Head, Project Management Office (PMO), PD Personalized Healthcare (PHC)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Considering local candidates only.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

People Management/Leadership

  • LEADING: Attract a diverse, talented and productive pool of people; Develop, coach and inspire your direct reports to achieve results and perform at their best; Foster a strong team spirit and learning culture; Design an organization that effectively delivers PHC 2.0 commitments made to Pharma Leadership  and PHC stakeholders
  • TEAMWORK & COLLABORATION: Share and leverage Project Management and related resources with other Roche PM groups for maximum efficiency; Develop and cultivate strong relationships with internal and external PHC partners and stakeholders
  • STRATEGY: Clarify your vision of long-term objectives and strategies for the group always targeting value delivery; Communicate the group’s priorities balancing trade-offs between short-term and long-term aspirations

Expertise in PHC Portfolio and Project Management

  • DECISION-MAKING: Ensuring team input and guidance into PHC strategy development and execution; Determining team resource assignments based on project fit, interests and availability
  • PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT: Introduce and sustain relevant tracking and reporting that enables timely communications and meaningful interventions to keep cross-functional teams on pace with project milestones; Defining and managing the near-term, forecast and 2-year outlook budget to support Roche PHC
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Driving PM excellence across your team with consistent impact across the global PHC project portfolio and PDP organization through best practice methodologies, processes, systems and other tools; Driving in-depth understanding of PHC strategies, capabilities and assets coupled with equally deep knowledge of development and commercialization processes 
  • MANAGING CHANGE: Champion and accelerate PHC capability-building and leveraging of assets internally and externally; Embed new practices into the way we develop transformational medicines for patients


  • Leadership:  Demonstrated outstanding leadership of multiple projects and teams;  Has a track record of achieving outcomes that advance the business; Proven track record for meeting/exceeding quantitative targets and qualitative goals; Role models Roche Leadership Commitments and Product Development Behaviors
  • Business excellence: Possesses in-depth knowledge and broad experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry; Outstanding organizational and time management skills: proven abilities to manage multiple, often complex and sometimes competing, objectives, goals and other priorities to effective and efficient conclusion; Proven ability to plan and resource multiple projects on short-, medium- and longer-term bases; Develops efficient processes based on business knowledge and coordinates with others to get things done
  • Collaboration:  Ability to execute change initiatives in a dynamic global environment effectively collaborating within and across multiple organizations and with stakeholders of various background and skill sets; Skilled in establishing and facilitating a collaborative and respectful team/group environment; Contributes actively to group learning from both success and failures
  • Communication:  Able to simplify a complex set of components into a simple, effective message; Exhibits professional maturity, confidence and competence in communications; Knows how to summarize and communicate the key points and business case for others to effectively and expeditiously make important business decision; Fluent written and verbal English
  • 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 team’s assignments to make space for growth opportunities and evolving demands
  • Influencing:  Demonstrated skills in persuading senior leadership on strategy, initiatives implementation and decision-making; Possesses a strong self-awareness to apply appropriate influence skills in varied situations and with various levels in the organization to achieve business objectives; Has a proven track record of building strong and sustainable relationships with internal and external partners/stakeholders
  • Problem solver:  Knows how to apply design thinking and problem solving frameworks; Comfort with ambiguity and demonstrable abilities to learn and adapt quickly to the rapidly-evolving personalized healthcare landscape and its associated impact on the healthcare ecosystem; Demonstrate ability to implement and embed solutions.
  • Ability to travel globally


  • Bachelors or higher-level Degree (business, life sciences or related discipline is preferred)
  • Project Management certification is a plus
  • 15 or more years’ experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry (additional diagnostics experience is a plus)
  • 3 or more years’ people management experience
  • Up to 15% foreign and domestic travel
  • Extensive project management experience, including:
    • leading large-scale, cross-functional teams in a multicultural, matrix environment
    • strategic planning, risk management, change management, facilitation of workshops, etc.,
    • project management practices, tools  and methodologies
    • budget management

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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