Japan Tobacco to employ hundreds in Warsaw

The tycoons of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) announced the company’s plan to employ 850 people over the next three years to work at a centre for global business services that the company intends to launch in Warsaw, Poland’s Rzeczpospolita daily wrote on Tuesday.

Provision of expert support and management of transaction processes of the company’s international operations in the areas of finance, marketing and sales, as well as research and development, legal matters and the global supply chain, are some of the duties that the prospective employees will have to fulfil.

Japan Tobacco has already started the recruitment process, promoting itself on social media and billboards, the daily added.

The Warsaw JTI centre will be recruiting economists, finance, marketing, sales and HR specialists. Although JTI will launch similar centres in Saint Petersburg and Manila, the Warsaw-based office will outmatch them in size.

With the operations of Japan Tobacco’s 28,000-square-meter plant in Stare Gostkowo near Łódź and other facilities, the company’s share in the Polish cigarettes market amounts to 18 percent. Moreover, the company has enjoyed nearly 19 percent share in Poland’s market of smokable tobacco products, Rzeczpospolita reported.

Having its business activities going on in over 130 countries, JTI employs 45,000 individuals and its 2019 annual operating income is expected to reach USD 4.65 bln.