Aldi Ireland To Transfer Staff Amid SAP Tech Rollout
Aldi's Irish business is to transfer a number of its staff from its Mitchelstown, Co. Cork offices to its head office in Naas, Co. Kildare, to facilitate the introduction of a new SAP technology system in its operations.
The Irish Independent reported that a number of roles will also be relocated to the UK, while some job losses are also likely to occur, with affected employees to be offered a "generous" redundancy package.
The affected roles are in the areas of finance, administration and trading, particularly forecasting and ordering, according to the paper.
"We are relocating a small number of regional administrative and product-forecasting roles to our head offices in Naas and Atherstone following a significant investment in our IT infrastructure," an Aldi spokesperson told the Irish Independent.
"These roles will transfer to our head offices by 2020 at the earliest and opportunities are also available for relocation to our expanding buying department which is also located in Naas."
Aldi is in the midst of a €160 million investment programme that will see if open 20 new stores over the next three years, as well as revamp its portfolio to a new concept, Project Fresh.
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