A senior HR professional with international experience and a proven ability to implement change in complex and cross cultural environments, Valentina has lived and worked various countries, speaking and working in English and French. She is a subject matter expert in Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, SIRH implementation (SAP), Diversity, Mobility, Leadership development.
Human Resources Leadership
Launched well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.
Mentored and coached employees resulting in a 12% increase in productivity.
Regional HR Senior Manager January 2006 to July 2015KPMG Europe, Middle East &Africa － Paris
This role required partnering with the business to develop and execute a high performance people strategy that is aligned to the growth strategy, working with HR leaders in more than 100 countries, adapting the global strategy to meet the national needs and driving a culture of best practice and innovation through cross border solutions and projects Key achievements: Managed the Organisational Engagement programme in EMA and our Global People Survey; evaluating EMA results and developing effective engagement plans Gained a reputation as highly effective technology expert, managing several HR technology deployment projects Being part of the global working team, contributed to the blueprinting and design for SAP based Performance Management and 360 feedback global system; Managed the testing, training and deployment of the new performance development system across Europe, Middle East, Africa member firms (100 plus countries in 18 months) Developed EMA wide diversity strategy, helping countries setting objectives and monitoring their progress in integrating diversity in their overall business strategy Conducted a regional Diversity Assessment of 42 EMA member firms and produced a high level summary report which informed the new global diversity direction of our global firm Delivered people appraisal & talent management methodologies promoting a high performance culture Conducted a Talent engagement study on HR best practices with the company's global clients; Designed, developed and managed talent management programs including stakeholder engagement Performed regular HR Performance Reviews across EMA region, continuously reviewing/improving processes to ensure results meet stakeholder needs recommending improvements and following up on progress with the respective member firms Coordinated & participated in regional & global strategy meetings; driving & managing virtual teams and projects.
Head of HR January 2003 to January 2006KPMG Central and Eastern Europe
Slovakia, Bratislava then Hungary, Budapest Overall responsibility for designing and executing People, performance & culture strategy for the CEE region (18 countries) Key achievements: Defined, standardised and aligned corporate HR policies, procedures and regulatory frameworks across the CEE region to improve quality and efficiency standards; budget manager for regional staff recruitment, remuneration, training, development needs; Led & implemented KPMG's global people initiatives: Values, Employer of Choice; Global mobility; Global Performance Management system, Employee Engagement programme; Developed and conducted Talent Assessment centers for leadership roles Designed and introduced 360 Degree-Feedback tool for management roles within the region Provided training and guidelines to Performance Managers in CEE Region in using the new global competencies framework and conducting performance reviews; Supported implementation of a regional policy for linking promotion and compensation decisions to the performance management system;.
HR Project Manager January 2002 to January 2003KPMG International
Coordinated the implementation of the new global performance management process across 75 member firms in EMA and Asia Pacific.
Delivered expert training and presentations in all countries rolling out the new global performance management process.
Human Resources Manager January 1996 to January 2002KPMG Romania
Managed a team of 4 HR professionals and provided a full range of human resources services to line and top management for a company of 400 employees.
Recruitment: ensured the efficient recruitment of suitable and sufficient staff to meet vacancies identified by line management; organize campus presentations and recruitment events; Compensation and Benefits: managed compensation program and monitored the performance based reward system; Counseling & Appraisal: advised and helped line managers in developing appraisal procedures and related competencies; Training & Development: developed and co-ordinated the adequate training programme, monitored training budget, advised line managers on the most appropriate training and development activities for their teams; acted as trainer for soft skills courses HR Consulting : provided employment regulations advice for their local and expatriate staff, search and selection activities; set -up the HR function and establish HR policies and procedures.
SHRM - Senior Certified HR Professional , SHRM, USA 2015 Global Professional HR (GPHR), HR Management Professional (HRMP) Certifications, HRCI, USA 2005, 2013 Human Capital Strategist (HCS) Certification, Human Capital Institute, USA 2010 Business Strategy for Human Resource Leaders, INSEAD, France 2010 Advanced Program in HR Management : 2009UCLA Anderson School of ManagementUSA
2006Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)UKMember of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), USA
BA : Political Sciences, 2003French Stream Bucharest UniversityPolitical Sciences
Benefits, budget, business strategy, Consulting, Counseling, clients, designing, direction, driving, Human Resource, human resources, HR, Human Resources Management, innovation, leadership, managing, meetings, Performance Reviews, Performance Management, policies, presentations, improving processes, progress, promotion, quality, Recruitment, SAP, Strategist, strategy, trainer
Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
French Stream Bucharest University
Job Titles Held:
Regional HR Senior Manager
Head of HR
HR Project Manager
Human Resources Manager
SHRM - Senior Certified HR Professional , SHRM, USA 2015 Global Professional HR (GPHR), HR Management Professional (HRMP) Certifications, HRCI, USA 2005, 2013 Human Capital Strategist (HCS) Certification, Human Capital Institute, USA 2010 Business Strategy for Human Resource Leaders, INSEAD, France 2010 Advanced Program in HR Management : 2009 2006 BA : Political Sciences , 2003
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