There is an opening for a Deli/Bakery Manager for the Macs Place Deli & Bakery in the new Portlaoise Plaza.The Portlaoise Plaza will open in May 2020. This plaza will join the other motorway service stations in the Plaza Group – The Barack Obama Plaza, The Galway Plaza, Tipperary Town Plaza, The Kinnegad Plaza, The N20 Plaza Mallow, and our Service Stations in Charlestown, Ballyhea, and Westport.The new service station facilities in the Portlaoise Plaza includes a Convenience store, Several Car and HGV fuelling pumps, Supermac’s Restaurant, Papa John’s Pizza, SuperSubs Salad and Sub Sandwich offering, Macs Place Deli, and a branded Barista Cafe, together with indoor and outdoor seating, toilets and washroom facilities, free wifi, car, bus and HGV parking.Job Purpose – Macs Place Hot Deli & Bakery ManagerTo oversee the entire operation of the Deli & Bakery, driving performance, delivering KPIs for these important areas, providing leadership and support to ensure a fantastic offering in terms of food and convenience on this busy road, whilst managing and supporting a well-trained and motivated team.The Job – Deli & Bakery ManagementManage the overall Deli & Bakery activities as part of this busy Retail and Catering offering.Located on a busy road, catering to all types of commuters, offering them top quality food at a reasonable price point in a quick and friendly manner, making this a destination stop for all commuters.Main DutiesResponsible for the day to day operation of the hot & cold deli and the fresh food offering on site.Involvement in staff recruitment, training and development.Staff rostering to ensure adequate cover within pre-set labour targets.Operation of deli to meet pre-set food cost targets through staff training, portion control, waste control etc.Contribute to menu planning & development to ensure variety of choice.Ensure that pre-agreed menus are adhered to and planned for.Food ordering from approved suppliers to meet deli requirements.Stock control, dating and stock rotation.Waste control, recording and reduction.Ensure that fresh food offered for sale is well presented and of the highest quality at all times.Ensure that deli standards are maintained and improved to meet food safety and hygiene requirements.Ensure that daily HACCP record sheets are maintained according to requirements.Ensure that food safety operational requirements are maintained at all times.Manage and plan the internal cleaning programme to consistently meet QSC requirements.Personal RequirementsThe ideal candidate will possess the following attributes;Proven ability in the day to day management of a deli team.Proven ability in staff training, direction, development and delegation skills.Possess experience in running or managing a delicatessen or fresh food counter.Carvery Hot Lunch experience an advantage.Be able to demonstrate flair in fresh food merchandising & presentation.Possess excellent customer service skills.Proven track record in achieving agreed targets for labour, food costs and waste control.Have the ability to meet hygiene, HACCP and housekeeping requirements.How to apply:Please send an up-to-date CV along with Cover letter quoting the Job Title to [email protected], you may post it to Laura Flaherty, HR Department, Supermac’s Head Office, Ballybrit Business Park, Ballybrit, Co. GalwayDue to the large number of applicants, we will only be able to respond to the successful candidates.The Plaza Group is an equal opportunities employerSEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 17th February 2020 Facebook Previous articleBREAKING: St Patrick’s Day Parade CANCELLED in PortlaoiseNext articleNewstalk’s Bobby Kerr gets down to business in Laois next weekend LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic Twitter JOB VACANCY: Deli/Bakery manager in new Portlaoise Plaza Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp News Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Deli/Bakery manager in new Portlaoise Plaza Jobs Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival
Related Tags Blog: Could Covid-19 boost the US prepaid market? 04 MAR 2020 Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Twitter was the latest company caught in the crosshairs of Elliott Management, the intimidating activist investor which has shaken-up boardrooms across the telecoms and technology sectors in recent years.Backed by US billionaire Paul Singer, Elliott Management has built a formidable reputation for buying large stakes in companies across numerous sectors and then pushing aggressively for changes, whether through an overhaul of top management, a shake-up in strategy and, or indeed, a wider restructure.If that doesn’t quake the boots of suits in the industry, the hedge fund even took on an entire government. Type “Elliott Management, Argentina” into Google for that story.Its investment in Twitter, worth a reported $1 billion, is its most recent play in the broader tech industry and