House of Fraser cuts eight digital jobs

House of Fraser has reduced its digital team after making eight people redundant, as part of a wider restructuring scheme outlined in March.

Some of the functions of the eight online jobs that were cut have been outsourced to India, where the retailer’s IT department is based, reports Drapers.

In July, House of Fraser said in a statement that it had entered into a consultation process with a “small number of colleagues” over potential redundancies within the head office.

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The retailer said the move was in line with its strategy outlined in March to focus on becoming a more “customer-centric, experience-led retailer”.

It said it could provide no further comment when contacted by Lingerie Insight.

The job cuts come after digital director David Seeby left the retailer last month, and just weeks after new chief executive Alex Williamson took over the helm on July 31.

Other elements in the department store’s five-year strategy include dropping 30 womenswear brands, launching in-store champagne bars and yoga studios, refocusing its customer base and relaunching its website.

It is also in the midst of building new stores and refurbishing several others.

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