Associate Group Medical Director - MD

Genentech   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Not Specified years

Posted 173 days ago

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Cross-Functional Team Leadership

  • Typically a standing member of the therapeutic area’s CD Leadership Team 
  • Leads one or more CSTs
  • Represents CD for assigned portfolio at the highest management/expert levels inside and outside Roche; includes championing and sponsoring the work of his/her staff
  • When assigned/appointed, acts as the Global Development Team Leader (GDTL).  Where assigned/appointed, represents CD on core teams, e.g., Lifecycle Team (LCT)
  • Oversees one or more CSTs for CD studies relevant to assigned molecule(s)/indication(s) and guides direct reports to, in turn, guide teams to ensure cross-functional integration, coordination and alignment to enable effective and efficient CD plan execution
  • Ensures direct reports and their staff are actively and appropriately aligning with sub-teams (e.g., Study Management Teams), with which CSTs collaborate, to ensure on-time and on-target results
  • As needed, provides leadership guidance and direction in ongoing enhancements/development of core and sub-team processes, structures, systems, tools and other resources

Staff Leadership & Development

  • Works with manager and peers to identify and ensure the appropriate infrastructure – clear roles and responsibilities, learning and development, technology, other tools, vendor partners and operating budgets
  • Where applicable, may participate in the negotiation with and commissioning of external vendor partners to support certain elements of the therapeutic area’s CD function
  • Assigns direct reports their projects and programs and guides direct reports in their assignment of projects and programs across their staff
  • Cascades strategic and other relevant goals and objectives as well as expense budgets to direct reports
  • Tracks departmental expenses budgets to ensure compliance with agreed parameters
  • Leads recruitment, hiring and training for his/her staff member roles
  • Provides direct reports with ongoing coaching, development and leadership; includes holding regular staff and 1:1 meetings
  • Oversees staff members’ work to ensure on-time, on-target and within-budget results
  • Plays a leadership role in all formal and informal performance management and career development activities for his/her staff members
  • Leads succession planning for key positions within his/her staff; ensuring at all times a robust pipeline of talent to fill future openings
  • Actively participates in leadership and skill development programs for continued professional development
  • Initiates and develops cross-functional projects, programs or other initiatives that can carry broad and important impact to multiple Product Development objectives and activities
  • Consistently complies with all governing employment laws, regulations and company HR policies & procedures and ensures the same across his/her staff

Global Clinical Development Planning

  • Stays abreast of internal and external developments, trends and other dynamics relevant to the work of CD to maintain, at all times, a fully current view and perspective of internal/external influences and/or implications for the assigned therapeutic and disease area(s).  Ensures the same across his/her staff
  • Provides CD leadership guidance and direction regarding competitive intelligence and/or other market/industry assessment activities and projects
  • Maintains the highest standards and levels of scientific and clinical knowledge in the specific therapeutic and disease area(s) of assignment. Ensures the same across his/her staff
  • Educates others internally and externally on relevant clinical developments as these may implicate the assigned therapeutic area’s CD strategies, plans and programs
  • Collaborates with a variety of internal and external partners and stakeholders, such as HAs, clinical investigators, clinicians, scientists and key opinion leaders (KOLs). Has extensive interactions with these external parties, subject matter experts and influencers. Supports his/her direct reports and/or other CD staff members in their communications and interactions with these external parties
  • Works across Roche at all levels and with various groups and functions, such as other groups in PD, research, business development, manufacturing, commercial operations, legal, etc.; providing ongoing leadership expertise and guidance on the assigned therapeutic area’s clinical strategy
  • Plays a leadership role in providing clinical science input into the relevant therapeutic area scientific strategy. Helps research and other PD groups to ensure consistency of scientific and late-development strategies with target label claims and corporate goals. As appropriate/needed, performs or delegates clinical assessments on relevant drug discovery projects
  • As needed, ensures his/her staff members support internal partners in transitioning new drugs/indications into Phase IIIB or publication studies. Expected to provide expert leadership CD guidance, when needed, on Phase IIIB protocols
  • Consults to, and/or assigns staff members to consult to, pharma partnering on relevant acquisitions, joint ventures or other strategic partnerships, as these potentially relate to the assigned therapeutic/disease area(s). Serves on joint executive committees, which include other Roche functions as well as external partner personnel, and/or assigns such responsibilities to direct reports
  • Leads global CD strategy development for the assigned portfolio. Acts as a regular reviewer/presenter to various internal committees
  • Acts as an expert advisor and consultant to various internal committees, other Roche management and teams regarding CD strategies, priorities, implementation and the like  
  • Leads global development of clinical science input into annual and strategic Lifecycle Plans (LCPs) and the Integrated Development Commercialization Plan (IDCP).  Acts as an expert advisor to others regarding CD strategic alignment with and implications for LCPs for the assigned portfolio
  • Oversees creation and implementation of global CD plans for all molecule(s)/indication(s) and/or other programs across the assigned portfolio:
    • Accountable to ensure strategic and operational alignment of CD plans with the relevant CD strategy, strategic and annual LCPs
    • Guides CSTs in developing all CD plan components (e.g., analytics/data strategy, KOL development, publications strategy, etc.)
    • Reviews budget and other resource requirements necessary to implement and execute CD plans. Provides leadership guidance and direction to ensure the most appropriate and optimal use of resources
    • Supports direct reports, as needed, to ensure they gain alignment with various internal partners/stakeholders on goals and resource needs.  Includes guiding direct reports and other team leads
  • As needed, or otherwise appropriate, supports direct reports and/or other team members in their communications with HAs. Accountable to ensure his/her team members ethically, effectively and professionally represent the interests of Roche and patients. Accountable to ensure matters are escalated, when needed, in a timely manner to appropriate internal partners/stakeholders


  • M.D. with relevant medical experience in same/similar therapeutic area required
  • 10 or more years pharma/biotech industry experience OR is a recognized expert in the field.  A minimum of 4 years industry experience is preferred
  • 4 or more years experience managing medical/clinical staff
  • 8 or more years experience with clinical trials
  • 2 or more years experience submitting NDAs/BLAs to regulatory authorities in Europe and/or the U.S.
  • 4 or more years experience authoring global clinical development plans
  • 4 or more years experience publishing results of clinical drug trials in referred journals
  • In-depth understanding of Phase I – IV drug development Multidisciplinary experience in the pharma/biotech industry is strongly preferred (e.g., research, regulatory, clinical operations, business development, commercial operations, etc.)
  • Strong academic/teaching background is strongly preferred
  • Broad experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance (e.g., ISS, ISE, competitor data, etc.)
  • Comprehensive understanding of product and safety profiles
  • In-depth knowledge of medical aspects of GCP (Good Clinical Practice), ICH (International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use), FDA, EMEA, NICE and other relevant guidelines and regulations
  • In-depth understanding of competitive activity in the field
  • Current or past leadership roles in major scientific and advocacy organizations and standard-setting bodies is preferred