Head of SADC at Roche Kenya

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Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims for improving patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, anti-malarials’ and cancer medicines. Roche has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology; Life Sciences Industry eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2016 employed more than 94,000 people worldwide. In 2016, Roche invested CHF 9.9 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 50.6 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan.

Roche Diagnostics in Midrand seeking a Head for our SADC region. The role will entail leading the SADC organization by developing and implementing short and long term strategies in alignment with Management Center South Africa to ensure that Roche Diagnostics retains and advances it’s leadership position in SADC, ensuring that Roche values of Courage, Passion and Integrity are instilled across all teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Play a leading role as a member of the sub-Saharan Management team, to define and implement the overall sub-Sahara Vision and Strategy
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for SADC in line with that of Management Center South Africa
  • Define and attain needed resources and competencies to ensure Roche Diagnostics is able to achieve its short and long term Strategic and Financial objectives
  • Drive and foster culture of cross collaboration with other sub-Saharan Markets and the Management Center South Africa
  • Play a leading role in local and corporate compliance and promote ethical behavior, in compliance with laws, regulations, industry codes, policies and procedures
  • Ensure Roche Values are instilled across the Organization
  • Ensure the effective Management of Business Partners in line with Roche values and objectives
  • Build relationship with key stakeholders and Key Opinion Leaders to position Roche as a leader in the IVD market
  • Build and foster relationship across Roche Divisions in SADC, leveraging the One Roche approach
  • Manage team through effective recruitment, induction, skills development, performance coaching and evaluation in line with HR policies and procedures and Roche Leadership Commitments
  • To draft and present reports by gathering information, analysing and interpreting data, identifying trends and patterns and submitting reports for review and approval annually and as required

You, as an ideal candidate, will have the following skills, experience and education

  • Qualifications University Degree or Professional Medical Degree, (MBA or post graduate studies are a plus)
  • Experience At least 5 years Senior Leadership experience in Marketing, Sales or Finance in the Medical Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical or Healthcare space

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 31 October. 2021


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