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New Head of Purchasing joins the team at Beacon

Beacon has announced a new appointment as Hans Ziebeck joins as Head of Purchasing where he will be responsible for managing the purchasing team.

Hans joins the Beacon team with a wealth commercial, retail and purchasing experience. He has previously worked as a Trading Controller at WHSmith Travel, heading up the buying teams for stores in their Travel sector (Airports & Rail Stations). He also developed and launched the Funky Pigeon retail outlets, managing all aspects of the launch from the business plan and sourcing, to the operational execution of opening 17 stores within six months. As part of his remit in retail concept development he also re-launched the Harrod’s Card & Gift department. Hans has also spent time in the electrical sector, working for the Kingfisher group and Carphone Warehouse where he held Central Group Purchasing roles in their European structures.

On his new appointment, Hans commented:

“I am joining Beacon at a very exciting time. The business has number of new and exciting initiatives which I believe are real game changers for our customers. I am looking forward to working with both the Beacon and Best Western teams over the coming months and understanding how we can deliver meaningful value to our customers.”

To find out more about Beacon or to contact the Beacon team to see how we can help your business buy smarter, click here or call 01904 695588.