Government Affairs – Alliance & Advocacy Relations Project Manager

18 Jun, 2019


Government Affairs – Alliance & Advocacy Relations Project Manager

Washington, DC

The Position

Government Affairs – Alliance & Advocacy Relations Project Manager

Position Overview/Job Responsibilities

The Alliance & Advocacy Relations (AAR) team within Genentech’s Government Affairs (GA) Department is seeking a qualified Project Manager to manage concurrent projects effectively and efficiently to support the overall goals of the GA and AAR.  This position is based in Genentech’s Washington, D.C. Government Affairs office.

The AAR team is responsible for leading the strategy and outreach related to Genentech’s business interests with external health care-focused advocacy organizations.

The Project Manager will report to the Cross-Portfolio and Alliances AAR Associate Director with responsibilities to other members of the AAR Leadership Team. The Project Manager will lead operations for the AAR team including team event logistics management, communications, finance tracking and administrative support.  In addition, the position will be responsible for internal and external GA DC-based events. This position will provide excellent customer service and proactively work with team members, cross-functional partners and external patient groups to ensure activities are completed in a timely, accurate, and organized fashion. Experience with project coordination at Genentech is preferred.

He or she will be required to develop and execute project plans and work across multiple stakeholders internally and externally to achieve success.  The position will include organizing and assisting the efforts of other team members across numerous, concurrent projects, including research requests, contracts, meeting planning, logistics and communications.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage team communications, coordinate presentations or other materials for national or other key meetings, such as team meetings or presentations, etc.
  • Lead team event logistics process for GA DC-based events; assist with advocate outreach; manage contracts; liaison with internal and external partners on events.
  • Lead Government Affairs external and internal event process and logistics.
  • Manage team financial tracking including team and event budgets.
  • Lead contracts and ad board process for AAR – represent AAR to external contractees and internal CCO team
  • Provide logistical and slide deck management for AAR projects across three business units, including but not limited to: awareness month activities, summits, advisory boards and medical meetings.
  • Develop master document updates, organization, and retention – manage team files, gDocs, and audit files.
  • Maintain systems and templates for team communication and organization.
  • Provide Admin support to BioOncology, Cross-Portfolio & Alliance, and Patient Partnership Directors; and others as needed.
  • Manage team onboarding process; maintain team foundational learning materials.
  • Identify and lead team system changes to gain efficiencies.
  • Ad Hoc Project Requests: assist team with various research projects as needed, attendance at events.
  • Provide ad hoc administrative support to Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, as needed.

Core Competencies

·      Project management

·      Problem solving

·      Communication

·      Technical expertise

·      Strategic agility


Bachelor’s degree preferred.

·      Minimum of five years relevant experience managing multi-stakeholder projects.

·      Experience leading events for external patient audiences; patient advocacy experience preferred.

·      Demonstrated ability to individually develop and execute complex project plans for multiple projects concurrently.

·      Ability, comfort & commitment in/to operating in a highly regulated environment and industry, which requires understanding of the imperative for compliance with company policies, procedures and other relevant internal or external laws, regulations and the like

·      Superior evidence of strong collaboration and partnering with internal and external stakeholders that results in successful project execution.

·      Ability to work on multiple, unrelated projects simultaneously with high level of attention to detail. Excellent customer service, organizational and administrative skills.

·      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills mandatory for this role as well as the ability to interact at multiple levels within the organization.

·      Expert computer skills in word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation development required.

·      Understanding of biotech industry and matrixed organizations

·      Understanding of nonprofit organizations.

·      Knowledge and experience with project management systems and complex budget tracking is strongly preferred.

·      Willingness to travel at least 10% of the time.

.Position will be based out of Washington D.C. office

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Job posted: 2019-06-18