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Genentech Medical Director-Manager MS NMO in South San Francisco, California,

Medical Director-Manager MS NMO

South San Francisco, California

Job ID: 202105-112288 (http://jobs.gene.com/202105-112288)

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In USMA, we focus on broadening opportunities for patient access by ensuring that health care stakeholders have the evidence they need on our products and the confidence in that evidence to make informed treatment decisions. As a key pillar in the broader Genentech organization, USMA has a pivotal role in bridging internal partner functions (including Research, Product Development, Commercial, and Government Affairs) and collaborating across the dynamic health ecosystem to ultimately deliver better patient outcomes while making care more accessible and affordable for all.

The Medical Director - Manager is a player/coach to a team of Medical Directors (MD)/ Medical Science Directors (MSD) and will report to the Medical Partner (MP). By putting patients and science at the center of all actions, they work at the direction of the MP to drive and guide medical strategy and tactics aimed at maximizing medical progress. They will play a critical role to establish and maintain professional relationships with key medical experts in their field and will oversee all aspects of medical product support including collaboration with the relevant stakeholders to drive timely data generation and dissemination. They are expected to maintain an in-depth understanding of the medical strategy and relevant clinical and payer issues, while ensuring Genentech's partners understand key trends and shifts in the external healthcare landscape. They understand and evaluate their team and organization’s opportunities and constraints and build capabilities with an enterprise mindset. They serve as the guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety.


  • Co-own with the team, the medical value proposition of product / pipeline & its contextualization in given therapeutic area(s) in order to implement medical strategies and tactics

  • Consistently engage with customers (patients, payers, healthcare professionals, professional societies, & cooperative groups) to understand their evolving medical needs and identify knowledge gaps & opportunities for collaboration, & scientific exchange through various channels to drive medical progress

  • Drive timely formation and execution of high quality Phase IIIb/IV clinical trials and investigator-initiated research including study design, protocol writing, approval, implementation and conduct, clinical monitoring, data interpretation and study reports

  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of relevant medical strategy in the context of the healthcare landscape & customers for the US & represent the US perspective in global conversations

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, Medical Partners, and Chief Medical Partners to prioritize the most important work, meet enterprise resource needs, and ensure fluidity and flexibility of people across activities (initiatives, projects, WPTs, etc.)

  • Create a culture grounded in trust, mutual respect and transparency in decision making that empowers individuals to self-organize and prioritize, to ensure engagement and retention

  • Serve as a source for advice seeking by individual contributors on decision making; empower individual contributors closest to the work to make decisions while providing input as requested

  • Identify and address training and development needs of team based on capabilities, capacity, and interests

  • Inspire high performance of the team by providing strategic leadership, setting individual and team goals, removing roadblocks, providing feedback, and coaching to capabilities

  • Actively promote an inclusive environment; provide & support coaching, mentoring, & development opportunities for others through timely, actionable, & balanced feedback

  • Attract and integrate top new talent to meet current and future needs when internal resources are limited

  • Act with integrity as a guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics & safety


  • MD required (Neurologist preferred)

  • 5-7 or more years of pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry experience – preferably in Medical Affairs or Product Development or is a recognized expert in the field

  • Superb collaboration and communication (oral and written) skills in developing strong partnerships with cross-functional commercial, development, and global peers

  • Sophisticated understanding of the evolving regulatory, medical practice and economic environments impacting Roche / Genentech both globally and within the US; have a thorough understanding of US regulatory / FDA requirements

  • Strong academic/teaching background preferred

  • Understanding of and/or previous experience with Phase I - III and/or Phase IV drug development ; experience in medical writing and the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance

  • Previous people management experience is preferred but not required; demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and develop emerging leaders

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with, and understand and identify the needs of patients, providers and payers

  • Substantive understanding and exposure to corporate legal and compliance groups, and be knowledgeable of issues related to, GCP, OIG and other guiding or controlling elements of our business

  • A successful track record of collaborating, coaching and influencing outcomes in complex organizations and projects

  • Embraces an agile mindset to develop necessary processes to get things done. Knows how to organize people and activities effectively to achieve impactful outcomes

  • Embraces new digital healthcare landscape to better serve patient needs

  • Business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external business meetings

    Who We Are

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. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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