Flipkart Wholesale, the B2B arm of the Flipkart Group, announced on Monday that it will revamp its business operations, under which part of its employees will move to Flipkart in new group-level roles and responsibilities.
As part of the reorganization, all Flipkart Wholesale employees — other than those in merchandising and base operations — will become part of Flipkart’s respective group functions, according to a statement.
While the company hasn’t specified how many people will move to Flipkart, sources said around 450 people will be moving.
“Through this move, the company will leverage existing operational synergies between the businesses and also generate timely cost savings…this initiative strives to generate greater value for B2B customers, including kiranas , resellers and other businesses,” he added.
Flipkart Wholesale said that with a core merchandising and operations team focused on growing B2B operations, the company will continue to increase its investment in customer acquisition, reach and new offerings for its members, both in stores and through its e-commerce initiatives.
“Flipkart Wholesale has an exciting growth chart ahead of it and our efforts are focused on delivering greater value to our customers, most of whom are kiranas and resellers.
“With this move, we reinforce our commitment to growing the business by focusing on core business areas and leveraging the capabilities of our core resources,” said Adarsh Menon, senior vice president. and head of Flipkart Wholesale.
He added that at the same time, the company is committed to providing sustainable career paths for its employees. “With this development, Flipkart Wholesale employees will transition to Flipkart in new group-level roles and responsibilities,” he said.
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