Portfolio Manager

Spanien, Barcelona, Sant Cugat del Vallès
Vereinigte Staaten, Indiana, Indianapolis
Deutschland, Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim
Österreich, Wien, Vienna

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As a Portfolio Manager with the Portfolio Management and Business Analytics (PM&BA) team, you will develop portfolio strategies, tools and tactics to drive growth, profitability, and predictability for the Diabetes Care Business Unit.


Your primary accountability will be to support the management of the End to End Innovation Process (E2E) to bring structure and discipline to the pre-development project review and approval process. You will track the opportunity and development portfolio through stage gate process, concept phase and approval of development readiness.  In doing so you will support the in-market solution development through business case reviews as well as ongoing evaluations.  You will work with local and global departments (i.e. Global Market Insights, Franchise Teams, Medical, Regulatory, Market Access, Finance, R&D and others ) to manage and support programs to ensure success of the portfolio in the market. You will ensure need-solution fit, technical readiness, and business viability of proposed solutions and strategies are rigorously challenged in order to improve project selection, fast failures, and stronger portfolios. 


In addition, you will manage and/or support the bi-annual Portfolio Strategy process and contribute to the annual budgeting and prioritization process. You will coordinate with relevant sub-teams of SCS, R&D, Medical and Finance regarding project and strategy readiness for review meetings. Your accountabilities include supporting the Strategic Customer Solutions Leadership Team (SCS LT) in evaluating investment opportunities, improving our Business Unit innovation process and supporting product creation, launch, marketing and sales. In addition you will support the in market solution evaluation and ongoing business reviews of the solution development pipeline. 



Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement, evolve and support the E2E for PPC decision making and DPC support

  • Prepare the SCS LT discussions strategic direction per segment and the areas of focus

  • Support streamlined portfolio status, reporting and interdependencies of different solutions, programs and initiatives across the portfolio.

  • Work with International Business Leader (IBL), Solution Development managers (SDM), and Franchise teams as well as key support functions to ensure submissions adhere to predetermined requirements and quality standards for gate approval consideration. 

  • Ensure, support, and evolve the KPI harmonization and insights across the portfolio initiatives and development pipeline. 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key support functions of the E2E process.

  • Work with the GPO PPM Services Manager to implement, evolve and manage the capture of E2E information for the purposes of R&D resource planning.

  • Participate in the Business Units strategy development and specifically lead the identification and articulation of portfolio gaps and opportunities

  • Support communications across the pipeline or portfolio with the key stakeholders and teams




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Sales, or related business or scientific field.

  • Requires at least 5 years of progressive marketing experience or equivalent work experience with 3+ years’ with Med Tech, Diagnostic or Pharma industry.

  • Proficient in customer segmentation, as well as product, environment, and value creation spanning across both Hardware and Digital.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Other languages, especially German and Spanish, are an advantage

  • Excellent leadership qualities, including motivating others, team building, and credibility.

  • High level of proficiency in stakeholder management, comfortable working in a global, matrixed environment and able to forge strong networks

  • Proven effectiveness in engaging with senior management to enable effective decision making

  • Resilient, comfortable working amongst ambiguity and committed to delivering quality under pressure and tight timelines

  • Discrete, with the maturity to handle sensitive information confidentially

  • Requires expertise in study design and interpretation as well as a broad understanding of Roche products, services and markets.



  • Advanced degree(s) in technical or business disciplines

  • Previous global Portfolio Management experience with a focus on commercial product/ is preferred

  • Experience with agile portfolio management methodologies (incl. SAFE) preferred

  • Experience in a sales/marketing function or in a Tier 1 Strategy Consultancy is advantageous

  • Strong strategic mindset, with proven experience in strategy definition and implementation within the healthcare industry

  • Ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity, e.g. quickly grasp complex scientific concepts or ability to boil down complex topics into simple messages

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage global initiatives and work across cultures and geographies.

  • Practical work experience in as many of the following areas as possible

1. Consulting

2. R&D/Engineering

4. Process Engineering/Management

5. Financial Analysis

6. Commercial/Marketing

7. Med Tech/Digital Health