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People & Culture Business Partner - Pharma Technical Operations Manufacturing Network

Oceanside, CA

People & Culture Business Partner - Pharma Technical Operations Manufacturing Network 

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. 

The Pharma Technical Operations (PT) organization manufactures and delivers Roche’s therapies to more than 120 million patients. Within PT, the Internal Manufacturing Network is responsible for managing all aspects of end-to-end drug substance and drug product manufacturing and supply. We are working at 11 sites across North and South America, Europe and Asia.  Together, we collaborate each day to ensure reliable supply of quality products to our patients. This position is based at our Oceanside, California Manufacturing site.

Position Summary:

The People & Culture (P&C) Business Partner position for the Oceanside Manufacturing site collaborates closely with the site Leadership Team and other P&C Business Partners to understand long-term business needs and strategic P&C priorities.  This position then translates PT and Manufacturing business strategy into P&C strategies for their leadership areas and drives fit-for-purpose implementation. This position leads and drives change initiatives, people streams, Work Product Teams to embed and implement the overall P&C strategies for the Oceanside site. This position is accountable as a trusted strategic partner and coach, advancing organizational design and effectiveness, for building a diverse and inclusive work culture, and securing future talent and capabilities.


Business Acumen

Demonstrates the mindset of a business leader and entrepreneur

Aligns P&C strategy, goals, and objectives to overall business strategies and objectives, translates P&C strategies to drive key business results; provides guidance on talent management, workforce strategies, organization design and reward and recognition in partnership withP&C  Business Partners and subject-matter experts to develop high quality solutions

Maintains broad-based knowledge of the Manufacturing Network and its operations; uses knowledge of business and P&C insights, metrics, expertise, and decision principles to effectively diagnose topics with a wide range of complexity

Recommends business practice/work process improvements to identify opportunities for leveraging human capital; ensures P&C initiatives have ROI that adds to organizational value

Maintains knowledge of external environment and other related information on peer and comparison groups to effectively diagnose and implement strategies to help drive business decisions



Strategic sparring partner and coach for fostering a leadership culture in line with the Roche leadership framework

Translates the business vision, mission, and strategy along with the organization’s 10 year ambition and P&C goals into projects and initiatives with milestones and delivery schedules; leads or participates in Work Product Teams to effectively meet planned objectives; develops clear  action plans with results-oriented goals for measuring success; drives alignment and buy-in within multiple leadership areas as part of a network

Diagnoses P&C needs and identifies interventions that address issues of retention, change leadership, employee engagement, and leadership development, partnering with Business Partners, Work Product Teams, and other P&C colleagues 

Drives and implements change with proven ability to influence business leaders and P&C professionals to required outcomes

Influences, develops, mentors and provides leadership to networks and work product team/squads in partnership with Advisory Business Partners 


Strategic P&C Insights & Innovation

Gathers and analyzes internal and external data, evidence-based research, benchmarks, P&C and business metrics to make critical decisions; shares insights with leaders and recommends innovative solutions based on the P&C decision principles that support the culture, strategic direction and resources

Diagnoses root causes of work environment issues, disruptive team dynamics and ineffective organizational setups; initiates interventions and shapes solutions in collaboration and co-creation with key stakeholders across multiple leadership areas


Qualifications & Experience:

Typically requires Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 12 years of related/relevant experience

Demonstrated passion and drive to shape P&C  across large and diverse parts of our business areas and/or business areas in previous companies

Demonstrated passion for and role-modeling VACC leadership framework, with proven ability to lead with a creative mindset, very high self-awareness and for acting as a coach and mentor for other leaders and professionals

Demonstrated passion for and focus on building a diverse and inclusive work culture, fostering psychological safety and a strong sense of belonging with a strong understanding of how each employee contributes with the highest impact possible to the Roche purpose and 10 year ambitions

Demonstrated enterprise mindset and system thinking, proven ability to work effectively across multiple leadership areas, global teams and networks in a fast paced VUCA environment

Demonstrated ability to navigate the P&C system, leverage different Chapters for business impact and form Work Product Teams to deliver on business and P&C strategies

Demonstrated ability and experience in effectively diagnosing short to mid-term P&C needs, and shaping and leading large scale global initiatives to address them

Demonstrated ability to influence with courageous authenticity and build trust with individuals at all levels within the organization

Demonstrated excellent situational assessment and objective evaluation skills, with an ability to comprehend and translate complex topics into manageable pieces, to then position the topics with strong communication and group facilitation capabilities

Demonstrated ability to leverage technology and data to generate insights as foundation for diagnosis, recommendations and decisions.

 Demonstrated passion and ability to leverage digital tools for collaboration, co-creation and sharing across the system

 Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize work to align with overall Roche vision


Relocation benefits are available for this job posting

The expected salary range for this position based on the primary location of Oceanside, California is $138,000 - $256,200. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law.  A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance.  This position also qualifies for the benefits detailed at the link provided below.



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