follows some notable battles it has instigated, as part of a longer-term strategy which unsurprisingly aims to increase the value of its initial outlays.Here, we run down five of Elliott Management’s recent high-profile, publicised, moves, explaining why the financial company is becoming a household name in tech.Twitter – investment: $1BIt emerged over the weekend Elliott Management had built up a 4 per cent stake in Twitter, putting it among the company’s top-ten shareholders. While it is unclear when it made the investments, Elliott Management wasted little time in ordering a shake-up, pushing for changes at the top, with the removal of high-profile CEO Jack Dorsey a priority.Financial Times reported Elliott Management took issue with the fact Dorsey simultaneously holds the CEO position at fintech company Square, in which he owns a considerably larger stake than in Twitter, perhaps an indication of where his true priorities might lie.As is common with its investments, Elliott Management’s broader goal is centered on improving Twitter’s overall financial performance.The social media company’s share price slipped by 6.2 per cent in the five years Dorsey has been at the helm.To put this into context, long-time rival Facebook’s share price soared 121 per cent over the same period, evidence CEO Mark Zuckerberg has seized on the social media advertising opportunity a lot better than Dorsey.While its financial performance is under scrutiny, there has also been criticism about Dorsey’s long-term commitment to Twitter, after he sent a tweet (what else) in 2019, outlining plans to move to Africa for six months to pursue other projects.Elliott Management’s impact on Twitter will become clearer at its AGM in May: the hedge fund has nominated four people to join the board.Before writing a tweet, every user sees the template message “What’s happening?” Well, in this case, Elliott Management really wants to know.SoftBank – stake: $2.5BNext up in the firing line is SoftBank. In February 2020, media reported Elliott Management had built a stake of 3 per cent, worth around $2.5 billion in the Japanese company.True to form, news of the investment was coupled with grumblings. Elliott Management is seeking changes, including a board shake-up, increased transparency over investments made under the tech Vision Fund and called on SoftBank to buy-back some of its $20 billion in stock.Indeed, SoftBank has suffered set-backs in recent times, and drawing fire from a disruptive force in Elliott Management is hardly welcome.It was forced to bail out office-sharing company WeWork following a failed attempt to go public, while other Vision Fund investments, including Uber, have fallen on stony ground.Elliott Management is, therefore, looking at ways for SoftBank to raise its value, while narrowing the discount between the value of its shares and its portfolio of holdings. It also wants more diversity on SoftBank’s board, which is currently all male.Shortly after holding meetings with the company, SoftBank acted, announcing it planned to borrow JPY500 billion ($4.7 billion) over two years to raise funds, putting up a 20 per cent stake in its mobile subsidiary as collateral.SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son also said he welcomes investor feedback and promised to take a more cautious approach.“I promise you I’ll start to be more careful and listen. My view doesn’t change, but my behaviour becomes a little more careful,” Reuters reported Son as stating.AT&T – stake: $3.2BThe US’ second-largest operator felt the company’s wrath in September 2019, after it sent a letter to AT&T’s top brass accusing it of a series of missteps, including a questionable M&A strategy.Elliott Management, which owns around a $3.2 billion stake in AT&T, specifically took issue with the acquisitions of DirecTV and Time Warner, calling for an immediate halt on its M&A activity while demanding it shed non-core assets, cut operational costs, reduce debt and increase shareholder dividend.AT&T’s mobile performance was not exempt from criticism, as Elliott Management highlighted the sums paid following a failed bid for T-Mobile US, which had helped its rival to become a major competitor. Elliott Management noted there was an opportunity to regain a lead with 5G, if a strategy is executed properly.A month later, AT&T responded, and it listened, issuing a statement with its Q3 2019 financials pledging not to make any headline acquisitions for three years and outlining plans to generate between $5 billion and $10 billion by monetising non-core assets, a goal it wants to achieve in 2020.AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said the operator had benefitted from its “engagement” with Elliott Management.I’d say that’s another win for the activist investor.Telecom Italia – stake: 9.4 per centWhere do we start with this one? In early 2018 it was revealed Elliott Management had been busy buying-up a stake in troubled operator