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  • Posted: May 20, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world...
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    Accounting & Controlling Lead

    About the Role:


    Roche Diagnostics in Midrand is seeking an Accounting and Controlling Lead to manage the core accounting processes and to ensure compliance to GAAP, IFRS, ICFR in meeting Roche Global and Local standards and requirements. The successful incumbent will be required to manage implementation of financial controls and to manage the development and monitoring of budgets, forecasts that support business performance. The role would require ownership of the centre of financial insights for the organization.

    Key Responsibilities
    Financial and Management Accounting

    • To support compliance with local and global accounting policies (FGAR, IFRS) by managing delivery in accordance with the policies on a continuous basis.
    • To manage performance (Statutory and Consolidated) against overall financial indicators and goals by tracking performance, identifying areas of concern, highlighting risks and anomalies and implementing corrective action as required.
    • To monitor transfer pricing of inter-company suppliers by reviewing the pricing, identifying anomalies and implementing corrective action annually and as required.
    • To oversee that all financial related reporting requirements for Roche Global and Local stakeholders are fulfilled by collaboration with the responsible teams to perform reporting actions in line with SOPs as required and drive implementation of agreed improvements in areas of responsibility by updating all relevant policies, supporting the team with relevant change management as required.
    • To monitor financial performance by preparing monthly management reports depicting variances in performance, overseeing that the reports are accurate and are distributed timeously to relevant stakeholders on a monthly basis.
    • To oversee the development of the automated reporting dashboard by driving accuracy of the data and the continuous improvement of the dashboard as required.
    • To support management to address ad hoc requests by obtaining the necessary data about the request, analysing the data and providing the relevant feedback as required.
    • To provide support for all audits (internal and external) by coordinating all the audit activities within the team and oversee the implementation of corrective measures as required and represent the Accounting & Controlling team in external and internal audits by leading the preparation of relevant requirements as required.
    • To oversee the statutory net operating profit target by conducting reviews, monitoring performance and providing feedback monthly and as required.
    • To monitor transfer pricing of inter-company suppliers by reviewing the pricing, identifying anomalies and implementing corrective action annually and as required. To oversee the accuracy of GDC and GDM results by reviewing LDMC calculations annually and on an adhoc basis as required.

    Forecasting and Budgeting Management

    • To support management in budgeting by defining, communicating and coordinating budgeting cycles to relevant stakeholders on an annual basis.
    • To support the development of mid and long-term business plans by providing budget and forecasting input and partnering with business as required.
    • To monitor the sales and profit expectations versus the target by developing forecasts and communicating the results to the regional controlling team monthly and as required.
    • To support awareness of the business planning tools by maintaining and training users on the tools when required.

    Centre of Financial Insights and Process Improvements

    • Enable stakeholder-centric strategy through data analytics and insights.
    • Use internal and external data to highlight market and business trends to increase profits and efficiency.
    • Responsible for collecting insight through different means, from mining the company data sources and industry trends to help develop insight on company position and suggest improvements and changes to drive business and profitability.
    • Implement standard and approved customer/market segmentation into the financial reporting.
    • Drive standardization of processes by reviewing financial compliance, improving efficiencies, monitoring quality of information, identifying areas for improvement and managing improvement implementation as required.

    Staff Leadership and Management

    • To define the staff requirements, resourcing the team by retaining, recruiting, selecting and appointing staff as required, inducting new staff members, monitoring and managing performance and managing staff development.


    You, as an ideal candidate, will have the following skills, experience and education:

    • Required Qualification: NQF 7 in Finance, Accounting or equivalent is required.
    • Required Experience: At least 5 years financial accounting experience with at least 3 years management experience. Knowledge of GAAP, IFRS, ICFR, ERP /SAP financial modules/TM1and excellent working knowledge of SAP FICO is required.

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    Operations Lead

    About the Role

    Roche Diagnostics in Midrand is seeking an Operations Lead to be responsible for meeting market demand, managing working capital components of inventory and reducing supply risks, leading the team to deliver stretch targets and continuously improving processes to achieve the company growth targets. The successful candidate will be responsible for Supply Planning, Inbound Logistics, 3PL Distribution, Warehouse Management, 3PL Relationship Management, Customer Experience and overall supply chain operations. The role will also entail accountability for Supply Chain Operational Excellence Improvement Plans.

    Key Responsibilities
    Supply Chain Management

    • Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
    • Ensure alignment of activities to support delivery across countries & working alongside operations and back-office teams.
    • Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.
    • Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
    • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
    • Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement, engineering, and quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers.
    • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
    • Analyse inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
    • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
    • Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
    • Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
    • Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.
    • Oversee compliance in regards to the export controls

    Relationship Management

    • Appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements.
    • Negotiate prices and terms with 3PLs, or freight forwarders along with procurement.
    • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
    • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
    • Lead negotiation and conclusion of contracts with suppliers over major agreements working with regulatory, legal and internal stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met.

