Meet Rajesh Rajendran, Senior Consultant – Technical & Application at Roche Diagnostics India


Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Rajesh Rajendran, Senior Consultant – Technical & Application at Roche Professional Services based in Chennai which is the regional headquarters for Roche in South India. My family comprises of my 5 year old son Adidev Rajesh (in U.K.G-Chinmaya Vidyalaya) and my better half Dr.Nimisha currently pursuing her MDS in Periodontics.

I started my career as an Engineer in Nicholas Piramal India Ltd. from 2nd March, 1998 and joined Roche Diagnostics India on 3rd January, 2005 since its inception of the entire Diagnostic portfolio business in India.

I always dream big (Wish list is quite big...) and these dreams inspire me to work hard and achieve more in life. My hobbies include listening to music (Melodies), reading books, watching suspense/action thriller movies, etc.

Where did you study?

Completed my graduation (B.Tech - Bio-Medical Engineering) from Government Model Engineering College, Cochin in 1997.

What can you tell us about the location you work at?

I am based at the Regional Headquarters –Chennai of Roche Diagnostics India. I am working along with a team 42 employees cater to Technical and Application requirements of various Business Areas of Roche. I stay at a place Chinmaya Nagar which is 15 kms away from my office and I commute on a daily basis spending 3 hours (to and fro) in my car listening to music.

Chennai is one of the biggest industrial, commercial center and a major cultural, economic and educational center in South India which hosts a large number of cultural events. The urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs homes 9 million people making it the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the country and the 31st largest urban area in the world.

Why did you decide to join Roche?

Roche has the brand image of one among the largest healthcare companies in the world that focusses on Personalized Healthcare. Roche focusses on what needs to be delivered tomorrow so that every employee in Roche contributes towards building a better nation.

What is your current job?

Currently I am responsible for Technical and Application Services for South Region of Roche Diagnostics India. We are a team of 42 Employees in South and we are responsible for Installation and after sales service (Maintenance, Emergency Breakdowns) of various equipments sold by different Business Areas of Roche.

My day to day activities involves overall monitoring and management of the service activities which includes implementation of the Quality Management Systems, Interaction with Customers with respect to their queries on Services Issues, Internal Team Meetings, Combined Customer Visits, Mentoring the Team, Identifying the strengths of the Team Members and their Developmental plans etc…

What makes it such a great job?

Employee Friendly atmosphere, rewards & recognition, freedom in decision making, encouragement and support from my Business Head, a strong team in RPS-South that supports me under all circumstances  and last but not the least I LOVE & ENJOY WHAT I AM DOING.

Can you pick at least three of the attributes of Roche and explain in detail what they mean to you?

  • Work-Life Balance
    Apart from being a professional we do play the role of a Son, Husband, Father, Brother etc. in our personal life. To me work-life balance is to provide equal justice to all these roles in life and I strive to achieve the same (I understand this is the most difficult task…).
  • Respect
    Respect is one of the most important aspects in corporate and personal life. Directly or Indirectly I had learnt a lot from my boss in giving respect and getting respect in my corporate life and from my mother in personal life. I feel this makes us better human beings apart from being good professionals.
  • Development Opportunities
    Each and every employee looks for his development in any organization he works for. To me I understand that talent is always recognized and nurtured in Roche. Till date I have received 5 Awards in Roche. I had the privilege of attending short term Management Courses in MDI-Gurgaon, IIM-Bangalore, Nanyang University-Singapore, Outbound Development Programs and various Personality Development courses by experts organized by Roche.

Please complete the following sentence:

Roche is a great place to work because…. this is one such company that identifies the potential inside you and tells you that there are no boundaries for growth in professional/personal fronts.

How would you describe the people working here?

Every individual working here is talented and has unique qualities and willingness to support and help each other in crisis.

What would you advise job seekers who want to join us?

If you want to be a part of one of the topmost companies in the Diagnostic industry in India it’s never too late to apply in Roche. We have the right ambience, Quality products and we value our employees and their families.

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