07/27/2016 11:06 EDT | Updated 07/27/2016 11:59 EDT

Sears Canada President Carrie Kirkman Steps Down After Less Than A Year

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 29: Toronto's downtown Sears store located in the Eaton Centre is one of five locations that will put their leases up for sale. October 29, 2013. (Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

TORONTO — Sears Canada has announced Carrie Kirkman is leaving her role as president of the retailer, less than a year after starting the position.

Kirkman's exit is one of several at the company's executive level in recent years.

Ronald Boire stepped down as president-CEO in August 2015, following the departures of Douglas Campbell in September 2014 and Calvin McDonald in September 2013.

Sears Canada spokesman Vincent Power says Kirkman is now transitioning to an advisory role at the company, with a continued focus on strategic brand partner development.

He says her last day as president and chief merchant will occur shortly after July 30.

Prior to beginning at Sears, Kirkman was interim president of shoe retailer Nine West Canada between August and November 2015 and was president of Jones Apparel Group from October 2010 until April 2015.

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