BPO CGS Romania to hire 800 this year
The Romanian unit of business process outsourcing company Computer Generated Solutions (CGS) said it plans to hire 800 this year to meet growing demand for support services.Jobs will be available in CGS' support centres in Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu, Targu-Jiu, Miercurea-Ciuc, Constanta and Galati and remotely in cities where the company does not have offices, CGS said in a press release.
"We maintain our recruitment rate from recent years, of over 200 new employees per month and we hope to add about 800 new colleagues this year to our local team, which currently has 4,300 employees," CGS Romania country manager Vladimir Sterescu said.
"We have a substantially growing portfolio, many projects coming from U.S. companies active in healthcare, telecommunications and computer security, but we are also receiving more projects from existing companies, and this generates a need for expansion within our company."
According to Sterescu, hiring people to work in a 100% remote system had a positive impact on the business last year.
U.S.-based CGS has been present on the Romanian market since 2006. It provides services in 18 languages from support centres in seven cities.
CGS was founded in 1984 in New York and currently employs over 7,500 across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
The opening ceremony of ExxonMobil Üzletsegítő Központ Magyarország Kft.’s new office marked the perfect occasion for the company to announce an ambitious training program worth EUR 600,000 that will help staff gear up their digital skills. Up to 200 jobs will be created as part of the campaign, and future colleagues will be able to enjoy the benefits of one of the most modern and sustainable buildings in the Budapest region.
Texas-based ExxonMobil Corporation is one of the world’s largest multinational oil and gas corporations. Its Hungarian subsidiary, ExxonMobil Üzletsegítő Központ Magyarország Kft. has been operating since 2004 to perform accounting and tax advisory duties, and it is now the energy giant’s largest affiliate in Europe supporting its global operations in areas such as Commercial Operations, Finance, and Information Technology.
The company launches a 24-month Digital Innovation Program with the aim to improve digital skills of its employees and facilitate the strengthening of innovative corporate culture. Some 500 people will have the choice to participate in four types of training, namely Digital Skills, Transformation and Innovation, Technology and Tool as well as Digital Development.
ExxonMobil has now moved into a state of the art office complex called Pillar that has been awarded the LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Pillar is one of the most modern and sustainable offices in the Budapest region. Designed for collaboration, innovation and learning, it is meant to reflect ExxonMobil’s long-term commitment to its presence in Hungary and an enabler for a new way of working.
"ExxonMobil's Global Business Center in Budapest will be integral for the company to play a leading role in the Energy Transition, providing the resources and solutions that underpin modern life"- says Byung Kim, ExxonMobil Hungary's Lead Country Manager.
BMI Group, Europe’s roofing and waterproofing system expert, today announced its new Global Business Services (GBS) centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. The company expects to grow the centre in Lithuania by hiring over 150 specialists in the next year across Finance, HR, IT and Master Data Management.
With over 200 years of industrial heritage and experience, BMI Group brings together some of the industry’s most trusted brands, and is Europe’s largest manufacturer in the combined flat and pitched roofing market, with a significant presence in parts of Africa and Asia. The new team in Lithuania will be providing global business services to BMI Group teams across the world.
BMI Group is part of Standard Industries, which is a privately-held global industrial company with an ecosystem that spans holdings, technologies and investments as well as world-class building solutions, performance materials, real estate and next-generation solar technology.
“We aim to provide best-in-class services to our customers and other stakeholders. The BMI GBS team in Lithuania will be vital in strengthening our services,” said Arunas Linge, the newly-appointed Head of Global Business Services. “Our colleagues are what makes BMI special, so we aim to ensure that they feel satisfied, motivated, and have opportunities to keep on learning. BMI Group regularly organises development and training activities, sponsors training courses, and provides language learning opportunities.”
BMI Group aims to provide innovative active roof solutions from materials that absorb pollution to green roofs that provide gardens in urban environments. More information on BMI and its Lithuanian Monier and Icopal brands can be found on BMI’s website www.bmigroup.com/lt.
The country of Moldova has released an updated report about the BPO and Business Services sector - and underlines its importance to growing the sector in Moldova.
The 55-page report can be downloaded here.
Paul Bartley has been appointed by Baxter International Inc. Inc as the leader of Baxter Business Services. Paul brings over 15 years of experience in designing, building and operating shared service centers in the private & public sectors both domestically & globally.
