Communications Manager, Quality & Regulatory Policy

30 Oct, 2022


Communications Manager, Quality & Regulatory Policy

Indianapolis, IN/Branchburg, NJ/Pleasanton, CA/Tucson, AZ


Communications Manager, Global Quality & Regulatory Policy



As the Communications Manager, Global Quality & Regulatory Policy,  you will be responsible for driving, developing and implementing integrated communication strategies to support the delivery of Roche Diagnostics Global Quality & Regulatory priorities.


In this role you will apply your excellent knowledge and experience across the communications disciplines to engage  internal and external stakeholders. You are a strategic thinker who will bring a high level of creativity, writing mastery, and a solid understanding of the global regulatory and policy landscape to deliver integrated campaigns that amplify our policy and advocacy efforts in the regulatory space.


Under the direction of the Head of Quality & Regulatory Policy Communications, you will also lead internal communication efforts focused on connecting employees to the Global Quality & Regulatory Organisation’s strategy, vision, culture and key initiatives.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Driving public platform engagement strategies through effective external relations  and thought leadership programming.
  • Leading the organisation of media events e.g. LinkedIn Live, Media Partnership panels etc
  • Using extensive knowledge of the global regulatory and policy environment in particular, Europe, US and APAC to position Roche externally
  • Acting as a trusted advisor to senior leaders and colleagues
  • Proactively setting the external  agenda on key priority topics that are important to Roche from a regulatory policy and/or advocacy perspective
  • Equipping leaders and employees as ambassadors of our policy and advocacy efforts, and supporting them to confidently articulate these efforts with consistent messaging.
  • Developing and implementing both internal and external communications strategies
  • Creating compelling content that integrates creative design, video and digital content to bring our internal and external communications to life



  • Outstanding communication skills
    • Strong knowledge and expertise in driving public platform engagement strategies through traditional and social media channels
    • Standout skill level in areas including writing, storytelling and editing, verbal communications and presentations, attention to detail
    • Demonstrated breadth of experience across both internal and external communications disciplines
    • Highly effective at distilling complex and sometimes voluminous content into clear, concise and engaging communications
    • Regularly uses creative design effectively to enhance clarity and impact of communications
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to partner, counsel and influence at all levels by demonstrating authenticity, cultivating trust and delivering upon shared goals:
    • Demonstrates an ability to cultivate strong and trusting counseling relationships with executive leaders, including C-Suite leadership
    • Enthusiastic collaborator across cross-functional stakeholders/partners
    • Superlative consultative abilities
    • Is comfortable influencing without authority, is adept at negotiating for alignment, and excels at identifying collective opportunities
    • Synthesizes complex, sometimes ambiguous and contradictory information to quickly develop recommendations, sometimes on exceedingly tight timeline
  • Highly effective at prioritisation and organisation
    • Consistently executes multiple, and sometimes competing, activities and complex projects to high quality conclusion, on-time, and within-budget
    • Effectively prioritizes a large-scale and complex workload, and is comfortable triaging when necessary
    • Consistently and appropriately calibrates urgency to the task, as different circumstances may dictate more or less urgency
    • Has a strong track record of delivering integrated communications campaigns and excellent knowledge and understanding of external communications.


Who You Are

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience, required.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Public Affairs or Public Relations in a multinational working environment, and preferably in the pharmaceutical or diagnostics industry.
  • Strong experience in designing and implementing both internal and external communication solutions, demonstrated experience of  working  effectively across a global multicultural and multilingual team.
  • Strong understanding of traditional and social media landscape and firsthand experience in driving public platform campaigns including influencer relations and thought leadership programming.
  • Experienced in crisis and issue communications.
  • An excellent team player, good listener, of high integrity and with the ability to build trust.
  • Strong relationship management, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with senior management.
  • Experienced in dealing with media/influencers and in building and maintaining relationships with them.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively as needed.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, written fluency in German language is beneficial.
  • Excellent writing, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Digitally literate and proficient in gSuite beneficial



Enterprise mindset that can break down silos. You thrive on collaboration, ability to bring people together to work towards the same purpose across organisation boundaries and possess an “entrepreneurial” mindset with a willingness to take risks and learn. You’re a creative thinker, with a keen interest in industry trends and bringing new ideas to the table.


You will be expected to demonstrate the Roche Operating Principles and help evolve the GQ&R function’s culture.


Location:  Basel / Rotkreuz / Indianapolis / Branchburg / Pleasanton / Mannheim. (At the Company’s discretion, an exception to the location requirement could be made under extraordinary circumstances.)


Relocation benefits are not available for this job posting.


As we are currently exploring geographic flexibility within our new operating model, we encourage you not to let the location define your decision to apply.

Roche is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to build teams that represent a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Embracing diversity enables us to create a great place to work and to innovate for patients.




Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status.


Genentech requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Genentech, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Genentech campus or is fully remote.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

Job posted: 2022-10-30