Senior Group Medical Director or Group Medical Director (MD)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

We are seeking a dynamic medical leader in neuroscience/neuroinflammation to join the US Medical Affairs network of scientists.  The individual will provide exceptional clinical and strategic leadership in the areas of multiple sclerosis and related disorders with the ability to support strategic work across our broad neuroscience portfolio.  With the aim of generating and communicating medical evidence that helps practitioners, patients and payers make good health care decisions, the successful candidate exhibits outstanding communication and leadership skills and builds strong relationships with external stakeholders in the MS and broader neuroscientific community.

Experience / Competencies Required:

  • MD or MD-PhD Neurologist; clinical experience or expertise in Multiple Sclerosis is preferred
  • 10 years of pharmaceutical/biotechnology relevant industry experience preferred - preferably in Medical Affairs or Product Development or less industry experience if a recognized expert and leader in the field with significant clinical practice experience
  • Strong academic/teaching background preferred
  • Understanding of and/or previous experience with Phase I - III and/or Phase IV drug development 
  • Considerable experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance, medical writing
  • Proven record in developing strong relationships with external constituents (therapeutic area experts, health care institutions, patient advocacy groups, etc.)
  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals
  • Previous people management; Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and develop emerging leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically influence and motivate employees at all levels
  • Substantive understanding of and exposure to corporate legal and compliance issues related to, GVP, GCP, GHP, OIG and other guiding or controlling elements of our business 


  • Strong customer orientation/focus
  • Servant leadership
  • Ability to flex and thrive in a dynamic environment and coach/manage people through change
  • Works well within teams and is effective in collaborating with others internally and externally
  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities and skills. Has demonstrated the ability to anticipate and solve problems of moderate to high complexity and scope e.g. evaluate, interpret and present highly complex data
  • Communication and presentation skills; highly effective at summarizing and presenting key considerations and decision-points
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills; can effectively and quickly establish rapport with all key internal/external partners and stakeholders and influence without authority
  • Good negotiation skills: can drive discussions and decisions toward desired results
  • Understanding of legal and regulatory considerations impacting pharma/biotech industry and ability and judgement to apply principles to daily activities
  • Strong attention-to-detail
  • Building and leading teams: Demonstrable abilities to oversee the work of other team members and ensure the highest standards, efficiencies and overall effectiveness, recognizing that these individuals may not be working in the same therapeutic area 
  • Proven abilities to effectively and successfully manage multiple priorities, objectives and tasks
  • Enterprise mindset: ability to embrace and believe in Genentech’s operating principles:

o   “I am Genentech’s ambassador”

o   “I am empowered for action”

o   “I own our business”

o   “I partner with purpose”

  •  Financial acumen: proven abilities for effective planning and resource management
  •  Strategic agility: Strong ability to translate vision into a direction
  • Business knowledge: Ability to integrate knowledge of the therapeutic area with a broader business perspective and appreciation for the evolving US regulatory landscape, medical practice, healthcare and economic/market environments impacting Genentech
  • Business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external business meetings

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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