Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, has announced plans to establish a global business services (GBS) centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. The company plans to hire approximately 200 people over the next three years for a new office that will support JM’s operations worldwide. It will be managed by Mariano Andrade Gonzalez who joins JM as GBS Director.
The new GBS office will serve as a central hub for activities across finance, IT, HR, and procurement – all aimed at streamlining operations and enhancing efficiency within JM. Within the HR domain, the office will oversee personnel management, recruitment, onboarding, and other functions, ensuring consistency, efficiency, and a standardised approach to HR practices across JM’s global operations.
Nick Cooper, GBS Programme Lead at JM said: “Our main criteria when selecting a new location is centred around talent availability and flexibility, and language capability. We visited a number of potential locations across Europe, but Lithuania stood out due to its multilingual talent pool and its reputation for attracting delivery centres and GBS hubs.”
As part of the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy, JM prioritises supporting educational initiatives that inspire students and young individuals to pursue careers in the technology sector. It will be looking to employ new graduates, as well as offering internship opportunities. JM will also allocate €60,000 to enhance social cohesion within local communities, such as two paid volunteering days a year for employees.
“By investing in these initiatives, we seek to make a positive impact, grow, and contribute to the development of a vibrant and inclusive society in Lithuania,” said Mariano Andrade Gonzalez, GBS Director at JM.
Elijus Čivilis, General Manager at Invest Lithuania, believes that Lithuanian talent will contribute to Johnson Matthey’s mission of catalysing the net zero transition.
“Skilled and driven, Lithuanian specialists have proven they are able to support operations of multinational companies like Johnson Matthey. I am sure that the new GBS centre will bolster the company’s global success and, in turn, its vision for a cleaner world.”
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