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I joined Roche in October 2015 and my first rotation was in Basel, working on a talent development project as a Roll-out Project Manager in Diagnostics division for 6 months. Within this project, I was involved in employer branding, recruitment and onboarding topics. Therefore I got to see Roche’s thorough focus on people development and investment into talent as well as how this process is connected to the overall strategy.
During my second rotation, I was based in Singapore, working as a Project Manager in Pharmaceuticals division for 7 months. My projects varied from employee engagement topics mainly focusing on the Global Employee Opinion Survey (GEOS), exit surveys and turnover topics in Asia Pacific (APAC) region, to the establishment of a new Shared Service Center (SSC) in Malaysia. It was very exciting to see the dynamics and work environment of this region. My development in APAC was continuous and challenges on daily basis thought me greatly.
My third and last rotation was for 11 months and based in San Francisco, working as an HR Business Partner in Genentech, a member of the Roche Group and headquarters for the Roche pharmaceuticals division in the US. Taking over an HRBP role for the very first time, I supported a commercial group that is around 250 employees. My role was to provide this group with any HR related assistance on topics like compensation, performance management, employee relations, staffing etc. I very much enjoyed being a partner to the group that has such a direct touch to patients’ lives.
In October 2017, I completed the HR Perspectives program and started to my post program role in Basel. I am working as a Talent Acquisition Expert and supporting both Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics divisions. Talent Acquisition has always been an area that I am interested in, working on I find it to be very rewarding topics like supporting the buildup of a new group in Diagnostics division, leading a global competitive intelligence project and actively doing recruitment and scouting for talents who share the same values with our organization and passion we have to serve the patients better.
My mentor and HR Perspectives program manager have been a great help, supporting me to find my next role at Roche and I am grateful for that. I am definitely looking forward to experience upcoming challenges and opportunities here!