The new supply chain director of Waitrose is to be David Jones, who is currently the divisional registrar at parent group John Lewis.
He takes up his new role on 31st August. The move follows the promotion of Waitrose’s previous supply chain director, Mark Williamson, to become commercial director of the company in June. He replaced Richard Hodgson, who went to Morrisons.
Jones joined John Lewis in 1982 and held several branch manager roles in Waitrose before moving to buying in 1994.
He became head of buying services in 2002 before moving to the corporate office as deputy partners’ counsellor in 2005, a key role within the democratic structure of the business.
He returned to Waitrose in 2007 as a director of buying for 18 months before his moving to his current role. As divisional registrar for John Lewis he represents all partners in the co-owned company.
He had also been an elected member of the John Lewis Partnership Board.
Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose said: “David’s deep understanding of our business and wide experience at senior level makes him ideally suited to this role. I am delighted that, once again, we have been able to draw on our own talent pool to fill this important position.”