Senior Portfolio / Program Manager, Regulatory PMO

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Senior Portfolio Manager, Regulatory PMO

The qualified candidate will contribute to the management of the overall PTR portfolio (product and non-product), including portfolio planning and reporting and delivering portfolio analytics and insights to drive operational and business excellence within PTR.

They will partner with the Biologics and Small Molecule platforms to deliver a holistic strategic plan for the Biologics and Small Molecules product portfolio, support portfolio prioritization, resourcing and budgeting processes and facilitate PTR product portfolio reviews as needed.   They will work to enhance processes to resource, oversee, track and report on projects within the product and non-product portfolio. In addition, they will drive continuous improvement of the TRT program infrastructure and portfolio management processes in collaboration with external partners such as Pharma Technical Development (PTD), Pharma Technical Supply (PTS), Pharma Development Regulatory (PDR), and other PT or PD functions. The Portfolio Manager will support the knowledge management in PTR by ensuring that critical regulatory information is consistently and easily available to PTR users and partners.

They will take a leadership role in defining, developing and overseeing the execution of a long-range vision, strategy, and plan for the non-product portfolio.  They will be a thought partner to the Global Head of Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) and the Regulatory Submission Capability (RSC) Lead/co-chairs on PTR’s non-product portfolio strategic roadmap and portfolio investment decisions.  They will drive robust management of PTR’s non-product portfolio by providing a framework for quality decision making, effective resource utilization and enhanced tracking and reporting in the absence of a Central Operations Steering Committee (OSC). They will also own the planning, governance and intake processes for the Non Product Portfolio and oversee the progress of strategic or cross functional projects across multiple PTR or PTx functions. They will provide the RSC Core Team with an objective perspective of PTR’s non-product portfolio to help leverage synergies, solidify, enhance, or transform Regulatory Submission capabilities across PDR and PTR. 

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with senior management and other stakeholders to identify portfolio data needed for decision making at various governance bodies and levels of functional leadership.
  • Aggregate and analyze project data (product & non-product) to identify, analyze, and manage portfolio-level trends and generate recommendations to PTR strategy including portfolio/business risk mitigation, staffing levels, process improvements, cross-platform opportunities, etc.
  • Track and report product specific information from TRLs, TRTs, and technical managers including technical regulatory strategies, regulatory product health, project execution (adherence to schedule, scope, resources) and development and marketed product risks. Develop and publish reports on portfolio trends and enable portfolio resourcing and budgeting processes.
  • Provide strategic planning/operations/analytical support and governance process ownership for PTR’s Non-Product portfolio to enable efficient and effective business decisions.
  • Collaborates with the Non-Product Project Leads/Teams on enabling the execution, tracking and delivery of strategic or cross-functional projects. 
  • Serves as thought partner to the PTR-LT on portfolio prioritization processes that include an evaluation of the strategic context, success metrics, project timelines, cost, quality and risk.
  • Identifies synergies and drives operational excellence (quality, consistency and efficiency) in the management, execution or oversight of product and non-product projects within the PTR and RSC portfolio.
  • Strong communicator who works seamlessly across levels and organizations and creates excellent partnerships with Senior Leadership (PTRLT, PDR, RSC Sponsors, PTx), IT, consultants, vendors, etc.
  • Leads change management efforts for global, strategic or cross functional non-product project initiatives.

Education & Experience

  • Educated to at least a Bachelor’s Degree.  An MBA, graduate or post-graduate degree (business, finance or life sciences disciplines) a plus.  Experience in a management consultancy desirable.
  • 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related industry in the area of strategic planning, portfolio management or business development, with demonstrated success in working with teams in research, development or commercial functions.
  • Strong knowledge of drug development and commercialization processes a plus.
  • People management experience a plus.
  • Ability to set a powerful personal example of Roche Values and Leadership Commitments.


  • Proven expertise with handling a wide range of data: regulatory, business, financial and market analytics. 
  • Expert in portfolio planning and management and delivering portfolio analytics and insights.
  • Strong business acumen, including solid foundational understanding of finance, strategic planning, process management, operational excellence and benchmarking.
  • Strong presentation and data analysis skills, with the ability to translate complex information/concepts into actionable, measurable outcomes.
  • Leadership abilities including problem solving, negotiation, facilitation, decision making and change management.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, lead, and execute on a variety of assignments and projects with a drive for results.    


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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