Jaguar Land Rover is restructuring its marketing, sales and service activities under a single leader. Marketing chief Felix Braeuetigam takes on the newly-created position of chief commercial officer, a role that will absorb the duties of the group's sales operations director, Andy Goss.
JLR said in a statement that Goss was leaving the automaker to "pursue new challenges in the automotive business."
Brauetigam will have responsibility for global marketing, product planning, customer relationship management, sales, customer service, network development as well as the worldwide sales regions, the company said.
Braeuetigam, a German national, joined JLR from Porsche as chief marketing officer on Jan. 1.
JLR CEO Ralf Speth thanked Goss for his work at the automaker. Goss "has spearheaded record sales and transformed our global retailer network," Speth said in the statement.
Goss, a British national, joined JLR in 2011 as head of the automaker's North American operations and was promoted to global sales chief in 2013. Prior to moving to JLR, Goss was CEO of Porsche Cars in the UK for 12 years. Before that he worked as sales director for Toyota in the UK. In 2016, Goss was named an Automotive News Europe 2016 Eurostar winner.
Jaguar Land Rover's global sales rose 7 percent in last year to a record 621,109 vehicles.