Agile Coach (OD/Transformation Leader)

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel Headquarter
Algeria, Algier
Portugal, Amadora
Spain, Barcelona, Barcelona
France, Boulogne-Billancourt
Belgium, Brussels
Hungary, Budapest
Egypt, Cairo, Cairo
Denmark, Copenhagen
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai
Germany, Grenzach
South Africa, Gauteng, Illovo
Turkey, Istanbul
Pakistan, Karachi
Italy, Roma, Monza
Russian Federation, Moscow
India, Mumbai
Italy, Monza e Brianza, Rome
Spain, Barcelona, Sant Cugat del Vallès
Sweden, Solna
Austria, Vienna, Vienna
United Kingdom, Welwyn

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Pharma International is Roche's global business network (excluding US) of over 15'000 people whose vision is to bring medicines to patients in the fastest possible way.

We are transforming the way we do business and how we work together for patients and customers.

We are structured into two communities - the International 8 Markets (Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and the International 7 Areas (Africa, Asia-Pacific, CEETRIS (Central Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia and Indian Sub-Continent), Europe North, Europe South, Latin America and the Middle East).

The Agile Coach works with the organisation through a wide mandate (coaches and challenges teams, executives, affiliate transformation leads and other change agents), helping to ensure we achieve better outcomes and reach more patients faster by creating an agile mindset, and enabling and embedding agile performance and practice methodologies across Pharma International. As the Agile Coach you will be part of the Pharma International Transformation Office, and work together with other Agile Coaches, Community Engagement Managers, and Project Managers. You will be the catalyst for Pharma International transformation.

Your responsibilities as an Agile Coach include:

  • Coach and mentor individuals and teams in Agile mindset and behaviours

  • Enable the development and sustainability of communities of practices across Pharma International, fosters collaboration and network behaviors between affiliates and above-affiliate teams

  • Provide sprint planning support for international design teams

  • Help define if sprint is needed

  • Co-define sprint scope, resources, outcomes

  • Identify possible duplications with other sprints/ communities

  • Facilitate agile principles onboarding and ongoing coaching of Sprint Lead, depending on the needs and expected impact

  • Develop and evolve toolkit of transformation practices for use across affiliates

  • Facilitate above-country sprints and within affiliates when needed

  • Provide training for leaders and team members

  • 1 position available

  • Location flexible, with a preference within time zones CET -1 to CET +3 and commutable distance to a Roche office

What should you bring?


  • Having a growth mindset

  • Experience driving organization readiness, and professional learning and development methodologies

  • Ability to demonstrate Roche Values, Leadership Commitments and Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of agile ways of working, design thinking and/or LEAN methodology

  • Leadership in diverse business settings and multicultural agility



  • Facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, communications and mentoring

  • Expertise as a coach

  • Ability to connect ideas, people and initiatives across diverse functions, geographies and disciplines

  • Knowing how to ‘drive’ mindset and culture change

  • Able to architect and coach people and teams towards our purpose and vision 


  • Proven leadership in diverse environments

  • Excellent team-working, collaboration, networking skills

  • Experience in project management

  • Experience working with senior leaders

  • Demonstrated ability to get to results quickly through strong coaching, mentoring and inspirational environment setting

Why this role?

  • Drive transformation to achieve our purpose and vision

  • Focus on mindset and culture change to raise awareness on new ways of working

  • Drives adoption of agile ways of working on a broad scale for significant impact

  • Experience working with senior leaders

  • Opportunity to shape the future of the organisation

  • Exposure to a variety of challenges and situations

  • To help shape others to be their best and unleash the human potential in Pharma International

  • Work across 100+ countries and have a truly global perspective

Pharma International – Ways of Working

The behaviors & capabilities we value and foster in our employees

Every day, we come to work to make a difference in patients’ lives. We strive to deliver more medicines to more patients, faster.


We invest our time, energy and effort to optimize the customer experience in order to realize the most effective patient outcomes.



We are highly curious and engaged. We actively experiment, learn fast and share our knowledge, experience and expertise across our network to ensure greater impact than the sum of individual contributions.


We are stewards of the business plan across Pharma International. We act to drive growth and to innovate for patients regardless of geography. We constantly evolve and continuously improve ourselves and how we work to ensure a great place to work.


We leave our ego behind, we speak up to make meaningful contributions, and we know when to listen versus talk. We rigorously prioritize for impact and challenge the status quo to ensure value generation.  We each know our unique impact.


We share feedback openly, communicate directly and transparently, to ensure trusted and empowered relationships.

Are you ready to apply? We are looking for someone who thinks beyond the job offered - someone who knows that this position can be a rare springboard to many other opportunities at Roche.

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.