Senior Policy Manager, Public Policy & Reimbursement

24 Jul, 2022


Senior Policy Manager, Public Policy & Reimbursement

South San Francisco, CA/Remote


Potential locations South San Francisco or Remote

The Public Policy & Reimbursement team is seeking a senior policy manager to lead policy strategy impacting key Genentech therapeutic areas, with a focus on ophthalmology.

The qualified candidate will work closely with internal Commercial, Medical, and Government

Affairs colleagues to advocate effectively on Medicare, Medicaid, and other coverage, coding, and payment policies governing access to innovative therapies.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Identify, assess, and communicate key policy issues that may have an impact on Genentech and the biotechnology industry.
  • Focus on the impact of federal and state public sector trends and initiatives
  • Focus on patient access, provider reimbursement, and scientific innovation.
  • Meaningfully communicate key insights to internal partners.
  • Understand business priorities in assigned therapeutic areas and translate policy developments into meaningful guidance and strategic advice in support of portfolio-wide and molecule-specific goals.
  • Drive discussion of integrated approach at molecule level to ensure policy requirements are considered, mitigation strategies are developed, and tradeoffs are clear to inform decision-making.
  • Example applications include: pipeline planning and market access planning
  • Actively ensure cross-functional collaboration, developing and maintaining a network of internal partners.
  • Acquire a basic understanding of, and ability to communicate, the science of assigned therapeutic areas, including basic disease etiology and therapeutic mechanisms of action.
  • Understand and advise on the implications of clinical trial design features on access, including clinical endpoints, patient- and provider-reported outcomes, and trial inclusion and exclusion criteria.
  • Represent the Public Policy and Reimbursement team at internal and external meetings.

Key Competency Profile:

  • Strategic Agility
  • Business Knowledge
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Effective Communication
  • Executive Presence


PLEASE NOTE: We recognize that some candidates will consider applying for these roles only if they meet all required and preferred qualifications. Others will apply simply if they believe they generally fit the profile of someone in this role. We are eager to have a diverse pool of candidates; and we are eager to be challenged to find new and better ways of doing the work that we do. If you believe you are qualified to do the work we have described here, and if you are excited about the work, we encourage you to apply even if you are not sure you meet every qualification.

  • Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least five years of relevant post-college healthcare policy experience. Examples include government agencies such as HHS, CMS, State Medicaid Agencies, CBO, OMB, GAO, or FDA; Congress; healthcare consulting firms; pharmaceutical, biotechnology, managed care or other healthcare industries; or patient, provider or trade associations.
  • Basic understanding of the federal and state regulatory processes
  • Basic understanding of Medicare and Medicaid coverage, coding, and payment policies
  • Proven situational leadership skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to travel to 5-10% (20-25% if remote, to account for travel to SSF headquarters)


  • Experience working at CMS, directly with HHS on healthcare policy, or as Congressional health policy staff
  • Advanced understanding of the federal and state regulatory processes, federal and state regulatory bodies that monitor and implement the health programs, healthcare policy development, and the administrative structure of funding sources for government agencies
  • Advanced understanding of Medicare and Medicaid coverage, coding, and payment policies
  • Foundational understanding of commercial market access, the intersection of federal and state policies on commercial markets, and the influence of commercial trends in healthcare payment and delivery on public payers
  • Experience applying health policy in complex organizations
  • Understanding of basic science

Our Operating Principles:

I put the patient first, always.  I act as if the patient is in the room in all of my decisions and actions.  If I have to weigh doing what’s best for the patient vs the customer, I will do what’s best for the patient.

I am tenacious in meeting customer needs.  I co-create solutions that help serve patients better.  I focus externally and understand customer experiences.  I ask for feedback and act on it.

I act on behalf of the whole company, not just my team.  I break down silos.  I consider the impact of my decisions and actions on the enterprise.  I see the bigger picture, make connections and share ideas that may help others.  I never say it’s not my job.

I am inclusive.  I create an environment of belonging where everyone can be themselves while contributing fully to the organization’s success.  I intentionally seek and value diversity.  I bring my authentic self to work and help others to do the same.

I build a culture of trust.  I believe my colleagues are competent and credible.  I am open about what I don’t know and I value the expertise of others.  I share information broadly.  I spark robust debate on the topics that matter.  I speak my mind and listen intently.  I commit to the decisions of others.

I grow my capabilities to increase my impact.  I own my development and I help others develop.  My career will thrive as I embrace opportunities to gain skills and perspectives to reach my full potential.  I constantly adapt and learn.

I have a bias for action.  Speed matters, and I don’t let perfectionism or conservatism get in my way.  I assemble the smallest team possible to get the job done.  I ask “how might we?” I experiment, learn and iterate to make progress every day.  I take the simplest approach.

For Colorado-based applicants, the expected salary range for this position is 168,000 to 187,000Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors permitted by law. A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance. This position also qualifies for the benefits listed below.


Roche offers highly competitive benefit plans and programs, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) and 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
  • Roche Long Term Incentive Plan (available at certain position levels)

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

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Job posted: 2022-07-24