Communications and PA Lead LATAM, Pharma International

Communications and PA Lead LATAM, Pharma International


Job Description

The Pharma International Communications and Public Affairs Lead, LATAM, Pharma International, is part of a self managed team working to foster Roche’s influence, establish and leverage partnerships and platforms to meaningfully advance the public health conversation, and mobilise our people behind a common purpose and strategy. 


While the successful candidate will lead the corporate affairs network for both Pharma and Diagnostics in LATAM, he/she will also be required to lead work on our Pharma International strategic priorities globally.


    Articulates the vision of both divisions (Diagnostics & Pharma), becoming a champion of the One Roche approach to ensure alignment and One Voice in the external ecosystem.

    Builds and embeds sustainable, meaningful Customer Experience capabilities and mindset.

    Sets an ambitious, patient-centred vision and coaches the functional  team  to act as catalysts for change across the function and company

    Fosters the creation of a thriving networked community by building connections around shared interests and supporting career development to advance the function around the world 

    Anticipates and addresses the changing needs of the organisation by unleashing a thriving networked community to build upon experiences and deliver effective and collaborative solutions

    Partners closely with Public Policy and market shaping teams to ensure impactful OneRoche approach and optimum stakeholder experience. 

    Is a trusted member of the LATAM NET team and the Regional Diagnostics Team and acts as a sparring partner, advisor and inspiration sparker for the Pharma Area Head, the Diagnostics Sub-Regional Lead, GMs and their respective leadership teams where needed

    Directly manages a team of communications managers and digital engagement leads, and indirectly leads the corporate affairs network in LATAM.


The Pharma International team is part of the wider Pharma Communications and Strategy team. Pharma Communications is actively embracing Roche’s new way of working and unleashing greater personal impact. As such, you will be part of a talent pool where each member has the opportunity to support a variety of projects in their areas of interest, expertise or development.    


Strong leader, strategic thinker, communicator and influencer, who is able to

    Articulate a strong vision for the future of healthcareUnderstand political decision making and complex networks of influence Thrive in our rapidly changing political environment, charting a successful course for RocheCollaborate and build networks both within and beyond Roche Coach others across the networkChallenge assumptions at every level



    Corporate/public affairs experience preferably in the biotech/pharmaceutical sectorExperience leading on above country, multi-stakeholder engagement & advocacyCross-functional project mgmt, incl. managing external agencies and budgetsIssues and crisis management experienceProven leadership experience in non-hierarchical environment


The small print

    7-10 years of public affairs experience in the biotech and/ or pharmaceutical industrySpanish fluency and strong English essential. Portugese an advantage Bachelor degree, preferably in International Relations, Politics or History from a top tier universityPostgraduate degree in International Relations, Public Policy or Int'l Development a plusSignificant travel required


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