On June 1, Ciech Services, a Shared Services Center for the CIECH Capital Group, will open its new office in Bydgoszcz. The office is located in the Arkada Business Park building, a modern office space in which 40 people will find employment in the initial phase, mainly specialists in the area of accounting and finance.
Recruitment processes are currently underway for existing vacancies, and in the future, the scale of operations of the new company located in Bydgoszcz may increase.
The new investment of CIECH in Bydgoszcz was created in cooperation with the City of Bydgoszcz and the Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency (BARR).
Establishment of CIECH Services results from the strategy of the CIECH Group and changes in the division of competences between individual business areas. In line with this concept, the CIECH Group has decided to centralize the support functions within CIECH Services, which will perform the role of a shared services center. Selected support function services, such as accounting and financial services, will be provided from Bydgoszcz.
"When creating the shared services center for the CIECH Group, we considered several locations. The choice was determined by the strong advantages of Bydgoszcz, incl. availability of staff, academic background and a business-friendly environment. The issues related to the location and network of roads are also important, as well as the fact that we have very good experience resulting from the operation of CIECH Pianki in Bydgoszcz", says Rafał Czubiński, President of the Management Board of CIECH Services and Managing Director at CIECH S.A.
According to the EY report ["Impact of the CIECH Group on the Polish economy, with particular emphasis on the industrial sector"], in 2018 the direct, indirect and induced effects of the CIECH Group's operations generated PLN 46 million of added value in the Bydgoszcz poviat, over 200 jobs and approx. PLN 2 million of revenues to local government budgets. Thanks to the location of a new office in Bydgoszcz, this positive impact may increase even more.
"Congratulations on the next stage of development of the CIECH Group. I am glad that the company notices and uses the economic advantages of our city, which include, among others a good business climate, human capital and the availability of modern office space. Professional support provided to investors by the Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency is also important. I hope that Bydgoszcz and the Arkada Business Park office space, which you have chosen to create your first Shared Services Center, will be a favorable environment for the effective implementation of the ambitious vision of the further development of the CIECH Group", says Rafał Bruski, Mayor of Bydgoszcz.
Braun to open in Poznan: F&A, HR, and IT
A new company from the modern services sector will appear on the Poznań market soon. The B. Braun is one of the world-leading providers and manufacturers of solutions for the healthcare industry. The company has already gotten a factory in Nowy Tomyśl, while in Poznań it will run the European competence center responsible for the areas of finance, HR and IT.
The team of the B. Braun Business Services entity will be responsible for the digital transformation of the B. Braun concern. Solutions developed in Poznan ensure company's operation in the long-term perspective. Every service provided by the B. Braun company combines the knowledge and the skills, deep understanding of the clients' needs and a vast experience gained since 1839. Due to the constantly growing portfolio of the effective solutions implemented in the field of the healthcare, the B. Braun contributes to the protection and the recovery of the people's health.
- We are glad to welcome the next investor from the modern services sector on the Poznań market. Although there is a rough time for the economy, Poznań remains an attractive location for the companies which need highly qualified employees - highlights Katja Lożina, Head of the Investor Relations Department.
There are Aesculap Chifa with its headquarter in Nowy Tomyśl, the Foundation Academy Aesculap and the hospital Ortopedicum in Kraków, which operate within the business group in Poland. The company employs about 2000 people in Poland. The factory in Nowy Tomyśl produces cardiology kits and medical instruments of the world-class quality, which are used in all chirurgic branches.
Currently the B. Braun Business Services is taking final decision in terms of the placement of the Poznań office in order to offer its future employees the favorable place and conditions to the growth of the creativity, the enthusiasm and the teamwork spirit.
Nippon Seiki to expand Gdansk office
The Nippon Seiki office in Gdańsk is also planning to expand. In order to meet the increased needs of the European market, the centre will create new positions in engineering as well as in administration. The Gdańsk team will play an increasingly important role in the development of future Nippon Seiki products that may also be manufactured in Poland, Ms Gronowska says. “We want to continue to add more enthusiastic and capable resources to our existing highly experienced team so that we may continue to support the rising customer demands for our exciting and stimulating products. The investment we are making in Poland is one important part of our plans across the globe.”
This vision hinges not only on the triad: talent pool - infrastructure - location but also on cultural proximity. “Japanese culture is actually very close to Polish culture,” concludes Ms Gronowska. “And we are, of course, cost competitive and have a stable economic and political situation.” These and other benefits are a magnet for international investors. Close relationship with Scandinavian companies, for which CEE is a nearshore destination, is just an example. This ecosystem is favourable to forming new, convenient international partnerships and strengthening the existing community.
