Friday, 23 March 2012
John Lewis is launching a recruitment drive for 50 new members of its technology staff, as it seeks to add impetus to its IT strategy and multi-channel shopping experience.
The department store chain is seeking to build on the major investments made into its online presence last year, which contributed to a four per cent drop in profits last year but which executives say will pay off swiftly in new profits.
“Technology has been identified as one of the most important drivers of our business growth,” John Lewis’s recruitment manager, Owen Roberts, explained. “We are now looking for talented IT professionals to join our team and help us take multi-channel retail to the next level, cementing our reputation as an industry leader.”
The company is launching an immediate drive to take on 30 new staff, with 20 more being added over the course of the year. There will be opportunities available for project managers, business analysts, systems analysts, solutions architects and developers.
Recent investment in the company’s IT systems has allowed for the development of cutting-edge IT platforms, as well as offering customers free WiFi in its shops, and launching iPhone app that allows people to access thousands of products while on the move.