Supply chain optimisation provider Manhattan Associates has announced two new appointments to the company’s Melbourne office. 

Scott Gillies, who has been appointed as director of retail, will have a regional remit, increasing the company’s footprint in the retail sector in Australia and New Zealand and throughout the APAC region, and Archival Garcia, who has been appointed as director of sales, will oversee the Australia and New Zealand markets specifically.

According to Raghay Sibal, managing director of Manhattan Associates in Australia and New Zealand, the appointments were needed as since the company launched Zero Disappointment Retail last year, there has been a higher demand from the retail sector requiring supply chain support for their multi-channel retailing strategies.

“Given the breadth of Scott’s expertise in both a technical and sales capacity we felt he would be an invaluable asset in supporting and expanding our presence in the retail sector throughout APAC,” he said.

Also, commenting on Garcia’s appointment, Sibal said: “We are so pleased to have such an experienced sales executive join our team. Archie understands first-hand the challenges faced by customers who rely on technology as a key business enabler. A large component of his previous role was to liaise with service teams; project managers; technicians; and partners to ensure solution implementations were delivered on time and on budget.”