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Heineken to Resort to Job Cutting Measures

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Published on : Apr 01, 2015

With a view to streamlining its business all across the globe, Heineken will soon be undertaking staff cutting measures. The beer manufacturer will be bringing down the number of business units worldwide from 5 to 4and will also strip down the executive committee. The company has already started an exhaustive consultation session with its employees. The employee consultation session will take place over a period of three months. 

Furthermore, the end result will be job cuts; however, the company has not disclosed the number of job cuts that it will carry out over the next few months. A source also stated that this decision will entail job cuts, however nobody knows the number. Heineken has however confirmed that majority of the job cuts will take place in the main head office of the company and in a few of its regional set ups. The operating level of the company will not really be witnessing those many job cuts. 

This was declared by Heineken at a time when it plans on trimming its business units all over the world one after the other. In the previous month, the Dutch brewer had reported sales over the entire year. The company has plans of combining its Eastern, Central, and Western units into one European unit. During that time, Belarus and Russia will be combined with Heineken’s Middle East and Africa region, and will be renamed as the Africa Middle East and Eastern Europe. 

The final changes will commence from July 1st 2015. The number of executives at the senior level will be brought down from twelve to about ten. The company will also be phasing out the role of the chief strategy executive. Several senior officials with decades of experience at Heineken will be soon leaving the company.

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