Director/Head of Talent Acquisition, Global Product Development and Global Product Strategy

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Reporting to the Head of Talent Acquisition for Genentech and Pharma NA, the Head of Product Development and Global Product Strategy (PD/GPS) Talent Acquisition (TA) will lead the development and delivery of the overall recruitment strategies for the aligned organizations. S/he will directly manage diverse team of Staffing leaders and Individual Contributors who are responsible for meeting the short and long-term recruitment needs of the organization. The Head of PD/GPS TA will also serve as member of the Talent Acquisition Leadership Team, the leadership body responsible for developing the overall staffing strategy for the region as well as leading the TA function.

As the leader of the function, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Provide strategic leadership for the PD/GPS recruitment initiatives
  • Develop and drive flexible, multi-faceted hiring strategies that leverage internal and external talent channels
  • Lead, engage and inspire an experienced, high-performing, geographically dispersed team of seasoned recruiting professionals
  • Provide in-depth forecasting of future requisition projections and recruitment capacity needs Collaborate with the Global Attraction and Talent Discovery Team
  • Work closely with global HR colleagues to align regional recruitment strategies with global Attraction and Sourcing approach
  • Demonstrate strong global mindset and desire to collaborate with colleagues across Roche
  • Build and maintain cross-functional relationships throughout the local, regional and global HR community
  • Identify opportunities for greater efficiency and adjust programs and processes accordingly Approach barriers from problem-solving standpoint with the goal of creating win-win outcomes Lead courageously and make strong and informed decisions
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and willingness to grow and develop
  • Foster an environment of inclusion and collaboration


  • Internal minimum of 10-12 years of Staffing and/or HR experience and 3-5 years of management experience, preferably within drug discovery, biotech or technology setting
  • Experience leading team within large, complex organization during periods of significant change Theoretical and practical knowledge of various staffing/workforce planning models and proven record of implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective recruiting strategies that maximize diverse talent channels
  • A forward thinking and pro-active leader with collaborative focus who can effectively partner with colleagues across global organization
  • Experience successfully navigating through global, matrix-based environment
  • Exceptional people management and leadership skills as well as demonstrated success in managing people managers
  • Demonstrated ability to make informed decisions that have broad impact
  • Strong customer service skills and consultative approach when dealing with internal and external clients
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Superior communication (written, verbal and presentation) and influencing skills


B.S. degree or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree is preferred, but not required.

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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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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