Chris West is a seasoned retail executive with more than 25 years of global experience in a variety of retail sectors and formats. He has worked in grocery, hardlines, and apparel sectors and spent time in discount, hypermarket, home improvement, and dealer-based formats. Chris brings a comprehensive background in merchandising, supply chain, global sourcing, and private label development. He also brings innovation to all his roles which consistently has led to top performance.
Most recently, he held the position of Senior Vice President Merchandising at Lowe’s Canada, where he led the merchandising, marketing, and e-commerce functions, and replenished teams. A builder and transformer by reputation, Chris’s collaborative, and pragmatic “get it done” leadership style allowed him to simplify, through a data driven mindset, the complexities faced by the organization, and to unlock a customer-first bias towards action.
Chris’s retail career began at Canadian Tire and over his ten-year tenure there he took on roles in branding, merchandising, and innovation management. At Canadian Tire, Chris learned the value of collaborative relationships necessary to successfully navigate a dealer-based structure.
Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will allow us to continue to deliver on the success of our strategic vision.
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