Launch Lead Parenteral Launch and New Technologies (PLaNT) Kaiseraugst


Launch Lead Parenteral Launch and New Technologies (PLaNT) Kaiseraugst

The Position

The Launch Lead in the PLaNT organization is an individual contributor position in the area of Parenteral Launch and New Technologies Stream Kaiseraugst, which serves as a project lead for new product launches, site to site transfers, CAPEX projects, technical investments, divestments and other projects.

In this role, the Launch Lead will

  • Be responsible in collaboration with local and global partners for planning and execution of tech transfers, CAPEX and other projects across different technologies (biologic DP, FG, small molecule FG, combination products)

  • Own key project milestones

  • Build and lead local project teams, serve as team player in global teams

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively and act as a servant leader leading the local project team. Organize and prioritize critical issues and required information to facilitate decisions in respective project teams

  • Resource & budget planning for respective projects, support sourcing decision and site selection process

  • For new product launches acts as a site tech transfer lead

  • Ensure transparency and proactive communication in the team to local and global partners

  • Responsible for change control oversight in respective projects

  • In collaboration with other partners develop validation strategy and ensure smooth execution

  • Strive for significant improvement and reduction of project timeline, evaluate scenarios to reduce project costs and establish lean and robust processes

  • Planning and preparation of credit applications in collaboration with sponsor and other stakeholders

  • Facilitate right first time mindset

  • Role model agile mindset, in partnership with key stakeholders, play a pivotal role in evolving our manufacturing and technology transfers processes to apply agile principles and technology advances and leverage LPS methodology

  • Partner with Strategic Operations and Lean Academy (SOLA) and contribute to develop a forward thinking, customer focused strategic business plan

Competencies Identified for Success:

  • Proven ability to lead and align an organization for complex technical projects; experience developing/realizing a vision and multi-year strategies in DP and FG Technologies

  • Exceptional business and financial acumen. Proven coach to others in developing business cases. Strong enterprise mindset

  • Strong understanding of manufacturing and research business drivers and triggers to build environment and infrastructure for the future

  • Ability to navigate and influence the global PT and Roche cultures, including new agile ways of working and leveraging LPS tools and methodology. Demonstrated experience and success with building networks and collaborating with key senior level partners, including VS Leads, Site Heads, PTG leads

  • A solution-oriented and can-do attitude combined with a new way of thinking and mindset that serves as the basis for the success of the organization

  • Understands right to operate, governance, sustainability, and best practices in communication and engagement

  • Supports Roche's mission of advancing and boldly championing diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Possesses a strong network of thought partners who bring insights on best practices in business operations, strategy, and high-performance cultures

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant bio/pharmaceutical experience including significant functional/cross-functional group management

  • A BS/BA degree in life sciences, engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience, advanced degree (e.g., an MBA) is favorable

  • Excellent communications skills in English and at least a basic level of the German language

  • In-depth practical experience in a high-performance learning and development culture

  • A fundamental, working understanding of safety, quality systems, and quality assurance concepts are required including the application of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)

  • Proven ability to lead in matrix -- able to inspire and motivate teams to make a big impact and deliver their best every day. Track record of having the courage to drive change, while balancing risks and pacing for success

  • Advanced analytical skills and financial acumen: capable of analyzing financial, quantitative, and/or qualitative data and translating into high-impact learnings and recommendations

  • Demonstrated success consistently in meeting performance metrics and ensuring the successful project execution

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche Kaiseraugst is a cornerstone of Roche's global production and logistics network. It employs some 1900 people out of the 10,700 employees at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site and is Roche's largest and most innovative packaging facility worldwide. Read more.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.