In first half of 2019.
JB Hi-Fi Group CEO, Richard Murray confirmed that the support office teams of The Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi will be brought together at a new location in Southbank Melbourne in April 2019.
“This is a really exciting project for the Group to bring two of the best retail teams in Australia under one roof,” he said.
Murray has assured investors that the two businesses will continue to operate independently with the teams being separated across multiple levels of the support office.
“From my perspective, our agility is at the core of the brand and a commonality that both JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys share. Bringing the support office teams together is about being able to share best practice, and not about consolidating roles,” he said.
“We understand the strength of The Good Guys brand and its vital mix of home appliances within the Group. We remain focused on not diluting this strength or knowledge.”
Murray also confirmed a new executive team with a number of roles absorbed in new Group roles. “Having said that, with regard to the senior brand executive team, we have ensured we have maintained the right level of knowledge of The Good Guys business by promoting experienced internal team members to join the existing executive team.”
JB Hi-Fi appointed Cameron Trainor to the newly created position of managing director – group merchandise. Trainor was formerly CEO of the JB Hi-Fi business.
In this new role, he has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the merchandise function across the entire group, including identifying group buying opportunities and maintaining supplier relationships.