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Hobbs merchandise and production director steps down

Susan Millin, merchandise and production director at womenswear retailer Hobbs, has left the business.

Millin, who had been with the retailer for four years, stepped down from her role on Monday (May 14) as Hobbs looks to restructure its product sourcing function into one buying team.

A spokesman for Hobbs said: “She [Susan] firmly believes this is the right decision for the business going forward.

“She had also been working on a project to focus on how best to develop our brand presence internationally and fully supports the decision to focus on this via online rather than physical international stores and concessions in the short-term.

“As a result, while Susan believes these are the right decisions for the business, she feels that Hobbs no longer meets her personal career aspirations and so with regret has decided that the time is right for her to leave Hobbs.

“Susan has chosen to step aside quickly so that the business can focus on finding the right person to take the merchandising team forwards.”

Prior to joining Hobbs, Millin was head of merchandising for The Shoe Studio. It is not known whether she has been appointed elsewhere at this stage.

Earlier this week Hobbs reported a 7.4% increase in turnover for the full-year to Janaury 28, 2012 despite a “challenging” market.

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