Global Head of Product Project Management Office - Product Portfolio Management

Basel, Basel-Town

Job ID: 3423762234

Download PDF

Return to Search Results

The Position

Location:  Position can be located in South San Francisco, CA or Basel, Switerland


The Global Head of Product PMO is part of global Pharma Technical Operations Regulatory (PTR) and leads the Product Project Management Office (Product PMO).

The Product PMO supports Technical Regulatory Teams (TRT) by being an integral resource on complex regulatory programs and by establishing best practices to efficiently and effectively manage regulatory programs and execute regulatory activities

The Product PMO drives continuous improvement of TRT program infrastructure and collaborations with external partners such as Pharma Technical Development (PTD), Pharma Technical Supply (PTS), Pharma Development Regulatory (PDR), etc.  The Product PMO supports PTR knowledge management efforts by adhering to processes and fostering behaviours to ensure that critical regulatory information is consistently and easily available.

As the Global Head of Product PMO you make critical contributions to the annual and long-term vision, mission, strategy, and infrastructure of Global PTR. You will lead a global team who provide PTR with services in product portfolio management, product project management, TRT program management and knowledge management.  As a strategic thinker and visionary leader, you provide leadership, management, and strategic and functional expertise to increase efficiencies, productivity and quality to the way the Technical Regulatory Teams (TRTs) operate.  In this role you will be accountable for managing relationships with cross-functional stakeholders and you will represent PTR in key internal and external meetings and other communications.

The Product PMO works closely with the Biologics and Small Molecule platforms to deliver a holistic strategic plan for the Biologic and Small Molecule project portfolio and to identify common regulatory and operational themes and trends between products and projects.  Product PMO portfolio management guides the product project prioritization; enables the product portfolio resourcing and budgeting processes and facilitates PTR product portfolio reviews. 

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Drive best practices and operational excellence within Product Portfolio Management and across PTR. Routinely monitoring and maintaining regional and global Product Portfolio Management practices, processes and procedures to ensure ongoing effectiveness, efficiencies, scalability and sustainability
  • Lead or support senior management on relevant long-term strategies to ensure effective achievement of technical regulatory and business objectives. Include developing annual and/or long-range business and resource plans
  • Lead planning and implementation infrastructure changes for the global regulatory Product Portfolio Management function, management and staff – organizational design, resource requirements, budgets, immediate- and long-term capacity. Lead, develop and coach the Product PMO team
  • Accountability for effective and efficient cross-functional PTR portfolio coordination as well as coordination with other Portfolio and Project Management Organizations such as PTDM, TPM, etc.
  • Foster a culture of high performance and trust. Build networks within PTR to facilitate knowledge exchange and best practices. Ensure management and staff obtain and consistently apply in-depth knowledge of Roche and regulatory guidelines, procedures and best practices to their work
  • Stay abreast of internal and external developments, trends and other dynamics relevant to the work of PT and PTR to maintain, at all times, a fully current view and perspective of internal/external influences and/or implications for Roche

This position can be located in South San Francisco, US (preferred location) or Basel, Switzerland.

Who You Are

For this role a BS is required, MS strongly preferred, or equivalent (Life Sciences disciplines preferred). You bring 12+ years of relevant experience in the Pharma, or related industry. You bring a minimum of 5 years people leadership experience, including experience managing teams across multiple sites in a global matrix environment.

You have the following qualifications:


  • Familiarity with technical regulatory requirements and planning of regulatory strategy; exposure to technical lifecycle of biologic and small molecule products; experience in preparing complex regulatory submissions to health authorities 
  • Demonstrated success handling a project portfolio of high complexity and risk. Proven expertise in effectively and efficiently planning and resourcing multiple large-scale and complex projects and initiatives on short- and long-term bases
  • Inspiring interpersonal skills: proven track record of building strong and sustainable relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders. Strong influencing skills: proven abilities to get things done without formal authority. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in English; German is considered a plus.
  • Outstanding business acumen and strategic agility: understands the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, the multiple functions and roles involved in the drug development process; is able to bring this to bear in accomplishing strategic goals and objectives

This position requires international travel up to approximately 15%.

Please apply until: 31 October 2017.

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.

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button.

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.

Return to Search Results