Head of Manufacturing Site IT

United States of America, California, South San Francisco

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Build and maintain Pharma Technical Operations Informatics Manufacturing (PTM IX) business partnership providing innovative and reliable Information Technology products in enabling reliable Drug Substance Manufacturing meeting business objectives in a lean and compliant manner.

SSF Clinical Supply Center Manufacturing:

The SSF Clinical Supply Manufacturing facility is our new cutting edge Manufacturing capabilities that  exploits the benefits of technology advances in the areas of Single-Use Technology, multiple modalities,  Digital Manufacturing.

Manufacturing Site IT Head:

As Head of Manufacturing Site IT you are responsible for the end to end IT/OT systems landscape, processes and the business partnership. You actively promote a seamless partnership that enables site operations through IT/OT technology roadmaps. In addition this role provides  strategic and tactical IT leadership in transforming Manufacturing Site IT landscape, bringing full Digital Manufacturing Capabilities using IT standard Products (MES, LES, LIMS, ERP) in alignment with the Roche network global standards. You are part of the Site leadership team and therefore embody lean leadership principles and methods.

Your responsibilities:

  • Plan, collaborate and oversee the business relationship between cross-functional Business groups

  • Educate, sensitize, and manage the expectations of customers to IT realities, challenges, and fundamentals

  • Champion IT Partnership with other networks in bringing solutions to enhance business performance

  • Coordinate lifecycle discussions and plan strategic IT/OT Roadmap for the Site including 3-5-7 year lifecycle, multi-year deployment strategy, and influence global IT partners for Infrastructure upgrades, global solutions deployment in achieving Site KPIs

  • Facilitate the intake of business partner requests for service and solutions, ensuring proper prioritization, routing, tracking, and closure

  • Review site business plans and strategies, develop site IT plans to align with the business and advice / influence Manufacturing IT/OT roadmaps to enable business efficiencies

  • Drive standardization of IT/OT solutions across the network in achieving standardization goals, simplified architecture in achieving overall operational cost savings

  • Drive transformation programs and build strategic partnerships with key industrial operational technologies/automation providers


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Informatics Engineering or equivalent

  • 5+ years of experience as an IT Site Head or other Management experience

  • 7+ years of experience in working in global Manufacturing systems in various modalities

  • Must have experience in life sciences Manufacturing domain, technology, multiple modalities of Manufacturing including large scale, Single-Use Technologies, Personalized Health care

  • 7+ years of experience in using Informational Technologies in solving business challenges across the end-to-end value chain and must have experience in Manufacturing Systems (Pharmaceutical, Biological or High Tech Industrial Manufacturing) 

  • 7+ years of experience in implementing information technology (IT) and manufacturing operational technology (OT) integration into CAPEX/OPEX projects

  • 7+ years of experience in a GMP regulated, Computer Systems Validation(CSV)

  • Proficient knowledge of Pharmaceutical Technology and processes (Manufacturing, Digital Plant, Shop floor systems, Quality lab systems, Data Historians or Automation Systems)

  • Prior experience in working closely with IT/OT providers i.e Siemens, Rockwell, Emerson, GE, OSISoft and other Integration vendors

  • Availability to travel up to 20-25%



Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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