Changes HKScan introduces new operating model

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Saturday, December 07, 2019
The company also negotiated to streamline its operations in Finland.
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The company also negotiated to streamline its operations in Finland.

HKScan will introduce its new Group-wide operating model on 1 January 2020. The new model is an integral part of the company’s turnaround programme and its accountable implementation as well as the new strategy. The company has also assessed the efficiency of ist Finnish operations, as a result eight employments will be terminated.

The composition of HKScan Management Team and extended responsibilities as of 1 January 2020:

  • CEO Tero Hemmilä,
  • EVP, Business Unit Finland Jari Leija,
  • EVP, Business Unit Sweden Denis Mattsson,
  • EVP, Business Unit Baltics Anne Mere,
  • EVP, Business Unit Denmark Jukka Nikkinen,
  • CFO Jyrki Paappa,
  • EVP, Administration Markku Suvanto,
  • EVP, Export, import and meat balance Juha Ruohola, and
  • EVP, Strategic business development and investments Mika Koskinen.

HKScan has completed the country-specific preparation processes initiated in October concerning the new Group-wide operating model. In line with its new operating model, the company will move from a matrix organization to country-based Business Unit level P&L management where Finland, Sweden, the Baltics and Denmark form the reporting units.

Boosting efficiency in Finland

The company also negotiated to streamline its operations in Finland. As a result of the statutory negotiations, a total of eight employments will be terminated in the Finnish operations, due to the partial organizational change and efficiency measures. Most of the personnel impacts estimated at the beginning of the negotiations will be addressed through reorganization of tasks. In addition, the number of employees of the beef units in Outokumpu and Paimio will be adjusted to the market situation through temporary layoffs at dates specified in 2020.

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