Position: Sr. Program Manager, PHC Oncology Program
Personalized Healthcare (PHC) creates opportunities to improve outcomes for patients today and in the future. The Product Development Personalized Healthcare (PDP) function aims to drive Roche enterprise transformation across the Pharma value chain by
Accessing meaningful data at scale (high-dimensionality datasets with longitudinal clinical trial data, real-world data, whole genome sequencing, transcriptomics, immune system profiling, anatomic and pathology imaging data, and digital health data)
Applying advanced analytics to accelerate insight generation
Feeding forward insights re: disease activity/disease characterization to inform research and development decisions which improves our internal productivity and provides evidence to inform external decision-makers including patients, healthcare providers, governments, regulators and public and private payers.
As a Global Program Manager (GPM) on the PHC Oncology Program you will report to the Head of the PDP Program Management Office and collaborate closely with Team Leaders of the PHC Oncology Program. You will work on cross-functional project teams that support the PHC Oncology Program in order to execute on team strategy and goals. You will provide traditional PM support (facilitation, stakeholder management, agenda/minutes/action item follow-through) as well as be a strategic thought partner to team leads and the lead Principal Program Manager. In all cases, we look to you to provide strategic counsel in the form of thoughtful input and insights, to foster a collaborative team environment, to apply design-thinking to challenges encountered, and to hold the team and yourself accountable for performance commitments.
Primary Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Guide project team planning and implementation and achievement of business objectives/outcomes set by Principal Program Manager and Team Leader(s).
Thoughtful planning: Gather and analyze data and solicit senior management input to determine what is needed and desired; Leverage "SMART" goal setting; Implement strong project management of critical path activities to set teams up for success to achieve near-term and long-term objectives; Design, prepare for and effectively facilitate team meetings and/or interactions (agenda setting and outcomes and action item management)
Decision-making: Introduces fit-for-purpose decision-making framework appropriate for the urgency, complexity of business context; Eliminates obstacles to decision-making
Relationship Building: Builds and maintain positive, trust-based working relationships with key stakeholders; Partner with colleagues and across Roche organization to design required solutions to address identified gaps and emergent business needs
Communications: Design and implement communication plans targeting relevant individuals in the organization individual contributors, management/sponsors and external stakeholders
Continuous Learning & Improvement: Promotes organizational learning from risk-taking; Fosters supportive environment to achieve change imperative; Builds in a feedback loops to monitor leadership team/committee/network or forum "health" and take steps to improve interaction/dynamics
Solution/Project Definition: Partners with the function's Leadership Team to align on scope and desired outcomes for projects and/or functional performance objectives
Leadership: Lead coordinated, thoughtful, fit-for-purpose solutions for both operations and projects; Facilitate, influence teams and individuals to advance the business to achieve stated objectives; Actively shape business process or technology solutions & strategies to improve the likelihood of successful embedding into and acceptance by the organization
Goal/Value Tracking: Has system awareness of what drives value for Pharma; Leads thoughtful planning, tracking and communication of functional/non-molecule specific goals to ensure transparency and business impact.
Agility: Incite and inspire others to seek sustainable and innovative solutions and alternatives; Continuously integrate organizational priorities and challenges into planning and execution of functional solutions/service delivery; Flexibly adapt project delivery and advisory services with the needs of the business
Agility and Entrepreneurial mindset: Possesses understanding of agile methodologies and the ability to pivot and quickly adjust as needed. Understands concepts of MVP (minimal viable product) and applies good judgement to prioritizing most important work. Thrives in a 'start-up' type of environment where processes and ways of working can be shaped in real-time with fit-for-purpose mindset. Possesses an attitude of co-creation and ownership in how things get done.
Business excellence: Possesses system awareness of what drives value for Pharma in order to appropriately prioritize competing business needs; Develops efficient processes/approaches for the team based on business knowledge and proactive collaboration with others to get things done
Collaboration: Applies curiosity and practices continuous learning to effectively collaborate within and across multiple organizations and with stakeholders of various background and skill sets; Skilled in creating a respectful and collaborative team/group environment that pursues truth and effective performance; Contributes actively to group learning from both success and failures
Communication: Able to simplify a complex set of components into a simple, effective message; Proactively determines communication needs and implements change messaging and reinforcement interventions; Possesses strong executive presentation skills and writing skills
Initiative: Able to define priorities and focus on areas that add value; Self-motivated and disciplined to deliver results; Asks for feedback to continuously improve own work and that of the group; Finds ways to scale their assignments to make space for growth opportunities
Influencing: Demonstrated skills in persuading senior leadership on strategy, initiatives implementation and decision-making; Possesses a strong self-awareness to influence in varied situations and with various levels in the organization to achieve business objectives; Has a track record of achieving outcomes that advance the business
Problem solver: Knows how to apply design thinking and problem solving frameworks; Demonstrates an ability to work in unstructured and ambiguous environments; Demonstrate ability to develop and present sound proposals and recommendations; Brings experience in implementing and embedding solutions, not just information-gathering to management.
Leadership: Understands the impact of own actions to the business; Takes full accountability for their work; Speaks up and volunteers to lead new work scope to support team and function effectiveness; Role models Roche Leadership Commitments and Product Development Behaviors
Sr. Program Manager
Life science or business degree
International teamwork or global functional experience is preferred
7+ years multi-disciplinary experience in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry
4+ years leading large-scale, complex drug development projects programs in a fast-paced dynamic and matrix environment
Seasoned project/program management experience along with expertise in problem-solving and attuned stakeholder management
Agile and entrepreneurial mindset needed
Ability to adapt quickly and navigate in ambiguous situations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite
Ability to travel internationally as needed, expected to be less than 10%