion. Online sales rose 14% to 2.2% of the total figure, and has over 1 million online visitors to its site, weekly.
“Our online and commercial divisions are important growth areas for the Company and we believe that it is the right time to appoint a member of the Executive team dedicated to these areas,” Murray said.
“I am excited that Tim is rejoining the JB HI-FI team. Tim brings both energy and intellect to the role together with significant experience in online retailing.
“We look forward to Tim leading the continued growth of our online and commercial businesses.”