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Tatiana Ovsyannikova

Local HR Services Manager, MEE and MEA

Tatiana's Story

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I don’t need a separate development plan as my goals are challenging and stretch me enough to have ‘on the job’ learning and development every single day.

Tatjana Ovsyannikova

What is your current role?

"I am Local HR Services manager responsible for the MEE and MEA regions.I am also a Global process manager – which sounds boring, but inreality, it is an interesting task Another aspect of my work is projectmanagement: I lead global projects transitioning certain services intoGSD (like ITM or Onboarding)."

What do you like most about your position?

"The fact that I combine several roles allows me to have diverseexperiences, learn new processes and tools and increases my networkwithin SAP. I often think that I don’t need a separate development planas my goals are challenging and stretch me enough to have ‘on the job’learning and development every single day."

What do you like most about working in GSD?

"First of all, I must say that very few companies in the world have such a mature Shared Service Center. So for those who work in the SSC, this is a unique chance to learn and understand how such a huge global company functions. Globalization and standardization are definitely strategic directions for many companies globally and SAP is ahead of many of them. For me personally, I feel very lucky that I can be here in Prague and be part of this big and professional SSC team.

Secondly, GSD gives us a great opportunity to look at processes and deliverables from a GLOBAL perspective. In my previous role as a HR BP, I was focused more on the local business needs and local specifics. Now I can look at things from a different perspective and combine my local and global experience to reach the best results.Also, I had great chance to work in different countries (Russia, Germany, and the Czech Republic) which was exciting... and challenging a bit as well as we travel with the family."

What inspires you at work?

"My family is my heart and my life I have very reliable husband and 2 kids of 5 and 9 years old. I see how quickly they grow (also personally) while experiencing different cultures, languages and traditions. How open they are to the change. My daughter now speaks 3 languages fluently (Russian, English and German) and is learning Czech now.

Strong and professional LHRS team across whole EMEA inspires me at work. The importance of trust cannot be underestimated!

I would like to use this opportunity to thank my peer colleagues, Carolin Mahn, and also to the whole LHRS management team for the warm welcome and for sharing the knowledge."

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting their career in GSD?

"Be open and raise your hand. There are so many chances for learning, development and career growth in GSD. We are on a growth side which is always great."

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