May 26th, 2021
Westinghouse Electric Company will establish a world-class global shared service center in Krakow. In the first phase, the center will employ approximately 150 highly skilled workers in a variety of functions to support Westinghouse’s global organization.
“Westinghouse is in a good position to help Poland achieve energy targets through domestic investment in nuclear technology. ” Patrick Flagman.. “High-quality domestic talent has expanded a diverse team of more than 9,000 employees worldwide to Westinghouse. While being a viable energy industry, it leverages Poland’s capabilities in other parts of the world. ”
The announcement of the Shared Services Center comes shortly after a series of milestones that strengthen Westinghouse’s commitment. This includes the conclusion of intergovernmental agreements for the implementation of the national nuclear program, and with Mr. Fragman Poland’s Secretary of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Strategic Energy Infrastructure Envoy Piotr Naimski.
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Delete / Kagool, the award-winning UK Digital Agency and Sitecore Platinum Partner, today announces the appointment of Goda Sniokaite as Regional Director in Europe as part of the agency’s ambitious growth plans.
Goda will be leading the company’s European expansion from its new offices in Vilnius, Lithuania, as the agency continues to increase its position as market leaders in customer-led experience strategy and Digital Experience Platforms (DXPs).
Reporting directly to the Group CEO, Dan Berry, Goda will be based in the company’s new Vilnius office, initially focused on establishing and scaling in-country presence and company culture as well as business development in the wider region.
Goda brings impressive experience, having worked at Barclays, IBM, DXC and most recently as In Country Manager for Lithuania at Macaw.
Commenting on her arrival Goda said:
“I am absolutely delighted to become part of the Delete/Kagool team. During my initial talks with Dan, I was impressed with the ambition and attitude towards the agency’s growth and future strategy whilst keeping focused on people and the core values of the company. We are kicking off with the Vilnius office setup now and I’m thrilled about it. A very exciting time ahead!”
Commenting on the appointment, Group CEO, Dan Berry said:
“We are delighted to be opening our new office in Vilnius and equally thrilled that Goda will be joining us to spearhead our regional growth. It’s an exciting time full of opportunity and innovation as we adapt to the new normal. Goda brings impressive experience and will help us continue to scale with our clients across Europe as we help them deliver on their customer promises.”
“We are thrilled to see that the fast growing Tech community and highly skilled talent in Lithuania continues to attract such high-growth and ambitious companies as Delete / Kagool from London. We are confident that they will be a great addition and complement the thriving tech scene in the digital marketing world in Lithuania”, says Gediminas Koryzna, Acting General Manager of Invest Lithuania.
Delete/Kagool is an award-winning, independent digital agency of more than 160 specialists. We unify the real and digital worlds by creating great experiences that matter to people in their daily lives. We offer a seamless blend of product, technology and performance services. Our specialist teams work in unity with our clients to deliver digital change at scale. We are famous for our work with leading brands including The Open, Biffa, Barratt Homes, Welsh Water and Southampton FC.
To arrange an interview with Goda or Dan, or for more information about our services and global growth plans please contact Miranda Glover, Group Head of Marketing at email@example.com
LKQ Europe is opening a new Innovation and Service Centre in Katowice in mid-2021. The new centre in Poland will act as a catalyst for the company’s innovation and digitalisation strategy. This centre will enable LKQ Europe to offer innovative digital products and solutions to its customers while strengthening cost competitiveness and process efficiencies. A LKQ digital team in Poland will soon start creating an innovative digital hub to develop European-wide solutions for a state-of-the-art customer experience. LKQ’s team members throughout Europe will drive forward the company’s digital agenda and enable digitalisation and innovation.
From this year on, digital, IT and administrative operations will be also carried out by LKQ experts in Katowice. In the medium term, the site will have approximately 200–250 employees. The recruitment process started in April 2021.
“The establishment of the Innovation and Service Centre in Katowice will boost LKQ Europe’s innovation and digitalisation strategy. The city of Katowice offers an outstanding infrastructure and international talent. I am delighted that LKQ will be part of Katowice’s success story. We are seeking the most qualified people and offer them an international working atmosphere and a unique business experience to support our customers across Europe, today and in the future,” said Arnd Franz, CEO of LKQ Europe.
