Just Eat To Cut Some Jobs In Ireland And Britain To Streamline Operations
Just Eat Plc has said that it will be laying off "a number" of jobs in Ireland and Britain as a result of the company combining its customer and restaurant operations.
The company did not confirm the exact number of job cuts. However, TechCrunch, which reported the news first, pegged the number of redundancies at about a 100 employees.
"...we have merged our existing customer and restaurant operations teams into one global unified team. This has resulted in a number of redundancies in the UK and Ireland," a Just Eat spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement.
Just Eat has faced investor backlash this year, most prominently from activist shareholder Cat Rock, which had pressured for changes at the company ever since the pace of growth slowed in its home market.
Just Eat is still looking for a permanent replacement for Peter Plumb, the chief executive who left earlier this year after his strategy was criticised by Cat Rock.
Cat Rock's managing partner and chief investment officer, Alex Captain, has said that the slowdown in Just Eat's order growth in the first quarter underscored a need for urgent change.
New Chief Operating Officer
In a separate statement, Just Eat said it had appointed its UK managing director, Graham Corfield, as the company's chief operating officer.