James P. Andrew has joined Sears Holdings Corp. as chief administrative officer.

The role of chief administrative officer is a new position at Sears. Andrew will be responsible for the company’s corporate support functions, including financial planning and analysis, business finance, procurement, legal and human resources.

Edward S. Lampert, Sears’ chairman and chief executive officer, said Andrew’s “range and depth of experiences managing corporate transformations and capability development makes him a strong fit for Sears Holdings as we pursue our member-focused transformation.”

Andrew was at Royal Philips NV, where he was executive vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer. In those roles, he was involved in the multiyear transformation of Philips’ performance, productivity and capability development. He was also responsible for the company’s business, market growth strategies and annual planning as well as leading the digital transformation and repositioning of Philips’ portfolio.

Before joining Royal Philips, Andrew was with The Boston Consulting Group for 25 years, where he was most recently senior partner and managing director. He also established BCG’s Innovation Practice, serving as its global leader for many years working with companies on product development, speed, innovation strategy, portfolio management and resource allocation.