As a Manager reporting to a Solution Area Head in Global Engineering at Roche, you will lead a team of Engineers working on some of the most complex IT infrastructure problems in Pharma Informatics.
In Global Engineering, our teams often span time zones across the world and it is the Engineering manager’s job to keep the team focused on a common mission statement of delivering on Integrated Solutions that meet the business needs.
You will help translate the Technology Architecture Framework (TAF) into complex multi-disciplinary projects by working with the Solution Owners & Component Owners to understand the business requirements, help rationalize the project portfolio and drive the projects through implementation.
As an Engineering Manager, you will work closely with Solution Owners, Component Owners, Enterprise Architects, IT Operations, IT Partners and other stakeholders to help articulate the Engineering position in solving complex business problems before and during implementation.
You will be a key member in developing and institutionalizing metrics that help Engineering to meet cost, delivery, quality, reliability and resiliency objectives.
You manage multiple initiatives with multiple engineers potentially across multiple timezones in order to achieve the organizational objectives.
Ensure fit-for-purpose design and implementation of the infrastructure solutions and components within respective area of responsibility
Lead by example, care for the team, and establish credibility with the holistic quality of the team's technical delivery
Manage global teams spread across different geographic regions / sites, where applicable.
Ensure that the team is able to function efficiently in a global virtual team environment with Engineers in other sites and solution areas
Support the organization in the retention and career development of internal staff
Provide coaching and feedback to employees and contributes to employee development by fostering continuous learning through education, exposure and experience
Help the employees identify and establish individual development plans that match their career aspirations
Follow HR guidelines in setting and managing objectives for employees and ensuring regular and ongoing performance dialog with the employees
Ensure Engineering output from the Solution Area meets the business goals while staying aligned with the Technology Architecture Framework (TAF)
Act as an Engineering spokesperson and influences key stakeholders, at multiple levels in the IT and Business organizations
Ensure decision-making in his / her area of responsibility follows Roche's decision making best practices
Ensure organization's RACI matrices are followed in his / her area of responsibility
Innovate with focus on continuous improvement of the existing capabilities in the Solution Area, while also seeking opportunities for new capabilities that lead to disruptive innovation.
Ensure compliance to departmental and company defined processes, procedures and standards including Quality and Finance
Focus on customer intimacy by delivering solutions that match the needs of our IT Partners and Customers, while also ensuring sufficient focus on product innovation and operational efficiency
Stay abreast of operational challenges, trends, and issues, so that he / she can ensures availability of Engineering staff to provide incident and problem management support, as needed.
Follow clearly defined demand management process for Engineering resource allocation, so that Engineering is best positioned to meet prioritized, planned and unplanned business needs as they arise
Bachelor degree in informatics or equivalent work experience
Fluent and able to negotiate and present in English
More than eight years of experience in the relevant areas for the team with at least 3-5 years of that experience in managing teams
Experience with complex design and deployment projects
Experience at managing similar size teams for multinational companies required out of which 1+ year of managing teams in Healthcare Industry is desired
Project management skills or experience
Influencing / negotiation skills
German, Chinese Mandarin or Spanish language skills will be a plus
Strong decision-making and organizational skills
Ability to lead and motivate teams
Effective coaching and mentoring skills
Leading teams while continuing to provide strategic guidance on complex projects in area of responsibilities
Strong customer orientation and delivery focus
Demonstrated customer engagement and presentation skills with the ability to communicate across all levels (senior and / or large audiences)
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to function independently with little supervision
Excellent problem-solving skills
Consistently strong oral and written communication skills
Proven project and time management skills
Some travel and availability outside standard office hours required to meet business demands, as needed
At Roche, 94,000 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 is an equal opportunity employer.