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Senior Finance Manager

San Francisco, CA

The Experience Operations (XO) Senior Finance Manager is responsible for financial management and value-based business decision support for functions within the XO organization. The role will support members of the XO Leadership Team. The Senior Finance Manager in this role will be the finance SPOC for a subset of XO functions and tactics. In addition, this role will also need to liaise with CMG Finance CFOs to ensure alignment between TA strategy and XO financial plansThis position is based in our South San Francisco campus.

As a key business partner to the XO organization:  

  • Lead and develop analyses to inform and drive decisions by evaluating the financial implications of strategic options and the impact on US Commercial. Examples include resourcing options for existing brands, products acquired via business development opportunities, and upcoming product launches
  • Develop tools and systems to provide senior leadership with critical financial and operational information. Make actionable recommendations on strategy and operations based on analysis and interpretation of key financial data.
  • Use strong business acumen to provide recommendations to Senior Leadership outside the scope of Finance to help them make effective business decisions.
  • Work with function leaders and Squad partners to execute financial planning activities, including budget submission, forecast, and long-term plans. Use activity-based financials in budgeting to give insight into XO investments and their impact on Brands. Ensure that expense forecasts are accurate.
  • Ensure that the function delivers information required to support US and Basel key Long & Short Term Planning activities and ad-hoc requests that arise in the course of business.
  • Lead the monthly and quarterly preparation and analysis of the departmental and functional financial results. Assess financial performance against the annual budget and the department’s long-term strategy. Evaluate the financial impact of decisions and scenarios to help Senior Leadership make sound and optimal financial decisions. Utilize external and internal data, including activity-based metrics, to evaluate opportunities and clarify the impact of strategic decisions. Highlight risks and opportunities for an Enterprise perspective on resource allocation.
  • Partner with XO business to identify, prioritize, and invest in new XO business capabilities that will create future value for patients and Roche. Similarly, identify low-value generating investments that should be deprioritized/sunset. 
  • Support XO with insights, analysis, and counsel that accelerate ICX (Integrated Customer Experience) adoption, impact, and value. 
  • Mentor and develop finance Finance Managers/Analysts supporting XO

Specific Competencies

  • Demonstrates ability for complex financial problem-solving: works effectively on issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluations across CMG with Enterprise impact; demonstrates judgment in selecting methods and techniques to solve financial and strategic problems of significant scope and complexity
  • Considers enterprise-wide implications of recommendations; anticipates organizational problems and offers mutually agreeable solutions 
  • Interacts and collaborates effectively within workgroup and area of expertise; participates effectively on cross-functional teams; offers views and actively solicits ideas from others in seeking sound business solutions; encourages others in fostering effective teamwork; demonstrates strong customer service orientation
  • Gets the point across clearly, with straightforward language, both verbally and in writing; considers the needs and interests of others and incorporates information relevant to them in communications; readily grasps the main points in communications from others
  • Monitors process effectiveness and efficiency against goals and objectives, taking corrective action as necessary; identifies, implements, and supports complex process improvements
  • Understands and influences strategic priorities; recognizes the relationship between workplace results and what caused them; able to shift between tactical and strategic perspectives based on audience and project needs


  • 7+ years of work experience with Bachelors; Masters and/or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Significant experience in finance, strategic planning, business development, or other related functions, preferably within the pharmaceutical, biotech, or related industries
  • Previous experience leading large-scale business planning processes
  • Knowledge of pharma commercialization strategies and tactics a plus
  • Experience acting as a strategic thought partner to teams; Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think outside the box
  • Proven track record of leadership, time management, project management, and teamwork 

Relocation benefits are not available for this posting.

The expected salary range for this position based on the primary location of California is $132,400 to $246,000. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law. A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance. This position also qualifies for the benefits detailed at the link provided below.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers Homepage. 

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