The foreign company BAT (British American Tobacco), located in Costa Rica, hopes to attract new talent to fill 70 new vacancies by the first months of 2022, thus seeking to boost its digital transformation from its operations in the national territory.
The year before, BAT announced that the expansion of its Global Business Solutions (GBS) hub, headquartered in Heredia, would add at least 150 new employees to the 395 they already had in 2020, with an estimated investment of $1 million.
“Costa Rica continues to be a strategic location with amazing talent, allowing us to support 45 BAT markets, including American countries, from Canada and the United States to Chile, as well as some countries in southern Europe,” explains Gustavo. Guzmán, Managing Director of GBS Costa Rica.
BAT grows in Costa Rica
The existing business unit in the country consists of 54% of women and 46% of men, to provide services in the areas of finance, accounting and marketing of new product categories, as well as finance to support the fields of business, production, tax and human. Resources, Supply Chain and Procurement/Procurement.
During 2021, BAT has invested $2 million to modernize its existing facilities and acquire new technology equipment, and will invest an additional $1 million during 2022 to create co-working spaces and an auditorium. “
We hope to continue to expand the range of services we offer from Costa Rica to BAT, leading to more value-added operations, to become by 2023 the Center of Excellence or what we call the Financial Center of the Future,” Guzman stated.
For the third year in a row, BAT GBS has been recognized as one of the 20 most common services organizations (SSOs) in the world by SSON . AnalyticsGlobal Data Analytics Center for Shared Services and Network Outsourcing.
A year ago, BAT announced it was going to grow in the country and it’s done even more, adding 50 more positions than expected. Today we celebrate this new expansion with an additional 70 positions. This confirms the solidity and confidence of the business strategy that supports the company in the country, providing services in finance, human resources and supply chain,” commented Jorge Sequeira, CEO of Cinde.