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IT Product Manager for Clinical Data Systems Product Line - Diagnostics R&D IT

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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 rigor, 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.

We are Roche.

IT Product Manager for Clinical Data Systems Product Line - Diagnostics R&D IT

The Position

Your Clinical Business Customers mission is to generate high quality scientific evidence for all our products globally through best in class clinical and technical study programs. Medical Affairs Teams bring medical value to physicians, labs and patients through medical leadership, collaboration and expertise by generating and communicating impactful clinical evidence. Products and Services will support business process from IT side in all functions collaborating under the Medical & Scientific Affairs: Clinical Operations & Data Management, Medical Affairs and Clinical Science. 

In your position as Product Manager you will oversee a line of multiple IT products (informatics technology solutions or services) supporting the Diagnostics R&D business customers) within a Product / Business Domain’s mandate. The Product Manager is accountable for the end-to-end product lifecycle (i.e. from ideation through delivery and support through decommissioning) and ensuring, in partnering with relevant business customers, that the products are fit-for-purpose.

You own and manage key Information technology solutions, enabling business capabilities in the Development & Medical Affairs domain, namely Medrio, Clinical Information Warehouse, MDR, amongst other clinical data sources. You evaluate alternative informatics technologies where required and research industry best practices and emerging trends, as well as product offerings from external vendors.

In collaboration with your peers and domain lead, you lead a matrix team and you work to optimize and implement new ways of working to impact global applications and infrastructure within the scope of product responsibility.

Further main responsibilities include: 

  • You lead a matrixed expert team (product squad) with focus to deliver and operate a fit-for-purpose IT product line and services to DIA business customers in the area of Product Development

  • Co-create product vision and strategy with business partners, your peers, domain lead and IT experts (e.g. business analysts and solution architects and define and shape the long-term product roadmap in conjunction with your business customer

  • Manage budget for products and associated activities (based on delegation of authority from the R&D Domain Head and Informatics Portfolio Committee and be responsible for application KPIs

  • Identify opportunities to create additional value and improve business outcomes and manage the full product lifecycle including release management

  • In collaboration with Business Partners, prioritize product releases considering the optimal flow of throughput from different teams/squads

  • Define service levels, governance and operational support for products within your portfolio and lead or coordinate technical discussions and vendor negotiations

  • Support Domain Lead in prioritization and strategic planning, and collaborate with Business Customers to meet the needs of the business capability supported by this product and manage Product-Back-Log including new investments, enhancements and change-requests

Preferred locations for this position are Kaiseraugst (Switzerland), Mannheim (Germany), Penzberg (Germany), Pleasanton (USA), Rotkreuz (Switzerland), Santa Clara (USA) and Tucson (USA).

Who you are 

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You have a senior standing, opinion leader qualities and stamina to stand for your position, ideas and the products you own. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. 

You have a Bachelor in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent degree and/or experience, post graduate qualification at a Master Level is preferred and 5-10 years of professional IT Experience in a major, global organization. You have an international mindset with clear goal orientation and experience in leading small project and/or product teams.

Besides, the following experience and skills are required:

  • Experience in working in a regulated environment and with Computer System Validation

  • Expert knowledge in area of [domain], paired with a broad IT background which enables not only to execute related activities, but also consult and lead others

  • Track record of successfully delivered IT products and/or management throughout the application lifecycle

  • Hands on experience in agile environments (e.g. Scrum, SAFe, DevOps etc.)

  • Industry recognized certifications in the relevant area a plus.

  • Advanced English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills

  • Flexibility to work outside of normal working hours and to travel for up to 20% of time including outside of home country

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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