Product Manager - Data Harmonization & Standardization

  • Publication date:

    27 September 2022
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment

Product Manager - Data Harmonization & Standardization

The Position

As a Product Manager you will be accountable for product(s) vision, strategy, roadmap and end-to-end product lifecycle. You will promote a strong focus on Product Management including networked, agile ways of working and role model business partnering closely collaborating with stakeholders, Domain Leads and Product Line Leads to shape the digital strategy, roadmaps and portfolios and co-create solutions to maximize the value delivered by the agile teams within your product(s) area. 

What you'll be working on

As product manager for Data Harmonization & Standardization your goals will be to provide the structure, codes, norms, strong data guidance in support of driving the common cross-functional data standards and tools needed towards common and interoperable data. This includes but not only

  • Reference data strategy, tools, solutions

  • Data quality use cases and advanced tools, Monte Carlo, Collibra DQ etc

  • Master data management collaboration/partnership

  • Use of tools like Collibra for data governance, data dictionaries and relation to other assets

  • Exploring and growing New capabilities such as data profiling, augmented data stewardship etc

You’ll be working within the Technical Operations Domain and Data, Analytics & Insights Product Line. Data, Analytics & Insights aims to provide a structured, scalable approach to technical data, analytics, and the actionable insights we gain from them with an iterative and sequential set of Products with a horizontal perspective. Its scope contains all relevant data created and used across Technical Operations.



  • Strong partnering and collaboration skills in a complex and fragmented stakeholder landscape

  • Deeply connect and understand the customer and business needs and closely partner with stakeholders (and business process management where applicable) to develop the strategic direction of the product and shape the digital roadmap and portfolio to quickly deliver highest value outcomes for Patients, Society and Roche

  • Drive co-creation of product vision and strategy, including contribution to the development and implementation of cross Products and Product Line strategies, through deep partnership and collaboration with products stakeholders

  • Define and deliver the product roadmap and manage the end-to-end product lifecycle (including continuously facilitating product discovery), ensuring it delivers tangible and meaningful value aligned with customer needs and expected business outcomes, overarching Product Line strategy and Enterprise Architecture and Sustainability principles to enable the Business to leverage the full Informatics offering


  • Preferably can demonstrate at least 5-10 years experience in growing and managing agile teams with a focus on data governance, information architecture or equivalent capability

  • Lead, manage and mobilize agile product teams. Lead and influence in a matrix environment; create an environment of teamwork and partnering within the area and across business organizations and Informatics

  • Work closely with Product Line Leads and Chapters to ensure the workforce strategy supports the future product needs and that the product fosters agile working

  • Ensure security, quality and privacy practices are embedded into product lifecycle in alignment with the global Information Security Management System

  • Coordinate, connect and collaborate across informatics to foster a spirit of "One Roche"


  • A strong passion to drive out the consistency and standardization of data combined with a desire to ensure that standardization leads to the realization of value

  • Experience in manufacturing, supply chain and product quality, preferably but not exclusively within a life science industry

  • Support Product Line Lead in portfolio prioritization; lead strategic planning for the product and collaborate with other Product Managers and the Product Line Lead for the definition of end-to-end service levels, monitoring of KPIs and OKRs

  • Accountable for the total cost of your product, including budgeting and financial management

  • Define and manage product service levels, governance and operational support model(s) aligned with stakeholder needs

  • Lead or coordinate technical discussions and vendor negotiations

  • Ensure stability, quality and transparency in all aspects of the product governance and partner with senior/global leaders to ensure compliance with existing and changing regulations (e.g. Informatics Quality, Information Security, Finance)

  • Information Security, Privacy and Regulatory

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and implications of general and Roche-specific information security, privacy and regulatory principles and requirements.

  • Accountable that product and services are designed, delivered and maintained in accordance with applicable information security, privacy and regulatory requirements. 

  • Ensure information risk assessment process and implementation guidelines are followed.

​What you’ll need to be successful

  • 5+ years of leadership experience and related product-centric knowledge

  • Bachelor or advanced degree  

  • Experience in data standardization, data management and governance, and related technologies.

  • Exhibits servant and creative leadership (VACC) behavior-

  • Exhibits a Lean-Agile Mindset and excels at Product Management practices 

  • Takes 'progressive risk'--not thrill-seeking, but risk that leads to opportunity

  • Has a keen IT market focus: you are passionate about major trends for the specific discipline

  • Demonstrates an executive presence, strong business acumen, ability to navigate ambiguity, and manages complexity

  • Has an enterprise mindset that can break down silos. Focus on continuous delivery through collaboration, and bringing people together to work towards the same purpose across organizational boundaries.

  • Exhibits ability to empower teams and individuals to act autonomously and hold them accountable.

  • Exhibits ability to manage and account for large product budgets

  • Exhibits intellectual curiosity and integrity and has a strong passion for innovation

Location - Primary Location: Mississauga. Secondary Locations: Basel / Kaiseraugst, Rotkreuz, Indianapolis, South San Francisco, Kuala Lumpur, Poland, Mannheim

Travel - Minimized by leveraging virtual collaboration methods

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 Pharma Canada has its office in Mississauga, Ontario and employs over 850 employees. The Mississauga facility is bright, vibrant, fosters collaboration and teamwork, and is reflective of Roche's truly innovative culture.

As of January 4, 2022, Roche requires all new employees who work in Canada to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on the date they take office. This requirement is a condition of employment at Roche that applies regardless of whether the position is on a Roche campus or remotely. If you have a valid reason for not being fully immunized, which is limited to certain specific medical reasons or other valid reasons protected by applicable human rights laws, you may request an exemption and / or adaptation measures regarding this vaccination requirement.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.