SEARS’ IMRAN JOOMA RESIGNS: Priding itself as being innovative on the technology front, Sears Holdings Corp. will be looking for a new person for the position of executive vice president and president, online, marketing, pricing and financial services.
Imran Jooma, who currently holds the post, will be leaving the company on Feb. 6, according to a regulatory filing, a Form 8-K, Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Jooma resigned on Dec. 17.
Sears chairman and chief executive officer Edward S. Lampert has been telling investors that the company’s “transformation” into an omnichannel retailer relies on a smaller footprint, and that initiatives, such as buying online and picking it up at a store, furthers the company’s “Shop Your Way” program.
In an internal communication from Lampert that was obtained by WWD, the ceo said that Jooma will be leaving Sears to “pursue a new opportunity in 2015.
Imran will assist in transitioning different parts of his organization to new leadership between now and February 6.”
Lampert told employees that the company “will continue to adjust our organizational structure and leadership to align with our key strategic pillars: Shop Your Way and Integrated Retail.”
According to Lampert, Jooma joined Sears in 2007 as vice president, e-commerce.