In a further investment in its digital transformation, Marshalls has appointed Adil Jan as chief information officer.
This is a brand new role for Marshalls, to which Adil brings over 25 years of business transformation, systems, and analytics experience – most recently gained from over seven years in the retail and healthcare industry at Bunzl.
Adil’s focus is on driving the digital strategy forward, working with both Marshalls and its customers to gain value from technology and systems.
Leading a team of over 70, Adil works across the entire Marshalls group, using his passion and experience in new technology to improve the customer and partner experience.
‘Electronic trading will be priority’
Of the role, Adil said: “I’m focussing on making digital a key part of the customer and employee proposition, helping us and our partners to move the industry towards more automation.
“Electronic trading will be the priority for me, working across customer groups to make our systems talk better to one another and making the day to day process more efficient, benefitting all parties.”
Adil has joined Marshalls at a pivotal stage in the organisation’s digital journey.
In September 2021, the business launched an innovative augmented reality tool that enables domestic customers to instantly access virtual samples – 3D product models that they can ‘place’ in their own outdoor space.
The service is a first for the industry and is the first phase of a significant paving visualiser project for Marshalls, which Adil is now closely involved in.
Adil said: “New technology brings new possibilities which allow
s us to reimagine the way we work, even rethinking the meaning of work itself.
“If we want real value out of any of this, it is imperative for us to understand the problems we need to solve, before looking to apply new tech and ways of working.”
Martyn Coffey, chief executive of Marshalls plc, said: “Adil joins Marshalls in a new role for the business; digital transformation forms a key part of our five-year strategy, and his appointment symbolises our commitment and ambition to this area.”
Marshalls is a UK-based supplier of sustainable concrete and natural stone products for the built environment.
Image: Adil Jan, chief information officer, Marshalls
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