Therapeutic Area Leader (TAL), I2ON

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Position Purpose:

Strategic local leadership role within Country Clinical Operations (CCO). Accountable within the country for providing strategic direction, therapeutic area expertise and overall delivery of all programmes within the assigned therapeutic area in alignment with Roche quality standards, timelines and budget commitments.

The position also provides management, coaching and development of over 40 reports and identifies and implements areas of best practice and process improvements within the groups they manage and the broader CCO department.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Is accountable for understanding and communicating US CCO development portfolio with internal team, as well as internal and external stakeholders. Drives partnerships with key stakeholders that enable more efficient delivery of portfolio
  • Is accountable for the translation of the Therapeutic Area strategy  into effective local clinical operational implementation  plans to ensure country study teams deliver on commitments.Is accountable for the translation of the Therapeutic Area strategy  into effective local clinical operational implementation  plans to ensure country study teams deliver on commitments.
  • Has accountability within the local Leadership Team, as a core member, for the oversight of the department, definition of the local vision and strategy, effective mobilisation of the function to align with the strategy, ensuring awareness of opportunities and challenges, fostering of functional excellence, evaluation of metrics and developing operational  performance improvements.
  • Is accountable as key strategic  local TA expert and interfaces with internal and external stakeholders for early landscaping, planning, execution and delivery of the  assigned TA portfolio to agreed plans and quality while proactively communicating status, issues and proposed solutions.
  • Is a key contributor to supporting, implementing and delivering clinical operations strategy within the country, where applicable.
  • Leads the local CCO TA input into relevant local/regional/global TA strategic discussions to provide technical and operational  insight, and to challenge and critique, ensuring local competitive landscape, risks and trends are considered.
  • Leads local portfolio risk management and is a key contributor to strategic pipeline prioritization, ensuring appropriate commitments are made to SMTs in alignment with overall local and regional strategy.
  • Is accountable for overall leadership of local clinical operations study teams to ensure robust project oversight, and develops flexible and innovative local operational  plans with appropriate scenario planning, including forecasting of robust timelines, resources, budget and risk assessment.
  • Is responsible  for providing the local CCO function, Country Clinical Operations Leaders and local study teams with thorough, current knowledge of assigned TA, including sharing and explaining applicable clinical development  plans, details of competitive landscape, treatment practices and thought-leading investigators or groups (KOL, TAE).
  • Provides strategic oversight of activities of external stakeholders and builds effective relationships with, critical vendors and partners including CROs, clinical sites, KOLs and networks, Co-Development Partners, Cooperative Groups and Academic Alliances as it relates to the designated TA. Identifies new opportunities for collaboration and partnership and fosters excellent partnerships with new and existing strategic partners and clinical sites, in alignment with Roche values.
  • Creates and maintains a highly motivated team by providing a high level of leadership, people management, coaching and development.  Ensures effective performance management of direct reports through comprehensive goal setting, regular performance reviews, and by providing direct and timely feedback to direct reports. Fosters a high performance culture that attracts and retains the best talent.
  • Proactively fosters a diverse and inclusive culture within the department that is flexible, agile and collaborative and acts as role model for these behaviours within the department.


  • University degree or equivalent, preferably in a medical science-related field
  • Minimum 10 years industry experience; > 5 years management experience 
  • Significant experience demonstrated in clinical research/development or related industry


  • Strategic Planning - obtains information and identifies key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long­ range goal; commits to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
  • Building Partnerships - develops and leverages relationships within and across work groups to achieve results. Execution-- ensures others contribute  to organizational strategies by focusing them on the most critical priorities, measuring progress, and ensuring accountability against those metrics.
  • Business Acumen - uses knowledge of economic, financial, market, and industry  trends to understand and improve individual, work group, and/or organizational  results; uses understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization's  position to contribute to effective business strategies and/or tactics.
  • Aligning Performance for Success - focuses and manages individual performance by helping others set performance goals, and then tracking results and evaluating performance effectiveness.
  • Building Talent - plans and supports the development of individuals' knowledge, skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future  job responsibilities more effectively.
  • Delegation and  Empowerment - identifies and leverages opportunities to accelerate results and build capability by assigning tasks and decision-making responsibilities to individuals or teams with clear boundaries, expectations, support, and follow-up.
  • Adaptability - maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure or culture); adjusts effectively to change by exploring t he benefits. trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
  • Applied Reasoning - is able to solve problems.identify trends and interrelationships between data and information, and effectively reasons through complex challenges.
  • Influencing - uses effective involvement and persuasion strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and commitment to actions that support  specific work outcomes.
  • Inspiring Others - motivates individuals toward higher levels of performance that are aligned with the organization's vision and values.
  • Building Networks - takes action to establish and maintain connections with people outside their formal work group, including those outside the organization (e.g., peers, cross-functional  partners, and vendors), who are willing and able to provide the information, ideas, expertise, and/or influence needed to achieve work goals.
  • Facilitating Change - encourages others  to implement better approaches  to address problems and opportunities; leads the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

Travel: Minimum 30%


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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