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1 August 2007
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02 August 2007 | Paul Snell

Carphone Warehouse is looking for its second new purchasing chief within a year.

David Loseby is set to leave his role as head of group procurement that he took up in November 2006.

The firm now wants to recruit a group procurement director to run its purchasing strategy. The role will report to George Dymond, group managing director of trading, and will handle £1.4 billion spend and strategy across 10 countries.

According to the company, the change in job title reflects the work Loseby has done to "turn the job into a director role".

It also confirmed the changes to procurement Loseby introduced would remain in place.

Carphone Warehouse established a global procurement group this year to cover spend throughout the organisation (News, 15 February). All contracts worth more than £100,000 must go through the team, and assistance is provided for smaller purchases.

The group is also trying to save £20 million on procurement by the end of 2007, through new approaches to marketing, information services and offshore manufacturing.

Loseby could not be reached for comment on his plans after leaving the firm.

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