A two-year transition period will ensure the successful establishment of a global HR and Finance service function located in Mexico, Singapore and the Czech Republic. 190 jobs in existing locations will be affected.
The LEGO Group’s current HR and Finance service functions will be consolidated in a global function, located in three regions, Europe, Americas and Asia at the company’s existing sites in Kladno, Czech Republic, Monterrey, Mexico and in Singapore.
The new function is established to support the LEGO Group’s growth strategy. The aim is to create a function that is able to scale up and down in a responsive and agile manner to support the further globalization of the LEGO Group, as well as direct professional focus and resources according to the changing business needs.
The transition will take two years beginning January 2016, and the new set-up means that the departments where HR and Finance services functions are currently located will either be limited in size or closed after the transition is final in 2018.
190 LEGO employees globally have been informed that their current jobs will move to other locations over the coming two years.
During the transition phase, a number of activities will be initiated to support the affected employees:
“We will do our utmost to support the impacted employees in finding other jobs, hopefully in the LEGO Group, and if this is not possible, then in other companies,” says Senior Vice President Simon Riis-Hansen, Executive HR.