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Global Project Manager (Multiple Levels) (South San Francisco)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

***Relocation is not designated for this position


  • Support molecule teams in the late stage portfolio.
  • Drive project and portfolio success by having an enterprise and portfolio mindset, being agile and managing ambiguity.
  • Enable senior stakeholders (Lifecycle Leaders, Disease/Franchise Heads, Therapeutic Area Heads and Late Stage Portfolio Committee) to make effective decisions.
  • Leverage trustful relationships with peers and stakeholders.
  • Play a pivotal communication role in ensuring awareness and alignment of project decisions and updates across the Lifecycle Team and senior leadership.
  • Transform insights into ideas and identify opportunities to accelerate project execution.
  • Proactively connect, align and guide teams on key decisions and execution.
  • Prioritize and focus team and individual efforts.
  • Deliver consistent and high quality project management services to enable team and project success by being strategic in project planning, team management and process management.
  • Actively participate in and make meaningful contributions to functional excellence and propose solutions, as needed, to improve the department.
  • Contribute to a teach-and-learn culture to support the success of others and the department.

Reporting Line:

This position reports directly into a Senior/Principal GPM or a Group Leader in the PPS-PM group.  


Successful candidates will have a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 5 years supporting cross-functional teams in a scientific environment required.  They anticipate the needs of the project and proactively drive teams. They have the ability to embrace uncertainty and navigate teams through challenges, working independently to solve complex problems and managing change in a solution-oriented and flexible way.

  • Project management and/or leadership experience supporting/leading cross-functional teams in a scientific environment.
  • Drug development experience in the pharma/biotech industry.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills to assimilate complex information to inform decisions.
  • Leadership and influencing skills to be effective in a highly matrixed organization with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Use of interpersonal skills and influence to ensure team performance.
  • Display of leadership competency and presence.
  • Ability to contribute to functional initiatives and represent the department on cross-functional initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Travel internationally (up to 2-3 times per year).


Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree 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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