Scott Davidson has joined the ranks among retail giant Countdown as their newest general manager for merchandise.
Davidson comes from a position of senior retail executive with more than 20 years’ experience.
Davidson joins Countdown from his current role as head of produce for Woolworths, Australia’s largest supermarket operator. He leads a Woolworths team of 120 people and is responsible for buying, operations and quality.
Countdown managing director Dave Chambers said appointing an experienced and skilled general manager is a positive for both customers and the Countdown team.
“Scott is a diverse and well-rounded retail executive and a welcome addition to our leadership team,” he said.
“He has proven merchandise management expertise with an emphasis on strategic planning, brand development and global sourcing. He’s described by many as a visionary leader who values partnering with suppliers to create sustainable outcomes and great results.”
Davidson will begin his time with Countdown towards the end of the year.