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Pankaj Gandhi

P&O Shared services director

Gurgaon, India

Joined In

2018

Works On

Leading all Wood Global P&O shared services centres

Enjoys

Work life balance, my car and setting strategic direction

Tell us about your role at Wood

I currently lead all of our P&O shared services centre, leveraging my experience to provide strategic direction. I do this through the development of operating models, transitions, and new structures with the goal to improve productivity and utilization across various regions. In this capacity, I lead transitions of new business, manage day to day operations, and develop business models to optimise the workforce and drive revenue growth.

When you reflect on your career at Wood what makes you most proud?

When I was just starting out as a professional, I was easy to please. No salary expectations, no needs, eager to please as many people as possible.

Fast forward 20+ years into Wood and I know what I want. An inclusive and diverse environment that celebrates the difference of people and seeks to give back to the community. Compensation and benefits that reflect my contribution to the company and allow me to live well and provide for my family. Acceptance, civility, flexibility, camaraderie, and working towards the same goal are all key.

Wood provides me with the opportunity to work with various teams to secure market leading positions and market share, service line expansion, and implement best practices across the team.

At last, celebrating the things that allow me to be a happy human. I’m taking time to discover, refine and communicate these things, my role at Wood allows me to do this.

What excites you about your future at Wood?

The future of Wood is to create the best place to work. Wood is consistently evolving and offers some of the best employee perks, opportunities for career growth, work that positively impacts humans, and an innovative culture. Wood has an open environment across the various regions and cultures. There are plenty of perks, but the biggest benefit for employees is an environment that encourage openness and collaboration.

People who have worked with Wood before often comment that the company is great to work with. The work environment allows you to be yourself. If you have ideas, you can always pitch them without worrying about anything. People are open minded here and willing to listen to you.

Finally, if you want to learn, Wood is the place to be. It will help you examine, observe and gather new ideas and perspectives. Not just that, you will also be given a clear vision of where the company is going. Plus, a company like Wood has so many resourceful people you will love to meet. They will guide you throughout your journey and help you work on your technical skills.