Staying Passionately Curious

The size and diversity of Roche has allowed me to evolve and hold various roles across the organization. By staying passionately curious and open to learning, I have been able to diversify my skill set, stretch and grow. Additionally, I have been able to experience a variety of challenges and push myself to learn new skills.

My name is Gina. I was raised in New Jersey and relocated to California for law school, where I specialized in Intellectual Property. I was admitted to the California State Bar and began working at Roche/Genentech in 2007. During my time at Roche/Genentech, I have held various roles in South San Francisco, including those of Senior Contract Manager, Chief of Staff, Global Risk Manager and Global Category Manager for Single-Use Technology. The ability to develop and evolve as an employee is one of the aspects I like most about Roche. The variety of challenges has kept me engaged and committed to continuous learning.

It was always a dream of mine to work for a company that had the power to influence the way business is done globally. Roche’s dedication to improving the lives of others inspires me to excel every day. I greatly value Roche’s commitment to responsible business practices and social, environmental and economic sustainability. This strong sense of business integrity makes Roche a rewarding workplace.

Family and leisure time

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

This quote has always captured the spirit of the company as well as my personal one. Roche has afforded me the opportunity to balance rewarding work with other activities. When not at work, I enjoy experiencing the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area and spending time with family and friends. I am proud to work for a company that puts patients first and truly values the happiness of its employees.

Our impact

In Global Procurement, the work we do results in sustainable supplier partnerships, resilience of supply and, ultimately, benefit to patients.

The work I have done in Global Procurement has been stimulating and exciting. Much of my work has been centered on resilience of supply. The supply landscape is dynamic and collaboration is key to overcome obstacles and ensure successful delivery of medicines to patients. One of the most exciting qualities of Procurement is that it intersects with various Roche functions, including Quality, Technical and Regulatory. Global Procurement is also uniquely positioned between suppliers and the business. In this way, we help foster innovation and infuse the company with fresh perspectives and insights. There are so many people behind the continued supply of medicines to patients and I am honored to contribute to this value chain.

The place to Work

You will never stop learning and there is always room to grow. You will meet genuine, hard-working people whose shared goal is to help patients. The company is made up of passionate people who strive for excellence and work together on a common goal: delivering more medical advances at a lower cost to society.

At Roche, you operate at an elite international level and have access to subject matter experts around the world. There is an atmosphere of mutual respect and I always feel heard. The multicultural makeup of the organization has been enlightening and I enjoy the strong sense of teamwork and community.

Our culture 

The people at Roche are talented, humble and resilient. Employees are not only interested in their defined role, but push to learn more and grow every day. Moreover, the community offers diverse points of view, which stimulates good discussion. There is a culture of respect for others and a genuine desire to understand all viewpoints. People respectfully challenge their ways of working in order to bring the most value to the patient. There is a culture of excellence and respect for others. We strive to do our very best for the patient and take pride in our responsible, sustainable business practices.

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