Group Medical Director Or Senior Medical Director (Md), Ophthalmology Usma

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 6 months ago

Eligible for relocation to the South San Francisco area.

The Group Medical Director at Genentech puts patients and science at the center of all actions. They drive medical strategy and tactics aimed at maximizing medical progress. They collaborate to drive timely data generation and dissemination. They are expected to maintain an in-depth understanding of the medical strategy and relevant clinical and payer issues, while ensuring Genentech's partners understand key trends and shifts in the external healthcare landscape. They serve as the guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety. This role is organized within a network of experts, and therefore may at any time be performing a variety of medical activities, as needed.

The Group Medical Director at Genentech is responsible for leading a complex organization providing strategic leadership on people and capability development and maintaining the system health to drive scientific innovation for Genentech's therapeutic portfolio. Putting patients at the center of all actions, they will be the strong servant-leader that will optimize the network of Medical Directors and Medical Science Directors to develop holistic Genentech medical scientists to advocate use of our therapies and evidence, resulting in the right patients receiving the right products at the right time. They will maintain an understanding of the high-level medical strategy and relevant clinical, patient and market landscapes for the network. They are expected to understand and evaluate the organization's opportunities and constraints and build capabilities with an enterprise mindset in collaboration with other Network Leads. They will serve as the guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety. The Network Lead is also responsible for management accountability for all aspects of Genentech's people practices. The Lead will report into the therapeutic Head of USMA.

Key Responsibilities

In this role the Medical Directors will be required to perform one or more of the following activities depending upon areas of expertise or assignment to specific activities, molecules, or disease/therapeutic areas:

Design, execute, and monitor medical strategies, plans and tactics spanning the lifecycle, including but not limited to:

  • clinical data generation design and management
  • thought leader interactions
  • sponsored and supported trials
  • registries, exploratory data analysis
  • publications
  • medical content creation and review
  • scientific exchange/engagement and scientific communications/collaborations
  • medical education
  • scientific congress planning and support
  • evaluate, synthesize, and visualize clinical and economic data and develop written scientific communication
  • identify access-related medical issues and opportunities

Monitor adverse events reported and partner with medical monitoring team to identify signal vs.


Identify clinical strategies to mitigate risk for REMS plan [Risk Evaluation and Mitigation


Provide clinically meaningful perspective for regulatory and other scientific


Actively participate and contribute to relevant communities of practice

  • Depending upon areas of assignment for specific activities or molecules, disease/therapeutic areas or for the full portfolio, acting as a medical individual for relevant study design and monitoring, data interpretation, medical content development and review, scientific exchange and collaboration, clinical training and insights generation to internal stakeholders and external customers.

  • Accountable for implementing strategy through medical tactics, tapping into the network of relevant expertise and insights

  • Contribute medical expertise to Genentech work products and coach/mentor others as needed

  • Facilitate sharing of information within, across and outside of Medical Affairs to enable medical progress

  • Maintaining an in-depth understanding of relevant medical strategy and clinical, patient/caregiver, payer and healthcare/market landscape

  • Act as a guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety; putting patients at the center of all actions

  • Focus on being a visionary, coach, catalyst, & architect; provide strategic technical and/or functional mentorship and coaching to your teams

  • Ensure fluidity and flexibility of people across activities within the network including suggesting appropriate resources for work products based on capacity, interests, and needs in conjunction with other Team Lead peers and the Network Lead

  • Identify necessary capabilities and resources needed within the network to support work products, initiatives and projects in conjunction with other Team Lead peers and the Network Lead

  • Identify and address training and development needs of your direct reports

  • Strengthen leadership capability in the organization in line with the needs of USMA/Genentech strategies


  • MD (Board Certified MD within therapeutic area is preferred, but willing to consider deep industry experience)

Required Experience:
5-10 years of pharmaceutical/biotechnology relevant industry experience preferred - preferably in Medical Affairs or product development or is a recognized expert in the field or therapeutic area (with a minimum of 2 years' clinical experience)

Strong academic/teaching background preferred

Understanding of and/or previous experience with Phase I - III and/or Phase IV drug development

Considerable experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance, medical writing

Proven record in developing strong relationships with external constituents (therapeutic area experts, external organizations, etc.) preferred

Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals

Previous people management experience is preferred; Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and develop emerging leaders

Demonstrated ability to strategically influence and motivate employees at all levels

Substantive understanding of and exposure to corporate legal and compliance issues related

to, GVP, GCP, GHP, OIG and other guiding or controlling elements of our business


Strong customer orientation/focus

Servant leadership

Ability to flex and thrive in an ambiguous environment undergoing transformational change

Works well within teams and is effective in collaborating with others internally and externally

Analytical and problem solving capabilities and skills. Has demonstrated the ability to anticipate and

solve problems of authority

Good negotiation skills: can drive discussions and decisions toward desired results

Understanding of legal and regulatory considerations impacting pharma/biotech industry and ability and judgment to apply principles to daily activities

Strong attention to -detail

Clinical/functional leadership: Typically recognized as an expert in his/her subject matter area

Building and leading teams: Demonstrable abilities to oversee the work of other team members and ensure the highest standards, efficiencies and overall effectiveness

Proven abilities to effectively and successfully manage multiple priorities, objectives and tasks

Enterprise mindset: ability to embrace and believe in Genentech's operating principles:

  • "I am Genentech's ambassador"
  • "I am empowered for action"
  • "I own our business"
  • "I partner with purpose"

Financial acumen: proven abilities for effective planning and resource management

Good negotiation skills: can drive discussions and decisions towards desired results

Strategic agility: Strong ability to translate vision into a direction

Business knowledge: Ability moderate complexity and scope e.g. evaluate, interpret and present highly complex data

Communication and presentation skills; highly effective at summarizing and presenting key considerations and decision-points

Strong business acumen: knows the industry, key competitors, marketplace factors/dynamics

Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities

Good interpersonal and influencing skills; can effectively and quickly establish rapport with all key internal/external partners and stakeholders and influence without to integrate knowledge of the therapeutic area with a broader business perspective and appreciation for our markets and the overall industry

Understanding of the evolving US regulatory, medical practice, healthcare and economic/market environments impacting Genentech

Business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external business meetings


Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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Group Medical Director Or Senior Medical Director (Md), Ophthalmology Usma

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.