Senior Data Strategy & Governance Manager

Basel Headquarter
Basel-City, Switzerland

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The Position

GPS (Global Product Strategy) drives the business strategy at Roche from research to commercialization. GPS collaborates closely with teams across the organization to bring new therapies to the market and maximize the launched product portfolio. With your ability to work in the detail yet see the big picture you can influence the direction of the company in a disease area. At Roche we offer you chances to create your career inside or outside of GPS. With offices in 160 countries, we offer a truly international experience depending on where your interests take you.

The Senior Data Strategy & Governance Manager will be responsible for the development and operations of a robust strategy for management and governance of data solutions for the Advanced Analytics and Business Insights (AABI) Center of Excellence. In this role, the individual will closely work with the AABI team and the broader GPS/I8 teams to pull through different strategies and steward the process of translating them to data and technology solutions. The Senior Manager will be responsible for facilitating decision-making via governance models between the GPS/I8 teams and IT and for translating business requirements into consistent business rules. This work will make information easily accessible to users and incorporate best practices. They will work with external and internal data providers for data evaluation, acquisition, and integration. They will work within the GPS and I8 communities to guide training, documentation, access, and knowledge management for the analytical platform user community.


In this position, the person will be accountable to consistently and effectively:

  • Define and refine an adaptable governance methodology, to manage the data life cycle through master data management, data integration, and reporting and analytics
  • Partner with stakeholders across Commercial, Market Access, Medical, Finance, and IT, to drive resolution of complex data problems
  • Define and create needed training, documentation, access, and knowledge management for users of the analytical platform
  • Represent data management on cross-functional projects, through data thought leadership and pull through of strategy and governance policies
  • Support development processes for managing data strategy across GPS and I8 business processes and the analytics ecosystem
  • Partner with legal and compliance to review and validate data usage policies and implement them through projects and governance policies
  • Work with solutions vendors to govern proposed data-related solutions, across GPS and I8 functions, to ensure consistency and avoid proliferation and/or duplication; continuously monitor adherence
  • Effectively monitor the performance of vendors to ensure on-time and on-target operations and services that are within budget
  • Demonstrate exceptional knowledge of commercial data assets and tools
  • Challenge the status quo and proactively identify novel, effective ways to apply knowledge to achieve business objectives
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and be sought after for collaboration in areas of expertise


  • Bachelor Degree (computer science, engineering or other technical disciplines are a plus); MBA or related technical graduate degree a plus
  • 8-10 years of previous experience working in the areas of master data management, data stewardship, data governance, data acquisition and/or strategy
  • Experience managing data projects and data vendors in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or related industry
  • Knowledge of global commercial data assets, in the pharma/biotech space, like provider, payer, sales, claims, specialty pharmacy data, etc.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, detail-oriented with a focus on quality and accuracy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, proficient in interacting with cross functional teams and senior leadership, as needed
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of, or aptitude for learning, business information systems, databases and business analytics relevant to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries
  • Proven track record of meeting, or exceeding, objectives and goals
  • Previous experience in other functions within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related industry is strongly preferred
  • Business travel is required for regular internal and external business meetings

Are you ready to apply? We are looking for someone who thinks beyond the job offered - someone who knows that this position can be a rare springboard to many other opportunities at Roche.

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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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