Telecom Italia.Money talks, and Elliott Management certainly did. The hedge fund shortly after took aim at Vivendi, which had assumed control of Telecom Italia’s board in 2016 as its largest single shareholder at the time. Elliott Management blamed a slide in the operator’s share price and overall poor performance on the French group’s running of the company.The situation came to a head a few months later, as Elliott Management wrested control of Telecom Italia’s board away from Vivendi, with shareholders electing a majority of the investor’s nominated slate of directors.This escalated an already bitter battle between the main shareholders with the unrest contributing to CEO and chairman departures at Telecom Italia over the last two years.At the turn of 2019, Vivendi made a bid to withdraw several members of Telecom Italia’s board to regain control, but dramatically made a U-turn on its demands.Since then, there has been a period of relative peace between the two parties and even an agreement on a common strategy for the operator.Crucially, Elliott Management retains control of the board.Vodafone Group – stake: unknownIt remains unconfirmed if Elliott Management did end up taking a new stake in the UK-headquartered operator: if it did, it remained unusually quiet about the move.Trade news service Dealreporter reported Elliott Management had taken a “significant stake” in Vodafone Group in July 2018, sending the operator’s stock price soaring 4 per cent.At the time, Vodafone was in the midst of a restructure, having announced a few months earlier that long-term chief Vittorio Colao was leaving his post to be replaced by Nick Read.The company was also facing criticism for falling revenue, and struggles across major markets in Spain, India and the UK.Indeed, when Read assumed the role in October 2018, it was suggested an early showdown with Elliott Management could well be on the cards, if the activist investor followed the same aggressive strategy it did with Telecom Italia. 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Cameron February and son Justin from Athlone. June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, and it will strike a special chord with Cameron February, from Athlone, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 49. His journey started in 2011 when he noticed a fluid coming out of his left breast, after his son, Justin, 15, knocked his head against his chest. A year later, in 2012, he noticed a lump in the same breast. Mr February went for a biopsy in March that year, and the results came back negative. However, in May, he decided to have the lump removed at Melomed Hospital in Mitchell’s Plain, because it worried him.“The surgeon, however, did not remove the lump but removed fat under the nipple, and sent it for tests. The results came back and said I have 1.2 millimetres of cancer,” said Mr February. He was given a letter to take to Groote Schuur Hospital for treatment.“I was so shocked and devastated. I thought I would never see my son again. I felt like my life came to an end,” he said.On Monday May 28, he had his first breast scan to see how far the cancer had spread. He then consulted with his cousin, Marc Combrinck, who is a professor in neurology at Groote Schuur. Together with his colleague, Professor Eugene Panieri, the pair decided that it was best to have his left breast removed. About a week later, on Thursday June 7, Mr February underwent the procedure and started with chemotherapy on Monday July 2.“People say the chemotherapy will make you nauseous, but it didn’t make me nauseous at all. On the second session, however, my hair started falling out, and so I decided to shave it all off.”Later that year, in September, he went for another chemotherapy session and another in October.“I felt very weak, I was also going through a divorce at the time and was unemployed, but I had many people supporting me.”In November, Mr February started his radiation treatment, going every day for three weeks. He continued to go for check-ups every six months after that.“My hair started growing back in 2013, and I felt human again. My teeth, however, became very weak. One day, I bit on a chicken bone and my tooth cracked in half. I had to have a root canal done, but that didn’t last, so I went for an implant instead.”Mr February still goes for regular check-ups every six months and now enjoys yoga and transcendental meditation.“My message to men out there is to go and get tested if you notice anything is wrong. Don’t wait till the last minute. I know men don’t like to get tested. Don’t keep quiet about it either, talk to your partners about it. Know what is happening in your bodies.” In January this year, he started the Braveheart Foundation. The idea is to create cancer awareness among men and give them support, although he has yet to launch the foundation. Mr February’s last check-up will be in June next year. If all goes well, he will be cancer free for five years.