Roche

VP, Global Head of Product Development (Lung, Agnostic, Skin and Rare Tumors)

Company
Roche
Location
Welwyn
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Jun 2021
Closes
09 Jul 2021
Ref
202106-115448
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Position Overview:

Genentech is seeking a Vice President, Clinical Development Oncology with clinical and drug development experience to lead the Lung and Head and Neck Cancer Global Franchise within our Oncology Late Development organization. This individual will be responsible for leadership, management, and strategic clinical oversight of the Lung and Head and Neck Cancer Global Franchise. The position will have significant accountability for setting strategy across these programs. The position will involve clinical development of novel agents targeting a number of diseases in the lung and head and neck cancer setting. In addition to managing a large global clinical development team, the Global Head of Lung and Head and Neck Cancer will be responsible for oversight of the design, implementation, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of studies conducted for all lung and Head and Neck cancer programs.

Context and Key Responsibilities:

This is a global role reporting to the Senior Vice President, Global Head of Clinical Development Oncology, Solid Tumors. Member of the Product Development Oncology Leadership Team (PDO LT) and cross-functional Joint Oncology Leadership Team (JOLT). Co-chair of the Lung Disease Area Team (LDAT), and responsible for overarching strategy in lung cancer. Closely manage plans with all other therapeutic area franchises. Ensures GDLs and DLs (Global Development Leads and Development Leads) manage their respective Development Working Groups with excellence and technical rigor. Joint accountability to deliver late stage oncology clinical development plans enabling regulatory submissions and approvals. Noted disease area expert with credibility to interface with key external regulatory and healthcare organizations and stakeholders (i.e. FDA, EMA, other Regulatory bodies, Payer organizations, Advisory Committees, Therapeutic Area Experts, media, analysts, etc.).

Broadly represents the interests of Oncology late development within Roche and Genentech, as a member of the Oncology Leadership Team, as well as through interactions with Research, Early Development, Medical Affairs, Commercial, Regulatory and Business Development senior leaders. Contributes to the Late Stage Portfolio Committee (LSPC). Leads the strategic clinical oversight of the Lung and Head and neck late stage development portfolio with significant accountability for setting global strategy across these programs. Ensures consistent and effective communication across all sites. Accountable for building global working capability and establishing clear success metrics. Coach, manage and support employees to achieve business goals. Actively manage talent and career development. Maintain and develop a positive organizational culture, by promoting the values of the focus on patients, science, and our people. Prepare and manage resource and capacity, utilizing resources in the most efficient way. Determine and manage expenditures and budget within the Lung and head and neck late stage global franchise.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Broadly represent the interests of Oncology late development within Roche and GNE, as a member of the PDO LT and JOLT, as well as through interactions with Research, Early Development, Medical Affairs, Commercial, Regulatory and Business Development senior leaders
  • Co-lead of the Lung and Head and Neck Disease Area Team (LDAT)
  • Accountable for global lung and head and neck late stage franchise
  • Closely interface with pRED and gRED to define opportunities to explore new areas of scientific discovery 
  • Strategic support for other functions regarding Lung and head and neck cancer late stage franchise
  • Create infrastructure, influence and reach to develop smaller/niche indications
  • Evaluate approved and late stage PDO molecules for new indication opportunities
  • Accountable for building global working capability and establishing clear success metrics
  • Noted disease expert with credibility to interface with key external health organizations (i.e. FDA, Advisory Committees, Key Opinion Leaders, reporters, analysts, WHO etc.)
  • Coach, manage and support employees to achieve business goals. Actively manage talent and career development
  • Mentor and coach current and potential GDLs and DLs
  • Maintain and develop a positive organizational culture, by promoting the values of the focus on patients, science, and our people


Critical Experiences and Qualifications:

Candidates should have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with board certification/eligibility in Oncology and/or Hematology; expertise in clinical drug development is required.  A minimum of 10 years drug development experience in a large biotech, pharmaceutical or clinical organization. Clinical practice expertise in oncology and/or hematology. Experience in lung/head and neck cancers is preferred. Scientific experience in molecular oncology and/or oncology. Significant preclinical/scientific research experience and publication record. Proven experience interacting with senior and executive leadership. Proven experience at filing products with global regulatory authorities (IND, BLA, and NDA). Required to travel internationally.

Technical/Functional Skill & Knowledge Areas:
  • Acts effectively as a substitute for the Senior Vice President or as a representative to other groups inside and outside of Roche/GNE for the relevant therapeutic area(s).
  • Demonstrated clinical trial experience (with significant clinical trial experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry).
  • Expert knowledge of Phase I-IV drug development.
  • Recognized as a subject matter expert within the field of Oncology by both internal and external experts.
  • Considerable experience in lab-based research, with strong publication record.
  • Strong understanding of molecular drivers of cancer, diagnostic methods, as well as cancer immunology or immunotherapy.
  • Experience leading and managing a large global scientific and medical group (comprised of direct and indirect reports) for complex high profile molecules and/or programs.
  • Proven strategic thinking and sound judgment.
  • Working knowledge of international regulatory environment.
  • Prepared to make decisions and take calculated risks, synthesizes detailed information, makes sound decisions based on risk assessment and balancing of priorities.
  • Ability to critically evaluate scientific data with a working knowledge of the Product Development long-range plan and experience with cross-functional departments.
  • Fluent in both verbal and written English with excellent presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated track record in leading and managing change on a large scale.


Leadership & Other Key Behaviors:

Proven ability to effectively work in a global, cross-functional matrix organization. Ability to work effectively in diverse cultures, showing aptitude in modifying style. Successfully leverage external partnerships to achieve key objectives. Proven ability to lead innovation and significant change. Excellent strategic agility, willingness to experiment and take smart risks. Demonstrated track record of leadership skills; has a proven track record in building mid to large-scale organizations and leading management and staff in such organizations to consistently meet or exceed their targets, goals and other objectives. Outstanding partnership skills and a superior grasp of the overall business; previous track record includes identifying opportunities that have improved results in areas beyond direct management or influence. Strong competitive awareness.  Outstanding organizational agility and interpersonal savvy: knows how to get things done in a way that optimizes results, strengthens internal & external relationships. Consistently demonstrates the managerial courage necessary to ensure optimal business results. Outstanding influencing and negotiation skills: consistently extracts optimized results through skillful collaboration with others. Excellent managerial leadership and professional skills, able to effectively deal with large groups of professionals, resolve conflicts and represent Roche/GNE externally. Successfully managed MD's as manager of managers. Proven ability to train, mentor and coach senior level professionals. Ability to develop and execute a meaningful vision. 
  • People Leadership: at least 5 years of direct management experience and proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire diverse and cross-functional teams in a highly matrixed environment. Commitment to developing others. Development and training, performance management, succession management and talent management for team members in his/her group
  • Strategic and Decisive Leader: leadership skills that demonstrate energy, passion, courage, vision and the drive to be at the forefront of a changing and competitive environment for the benefit of patients, our people and the business. Demonstrated competence in thinking strategically, analytically and innovatively. Able to quickly and creatively analyze and provide solutions to complex challenges. Proven experience as a successful decisive leader in a strategic multifunctional environment.
  • Strong and Influential Communicator: manifests trust, and is known for ethics and integrity. Possess excellent communication skills and a strong personal presence internally and externally.
  • Results and Solutions Focus: able to sort through information and develop clear concise solutions rapidly. Must be comfortable setting priorities and executing on goals and commitments in a fast-paced dynamic environment where ambiguity and change are present.


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