Project Leader

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Responsibilities As the leader of defined project teams and a core member of corresponding Life Cycle Team (LCT) you will: Provide cross-functional leadership to global project teams from project initiation to Launch Decision (LD) Partner effectively with internal and external partners to develop and deliver on collaboration activities Execute tailored product development strategy aligned with Life Cycle Team objectives Develop strategic options according to the principles of time, cost and risk and addresses technical, regulatory, business and operational needs Ensure cross functional alignment and necessary resources are in place to execute on project activities Drive team debate/discussion around key issues that determine product quality, functionality or schedule Decide on system development pathways in accordance to cross-functional evaluation and risk assessment Deliver a seamless transition into later stages of development by ensuring early planning and cross-functional involvement / communication in early product development strategy Monitor team performance and help develop individual members. More specifically, the Project Leader for a LCT is responsible for the following: TEAM LEADERSHIP Leads, motivates and organizes the project team to define and execute cutting-edge project strategy in accordance with LCT goals and budget Sets clear direction for the global product development strategy from project initiation to Launch Decision (LD). Demonstrates effective partnering skills and leads internal and external relationships as part of the biopharma collaboration team Ensures the optimal blend of team members so that the team is functional from an expertise and interpersonal perspective. Ensures all team members and functions are aligned behind the objectives of the team. Sets challenging project team goals and ensures that best practices are used to attain these goals Motivates and inspires team to achieve challenging goals Creates a positive team environment that instills trust and ensures clear transparent communications and gets the team behind the overall goal/vision for the project Instills sense of urgency and a strong can-do attitude in team members Challenges the team and organization to ensure that the best possible performance is achieved. Provides input to team member performance, including extended teams Leads team to develop scenarios including alternative development options (cost, time, risk/benefit) for strategic decision making. Promotes debate from functional experts to ensure effective, clear decision making within the team Leads co-development projects - balancing the needs of Roche and partners in collaborations COMMUNICATIONS Highly effective at communicating internally and externally requirements, capabilities and deliverables Encourages creative or unconventional ideas and ensures that these are exploited by the team, as appropriate Challenges team members and status quo constructively to lead delivery of ambitious milestones Leads team to create and document an integrated early research and development project plan and secures agreement on transition plan for life cycle transition of project Presents development options, strategies and recommendations to LCT for endorsement at key decision points to allow fact based, transparent and informed decision making Serves as the primary contact with LCL and partners in co-development collaborations Keeps LCL and LCC informed of project status / risks RESOURCE AND BUDGET MANAGEMENT Interacts with functions to help enable appropriate resource allocation at the appropriate time and alignment with agreed plan Works with functions to identify gaps and to find collaborative solutions Identifies and helps resole inter-project resource conflicts to avoid resource bottlenecks, escalates appropriately when conflicts cannot be resolved Takes accountability for project budget and milestones RISK MANAGEMENT Leads the team to identify and manage key risks to the project. Leads the team to develop and implement innovative and feasible de-risking strategies Formal Training/Education Bachelor's Degree - science, engineering or relevant area of study required PhD science, engineering or relevant area of study preferred Experience 8-12 years of total related experience required 6 - 8 years of related experience in the Medical Diagnostic Industry preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Leadership skills in managing multidisciplinary teams in a global, matrix environment. Effective communication skills with internal and external stakeholders * Effective at developing and building effective teams * Effective change management skills and making tradeoff decisions * Ability to resolve conflicts and adapt to change * Effective at driving results Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at

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