Haier owned appliance giant overhauls Aussie operation to “improve efficiencies”
The restructure of its Aussie sales team will “improve efficiencies” at Fisher & Paykel, which was recently acquired by Chinese owned Haier, according to a press statement.
The changes include the creation of three new National Channel Manager roles, with Olly Sundstrum- previously State Manager NSW – appointed as the Harvey Norman National Channel Manager.
Fisher & Paykel says it is is now looking to recruit two remaining National Channel Managers.
Jordan Rogers has been promoted to State Manager NSW; Brett Barsley has been appointed the Regional State Manager – WA and SA/NT.
Meanwhile the role of F&P State Manager of SA/NT has been dumped, as have Sales Managers in VIC, NSW and QLD.
The Warehouse and Distribution functions will now report directly to Fisher & Paykel’s Logistics and Operation function, the Distribution Managers in NSW, QLD and VIC will now report to Mark Trad, Operations Manager.
Paul Younan has been promoted to Regional Warehouse Manager, responsible for SA, WA and NSW.
The changes will be effective from effective 1 March.
“I wish the new appointees all the best in their new roles and extend my sincere thanks andappreciation to Terry Williams, Glenn Thomas and Ian Cullen who will be leaving the company,” says says Fisher & Paykel Australia General
Manager Sales, Mark Pacey.
“The restructure creates new roles, and therefore new opportunities within the business, but also streamlines some parts of the structure with the result being some change in reporting structures and the removal of some roles.”
“I am confident this new sales structure will bring about increased opportunity to generatesales and create an alignment with our key retail partners,” he added.