Head of Healthcare Innovation

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Job Type: Full-Time
Employer: Roche
Roche in Ireland offers you a unique and exciting opportunity to provide strategic leadership and to shape the new role of Head of Healthcare Innovation Skill Centre. As the Head of Healthcare Innovation you are an enthusiastic advocate of your area of expertise and are responsible for the upskilling of the people in your Skill Centre through development and coaching. You are ultimately responsible for sustaining effective operations to ensure transformation of the environment for future healthcare, developing partnerships with public and private stakeholders and enhancing Roche’s reputation in leading healthcare innovation.

Reporting to the General Manager key responsibilities will include

  • Lead the co-creation of the Skill Centre’s vision, mission and operating model aligned to the company’s strategy and goals.
  • Develops functional expertise and ensure Skill Centre members are equipped to perform their job the best they can specifically in the areas of
    • Innovating Healthcare, especially Beyond the Pill initiatives, by developing new opportunities through partnerships with public and private stakeholders
    • Health technology and digital transformation
    • Future Healthcare environment shaping (Government Affairs)
    • Corporate reputation (External Communication)
  • Coach Skill Centre members and support the development of their technical and soft skills
  • Drive performance excellence
  • Build innovation capabilities and develop a Roche Innovation Hub
  • Create a dynamic and fluid environment through upskilling in different tasks across the Skill Centre
  • Is a member and strategic contributor of the Leadership Team
  • Creates and safeguards the new culture in the skill centre, e.g. champion for agility and cultural change, role models a Growth Mindset and new ways of working
  • Collaborates with the other Skill Centre Heads where needed to deliver the company’s strategy and goals and enables knowledge sharing across the centres.

The following skills are required

  • Patient focus
  • People leadership and development expertise
  • Passionate about Digital Trends and Technological Innovation.
  • Experience in developing and create digital/technological strategies.
  • Track record of motivating teams
  • Ability to think out of the box, challenge the status quo, seek new opportunities and take calculated risks based on learnings from across industries.
  • Strategic thinking and negotiation skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Self -driven and Independent
  • Demonstrated ability and strength in agile working principles and methodologies
  • Minimum of a third level qualification is required.

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About Roche

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 to improve patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. Thirty medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Moreover, for the tenth consecutive year, Roche has been recognised as the most sustainable company in the Pharmaceuticals Industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2017 employed about 94,000 people worldwide. In 2017, Roche invested CHF 10.4 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 53.3 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan.

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