1+ months

Technical Product Leader

South San Francisco, CA

With patientsâ health and well-being depending on the reliable supply of high quality medicines, effective Technical Product Management (TPM) is crucial. TPM involves all Technical Operations functions including: Supply Chain, Quality, Technical Regulatory, Finance, Drug Substance and Drug Product Manufacturing from raw material acquisition through the various stages of manufacturing and finished product distribution to our customers throughout the entire product life cycle.

We are looking for a Technical Product Leader (TPL) who will be responsible for the global end-to-end technical product management of his / her assigned molecule / product(s). This is a key role which includes complete end-to-end accountability for product health throughout the entire life cycle, from commercial launch to divestment.

The TPL leads the PT Technical Product Team (TPT), which is accountable for commercial launch and technical lifecycle management of the product(s) and owns the E2E âœproduct healthâ. TPLs work cross-functionally with matrix teams across all PT and Roche, and act as the PT owner for the assigned molecule(s) / product(s) ensuring E2E product health and driving supply chain performance. The TPLs are the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) persons for the assigned product(s) and represent PT on the GPS Product Life Cycle and Established Product Teams.

Key tasks will include:

  • Lead, manage and support the development of the functional product owners assigned to the Technical Product Team (TPT)
  • Assure quality supply to patients by developing long term strategies to minimize compliance risks and building robust and resilient supply chains
  • Work with Product Management Team, PT Leadership and Product Review Committee (PRC) to develop and implement the lifecycle vision, strategy, and objectives through effective plans, tactics and resource management
  • Coordinate and drive resolution of supply and product issues (project planning and escalation according to the agreed criteria).
  • Decide on all product related topics within agreed financial, operational and project framework.
  • Fully accountable for the successful global implementation and ongoing management of the PT strategy for the assigned product.


  • BS / MS Degree (life sciences, engineering and / or business disciplines preferred)
  • 10 or more yearsâ multi-disciplinary work experience in the Pharma / Biotech industry as well as demonstrated knowledge across key PT functions (Supply Chain, Planning, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, Technical Development, Strategy)
  • 7 or more yearsâ previous people management or matrix team leadership experience
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical commercial markets and process development
  • Excellent business acumen
  • Ability to effectively manage with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • International / global experience is strongly preferred
  • Ability to travel globally (more than 20%)

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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