October 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced the appointment of Dianne Guerreiro as Managing Director, Toys"R"Us, Australia, effective October 1. She will oversee all operations and business activities for the company’s 35 store locations and e-commerce site, as well as provide leadership for the more than 1,700 employees throughout the country. Her responsibilities will include marketing, merchandising, store operations, human resources and customer service excellence. Ms. Guerreiro will report to Monika Merz, President, Toys"R"Us, Asia Pacific.
Ms. Guerreiro has broad experience in the Australian retail industry and most recently served as General Manager, Finance for Toys"R"Us, Australia.
Ms. Merz said, "Since joining Toys"R"Us five years ago, Dianne has made many significant contributions in supporting the strategic priorities of our business in Australia. She is a strong leader who is committed to developing high-performing teams who work collaboratively to achieve results."
Ms. Guerreiro stated, "I am excited to take on this new role and work with the team in Australia to position the business for future growth, while creating a truly differentiated shopping experience for our customers."
Ms. Guerreiro joined Toys"R"Us, Australia in 2009 as the Financial Controller for the company, and was promoted to the role of General Manager, Finance in 2011. Prior to her tenure with Toys"R"Us, Ms. Guerreiro spent seven years at Specialty Fashion Group, the largest specialty retailer of women’s fashion throughout Australia and New Zealand. Earlier in her career, she held several Business Assurance positions within PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 877 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and in more than 710 international stores and over 195 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs approximately 70,000 associates annually worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Additional information about Toys"R"Us, Inc. can be found on Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus, Facebook.com/Babiesrus and Facebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.
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