Accelerated Rotational/Trainee Programme „Start Portfolio Strategy“ Location Basel, Basel-City, Switzerland

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

  • Basel
  • Post Date: 4. Juli 2022

Accelerated Rotational/Trainee Programme "Start Portfolio Strategy" Location Basel, Basel-City, Switzerland

The Position

As an early career member of the “Start Portfolio Strategy” program in Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED), you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and potential through a 2-year rotation program.  Are you digitally savvy and have the potential to be a future leader within our organization? Are you passionate about strategy and decision making? Ready to join our team?

The framework of Start Portfolio Strategy - What to expect 


During the first year, you will be part of the Portfolio and Project Management team. We increase the portfolio value of Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED). Together you will enable teams to progress projects efficiently & optimally, providing objective analysis and strategic context bringing medicine to patients.

You will be working on analyses of the current pRED portfolio, valuations of pRED development projects, business options and disease therapy/translational area (DTA)-specific portfolio reporting as well as interacting with key functions and the project teams ensuring consistency of assumptions and inputs to business valuations, providing information back to support and improve decision making and with that help to achieve strategic objectives. Furthermore, you will play a meaningful role in crafting strategic portfolio perspectives for senior partners. You will be working closely with individual project teams as well as the portfolio and project management team where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the pRED organization and lead your own assignments.

Guided by a senior management mentor as well as your PPM line manager and your buddy, you will be afforded the time to find and drive your assignment for the second year.

A detailed overview of your roles & responsibilities you will find here:



The assignment can be in any other part of the organization i. e. in a therapy area (Immunology, Infectious Disease and Ophthalmology, (I2O), Neuroscience and Rare Diseases (NRD), or Oncology) or in one of the global functions: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Therapeutic Modalities or pRED Operations. You will have the chance to leave your mark on the part of the pRED organization you have chosen through high visibility projects and senior-level challenges. We expect pRED to benefit from your innovative approach and creative thinking to have an impact through your second-year stretch assignments.

Who you are:

As an ideal candidate, you have first professional experience in the medical/pharmaceutical or scientific industries, a life sciences graduate, as well as preferably an MBA and/or PhD degree. In this program, you will need strong strategic, collaboration and communication skills, as well as an entrepreneurial attitude. Furthermore, you complete your profile with the following skills and attitudes:

  • You show a well-developed strategic and analytical approach with a track record of integrating and synthesizing findings from multiple sources to enable informed strategic decision-making. Excellent verbal communication/presentation skills and sophisticated skills with PowerPoint are needed. You can explain your ideas, are persuasive, and a good listener

  • Experience of influencing in a matrix organization is a real asset for this role

  • You also have the ability to develop special skills, are open to new insights, demonstrate curiosity, and have a thoughtful understanding of how previous experiences have crafted your attitudes, beliefs and behavior

Application Process:

  • In case the first review of your application was successful, we are going to invite you to an Online Assessment around the end of July

  • Successful candidates will be invited to further interviews in August

  • The program will start in Q4 2022 

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

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building teams that represent a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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