“We are very pleased that LKQ chose the city of Katowice for their new Innovation and Service Center and that our city gained another strong corporate partner that is committed to investing in our city and community. The company’s choice has confirmed our strong position as a center for modern business services. This decision was motivated by the access to professionals, our growing office market and by the fact that the city is easily accessible by plane, road and train. The presence of another well-known brand in Katowice will reinforce the city’s position on the investment map of Europe,” said Marcin Krupa, Katowice City Mayor.
Katowice – a city that is transforming from an industrial past to a digital future – offers a highly attractive working environment for digital natives and highly qualified employees. The LKQ Innovation and Service Center will be located centrally in the downtown district of Katowice, a vibrant spot that will support LKQ’s dynamic development and business performance as a market leader in innovation and new technologies. The Katowice facility comes in addition to LKQ’s already very successful established operations in Bangalore, India. With Katowice and Bangalore, LKQ will be able to develop future technologies for even more innovative services for its customers.
The most innovative projects in the business services industry were awarded at the ABSL Romania Awards Gala, 24 May.
ABSL (The Association of Business Service Leaders in Romania) awarded the most relevant projects in the business services industry. The event, in its 6th edition, took place online.
The most valuable projects carried out by companies in several categories (such as innovation, business excellence, CSR, colleague of the year), were judged and presented to the audience.
"Fortunately, our industry was perhaps the best prepared for isolation. The very term of outsourcing says this intrinsically, as it consists of activities that are done, by definition, remotely. However, 2020 brought many challenges to the companies in the industry, in areas such as project and team management, teamwork, ensuring continuity of services from the very first days of the pandemic and delivering them at the highest level to customers all around the world, as well as the recruitment process. Last year took to the next level the attention that companies pay to employees, their families and the community. It also gave a push to digitalization, process automation and innovation, as proven by the projects entered in the competition", says Ciprian Dan, President of ABSL.
The winners of this edition are:
The Business Leaders in Business Excellence category, which seeks to recognize the highest productivity and significant improvement in results, was won by Deutsche Bank Global Technology, followed by Wipro Technologies and Microsoft Romania, in the second 2nd and 3rd places.
Deutsche Bank Global Technology won thanks to its eAuction project, a tool developed by the company's Procurement Team. This software allows suppliers of goods and services to compete online, in real time and to provide best prices for goods and services.
The Business Leaders in Business Innovation category focuses on rewarding the development of innovative solutions, the most important feature of the business services industry. The winning company is Hewlett Packard Enterprise, followed by Deutsche Telekom Services Europe Romania and Wipro Technologies in the 2nd position and Goodyear Operation Romania in the 3rd.
The Edge-to-Office project, developed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is a new program which boldly reimagines the way teammates work. It’s a different take on hybrid work – one designed to emphasize that team members are connected no matter where their workplace is located, as they are united by the DNA of the company that has as central points organizational culture, goals and customers.
The relation with customers and partners has been the biggest challenge throughout the pandemic, because it often involved major changes in the way we organize or interact. The Business Leaders in Customer Experience category rewards the best solutions found by companies in improving services and customer relations. This year, the first place is won by two companies - Microsoft Romania and Wipro Technologies. The second place went to Societe Generale Global Solution Center and the 3rd place to Allianz Partners Bucharest.
During the state of emergency, Microsoft Romania has developed for the Regina Maria Health Network the first virtual clinic for online consultations. The project was developed in a record time of only 10 days.
Wipro Technologies developed the Moses project for one of its largest customers. The project improves the billing system by automating and redesigning processes, thus increasing efficiency and reducing the number of people leaving the company.
The Business Leaders in CSR category was won by Societe Generale Global Solution Center, the 2nd place went to Deloitte Regional Audit Delivery Center and the 3rd place to Deutsche Bank Global Technology.
Code Hero, the winning project developed by Societe Generale Global Solution Center, helps 2,000 children between the ages of 9 and 13 in rural areas or small towns develop digital skills, programming and the so-called "soft skills" (financial education, public speaking, how to make a good presentation etc) so that they later have an increased chance of finding a job.
The Business Leaders in Talent Development & Education category was won this year by Deloitte Regional Audit Delivery Center and by Eucom Business Language. The 2nd place went to Genpact and the 3rd place went to Teleperformance Romania.
The Onboarding program, developed by the Deloitte Regional Audit Delivery Center, is dedicated to juniors hired through online recruitment and involves four-week online trainings that develop technical and teamwork skills.
#LearningMustGoOn is the project developed by Eucom Business Language. The project consists of monthly meetings in which Personal Development and business books are presented, and many of the most important ideas encountered and discussed during these meetings, including with the authors of these books, are turned into action points to be later implemented
Valentina Ponorache of Hewlett Packard Enterprise won the Collegue of the Year category. This category aims to appreciate those people who are distinguished by the attitude and energy they bring to the team, who volunteer and are mentors and who have strong personal values.
