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35 jobs may be axed as Widows reviews marketing

Scottish Widows has concluded a strategic review of its marketing operations which could bring up to 35 redundancies over the next two months, according to sources close to the provider.

Money Marketing understands the results of the review were presented to staff last week with the message that up to 35 jobs in its 180-strong marketing department could be lost.

Widows says it is premature to consider redundancies and is looking to redeploy staff.

It says there are currently 10 vacancies which will not be filled.

The review sees the focus of Widows&#39 marketing efforts changing from its distribution channels to a product-led approach which it says will better suit its customers&#39 needs.

Media relations manager Paula Sutherland says: “We are restructuring our marketing department away from a distribution channel-based set-up to a more product-related set-up. We want to align it closer with customer needs.

“Over time, this restructuring may result in jobs going but it is a bit premature at the moment to discuss that.

“We would try to redeploy people to other parts of the group and not fill existing vacancies before we considered redundancies.”

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