Sr. Director, Digital Business Development, Real World Data & Oncology

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Key Deliverables

  • As the leader for Oncology Personalized Health Care (PHC) and real world data (RWD) partnering, drive business development strategy and execute collaborations in oncology and RWD (including clinical, ‘omic, and clinical imaging data) across therapeutic areas that supports the execution of PHC strategy
    • Build strong knowledge base in PHC, including continual landscaping of potential partners and understanding of competitor actions.
    • Specific focus on oncology and RWD needs across all therapeutic areas
    • Work closely with executive PHC stakeholders within Roche to enable their strategies through actionable external relationships
    • Gain CEC-level alignment for partnership opportunities
    • Lead oncology and RWD PHC transaction execution
  • Present recommendations to CEC level management to enable decisions on strategic collaborations and M&A opportunities, including large transformative acquisitions, based on thorough analysis of scientific merit, strategic fit, business case and integration options for an acquisition, conducted jointly with internal stakeholders.
  • Manage team of 2 direct report(s) and provide guidance/support on their projects
  • As a principal spokesperson for Roche’s PHC and RWD efforts, represent Roche’s PHC vision to the external world at conferences, meetings, and networking events
  • Identify new areas for PHC growth/development within Roche and cultivate stakeholder support for these initiatives
  • Serve as PHC thought partner to executive-level management


  • Experienced project leader with experience in corporate development (including negotiations), product forecasting and/or financial valuation. 
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen
  • Interest and knowledge of competition and PHC companies (data, analytics, digital) and/or medical imaging
  • Ability to work on multi-projects in a fast pace environment, with consistent high quality,
  • Ability to autonomously lead projects with ambiguity and share outcomes/recommendations with senior management
  • Good influencer, knows how to build alliances
  • Strong inclination for learning, with interest and ability to think out of the box
  • Comfortable leading, developing, and mentoring less experienced members of team


  • Graduate degree in business or life sciences discipline, MBA or Ph.D.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in Pharma or Biotech, including significant experience in corporate development, product forecasting and/or financial valuation.
  • Robust business development experience with a significant deal sheet
  • Proven project management skills and demonstrated leadership of cross functional teams
  • Commercial operation or strategic marketing experience a plus
  • Experience interacting with and making recommendations to senior management
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset, financial acumen, scientific and M&A know-how, project leadership and management
  • Previous management experience


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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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