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Digital Strategy Delivery Lead - Pharma Technical Operations

1201 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Basel, CH-BS


Digital Strategy Delivery Lead - Pharma Technical Operations

The Position

At Roche, we thrive to deliver more benefits to our patients as part of our 10-year Pharma vision. An integral part to achieving this vision is to deliver new and innovative data analytics solutions to our scientists across Pharma Technical Operations (PT). To do so, we have formed a new organization called PT Digital and Operational Excellence (PTE) with the aspiration to build industry-leading digital and lean operations across functions and our entire manufacturing footprint.

PTE is the new organization that will catalyze the global development and execution of PT's Digital and Operational Excellence strategy to enable PT to realize our performance promises. We will build a strong cross-functional and inclusive community, put the power of data into the hands of our people, further develop the Lean and Digital skills across PT, and scale up our Digital and Advanced Analytics solutions, for the benefit of our colleagues and patients.

We aim to activate data citizenship and digital mindset, revolutionize our FAIR data ecosystem and systems landscape, re-design excellent processes, and generate transformative insights. We collaborate closely with global functions to deliver impactful value to our patients.

Main Responsibilities:

We in PTE work in partnership across major global business functions: PT-Quality, PT-Development, PT-Regulatory, PT-Manufacturing, establishing and implementing an overall Digital / Technology strategy and drive the delivery and scale of key data & digital solutions in support of our vision.

This role is responsible for driving the digital technology strategy through the delivery of key digital initiatives and use cases. You will partner with customers across IT and PT functions to architect the planning, execution, and sustainment of digital solutions to achieve the PT Digital Aspirations.

  • Architect key strategic digital transformation initiatives

  • Drive Digital / Technology strategy & scouting and define impact aspiration

  • Conduct prioritization of use cases and initiatives, and setup teams for prioritized efforts

  • Ensure scalability across global footprint

  • Facilitate solution shaping process across PTx for data and digital products

  • Scout / identify potential alliances / partnerships with tech companies

  • Build ecosystem of partners around strategic pillars

  • Assume product owner role and catalyze the implementation of key digital use cases

  • Define and manage user requirements / backlog

  • Ensure and track value delivery

  • Coordinate the build-up of capabilities

  • Coach teams that are developing and deploying digital use cases (share best practices, agile ways of working, ensure full impact capture & coordination between different initiatives)

  • Support build-up and management of a digital community that's focused on value realization

  • Other duties as needed to support process improvement, portfolio management, data management, workforce strategy, product delivery, support strategy, partnership and collaboration with IT, PTx and externals

Do you bring experience (7 or more years) in architecting and implementing digital transformations, preferably in the pharma industry and are looking for an impactful role? We are seeking an individual with excellent knowledge of the pharma data ecosystem, informatics systems, tools, and techniques with a focus on the customer. This entails a good understanding of the customers' business, challenges, and goals in a manufacturing and operations environment.

Further competencies and qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Science or Engineering Field with a minimum of 15 years of related experience

  • 5+ years of experience with managing team(s). Excellent people, leadership, interpersonal, analytical, and written/verbal communication skills

  • Experience in systems/data management and informatics strategy development and execution

  • Focus on results and proactive in identifying solutions

  • Skilled in managing cross-functional partner relationships in a complex organization

  • Ability to inspire and lead cross-functional project teams

  • Strategic and analytical thinking

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.