During my assignments I learned about:
To kick off my HR Perspectives journey, I joined the Global HR for Finance team based in Basel, Switzerland. I have worked on developing an initiative that aims to enable and foster an accelerated development for diverse talents across the Finance organization. The second project took me all the way to Kuala Lumpur to work with local HR colleagues of the newly set up Shared Service Center on employee engagement and onboarding topics. It was fascinating to experience a “start-up setting” within an established organization such as Roche and how much it differs in terms of pace, priorities, and challenges.
My second assignment took me all the way to San Francisco where I worked as an HR Business Partner at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. I was partnering with groups of our Pharma Technical Development function which has been a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our Pharma operations and strengthen my business acumen. In my role, I supported business leaders and the wider organization by providing guidance on any people-related topics, thus contributing to making Roche a great place for employees to do their best work.
Most recently, I have completed my final assignment as a Talent Management Specialist working with the Diagnostics LATAM (Latin America) team and colleagues in the affiliates across the sub-region. My focus was on initiatives to strengthen our talent pipeline and enable impact-driven talent development. I was able to gain a deeper understanding of an emerging region and the opportunities and challenges present there, while also learning how to navigate and operate effectively in a cultural context very distinct from the one I grew up in.