Tiffany Duscher, Senior Global Talent, L&D Manager at IWC. From the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore to the Swiss Alps and lakes in Switzerland, Tiffany’s journey has been a learning and growing experience. She believes that you don’t have to be great to start, but you need to start to become great! Be smart and agile to inspire, learn, grow and innovate.
My journey within Richemont started more than 6 years ago… I decided to join the Swiss market and embrace a new challenge after spending 6 years in the FMCG industry. I moved from a local manufacturing environment to a national and retail environment. What really motivated me to join Richemont was the people that I met during the recruitment process – they were so inspiring!
So in June 2016, I joined the Swiss market as HRBP taking care of 4 Maisons; Montblanc, Jaeger-LeCoutlre, Roger Dubuis, and Van Cleef & Arpels. After one year I took over Piaget on top of my existing portfolio to broaden my responsibilities. It was quite clear that my next step would be an international one. Together with my director, we built a career and development plan to reach this goal. It took me some time to decide what part of the world would add the most value to my experience. I really wanted to be stretched and leave my comfort zone, so when the opportunity came up for SEA Regional HR Manager in Singapore, I knew that it was the right move. I couldn’t resist to explore Asia!
My biggest learning was the cultural change when I moved to Singapore! I thought I was prepared for it, but I underestimated it. It took me a bit of time to adapt to a completely new culture. It is not just Singapore, but also the other cultures in the other markets within our region. In this environment flexibility and agility are absolutely key. It has been an ongoing learning journey; I’m particularly proud to have accomplished so much in such a short time frame. Always look ahead and don’t wait for opportunity – create it! That is something that I demonstrate in my everyday work.
What has impressed me is the fact that people truly come first and we have so many talented and passionate people in the Group. Moreover, the interesting and exciting projects that stretch my critical thinking impress me every day. I like that we all have the freedom to be ourselves and share our ideas. They really encourage all of us to speak up and make a difference.