Jo Jenkins has rejoined Marks & Spencer as the retailer's new director of lingerie and beauty.

She will form part of the general merchandise leadership team and report to the department's executive director John Dixon. She replaces Janie Schaffer, who left the business after only a few months in the role.

Jenkins most recently served as product director of women's wear at fashion retailer Next, having previously worked within its sourcing and buying teams. Jenkins also spent 12 years at M&S in various retail and buying roles before joining Next in 1997.

The announcement comes after M&S lost two more executives from its women's wear team last week as the retailer works to turnaround falling clothing sales.

Head of buying for M&S Woman, Mary Wastnage, will leave the company in the autumn, while Sara Bradley, head of M&S' in-house brands, has already departed.