He has led positions previously in Business Services in Philippines, Poland (Wroclaw; BD), and Texas.
NTT expands with new offices in Warsaw
Ghelamco has signed an agreement with NTT, one of the world’s IT market leaders. The organisation will occupy the 20th floor in the over 200-meter-high Warsaw UNIT skyscraper, benefiting from a total of 1,000 sqm of state-of-the-art office space. The tenant was supported in the transaction by Savills, which was also responsible for technical consultancy as well as project management and implementation.
“Hybrid work requires employers to adapt their offices to meet changing needs. In companies that follow this model, satisfaction levels among employees are significantly higher than in those that have approached the concept with scepticism. However, simply saying that 'from today we are working remotely' is not enough,” says Robert Makuch, Chief Financial Officer, Board member at NTT. “As a company providing remote working solutions, we know that combining ease of use with secure access to corporate resources can be a challenge. However, with experience in implementations in more than a dozen organisations, we know how to meet them, and we will use the best practices developed with clients ourselves when changing offices.
NTT Ltd. is a global provider of IT services and infrastructure. It works with partners around the world to achieve the best business results through intelligent solutions based on data analytics, remote collaboration and the latest cybersecurity products. NTT’s solutions enable companies to undergo digital transformation. Globally, it serves 80 percent of Fortune Global 100 companies to the extent of cloud computing, data center, contact center, remote collaboration or IT infrastructure implementations. In Poland, NTT cooperates with global Enterprise organisations, the Polish banking sector and the public sector.
The Technology and Software Development Competence Center devoted to Digital Payments will boost its growth in Katowice by recruiting new 40 skilled tech resources by the end of the year.
Next Digital, the new Joint Venture between Reply and Nexi Group, is an Innovation Competence Center fully dedicated to deliver high-quality Digital Payments Solutions to Nexi Group, opened its new offices in Katowice, confirming the ambitious and fascinating initiative that places the Silesian City at the center of its development and growth plan.
The new offices are a modern working space for all employees to innovate and to model new digital solutions where to host business partners and local stakeholders to gather and foster collaboration.
Launched in January 2022, Nexi Digital began its operations at the same time in Katowice and in Milan (Italy) bringing together the technological best practices and skills from both countries. Indeed, the Polish office is already a Center of Excellence for the delivery in Agile Methodology of high-quality software products dedicated to Digital Payments and eCommerce Digital Platforms. Nexi Digital goal is to invest in skills, establishing teams that can mix together tech leaders and young talents coming from local academic institutions.
“Nexi Digital represents an investment of Reply and Nexi Group, two Italian excellences at European level” say Alessandro Girelli and Alexandre Bove, the two CEOs of Nexi Digital, that add “We strongly believe in the existence of all the premises to generate value in Katowice. We opened an office in the city and we will collaborate with all its institutions and public administration, as well as with universities and schools to create a hub of excellence and innovate the Digital Payments Ecosystem.”
As ROCKWOOL Group grows, the ROCKWOOL Global Business Centre in Poznań is growing too - now also including Group Operations & Technology functions such as engineering and purchasing as well as R&D.
The world's leading stone wool manufacturer is growing and investing heavily in the digital tools and skills necessary to modernise its global factories. To succeed, ROCKWOOL has designated its Poznań office as a centre of excellence for many of those needed skills.
- Capturing our operational data, organising and understanding it, and using that information to improve and innovate is fundamental to the digital transformation of our factories. Together with our headquarters office in Denmark, Poznań is now at the centre of that effort and we are looking for the best candidates to help us drive this transformation across our global business - says Dorte Gram, Transition Manager, Group Operations & Technology.
To achieve this digital transformation, the Group Operations & Technology in ROCKWOOL is looking for people with a range of digital skills to join its teams in Poznań, including app developers, digital twin developers, data scientists, IT/OT lead architects, and senior project managers that can run large IT/OT implementation projects among others.
The ROCKWOOL Global Business Service Centre (RGBS) opened its new office in the Nowy Rynek district earlier this year. The current team includes 350 specialists with a goal to add 80 new hires by 2023.
The RGBS is not a "typical" service centre. Unlike others in Poland that typically handle accounting, administration and IT functions, employees at RGBS lead and support a variety of international projects critical to business.
