Meet Nhu, Strategic Business Analyst at Roche
Tell us a bit about yourself
I joined Roche Pharma Vietnam in HCMC as a Strategic Business Analyst in January 2015. I have been working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 5 years. Prior to that, I spent 4 years as a researcher at an international market research company. This experience helped me build strong skills in understanding customers’ needs, fostering close relationship with key stakeholders and offering customer-oriented solutions, which are crucial to my current role as a strategic partner of the business.
I love experimenting with innovative approaches, and sharing experience with others. In my free time, I enjoy travelling with my family and friends, and exploring new places, foods, and cultures.
In which Roche location do you currently work and what can you tell us about that location as a work environment?
Our office is on the 26th floor of the highest building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It offers an amazing 360-degree view of the city. Many tourist attractions and recreation facilities are within walking distances. Once you step out of the building, you can immediately feel the vibes of a young and dynamic Asian city.
Why did you decide to join Roche and why at this location?
Roche’s reputation in oncology and its continuous innovation for patients are really inspiring. They are the key reasons why I joined the company. Moreover, I was also attracted to the company’s high ethical standards and integrity.
What is your current position at Roche?
I am currently a Strategic Business Analyst supporting 10 brands across our whole portfolio, covering both Oncology and Specialty Care. Working in a small affiliate like Roche Vietnam gives me this unique opportunity to look into so many different products, get a great overview of our whole business, and develop multitasking skills. What excites me every day is the diversity of tasks the role offers, and the fact that we are providing innovative healthcare solutions to thousands of patients in Vietnam.
How would you describe Roche as an employer?
As an employer, Roche offers exciting career opportunities and valuable employee development programs, which are very motivating to me. The company understands that engaged employees are key to achieving the highest results and delivering the greatest levels of innovation, hence our leaders really care about what makes working at Roche a rewarding experience for us. The company not only provides us with opportunities to learn new skills, grow in our roles, and interact with colleagues from other affiliates in APAC and in Global teams, but also recognizes our efforts and brings out the best in us. It is also great to see how Roche Vietnam really takes care of employees’ well-being by providing us with daily breakfast and fresh fruits, and good medical services. It shows that our core values of integrity, courage and passion have been built into our culture, and we live by them every day.
How would you describe the people working here?
At Roche Vietnam, I have great colleagues who are skilled and passionate, and working tirelessly for patients. By cultivating a culture of openness, Roche encourages everyone to grow their strengths, recognize and address their weaknesses, and strive to accomplish ambitious goals we’ve set for ourselves. Especially, my team inspires me every day to improve the quality of my work and better support our business partners.
How is your job connected to “doing now what patients need next”?
Roche is passionate about transforming patients’ lives, and so am I. I am really proud of what we do and how we do it. As a strategic business analyst, I ensure that all the brand teams get the most updated data and the most insightful analysis so that they can make better decisions, shape the treatment landscape in Vietnam and bring the best treatment option to as many patients as possible. I truly believe that together we are building a better future for our patients and our country.