Aug 28, 2012

Biz Buzz: P500M nightclub


Businessman Amable Aguiluz, founder of AMA Computer University and a special envoy to the Arab Gulf states, probably holds the record for making the single-biggest investment in a stand-alone restaurant-bar in the metropolis after bringing in a Paris-born cosmopolitan nightclub franchise.

Buddha Bar Manila, which opened its doors last January at Aguiluz’s Picar Place development along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati, is the 27th in the international chain created by French (of Romanian descent) nightclub expert Raymond Visan and the biggest in the world.

With its 500-person seating capacity, it has enough room to serve Manila’s discerning crowd even during the peak Friday and Saturday nights. Its counterparts elsewhere in the world, such as the one in New York (which was even featured in a Sex and the City episode), are favorite watering holes of celebrities.

With its signature big floating Buddha, an elegant lounge at the ground floor, dining area at the second floor and an al fresco roofdeck lounge and live DJ playing its own music mix, Aguiluz had to fork out P500 million to build the place.

This signifies the commitment of the AMA group to the property market, says Danilo Jugno, general manager of AMA group’s property development arm Picar Development. According to the grapevine, the air-con system of the facility alone costs P40 million.

Is this just an icing on the cake to draw traffic to Picar’s flagship mixed-use complex in Makati? Jugno says it’s possible for Picar to recover its investment in about five years.

Eventually, Buddha Bar Manila will be surrounded by Picar’s high-rise projects such as the three-tower The Stratford Residences, which has yet to rise but is already featured in an ongoing exhibit at Eiffel Tower as among the tallest buildings in the world.—Doris C. Dumlao


Swift proposal

After recently buying the food-processing unit of Barrio Fiesta, Splash Corp. is considering another move to fast-track the growth of its food business. According to the grapevine, Splash has expressed preliminary interest to acquire the meat division of the Concepcion family’s RFM Corp. This meat division is not the publicly listed Swift Foods Inc., which produces and sells poultry products, namely live and dressed/processed chicken. It is a unit within RFM itself that produces the Swift-branded meat products like hotdog, luncheon meat, ham and bacon.

But industry sources said the discussions between Splash and RFM were still in the “exploratory” phase. RFM might be open to getting either a strategic partner for a joint venture or selling this business depending on how attractive the offer was, sources said. Given the recent interest in consumer businesses in the country (that allowed the Uytengsu family to unlock good value out of Alaska Milk, for instance), RFM seems open, but in no hurry, to make any decision. Also, other sources said there were other parties talking to the Concepcion family.—Doris C. Dumlao


SEC outsider, insider

It was only last month when President Aquino appointed the former head of SGV & Co. David Balangue as commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, replacing the recently retired Raul Palabrica.

A Biz Buzz source at the SEC informed us, however, that the man who used to head the country’s biggest and most prestigious auditing firm has yet to assume his post at the corporate regulator.

“In fact, he hasn’t been showing up at the SEC at all,” said one person familiar with the inner working of the agency.

This was confirmed by people who knew Balangue, who was supposedly nominated to the post by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima (himself a former top honcho at SGV). Balangue’s refusal to assume the SEC post— notwithstanding an official announcement made by Malacañang on his appointment by the President—comes as a surprise to some of his friends, given that his skills as a corporate auditor make him a good fit to be one of the leaders of the SEC.

If the wags are to be believed, however, Balangue prefers to be appointed to head the state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines, especially since the current DBP president, Francisco del Rosario Jr., is supposedly set to step down from his post come September 30.

Whatever the real motive is, people are hoping that Malacañang will, for a change, appoint an SEC insider to help boost efficiency at the corporate regulator. “Who knows the SEC better than an insider, right?” said our source.—Daxim L. Lucas



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Jollibee owner ventures into property dev’t


Fastfood chain magnate Tony Tan Caktiong and entrepreneur Edgar “Injap” Sia II have teamed up on the property development business that they envision to be one of the country’s biggest property developers by 2020.

The two have formed a joint venture firm, DoubleDragon Properties Corp., to venture into commercial, residential and even foray into public-private partnership (PPP) projects. Sia, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, said the upstart property company was also planning to debut on the Philippine Stock Exchange “when the right time comes.”

DoubleDragon was previously known as Injap Land Corp., which started in 2009 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sia’s holding company Injap Investments Inc. Recently, Tan Caktiong’s HoneyStar Holdings acquired 50 percent of the company, thus becoming an equal venture and renamed as such.

“I enjoy the journey of now jumpstarting and assembling DoubleDragon and setting a big dream for the company. It’s just like how it was eight years ago when Mang Inasal was starting out,” Sia said in an e-mail interview with the Inquirer.

Sia—who sold a 70-percent interest in the Mang Inasal grilled chicken chain to Tan Caktiong-led Jollibee Foods Corp. in 2010—also said a future listing for DoubleDragon would be a way to share the “company of the future” to other prospective stock investors.

Property development has always been a dream business for him, which was why he ventured into property development in 2009, Sia said. For now DoubleDragon’s projects and landholdings are in Iloilo and Roxas. “But we also intend to venture anywhere in the Philippines as the opportunity arises, for horizontal and vertical projects, both for commercial and residential developments, including retail commercial spaces and office spaces except condotel or hotel projects,” Sia said.

Sia’s group has interests in condotel and hotel projects under a separate company called Hotel of Asia Inc., formed in 2010 as a partnership among Injap Investments Inc., Oishi Liwayway Marketing Corp. and Steineil Development Corp.

Even prior to the entry of Tan Caktiong’s group as partner, Injap Land completed and fully sold the People’s Condominium project, the first condominium in Iloilo City within its first three years of operations. This year, DoubleDragon is set to complete its first horizontal project, the 111-unit First Homes Village in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. “Both projects gave us the experience and learn the ropes of property development and the experience will greatly equip us in our future bigger projects,” Sia said.

