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Lenovo cuts loose channel director in Oz jobs trim

06 Sep 2013

Lenovo has cut back on its Australian workforce, including channel sales director Ian Hume.

As part of a regional jobs trim, Hume will be replaced in his role by national sales manager Fred Viet.

Before joining the company in April last year, Hume also enjoyed roles at HP, Avaya and Nokia.

Announced by the company's ANZ managing director Matt Codrington, the PC manufacturer says the redundancies are on a local level, and not part of a wider global plan.

“We regularly review our operation and organisation, adjust and optimise staffing levels to align with our strategies,” Codrington told ARN.

“It’s an ongoing exercise to optimise the business, as we change and drive better efficiency within the company. Some roles will evolve and adapt, but that’s not necessarily the indicator of the intent of the business for specific roles.

“We will continue to invest our resources in high growth areas while managing efficiently as we work to drive balanced, profitable growth and strengthen our competitiveness in the PC plus era.

“Our core business is still around PC, laptop and desktop, but our ambition and direction is to transform and include the wider range of smart connected devices, which includes tablets, smartphones and a broad range of enterprise products."