Roche Szolgáltató appoints P&C business partner lead

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Kristóf Zács has been appointed People & Culture (P&C) business partner lead at Roche Szolgáltató's Budapest service center, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Zács previously led change management in the establishment of regional business service centers (SSCs) in Africa and Asia before becoming head of HR at one of the world's leading premium beverage manufacturers and distributors.

"Kristóf joins us at the perfect time: the comprehensive overhaul of Roche's HR structure has seen our center take on even more complex, higher value-added responsibilities," said Martin Kikstein, managing director of the company's Budapest office, referring to the 150 new complex HR positions added this year.

He added that the change took place partly due to their continuing move away from the typical SSC (Shared Service Centre) structure and increasingly towards a GBS (Global Business Services) type of operation.

As part of the ongoing change, the Swiss pharmaceutical group's HR organization is being transformed into a global P&C department, making the group's operations more agile, innovative, and customer-focused, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

"Roche is definitely at the forefront of a comprehensive transformation of the HR function and I am very happy to be part of this forward-looking process," said Kristóf Zács.

He added that colleagues will be given the time and resources to focus on the tasks with the greatest added value, making a real, tangible difference to their partners, and ultimately to patients.

"The challenge ahead is to continue to be a key strategic partner in Roche's global organization," said the new HR head, whose responsibilities include supporting the implementation of the transformation and aligning the Budapest office with the international P&C transformation strategy.

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