“Philip Morris” opens office in the country

Tobacco giant Philip Morris, who last year became the strategic partner of Tobacco Factory Prilep opens office in the country, finds eMagazin.

Through the company Philip Morris Skopje LLC since late last year, they are looking for managers in distribution, commerce, administration, trade, and financial analyst. They offer indefinite term of employment, and wages for some of the positions reach up to 1,000 euro gross. The announcement for these positions is open until January 20.

Earlier, in September last year, Philip Morris announced that it has opened logistics center for the storage and transportation of oriental tobacco in Western Greece, through which it purchases the oriental tobacco in Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria and send it in factories producing cigarettes in Europe and Russia.

The center will be located in the city of Agrinio in the former tobacco factory Papastros that already has adequate storage facilities for the storage of tobacco, and as major logistics hub for transporting tobacco will be used the port of Piraeus. Initial expectations are that through logistic center annually will pass about 15 thousand tons of tobacco.

As announced this month it should be formalized Strategic Partnership Agreement between Philip Morris and Tobacco Prilep, writes eMagazin.

According to General Director of Tobacco Prilep Aleksandar Dermendzhiev, the draft version of the agreement is complete, and expectations are that this year plant will have loss that will impair liquidity, and in 2015, the Company to enter into the positive.

Details of the agreement are kept secret.

The Tobacco Factory Prilep is the second largest production company for cigarettes in the country and holds 19 percent of the market; first place is reserved for Imperial Tobacco TKS Skopje with 61 percent of sales.

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