Alliance and Partnership Lead (OMNI)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Considering local candidates only.


The Alliance & Partnership Lead is responsible for cultivating relationships with internal & external partners to support the advancement of the OMNI (Ophthalmology, Metabolic, Neuroscience, Immunology) Early Development clinical pipeline.  

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

This role will support gRED Clinical Operations plans for internal & external collaborations across a variety of stakeholders, including: external experts, research organizations, academic institutions and cooperative groups, as well as networking extensively within gRED, pRED, PDG, CCO and PDMA for assigned therapeutic area/s.

  • Develop an overall strategy for partnership development and relationship maintenance across the clinical development life cycle to support a franchise approach to internal /external collaborations
  • Support the growth of existing relationships and build new relationships in collaboration with Regional Strategy Leads
  • Oversee implementation, roll-out and maintenance of partner engagement plans and tools
  • At the request of the Clinical Program Leader (CPL), drive coordination of partner interactions at conferences, Investigator Meetings and site visits
  • At the request of the CPL, serve as the OMNI Clinical Operations Lead for MSL interactions for assigned therapeutic areas
  • Interact with pRED, PDG and PDMA to gain insight into global engagement strategies and implications for the gRED OMNI portfolio.
  • Develop and maintain a network of external partners (KOLs, site experts, research organizations, Centers of Excellence, etc.) with early development capabilities aligned to the needs of the current and emerging portfolio
  • Conduct and coordinate high-level assessments of site capabilities and support for the optimization of these relationships
  • Act as liaison to broker relationships between key partners and study teams
  • Collaborate with ECD Informatics to build and maintain external partnership intelligence for use across gRED and wider functions:
  • Leverage global Roche relationships with external collaborators and ensure that potential conflicts of interest/competition are mitigated, transparent, and if necessary, escalated for appropriate management.
  • Provide internal partners with transparency into gRED’s external collaborations and ensure continuity of relationships across the development lifecycle.

Alliance Management:

This role is accountable for identifying opportunities to further develop existing relationships in support of OMNI Alliance objectives:

  • Participate in strategic planning meetings with the Leadership Team to define OMNI alliance strategy and ensure operational delivery
  • Act as Liaison to broker relationships between key research sites and OMNI teams
  • Set specific objectives and standards for each assigned alliance
  • Develop and incorporate specific and measurable performance metrics and accountabilities into alliance strategies, plans and tactics
  • Partner with internal stakeholders (e.g., Clinical Operations, Clinical Science) to plan and implement alliance management activities
  • Collaborate with key alliance sites to drive and develop best practices

Program Planning:

This role provides landscaping and analytical input garnered through Partnership engagement activities to aid gRED Program Leadership develop strategic and operational plans for delivering on the OMNI portfolio:

  • As requested by Clinical Program Leader, leverage relationships to provide therapeutic area landscaping and technical input as needed for the development of program strategy:
    • Epidemiology, standards of care, regulatory intelligence, molecule landscaping, internal & external clinical trial landscaping, early development trends, etc.
  • Provide input as needed for the development of program and study operational planning:
    • program review support, enrollment workshops, country & site selection support, historical analysis

These statements are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this role, but are used instead to describe the general nature and level of the work.  Different levels of responsibilities and accountabilities may be assigned to take account of the skills, capabilities and experience of the individual.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Life Science degree and/or MBA or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced degree in the Life Sciences or Business highly desirable.
  • At least 10 years clinical development /operations experience, with deep therapeutic expertise in one or more areas.
  • Experience developing successful relationships that support the business preferred (KOLs, site experts, alliances, affiliates, vendors, patient groups, etc.).

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Broad knowledge across the drug development lifecycle.
  • Deep therapeutic area knowledge and expertise.
  • Successful track-record of building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships
  • Experience in strategic and operational planning.
  • Ability to distill complex information from multiple sources and draw meaningful conclusions and insights.
  • Highly effective verbal, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to influence, motivate and command the respect of a broad stakeholder population.
  • Effective team player who has the ability to work internationally with multi-cultural teams in a highly matrix based environment.
  • Demonstrated customer-oriented and solutions-focused mindset.
  • Proactive and self-motivated attitude.
  • Willingness to challenge established practices and concepts.
  • Proven ability to support innovation even if taken outside of their comfort zone.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and support change.


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