CVs at the ready – US retail superpower Best Buy has confirmed to PC Retail’s sister site MCV that it is looking to recruit far and wide as the firm builds its business in the UK and Europe.
In May, the American electronics giant announced a partnership with Carphone Warehouse to establish its brand on the Continent. The phone retailer sold 50 per cent of its European and US retail interests to Best Buy for £1.1billion.
Best Buy’s European invasion will consist of between 100 and 200 stores launched throughout the next five years.
Now insiders are betting that the firm will look to tap key names in the games industry and other sectors as it looks to build buying teams and hire division chiefs.
“We do plan to recruit and there will be a big push to recruit across all levels of the business,” a spokesperson confirmed to MCV.
At the same time, MCV believes that Best Buy has already signed three prominent members of the UK trade as the team-building process begins.
The Best Buy UK team will begin operation from mid-January next year, out of the London offices of its UK partner, Carphone Warehouse.