Bunnings Group is seeking a chief information officer following the departure of Tamour Azam.\nAzam had been with the group \u2013 which oversees the Bunnings, Bunnings Warehouse and Bunnings Trade brands \u2013 since 2012. The company confirmed his departure yesterday.\n \nBunnings is now seeking his replacement and posted a job vacancy this week.\n \nThe successful candidate will manage an IT division of around 300, who serve around 45,000 Bunnings staff across 360 locations. Based in Perth, they will be responsible for IT operations across Australia and New Zealand.\n \nThe position reports to the CFO, a job listing states, and takes responsibility \u201cfor the development and execution of a commercially aligned IT strategy\u201d.\n \nThe company \u2013 which is part of Wesfarmers \u2013 is seeking someone with retail industry exposure and experience on an executive team.\n \nThe group, in a strategy presentation last month highlighted maximising digital opportunities as one of its main growth strategies. This would come from investment in digital capabilities to create \u201can integrated and seamless commerce platform\u201d Bunnings managing director Michael Schneider said.\n \nFor commercial customers there was \u201csubstantial opportunity to leverage data and digital\u201d the company added. The group also said it would be supporting workers as they \u201cembrace new ways of operating within a digitally enabled core\u201d.