Senior Global Project Manager

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Considering local candidates only. 

The Global Project Manager (GPM) is a core member on the Lifecycle Team that sets strategy and delivers transformative medicines to patients faster and more effectively. The GPM is a strategic partner with their team leaders and plays a critical role in proactive planning, execution and optimizing timelines/resources through excellence in project management.


  • Support complex molecule teams or strategic teams with high portfolio impact and value.
  • Drive project and portfolio success by having an enterprise and portfolio mindset, being agile and managing ambiguity.
  • Enable senior stakeholders (Lifecycle Leaders, Disease/Franchise Heads, Therapeutic Area Heads and Late Stage Portfolio Committee) to make effective decisions.
  • Partner effectively with peers and senior stakeholders.
  • Play a pivotal communication role in ensuring awareness and alignment of project decisions and updates across the Lifecycle Team and senior leadership.
  • Transform insights into ideas and identify opportunities to accelerate project execution.
  • Proactively connect, align and guide teams on key decisions and execution.
  • Prioritize and focus team and individual efforts.
  • Deliver consistent and high quality project management services to enable team and project success by being strategic in project planning, team management and process management.
  • Lead functional initiatives or represent the department effectively on cross-functional teams, as needed, to contribute to the broader organization.
  • Generate ideas and proactively contribute to a teach-and-learn culture to support the success of others and the department.
  • Serve as a role model within the department and as an ambassador for the department across the organization.
  • May manage 1-2 GPMs.

Reporting Line:

This position reports directly into a Group Leader/Associate Director in the PPS-PM group.  


Successful candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 7 years supporting cross-functional teams in a scientific environment required.  They can anticipate the needs of the project/business and proactively drive teams with portfolio context in mind. They have the ability to operate effectively in situations of ambiguity and guide teams through challenges, simplifying/distilling complex issues and influencing change in a skillful and mindful way.

  • Project management and/or leadership experience supporting/leading cross-functional teams in a scientific environment.
  • Drug development experience in the pharma/biotech industry.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills to assimilate complex information to inform decisions.
  • Leadership and influencing skills to be effective in a highly matrixed organization with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Effective use of interpersonal skills and influence to drive optimal team performance.
  • Display of leadership competency, executive presence and emotional intelligence.
  • Strong contributions to functional and/or cross-functional initiatives.
  • Ability to mentor others and serve as an ambassador for the department.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Travel internationally (up to 2-3 times per year).


Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.


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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