The jury of this gala consists of representatives of the industry and of the business world:
Georgiana Andrei – Corporate Sales Director | Regina Maria The Heatlth Network
Elena Ardelean - Dealer Business Manager Central Europe | Steelcase Inc.
Bogdana Buhos - Director | PWC
Maria Florea - Key Client Director | JLL Romania
Aura Luca – Executive Vice President Operations Hungary and Romania, Skanska Commercial Development Europe
Cătălin Micu – Partener | Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners
Mihaela Perianu - Managing Partner | Dale Carnegie Romania
Andreia Stanciu - Head of ACCA - South-Eastern Europe
Mădălina Vilau - Managing Director | Marketing Insiders
The Association of Business Service Leaders in Romania is the most important organization representing the business services sector, gathering in its composition the most important companies in the market that carry out their activity in fields such as Shared Services Center (SSC), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Research and Development (R&D).
The role of ABSL Romania is to support the expansion of the Business Services sector and its transformation into an important vector of Romania's economic growth. The association achieves its goals by facilitating the collaboration of key players, engaging authorities, and interest groups in developing key operational aspects of the industry.
ABSL Romania includes both local and multinational companies, regional and global leaders as well such as: ACCA, Accenture Services, AECOM, Allianz Worldwide Partners, APT Prohuman, Bosch Service Solutions, Be Think Solve Execute, British American Tobacco, Brightway, Carestream Dental, Cegeka Romania, Conduent, Connect44, Colt Technology Services, CWS Business Global Services, Datanet System Software, DB Schenker, DB Global Technologies, Deloitte Audit, Deutsche Telekom Services Europe, DXC Technology, Ernst & Young, Eucom Business Language, Euromaster Tyres & Services, EXL Service, Genpact, Global Remote Services, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations Romania, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP Inc. Romania, Huawei, Kellogg’s Global Business Services, KMG Rompetrol, InterGlobe Technologies, Luxoft Professional Romania, Linde Global Services, Majorel, Mercedes Benz, Microfocus, Microsoft Romania, Michelin Business Services, Molson Coors, Mood Media, Office Depot Service Center, OMV Petrom Global Solutions, Optima Solutions Services, PwC Romania, Process Solutions, Procter&Gamble Marketing Romania, Randstad, Renault Business Services, Rinf Tech, Samsung SSCE, SCC Services Romania, Selir, Sia Group, Societe Generale Global Solution Centre, Stefanini Romania, Suvoda Software, TDCX Romania, Teleperformance, TELUS International, Total Global Services, TotalSoft, UniCredit Services, Valoris Center, Veeam Software, Vertiv Romania, Visma Software, Vodafone Shared Services Romania, Waters Corporation, Webhelp, Wipro Technologies and WNS Global Services Romania.
Also, COS, Dale Carnegie, JLL, Regina Maria, SKANSKA, Steelcase and Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners support ABSL as the association’s strategic partners. For more information: www.absl.ro
Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced plans to establish an international business services hub in Warsaw, Poland, as the Company continues to build out a global infrastructure. The Moderna International Business Services (MIBS) Center complements the six commercial legal entities that have already been established across Europe.
The MIBS Center will serve Moderna’s growing international business by providing critical functions, including finance, pharmacovigilance, human resources and digital services. The Center is expected to employ approximately 160 staff when fully operational. Moderna plans to start Center operations in the third quarter of this year.
“We’re delighted to be expanding our footprint in Europe,” said Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer of Moderna. “Warsaw is a compelling location for this global business services hub given its access to talent, costs of operations, business climate and infrastructure quality.”
The MIBS Center will provide new capabilities and capacity to help meet the growing demand of Moderna’s global business operations. Additionally, it will play a key role in providing business insights while improving, simplifying, and standardizing processes.
Top tax and legal considerations for employers from changes to the work model
Wednesday 26 May, 12:00 - 13:15 CET
On behalf of ASPIRE, I am pleased to invite you to the first in a series of sessions to help prepare for anticipated changes to our working lives post-COVID.
On this occasion we have partnered with associate member PwC to explore top tax and legal considerations with regard to Employers and Employees, including recently announced government proposals.
Please note the session will be conducted in English.
Participation is free of charge.
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To register please click on the link below (not later than noon on Tuesday 25 May).
2. NEW WORK MODELS
The session will be facilitated by colleagues from PwC.
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