Senior CMC Project Manager, Regulatory Project Management Office (PMO)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The Product Project Manager Position is dedicated to supporting Technical Regulatory Teams (TRTs) in managing programs efficiently and effectively and in executing regulatory activities. This role will be involved in all aspects of TRT operations, while maintaining a tight linkage to the PTR Product Portfolio Management Office (PMO). The Product Project Manager is an advocate of the PMO, utilizing best practice methodologies to support TRTs and providing clear communications to the PMO for assessment and trending at the portfolio level.

This role builds effective relationships with Technical Regulatory Leads (TRLs), TRT Members, Product PMO, Technical Development Teams, Technical Product Teams, and other program stakeholder to ensure visibility to TRT operations and cross-functional alignment of TRT strategy. The technical manager may act as a single point of contact for a TRT, second only to the TRLs, the primary accountable leaders of TRTs.

  • Support TRTs and TRLs in developing TRT charters, plans, detailed schedules, deliverables lists, status updates, resource requests and program specific communications for individual programs in the regulatory product portfolio including large molecules, small molecules, devices, antibody drug conjugates.
  • Provide technical management support to TRTs at any stage of the drug development lifecycle (i.e. clinical /development, marketing authorization or post-launch marketed phases).
  • Coordinate and facilitate TRT meetings and all aspects of program information management ensuring robust documentation and communications.
  • Partner with TRLs and site management, facilitating team interactions and mobilizing teams to deliver successfully on the agreed objectives.
  • Execute project management activities to support products for global market applications and product life-cycle activities.
  • Support issue-specific multi-product impacting regulatory projects to ensure alignment of regulatory strategy and compliance across the Biologics and Small Molecule platform.
  • Ensure regular and meaningful project communications, including dashboards, reports and metrics, to enable timely information and analyses to key stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Ensure product information flows between TRT members to ensure transparency, informed decision making, and optimal alignment of all technical regulatory deliverables.
  • Maintain linkage between TRT and TDT or TPT ensuring alignment of assumptions and communications at all times.
  • Facilitate regulatory program risk assessment and align with TPM and TDT processes. Develop, execute and report on risk mitigation or issue resolution activities.
  • Monitor critical path timelines and resources for assigned products using appropriate tools, principles and practices to deliver successfully on time. Collaborate with Program Managers from cross-functional teams as necessary (TDT, TPT, RAFT etc.).
  • Provide support to the Product PMO and to the PTR site management on major departmental and cross functional initiatives.
  • Leverage and continuously improve Product PMO business process and program management methodologies.
  • Develop and maintain the PMO resource library (templates, tools etc.) and improve it based on use and feedback by the TRTs.
  • Collaborate with Regulatory Operations and colleagues in PTR and PDR for regulatory submissions as needed.
  • Train junior PTR colleagues in the principles of Project Management and establish simple project management processes for early stage products.

Education & Experience

  • BA/BS in Scientific, Technical, Engineering or Business discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ total work experience with at least 2 or more years’ relevant experience in project management within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry with a sound knowledge of drug development processes.
  • Project, Program, or Portfolio Management certification is preferred; Knowledge of Portfolio and Program Management methodologies, concepts, techniques and tools is required.
  • Prior experience managing portfolios in a strategic context is a plus.
  • PMP Certification preferred.
  • Prior regulatory experience a plus.
  • Six Sigma or other OE-related certifications a plus.


  • Demonstrates, or has proven abilities to demonstrate PTR and Roche Core Competencies.
  • Proven abilities to effectively lead, organize and prioritize the work of others.
  • Strong influencing skills; consistently achieves targeted results without authority and by leveraging his/her expertise, business knowledge, interpersonal skills, organizational savvy and relationships.
  • Strong partnering skills; has exceptionally strong and highly effective working relationships with internal and/or external customers, partners and stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including understanding of key change management concepts and methodologies.
  • Must work well as member of a diverse team and in a proactive, positive and collaborative manner; Ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Outstanding project management, planning, organization and time management skills. Can effectively and efficiently manage and complete multiple, large-scale and complex priorities and projects on-time and on-target.
  • Demonstrates Roche Values and Core Competencies.
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and constant change.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to function effectively in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, manufacturing or technical development processes, cGMPs or compliance experience a plus.
  • International or global business experience and cultural awareness preferred.
  • Highly Competent in MS office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project, etc.


  • Ability to travel up to 20%

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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