Scott Davidson, Countdown’s General Manager Buying & Merchandise, will be leaving at the end of the year to take on a new role as Managing Director of BWS, part of Woolworths’ Endeavour Drinks business in Australia.
Davidson has led the buying team for the past two years.
Natalie Davis, Managing Director for Woolworths New Zealand, says: “During this time, he has played a significant role in the work we are undertaking to transform our business, and in particular, the way we work with you, our supplier partners. Scott has developed a buying team that is committed to our new ways of working, and I am confident that these changes will endure.
“While we will all be sad to see Scott go, I am also proud to see him take up a senior leadership role at another Woolworths’ brand.
“Scott’s last day will be 24 December. We’ll do our best to fill the role as soon as we can and make sure we find the right person to continue to build on Scott and the team’s great work,” says Davis.