In Global Procurement, our goal is to negotiate and deliver as much savings as possible. I strive to bring out the best in people by either driving transparency through some of the events I lead, connecting the dots with other teams, or by being a Scrum Master working on some strategic initiatives – resulting in a stronger team output – and pushing collaboration to ultimately get more to our patients faster.
The place to Work
Roche skims out candidates that follow a like-minded approach to our vision and values – courage, integrity and passion. Once you join, you’re immediately surrounded by this sea of individuals who fit this caliber of authenticity and intellectual curiosity. When I got hired, someone said: “You work for the Roche family now – we all have extraordinary and complex minds that get applied into producing something meaningful in the end.” I just thought: “WOW. I fit here.”
What I love about working here, is the culture of being a community. No one feels alone, even during this current pandemic. Within the local, or even global community, you always have access to either a colleague, mentor, coach to advise, or just someone who’s willing to listen.
Although I usually work from my home office space, the Mississauga Roche building houses approximately 1,200 employees from various global departments. It is very agile in terms of the internal office space design, and outside of being an office, it has an in-house gym with personal training programs, massage therapy booking options, a relaxation room with a book corner, and a fully staffed restaurant-esque catering service.