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I started at Roche as a participant in the HR Perspective programme in the wintry month of January 2019 after completing my MBA. For this, I relocated from Nice in France to Basel in Switzerland. During my first assignment, I worked in the Global People Analytics team. The amount of people data available in Roche is enormous, and it becomes all the more important for Human Resources (HR) to make decisions supported by data, which is why there was a need to build a culture of data-driven decision making in HR. I was trusted with an important step towards this goal, which was building the People Analytics Academy, an evidence-based decision-making tool. I was in charge of the end to end life cycle of this project - from ideation to product design, development and communications. This assignment nudged me towards understanding how data can be used to create a hypothesis, zero in on a cause, and ultimately make an impactful decision.
In August 2019, I left Switzerland for my current adventure and relocated to the Pearl of the Orient-The Philippines.
Here, I am in charge of Talent Acquisition for Roche Pharma. I am also working on a global project on employer branding for Pharma. I started hiring for crucial positions from the beginning of the assignment, which allowed me to learn faster on the job. I am incredibly grateful to the leaders who displayed faith in me to take on a completely new and courageous role from the very start. I find myself in a very intellectually curious place right now as I am learning a ton about the pharmaceutical industry, the local health policies that shape them, and the business of Roche in particular in a country that has a huge unmet need. I am much in tune with Roche’s purpose of ‘doing now what patients need next’ because I get deep insights into access to healthcare which we are driving in the Philippines.
Currently, I am preparing to begin the next leg of my journey. My next assignment will be in Roche Diagnostics in the beautiful Rotkreuz (Switzerland), which houses all the central functions of Roche’s Diagnostics business. As an HR Business Partner, I hope to deepen my understanding of the business, sharpen my commercial acumen and provide a strong partnership to our teams.