With the real estate industry in the Philippines at its peak and already dominated by the big players, Sia said the upstart DoubleDragon intended to initially work on pocket developments to accumulate more experience while bracing for new opportunities that might come along the way. “We also intend to position DoubleDragon ahead for the next cycle of a property development boom in the coming years,” Sia said.

While Sia and his siblings handle the management and provide the dynamism for Double Dragon, he said Tan Caktiong and his siblings would “bring in the wisdom and support given their [more than] 30 years of experience in successfully managing and professionalizing Jollibee.” He said another advantage was that the Jollibee Group owned several food brands and could create synergy in DoubleDragon development projects.

Initial investment in DoubleDragon is estimated at P500 million.

Sia said the name DoubleDragon came about as he, 35, and Tan Caktiong, 59, were both born in the Lunar Year of the Dragon. “And coincidentally, the DoubleDragon deal was also finalized this year, also a year of the Dragon. We are also both Capricorn. I and Tito Tony are also both born in the month of January. My father and my son are also born in the year of the Dragon,” he said.





Jollibee owner ventures into property dev’t

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Aug 24, 2012

CANADA JOBS


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Trade Sales Representativesnew

Akzo Nobel
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Saskatoon, SK

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Calgary, AB

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www.jobomas.com • 23 Aug 2012
Canada

Sales manager smerf - holiday inn toronto international airportnew

InterContinental Hotels Group
www.ichotelsgroup.com • 23 Aug 2012
Toronto, ON

Concierge - InterContinental Toronto Centrenew

InterContinental Hotels Group
www.ichotelsgroup.com • 23 Aug 2012
Toronto, ON

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InterContinental Hotels Group
www.ichotelsgroup.com • 23 Aug 2012
Montréal, QC

Area Manager - Montreal/Ottawanew

InterContinental Hotels Group
www.ichotelsgroup.com • 23 Aug 2012
Ottawa, ON

Sales Coordinator-Contract positionnew

InterContinental Hotels Group
www.ichotelsgroup.com • 23 Aug 2012
Toronto, ON

Regional Sales Director - Western Canadanew

InterContinental Hotels Group
www.ichotelsgroup.com • 23 Aug 2012
Toronto, ON

Manager, Finance and Operationsnew

U Toronto
www.utoronto.ca • 23 Aug 2012
Mississauga, ON

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Aug 17, 2012

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Aug 6, 2012

Career Opportunities: Admininstrative Assistant - Calgary, AB (14844)


Req Id 14844 - Posted 08/01/2012


Take your first steps towards an exciting career!   Join an innovative global organization where you can use your talents to the fullest! HAWORTH - a family owned company that values diversity and inclusion.  A global leader in the sustainable design and manufacture of organic workspaces.  We are leaders in office furniture and architectural interiors.  Join a company that values innovation, sustainability, and you!

We are currently looking for Administrative Assistant to work in our Calgary, AB facility.

The Role
Supports area sales effort by participating in developmental assignments and performing various administrative tasks to support area sales management and team; ensures office is properly maintained.

More about the Job
  • Requires current and continuing right to work in Canada without sponsorship.

Basic Qualifications
  • Associates degree in business.
  • Three years experience in an office support role.
OR
  • High school education or GED.
  • Five years experience in office an office support role.

Other Requirements
  • High prioritization skills to effectively manage tasks to complete within required timeframes.
  • PC and keyboard/mouse proficiency required, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) applications.
  • Working knowledge of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications based on various technologies (i.e. multimedia platforms and web-based presentation applications such as Flash and Prezi) preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail; strong proofreading skills.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, punctuation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

To be considered for this position the job seeker must meet all of the above requirement; the following qualifications are a plus:

  • Ability to filter and manipulate data in Excel.
  • Proficient in PowerPoint.


HAWORTH - where global perspective and a unique design point of view come together beautifully to create Organic Workspace® solutions.

 To apply for this job, and to learn more about the possibilities at Haworth, please visit our website at www.Haworth.com/Careers.


Please advise us if you require an accommodation at any time throughout our selection process.


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Aug 1, 2012

JOB SEEKERS- Agricultural Equipment Sales Directo


Job TitleAgricultural Equipment Sales Director
Date Posted5/25/2012
LocationWinnipeg, MB
Degree RequiredBS a plus but not require
Min Salary$120,000.00
Max Salary$130,000.00
Job TypeFull-Time Regular
Min Experience5 Years
Position IdEB-1516173304
Job Description
There is a currently an urgent need for a Sales Director with strongagricultural equipment sales experience to join a stable organization on afull-time basis.  This role is based in the Winnipeg, CAN Area and offers agreat benefits package, lucrative incentive program, relocation assistance and other outstanding perks.  

Job Description

  • Meet sales goals and targets
  • Direct activities of Territory Managers and distribution networks
  • O.E.M. Sales
  • Oversee Inside Sales Departments
  • Coordinate sales related activities with the responsible production plants


All candidates MUST have the following experiences to qualify for consideration

  • Please DO NOT APPLY unless you have at least 5 years of experience with the sales of agricultural equipment
  • deep sales management background is mandatory
  • Experienced in the spare parts business as well as interacting withservice departments
  • Accustomed to overseeing a territory that generates $30-$50 millionin revenue
  • Hunter” mentality is required in order to grow an expanding customer base

If interested and QUALIFIED, please send resume in Microsoft Word format to:  openpositions@etechhi.com

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Canada Jobs - Work Abroad: Bricklayer (Industrial, Commercial and Residential...

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