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Samsung cuts three in restructure

Samsung cuts three in restructure

Samsung Electronics has taken the shears to three staff in a bid to streamline the structure of its IT division, the company said.

On the chopping block were the vendor's Samtron brand manager, whose role will now be split between two executives, the printer sales manager and an account manager covering corporate sales and special projects.

The news follows just weeks after the departure of Samsung general manager Sue McKeough.

Norman Krieke, Samsung national sales and marketing manager, IT division, said the cuts are not in response to "a tough market", but rather an attempt to focus on product marketing and its channel.

Krieke said the company has just emerged from a full-day think tank on its channel strategy, which is likely to result in "some" changes in the near future. While Krieke is keeping his cards close to his chest, he said he had the interesting challenge of keeping the amount of stock available in the channel to a minimum while still rewarding distributors for buying in volume.

The cuts take Samsung's head count in Australia to just under 100.


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