Technical Product Leader

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Are you passionate about Technical Product Management and looking for a meaningful role?

With patients’ health and well-being depending on the reliable supply of high quality medicines, effective Product Management of Roche’s portfolio of therapeutic products is crucial. Our group, Technical Product Management and Network Strategy (TPM), is accountable for end-to-end product health to ensure supply to patients. Our organization translates the commercial strategy for a product into a supply chain lifecycle plan. Our leaders sit between Technical Product Development, Technical Operations, and Global Product Strategy, which provides a unique view to the full industrialization and commercialization of our portfolio. Through these partnerships, we develop and execute agile product lifecycle and network strategies. We lead cross-functional teams involving all Technical Operations functions including Supply Chain, Quality, Technical Regulatory, Finance, Drug Substance and Drug Product Manufacturing beginning with raw material acquisition through the various stages of manufacturing to finished product distribution to our customers for the entire product life cycle.

We are hiring a Technical Product Leader (TPL) who will lead cross-functional matrixed Technical Product Teams across Pharma Global Technical Operations (PT) and Roche.

In the role of the TPL, you will be accountable for commercial launch and technical lifecycle management of assigned product(s). You own the end-to-end product strategy and execution throughout the entire product life cycle, from commercial launch to divestment. You will represent PT on the Product Life Cycle and Established Product Teams. As a leader in this organization, you are expected to understand the business drivers for the product, the external risk factors affecting the products success and be able to translate these to support the resiliency of the product supply chain. You will be the PT “Voice of the Product” accountable for driving and articulating the key supply chain decisions for the product.

Your key tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Be the PT “voice” in the Product Lifecycle teams, translating commercial strategy into supply chain lifecycle plans.
  • Develop and implement the lifecycle vision, strategic goals, and objectives through effective plans, tactics and resource management
  • Develop scenarios to account for changes in commercial forecasting and prepare product supply chains to deliver the upside of the forecast while handling the risk of the potential downside.
  • Effectively manage end-to-end risk, ensuring the robustness and resiliency of the supply chain through its lifecycle.
  • Lead, manage and support the development of the functional experts assigned to the Technical Product Team (TPT)
  • Assure quality supply to patients by developing long term strategies to minimize Compliance risks and building robust and resilient supply chains
  • Coordinate and drive resolution of supply and product issues (project planning and escalation according to the agreed criteria).
  • Decide on all product related topics within agreed financial, operational and project framework.
  • Be fully accountable for the successful global implementation and ongoing management of the PT strategy for the assigned product.
  • Be an active and visible change agent, promoting flexible and open mindsets to new opportunities.
  • Drive teamwork within the Technical Product Teams, PT and Pharma.
  • Embrace and employ Lean Production System methodologies including lean leadership and continuous improvement.


  • BS / MS Degree (life sciences, engineering and/or business disciplines preferred)
  • 10 years of multi-disciplinary work experience in the Pharma / Biotech industry. 15+ years preferred.
  • 7 or more years’ previous senior people management or senior matrix team leadership experience. 10+ years preferred.
  • Deep understanding of the pharmaceutical commercial markets and process development; excellent business acumen
  • Ability to effectively handle ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Proven ability to build trustful and effective relationships
  • Able to think strategically and translate strategies into actionable plans

You have strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to influence at all levels. You are able to travel globally (more than 20%). International/global experience is strongly 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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