These include engineers designing machines for ROCKWOOL stone wool factories around the world; software and IT specialists developing automation and mobile applications for the business and its customers; procurement specialists providing support for purchasing and tenders; graphic designers creating imagery, animations, and videos for global marketing campaigns; as well as experts in controlling, reporting, sales support, tax services and many more.
Silicon Valley’s HTEC Group to hire 1,000 in Romania after raising $140M for global expansion
Serbia-founded and U.S.-based technology services, consulting and software company HTEC Group is set to create up to 1000 jobs in four major cities in Romania – Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara and Iași, bringing cutting-edge technology and innovation to the region and opportunities for work on ground-breaking projects with world-leading companies.
The Silicon Valley-based company announced its commitment to providing exciting career opportunities, as the Romanian tech talent will be engaged to create disruptive digital products across industries, such as Healthcare and MedTech, HighTech, Transportation and Smart Mobility, Retail, FinTech and Banking, Media and Entertainment, GreenTech and Energy, LabTech and ScienceTech.
Founded in September 2008 in Belgrade by a small team and now headquartered in San Francisco, HTEC is a global company with offices in the USA, UK, Australia, Sweden, Netherlands, and development centers engaging over 1600 engineers across Southeast Europe, including Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and now Romania.
Guided by the Art of Possible motto, HTEC teams deliver engineering excellence across a full spectrum of services, from digital product design and development to sophisticated engineering across domains and technologies, including big data systems, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and platforms development, to robotics, custom devices and IoT. The HTEC team is made up of innovation enablers, creatives, thinkers and doers with a mission to help stakeholders define and execute their digital transformation strategies in an agile manner.
The dynamic HTEC team is growing fast and is always on the lookout for top talent across its global offices and development centres, averaging over 100 hires per month. In 2020, HTEC was recognized by LinkedIn as the fastest-growing company in SEE. The company is actively hiring professionals on all seniority levels in Romania —engineers, developers, project and product managers, designers, domain experts, business and HR consultants.
Enterprise-level software company Exadel is setting up a center of excellence and launching an intensive recruitment drive in Budapest, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Exadel says that it has made the move to Hungary because of available talented professionals and the ideal business environment. The U.S.-based company is no stranger to the region, with offices in Poland and Lithuania, among other locations in Eastern Europe.
Currently, the company specializes in IT services designed to support both small and large companies. Their expertise includes AI & machine learning, mobile development, quality assurance, and QA automation, UX & UI, product engineering, cloud development, devops digital, and content marketing. They also provide data privacy consulting programs and data consulting services.
The company is ISO/IEC 27001 certified and has established long-lasting relationships with leading companies across industries, including ABC Fitness, GHX, UBS, Verint, McKesson, Dun & Bradstreet, Pure Storage, NCP, Grothe Technology. Exadel has built business partnerships with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Adobe, Redhat, Armour Security, and OneTrust as well.
According to the press release, the company's main objective in Hungary is to create a center of excellence with the most talented tech experts available to serve its clients across global markets, particularly as Exadel has relocated some of its operations in Belarus and Russia to Budapest. In the long term, Exadel wants the Hungarian office to become a hub of expertise within the company where tech professionals develop innovative solutions.
The company is planning to hire 25 people by August and 50 by the end of the year. This number could double by the end of next year. The company is also looking forward to welcoming well-qualified workers who have had to flee their homes from Ukraine.
Eyal Zucker, managing partner of Exadel Hungary, described his vision for the growing branch, "Quality equals the right combination of expertise and communication, and our corporate culture follows this philosophy in every aspect. In Hungary, Exadel is still a startup with a family atmosphere, serving large international corporations with its unique IT solutions. We are familiar with both business models, so we know how to combine their advantages."
Zucker believes that the key to success is creating a positive work environment, and he views that as his responsibility as Exadel Hungary grows.
Exadel allows its employees to work fully online from home, enabling them to perform their jobs from anywhere. This gives them the flexibility to travel or move anywhere they’d like, as the company equips them with the latest technology to do so. In addition to freedom in choosing their location, Exadel also provides employees with a “traditional” working environment in the heart of Budapest. The company is leasing an office in the Roosevelt Building, where one-on-one meetings, team meetings, and team building events are organized on a regular basis.
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