A word from our HR Director
Our HR project contributes to the company's internal and external growth objectives in the places in the world where we are present today: Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.
Our corporate culture is based on principles of autonomy, accountability, and diversity, to create the conditions for innovation, and satisfy our customers.
Our vision: we want to be a "responsible" employer who believes that sustainable performance depends on employee satisfaction.
Our mission: we want very concrete actions, which are part of our approach to Quality of Life at Work, to be implemented and lived on each plant, with an objective of operational performance.
Our promise: a Unither employee will be able to express themselves, act, and fully engage in the content of their work. They will be an actor of their own future in a company that will continue to grow.
Laurent DEMAGNEZ - Human Resources Director
At Unither, we don’t display our values, we want them to be lived. Our five core values are: trust, responsibility, respect, courage and innovation. These values express commitments we make to our clients and guide internal behaviors that are lived through our organizational and management model. Our customers expect Unither to provide innovative solutions, our response is a state of mind and behaviors that allow us to meet their expectations.
A strong identity for a collective commitment to a business project:
By building on the strength of a clearly stated employer identity, we want to unite the people who are already with us and attract all those who want to contribute to an inspiring business project. We consider employees’ motivation as an essential driver of our success. We believe that dialogue at all levels, with all stakeholders, is a necessary condition for success. We want everyone to be able to play their own role within the framework of the goals that have been identified. This requires the application of the principles of equality of opportunity, of equity to allow differences to exist – not equality – and recognition so that the results that are achieved are rewarded. It is therefore necessary to act in the short term through training and personal development programs, and to prepare the medium term through potential management programs so that the career projects of our employees serve the organizational changes and the growth of the company.
We want an innovative HR policy, adapted to our company, and we put digitalization at the service of the employee.
We believe in supporting people in their evolution. We give them the ability to express their ambition to expand or move to other roles, through formalized interviews or through publicized vacancies.
We believe that every employee should be able to express themselves on:
- The skills they want to acquire,
- The resources they need,
- Proposals that would allow them to maintain and improve their motivation.
We believe that skills are not only knowledge, but also behaviors that we must support and encourage.
Relationships with employees
We believe that perception is the first form of reality, so we ensure that several forms of expression, individual and collective, are expressed to allow us to measure our results and adapt our policy.
We are committed to respecting fundamental human rights, protecting employees’ personal data, health and safety in the work environment, preserving work and private life balance and fighting against all forms of discrimination. We must observe the results, wherever we are. We do not manage these areas solely through the regulatory requirements of each country, but also and above all as requirements of our own HR policy.
Employees’ place in organizational structures
Our organizational model is based on autonomy and accountability, on the contribution of people rather than guidelines, on a decentralized organization where delegation is implemented at all levels. Our organizations are based on the principle of “having the right person, in the right place, and at the right time,” and on the ability of our employees to collaborate.
I joined UNITHER Industries in Gannat in February 2008.
For more than 10 years, I have had the opportunity to see my skills and responsibilities evolve to contribute to the Group’s success.
I have held several positions in the methods, maintenance, engineering and production departments. And today I am a passionate Head of Operations.
Every day is a new challenge where all decisions and actions contribute to the achievement of the objectives and count for the future of the Gannat site.
Gannat’s difficult past and UNITHER DNA have forged reliable, dynamic and inventive teams.
Faced with the challenges of everyday life, we strive to remain united and maintain a good working atmosphere.
The UNITHER Group gives you the opportunity to grow with it and nothing is impossible.
I’m Ni Zeng, pharmacist and PhD as education background. My journey in Unither started in May 2012 which was my third year in France. During my master 2 training in AGEPS (AP-HP), I had the chance to get in touch with Marc Maury, scientific director of Unither for a R&D collaboration between Paris Descartes University, AP-HP and Unither, for which I strongly felt the ambition of Unither on innovation. After three years’ PhD, I was officially hired by Unither as development project manager, thanks to management’s trust, in 2017 I became general development manager China. My mission has been to establish the first footprint in China by founding a WOFE subsidiary, hiring people, developing business and also R&D projects. Today we have a motivated and dynamic team in Wuhan. Due to my 10 years’ living experience in France, my routing work is not only to manage local activities, but also to facilitate the intercultural communication, a good understanding is challenging but essential for an international growth.
Unither for me is the place to explore my potential and talent, the very open atmosphere and strong support on employee’s professional development allow me to keep learning, growing and bringing values to the company.
When I joined Unither in 2004, I thought I would stay there for 5 to 6 years to gain a first experience. Here I am in 2020 still at Unither, more motivated and invested in my work than ever.
After various operational functions in pharmaceutical development, (Development Engineer and Project Manager at two production sites, Head of Development and Head of Development and Validation of the Amiens site), Unither allowed me to move into a position of Group Development Project Manager in the Innovation and Development department. I went from industrialization to pharmaceutical design upstream.
Today my daily life is rich both technically by the diversity of activities – galenic, analytical, clinical and industrial – as by the management of interfaces – group factories – subcontractors, partners and health authorities – all in a multicultural environment.
Unither is a dynamic company that creates an environment conducive to change and new opportunities. It’s up to you to seize them!