    Customer Experience

    • Regularly assess how the organization's sales, marketing and service departments work together to deliver seamless customer service.
    • Work with customers or client teams to continually understand, define and then refine the customer base.
    • Employ a variety of analysis tools such as best practice surveys to improve customer experiences.
    • Gather customer feedback, analyze it and then design specific practices that the organizations can put into place positively impacting customer satisfaction.
    • Champion opportunities to consistently Improve the customer experience.
    • Map the customer journey and identify opportunities to proactively intervene on the client’s behalf.

    Staff Leadership and Management

    • To define the staff requirements, resourcing the team by retaining, recruiting, selecting and appointing staff as required, inducting new staff members, monitoring and managing performance and managing staff development.


    You, as an ideal candidate, will have the following skills, experience and education:

    • Required Qualification: NQF 7 in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Management or equivalent.
    • Required Experience: At least 5 years experience in supply chain / operations, ideally in a Pharmaceutical or Diagnostics environment. Must have knowledge and experience of cold chain processes and best practice, SAP and Project Management

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    Marketing Lead - CPS and POC

    About the Role

    Roche Diagnostics in Midrand is seeking a Marketing Lead for their CPS and POC porfolios. The role will include developing, communicating and implementing the ideal marketing strategy for the allocated product portfolio taking into account market intelligence and trends in order to ensure optimum positioning, profitability and growth.  The role will involve working with internal and external partners and stakeholders to form strategic alliances for maximum market penetration as well as the planning and driving the  implementation of the integrated commercial or marketing plans. 

    Key Responsibilities
    Marketing Strategy and Plan

    • To understand assigned markets by analysing market research, evaluating findings from assessments with local customers and Roche Diagnostic SA and identifying opportunities and risks as required. 
    • To decide whether to introduce products into the local market by conducting relevant pre-launch and launch excellence plans, developing commercial /business plan, defining the revenue and pricing model, engaging with internal stakeholders and presenting recommendation and decision by deadline.
    • To define and/or revise portfolio / product strategy by gathering required information, collating, defining strategic approach and priorities and defining marketing plan by deadline or as required.
    • To define commercial/ marketing plans by identifying tactics and campaign opportunities, selecting, defining budget and finalising into a promotional grid within deadline.
    • To build and lead product promotion and brand awareness activities and interventions (commercial advisory boards, product launches, workshops, conferences, user-days, etc.) by evaluating and analyzing market research data (of customer needs, market trends, competitor activities etc.), evaluating product strategies (positioning, pricing, product life cycle strategies etc.) and integrating into the product promotion and brand awareness concept as required.
    • To define the strategic potential revenue per portfolio by developing forecasts and applying market insight and understanding to develop the budget annually. 
    • To determine and obtain approval for a financial budget that enables delivery and execution of the strategy and plans for the allocated product portfolio/s by drafting budget, aligning with strategy and plans and presenting for annual approval.

    Marketing Implementation and Execution

    • To monitor tactical implementation and success by tracking delivery against milestones and plan, gathering information on successes and failures, addressing with team members and implementing relevant corrective actions as required and on an ongoing basis.
    • To resolve implementation and execution issues by identifying, evaluating, implementing corrective action and managing that the desired outcome is achieved at all times.
    • To manage that Roche Brand integrity is maintained by monitoring all marketing and promotional materials, checking against Roche Brand Guidelines and addressing and resolving noncompliance as required.
    • To report by gathering relevant information, collating and drafting in required format for submission by deadline.
    • To lead continuous improvement within the product portfolio by identifying opportunities, implementing solutions and measuring impact on profitability, efficiency and market impact as required.
    • To manage that all marketing SOPs, Marketing Code of Conduct and internal processes are adhered to by training and communicating policies and processes, tracking compliance and addressing noncompliance as required.
    • To support and enable Product managers to deliver on the product life cycle execution by monitoring progress, identifying needs for support and providing support and guidance as required.

    Stakeholder Engagement

    • To develop and maintain internal, Key Account, KOL and government related bodies’ relationships by conducting regular meetings, collaborating with relevant internal stakeholders and agreeing on mutually beneficial business outcomes at all times and as required.
    • To drive product portfolio strategies in line with the relevant marketing strategy by actively engaging with key decision makers, sharing strategies and insights and influencing as and when required.
    • To maintain role as thought leader and key contact on the marketing strategy, portfolio of products and local strategic and operational situation by maintaining relationships, presenting feedback, gathering insights and learnings and sharing these as required

    Staff Leadership and Management

    • To define the staff requirements, resourcing the team by retaining, recruiting, selecting and appointing staff as required, inducting new staff members, monitoring and managing performance and managing staff development

    .A full job description will be made available to candidates invited to the interview process.

    You, as an ideal candidate, will have the following skills, experience and education:

    • Required Qualification: NQF 7/8 in a relevant field (Marketing, Business Management, Medical Sciences or similar).
    • Required Experience: A least 7 years pharmaceutical or medical diagnostic marketing or product management experience, ideally in the medical diagnostic space, with at least 5 years management experience.


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