Data Strategy & Business Architect

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 Data Strategy & Business Architect will be responsible for the development and operations of a robust strategy for management and business architecture 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 & technology solutions. The Business Architect will function as liaison to the Information Technology team and support the requirements for the GPS and I8 teams by providing technical and thought leadership for data acquisition, integration, and modeling, as well as information storage and management. This work will make information easily accessible to users and incorporate best practices.


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

  • Set strategic direction for and lead GPS/I8 Data architecture while establishing a strong partnership with the IT business partner
  • Develop processes for managing data strategy across GPS and I8 business processes and the analytics ecosystem; support creation of a data solution roadmap in alignment with the strategy
  • Partner with stakeholders across Commercial, Market Access, Medical, Finance, and IT to drive resolution of complex data problems
  • Represent data management on cross-functional projects, through data thought leadership and pull through of strategy and governance policies
  • Partner with legal and compliance to review and validate data usage policies and implement them through projects and governance policies
  • Work with IT to govern proposed data related solutions, across GPS and I8 functions, to ensure consistency and avoid proliferation and/or duplication; continuously monitor adherence
  • Drive consistencies and best practices to ensure operational efficiencies across multiple systems and/or services.
  • Ensure established policies, protocols, and security standards to protect patient and HCP data privacy and vendor / GNE intellectual property across systems
  • Ability to project manage a vendor RFI / RFP process to compare and identify best in class data architecture for Roche systems
  • Effectively monitor the performance of vendors to ensure on-time and on-target operations and services that are within budget
  • Demonstrate exceptional knowledge of global commercial data assets and tools
  • Challenge the status quo and proactively identify novel, effective ways to apply the 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
  • Previous experience in data modeling and database design is a plus
  • 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

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