Sourcing Partner - Clinical Operations - Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED)

  • Genentech Inc.
  • Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Basel-Stadt, Utengasse, Basel, Switzerland
  • 11/08/2021
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Job Description

Who we are

Doing now what patients need next

We believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are courageous in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

We are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world.


Our North Star is to increase Research & Development (R&D) Productivity and Patient Centricity. This is supported by our CO Strategy to deliver value for pRED CO, pRED BHAGs (our Big Hairy Audacious Goals) and our portfolio. We aspire to be a leading edge Clinical Operations organization that drives innovative patient-centric approaches in study design and execution, utilizes advanced analytics to drive data-driven decisions, and embeds innovative technologies into our ways of working to improve productivity delivery of programs and studies. We strive to create a workplace where team members own their own development and learning, and are empowered to create and innovate.

The Position


The Sourcing Partner is accountable for defining, implementing and driving the success of the pRED CO’s clinical sourcing strategy utilizing a combination of insourced or outsourced model as well as exploring novel solutions in partnership with the CO Chapters. The role provides strategic vision, leadership and sourcing expertise to the operational strategy for all drug therapeutic areas. This role is the primary interface between internal Roche Enterprise Governance, Roche functions, external partners and pRED Clinical Operations in relation to clinical sourcing and alliances.

In addition, the position holder will collaborate with stakeholders across the CO Chapters to develop, refine and implement partnership models for a range of technology providers.


  • Responsible for the definition, implementation, evolution and successful delivery of the pRED clinical sourcing strategy in alignment with the enterprise, where relevant, to drive delivery of clinical programs in line with quality, timelines, resource, and cost commitments

  • Develop an understanding of the pRED portfolio in order to strategize and offer value added solutions directly to study teams

  • With an entrepreneurial approach and mindset, develop novel partnerships with providers which are fit-for purpose and contribute towards CO’s productivity improvements. Establish partnership models for key partners, such as technology/systems providers, with appropriate governance and performance metrics

  • Build networks to identify enablers who can support elements of the sourcing strategy execution

  • Accountable for key account management activities of pRED CRO partners and Roche Country Clinical Operations (for insourced studies)

  • Seek innovative solutions outside of Roche to drive internal innovation in sourcing.

  • Define a sourcing framework to enable team decision making. Drive development of sourcing expertise within Clinical Operations by training, coaching and ensuring the implementation of shared learning across clinical studies.

  • Represent pRED CO at the appropriate cross enterprise governance and oversight forums


In Clinical Operations Mindset and behaviour is as important to us as skills and capabilities

Systems thinking

  • Connect with the bigger picture, prioritize Roche, pRED or wider team over Function and individual, apply enterprise view

  • Collaborative and creative mindset, ability to partner inside and outside Roche

Show and embrace agile behavior

  • Follow a logic of incrementally improving approaches and solutions (80/20 approach where applicable/ MVPs/ iterate)

  • Stand in the shoes of stakeholders and able to build strong customer relationships

  • Ability to cope with uncertainty and manage ambiguity

Empowerment and accountability

  • Take ownership and accountability

  • Empower people to contribute according to their skills, capacity and interest

  • Decisions are made by the most appropriate person on the topic

  • Foster a speak-up culture

Demonstrate a growth mindset

  • Give, seek and receive constructive feedback

  • Openly and proactively share information, failure, ideas, experience and learnings with others

  • Drive innovations and foster the power of experimentation

Create value in an agile organization by increasing our focus on playing the role of Visionary, Architect, Coach and Catalyst

  • As a visionary, you facilitate the creation of a bold, shared vision and higher purpose that is co-created with customers to advance a vision.

  • As an Architect, you seek value creation across the whole organisation, shaping organisational architecture and culture.

  • As a Coach you help everyone in the network build the skills and mindsets they need to succeed in an empowered system, acting as a role model and coach, with a willingness to be coached.

  • As a Catalyst you help connect others' work to a collective purpose, creating connections and collaboration across the organisation.

Who you are

You are talented and passionate. You are inspired by our mission and would fit in well with our collaborative, patient centric and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Have a growth mindset and are excited about learning through experience

  • Feel comfortable thinking on your feet and thrive in fast paced, ambiguous and highly collaborative environments

  • Strong experience in pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry and drug development experience (therapeutic area experience a plus)

  • Hold a university degree or equivalent years of experience, preferred focus in life sciences

  • Find passion in achieving successful outcomes by leading, coaching and inspiring others

  • Want to make a difference and find excitement in innovating practices, therapeutics and processes

  • Possess strong working knowledge of drug development process and respective regulations

  • Feel comfortable traveling internationally based on specific program needs

  • Expert understanding, knowledge and experience of sourcing in the context of drug development across the value chain with particular focus on early development. With a proven ability to understand and critically assess global clinical development plans, sourcing needs, global budgets and timelines for multiple programs

  • Thorough understanding and experience in the development of operational sourcing strategies is essential with substantial experience in the organization, implementation, and delivery of global clinical programs, including smaller highly complex studies to large global clinical programs

  • Expert knowledge of external service provider landscape and needs for drug development within Early Clinical Development

  • Strong ability to manage and navigate difficult Sponsor-Partner situations and effectively manage stakeholder expectation


Basel (Switzerland), Little Falls US), Welwyn (UK). For administrative purposes only, the primary location is listed as Basel (Switzerland).

Please apply until 15 August 2021.

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