SMR Program Manager

5. November 2022


The Position

In Roche´s Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development organisation (pRED), we make transformative medicines for patients in order to tackle some of the world’s toughest unmet healthcare needs. At pRED, we are united by our mission to transform science into medicine. Together, we create a culture defined by curiosity, responsibility and humility, where our talented people are empowered and inspired to bring forward extraordinary life-changing innovation at speed.

This position is located in the Small Molecule Research (SMR) – Strategy & Operations group within the Therapeutic Modalities global function, where the portfolio management, external operations and business operations is of primary focus.

Role Mission

We are offering an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager in Small Molecule Research. You will work with multidisciplinary teams of scientists and leadership teams across pRED to jointly manage and shape our future portfolio of internal and external drug discovery projects and technology platforms.

Your Impact

  • Play a key role in building, shaping and strategically coordinating the small molecule portfolio together with the Strategy & Operations group, Therapeutic Modalities and all respective pRED functions and colleagues.

  • Lead a continuous active dialogue with technical project leaders, project teams, technical functions and Disease Therapeutic Areas to align project needs and plans with capabilities and resource priorities within Therapeutic Modalities.

  • Contribute to portfolio governance meetings for aligning on project strategies and their implementation within the organisation.

  • Act as a central character of external collaborations by shaping and coordinating the interaction with focus on scientific operations.

  • Nurture trustful relationships and effective collaboration within Therapeutic Modalities and at the interface with internal and external partners.

  • Develop and support strategic initiatives and operative tasks across the organisation.

Your Profile

You thrive in a dynamic, inclusive environment which gives you full accountability and independence for your own contributions and development. You bring professional drug discovery experience (5y+), which optimally encompasses both portfolio or program management and preclinical project science preferably in one of pREDs therapeutic areas. This allows you to engage with drug discovery project teams, with an emphasis on program and portfolio coordination. You easily connect with colleagues and have a keen interest in continuously building a personal network. You are resourceful and flexible in problem-solving and enjoy working in a collaborative and inclusive manner. You have a sense fr ensuring that everyone has the required information at all times. You are used to working in a matrix environment across geographical sites and you have strong oral and written communication skills and you are proficient in preparing and running effective meetings.

Our commitment

Roche commits to recognizing talent and aptitude. We prioritize encouraging and supporting our employees on their personal journeys by providing a safe, creative space to help them reflect, make decisions and grow in their career.

We are confident that we find the most innovative solutions by gaining different perspectives, asking and answering hard questions, and challenging the status quo. Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious yet enthusiastic way; we are devoted to building a team that represents a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Global Grade –

In pRED we use the Scientific Career Ladder (SCL). For further information on the SCL click here, for further information on Global Grades click here.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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