Licence To Operate (LTO) Partner - Safety + Market Research & Patient Support Program (MAP Lead)

13 Jan 2021
12 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Imagine working for an organisation that focuses on putting people at the heart of what they do. Where every single person within the organisation is aligned to one main motivating force, that at the centre of everything they do, and their number one priority; patients. A place that gives every individual the autonomy and empowerment to make a difference, where you are not defined by a job title. Imagine waking up every morning feeling fulfilled, having purpose and meaning in your work.

Imagine you are at Roche.

We are a pioneer in pharmaceuticals, advancing science to help people in the UK live longer and healthier lives. For over 120 years we have created truly differentiated medicines for cancer, the immune system, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. 

We work from bench to bedside - researching new medicines, running global clinical trials, and collaborating with the NHS to try to ensure rapid uptake and delivery of our products and services.  Our drive, every day, is to ensure our medicines reach those who need them as soon as possible.

None of this would be possible without our extraordinary employees; our people make our business.  We offer inspirational opportunities for employees that are as unique as they are.  We have created an inclusive, respectful work environment where people can be authentic and truly invested in their work, a place to belong. Our outstanding commitment to workplace engagement has recently been recognised by our inclusion at number four on the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work.

Licence To Operate (LTO) Partner - Safety + Market Research & Patient Support Program (MAP Lead)

This is an exciting role authorized & supported by the General Manager and Global Process Owner. The MAP Lead role contributes to  Roche's UK Affiliate success by providing access to Roche's customers (i.e patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals) to innovative medicines and programs whilst ensuring compliance  with pharmacovigilance legislation for Market Research and Patient Support Programs (MAPs).  

The successful implementation of this global process  is achieved through excellent communication and stakeholder engagement within the UK Affiliate and influencing of key stakeholders within Global Functions. You will have interaction with the Drug Safety, Quality and  Medical Chapters. You will also work in collaboration with multiple business functions within the UK Affiliate including but not limited to; Strategic Finance Analytics and Business, Portfolio Enablement and Ethics Compliance & Sustainability to design, implement and oversee MAPs.

Key areas of responsibility include;
  • Design, Set Up and Oversight of UK Affiliate initiated MAPs
  • Compliance to  local and global process and legislation
  • Implementation of the UK Affiliate MAP process and strategies
  • Training for UK Affiliate Roche employees and our Service Providers

    Extensive experience in this environment will assist in your success and you will naturally possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding of pharmacovigilance requirements.

    You will be required to drive a programme of continuous improvement and change, ensuring the process is agile and fit for purpose for the UK Affiliate, its customers (i.e patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals etc) and Service Providers. This will be achieved by being an enthusiastic role model, and possessing a creative mindset to ensure ease of access to MAPs for Roche's customers whilst maintaining compliance.

    The role will require you to devise strategic oversight within the UK Affiliate by identifying MAPs through planning information and collaboration and communication within the UK Affiliate. You will raise &/or increase compliance awareness, within the UK Affiliate in innovative ways and it will be key for you to implement a mechanism to identify new UK Affiliate employees who require training and collaborate with Quality to ensure timely assignment.

    With an engaging approach you will liaise with the UK Affiliate to influence the design of MAPs by ensuring adequate collection of safety data and their timely reporting to safety. You will act as the point of contact in the UK Affiliate for all communications in relation to MAPs including participation when required business planning meetings.

    You will lead foundation work and partner with the business to solve complex issues that impact the business. You will contribute to the development of the chapter based on strategic plans and goals. You will actively contributes to the learning & development of other chapter members. Your Ability to adapt in an ever changing environment as well as experience in engaging key stakeholders in a matrix organization will assist in your success, development & career pathway.

    As a Drug Safety Partner you will also help in the set up, oversight and management of other programs such as Compassionate Use including but not limited to Early Access To Medicine Schemes, Pre-Approval and Post Trial Access and other programs providing patients access to Roche innovative medicines, whilst implementing and ensuring compliance to Roche processes and pharmacovigilance legislation. 

  • Life Sciences degree BSc minimum (or previous experience in a similar role)
  • Strong experience in a biopharmaceutical company or equivalent with good understanding of the entire drug development and commercialisation and/or experience with Pharmacovigilance or Compliance related roles

    Skills & Knowledge
  • Extensive experience in a Pharmacovigilance or Compliance related role
  • Experience in working in a matrix organisation
  • Fluent written and oral English is a must
  • Strong influencing skills and collaborative approach  
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong project management skills

    At Roche, it is more than just a job.  It's a responsibility.  A big one.  If you really know yourself and want to be part of our international family, dedicated to making a real impact on the world around us, the next step is yours, apply above.  Guided by our values of courage, integrity and passion, join us to fulfil our purpose - doing now what patients need next and in doing so improve patients' lives now and for tomorrow

    Closing Date: Friday 29 January 2021

    Roche Products is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability or age. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Roche Products Ltd


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