- June 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm #33613
Kelloggâ€™s announced that unfortunately they have 80 jobs at risk at their Head Office in Manchester. The reason for these jobs to be at risk is after they announced that they are going to move their European Financial Services Centre to Bucharest in Romania.
The European Financial Services Centre is currently run from the cereal companyâ€™s base on Talbot Road, Trafford. Because of the relocation of this department they plan to streamline their operations at the head office site.
The President and Chief Executive, John Bryant said that he wants to implement a Global Business Services (GBS) model to enable them to be able to streamline the business support processes in the areas of Finance, IT, Supply Chain and HR. GBS is a proven way of ensuring that a business can operate more efficiently and effectively. Mr Bryant said that to enable them to grow their business around the world they need to have new ways of operating and new countries to operate in to make it a global business.
The GBS model would allow Kelloggs to reinvest in its business by generating cost savings by this move and that this is the only way to drive the growth that they want from their business. The centre base was decided for Bucharest because other businesses are moving areas to Bucharest also such as P&G and Ericsson so the city already has the infrastructure establish and running.
They have begun their consultation process with the 80 staff based at their head office in Manchester and as you would expect the staff and ex employees of Kelloggâ€™s think that it is a sad move for Kelloggâ€™s and one that has to be a money made decision but it is a decision that a number of other companies are looking at for not only money but for the global impact that their presence in another country makes for them.
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