Strategic Data Product Owner PD Information Layer

23 Jul 2021
22 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Strategic Data Product Owner  PD Information Layer Pharma Development Informatics (PDIX)

"Mastery of information is vital to our research effort, to surface and validate new hypotheses and accelerate our development efforts and filling effort" 

- Bill Anderson CEO Roche Pharmaceuticals

The mission:  
To accelerate Pharma Development information mastery journey, we are seeking a Strategic Data Product Owner to lead the implementation of the Pharma Development Information Layer platform (PDIL).  The PDIL platform is the data sharing platform that supports late phase drug development.

As a Strategic Data Product Owner, you will be working with a team of data product owners, product managers, architects, scrum masters to:
  • Ensure value is delivered incrementally in line with business strategic priorities.
  • Manage PDIL strategic data products backlog.
  • Ensure adoption of PDIL data products by users across PD and beyond.
  • Ensure measures are in place to systematically improve the quality and richness of PDIL data products.
  • Ensure efficient delivery of new data products to PD customers. 

Who we are:
Our Product Development Informatics (PDIX) organization is co-creating a better future for patients through technology and information. We are an agile organization that brings together great people who are passionate about information and digital and who thrive in dynamic, cross-functional, and mission-driven teams. 

Who you are:
  • You are an energetic leader who believes in the power of data and analytics to advance drug development.
  • You have a broad and deep understanding of data in drug development including internal and external data assets.
  • You have a good understanding of the end to end clinical drug development process.
  • You are able to put a compelling vision, and put the team on a mission.
  • You are a skilled influencer and can rally stakeholders around an inspirational vision.  
  • You are focused on outcomes and on generating value for our business partners.
  • You have a successful track record in delivering complex information platforms from strategy to operation through implementation.
  • You are an experienced agile product owner.
  • You are a strong team player with a pronounced service and user orientation 

Primary Responsibilities - What You'll Do
  • Accountable for PDIL vision and implementation strategy.
  • Own PDIL overall strategic data backlog. 
  • Continually evaluate, prioritize the work required to deliver data products assets and maximize value generation.
  • Accountable for the adoption of the data products across PD.
  • Accountable for managing the relationship with senior business leaders (PDIL Data Leaders Forum) to define new business cases for new data sources to support insights and quantify the potential benefits.
  • Lead the PDIL Product Owners Forum and ensure deep collaboration with cross-functional teams and business partners.
  • Communicate the release of product increments to the business.
  • Partner with business and functional teams to develop and implement data stewardship routines in PDIL and ensure quality of the data.
  • Partner closely with PDIL product manager and PDIL lead architect to support the technical evolution of the platform.
  • Support the wider PDIX function by establishing processes to manage demand from other strategic programs.

Desired skills and experience:
  • Master or bachelor degree with significant domain experience.
  • Deep knowledge of data across R&D (Internal and external), including data standards and structures.
  • Good understanding of clinical development business processes.
  • Drug Development business knowledge and one or more data domains (Study operation, study clinical, safety, portfolio, quality, regulatory, medicinal product, digital health).
  • Exhibits an Agile and practical mindset.
  • Fluent in english.