Head of People & Culture - Diabetes Care Region International

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

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We are looking for a Head of People & Culture for Diabetes Care Region International to:

  • Proactively diagnose the organizational needs and lead the implementation and delivery of strategic people and culture projects that create value for the Diabetes Care business

  • Drive concepts and programmes that support talent and organizational development

  • Lead a networked People & Culture organization with the Creative Leadership mindset and VACC roles

  • Effectively demonstrate the People & Culture capabilities: Partnering Strategically, Embracing Agility, Driving Change, Generating People Insights

  • Drive agile transformations, working effectively in ambiguity to create and shape something new and impactful

  • Successfully navigate complex, multicultural and highly matrix environments

  • Bring strong functional expertise in Business Partnering

  • Influence and engage in and beyond the business partnering chapter

  • Demonstrate customer-centricity (incl. needs anticipation, cultural awareness, managing one’s response)

  • Hold end-to-end accountability (incl. big picture and impact understanding, engaging others to ensure a successful outcome)

  • Problem-solve (incl. active listening, critical thinking, process improvements)

  • Foster a growth mindset (incl. taking risks and experimenting, seeking new learning opportunities, asking and giving feedback)

  • Hold a breadth of experience across different business and geographic environments, with a preference on commercial experience

As a member of the Region International Leadership Team, reporting to the Head of People & Culture Diabetes Care and a dotted line to the Head of Region International Diabetes Care, you will provide Regional People & Culture practices for Commercial Operations for Diabetes Care Region International. To do so successfully, you will collaborate closely with People & Culture colleagues locally, regionally, globally and cross-functionally.

Diabetes Care Region International covers the largest geographic area for Roche Diabetes Care, carrying out business:

  • in more than 150 countries

  • across 4 continents: South America, Africa and Asia, Europe

  • in more than 25 legal entities with more than 1700 employees

  • representing around 50% of Diabetes Care Sales

The ideal candidate possesses the following experience and skills:

  • Significant experience in Business Partnering in a local or regional/global environment, with commercial affiliate experience; 

  • Strong commercial acumen

  • Full range of functional People & Culture skills and experience;

  • Experience as a line manager and as a member of a senior management team; 

  • Lived and worked in more than one country, open to an intercultural working environment; 

  • A hands-on, can-do mindset and approach

  • Fluent English essential; one additional language from a Diabetes Care Region International country desirable (e.g. Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic etc.)

  • Prepared to travel frequently, globally (up to 50%) 

You are a team player who is attracted to a fast-paced environment. You enjoy the role of a challenging partner to your clients and feel comfortable to push back and challenge the status quo. Your strong strategic thinking skills come combined with the ability to translate strategies into actionable plans, and you assume full responsibility to achieve the expected outcomes. Sound project management skills, a pragmatic approach and very good communication skills enable you to be effective in this role. 

If you are proud of contributing and feel you have the dedication to teamwork and innovation that we are seeking, then Roche is the organization for you. Every role at Roche plays a part in making a difference in patients’ lives. If you want to work in a hardworking team, make your mark & improve lives, apply now.

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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