New CEO at the world’s largest maker of specialty furniture and appliances, a move that has sparked a flurry of speculation on the company’s future, will face a new hiring opportunity Monday, as the firm opens a new job opening.
The job listing, posted on the website of the Chicago-based company’s Chicago office, states that the firm has a hiring manager in place for the next 12 weeks.
It also states that Mckinsons is in the process of “rethinking its strategic direction” and will be hiring a “chief operating officer.”
It did not offer details on the job.
The move comes at a time when the company is under scrutiny from regulators in both the U.S. and Europe, who are looking into Mckinesons’ finances and whether the company used an illegal loophole to dodge taxes.
Mckinisons, which has a $6.4 billion annual turnover, has faced scrutiny in the U, Europe and Canada over its handling of profits, which are now under scrutiny as a result of the probe into its tax affairs.
Earlier this year, a U.K. court found that the company had avoided taxes by paying nearly $200 million in U.N. sanctions to Russia in a way that would have violated tax law.
In April, the company was hit with a $8.6 million fine in Germany over its treatment of a former Russian businessman, Alexander P. Konovalov, who has alleged he was paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes by Mckinosons to help it win contracts.
In a statement at the time, Mckiniosons said it would be “committed to paying all taxes owed in Germany.”
A spokesman for the company said Monday that the new job posting would be made available “as soon as possible.”
He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Verge.
The hiring of a new chief operating officer comes after Mckinaons announced a deal with a new management team earlier this month, in which it will pay the former executive team of the company a total of $2.5 billion to leave, including $1.8 billion in severance pay.