About the Business Perspectives Program

Program Goals and Scope

Business Perspectives was designed to hire great talent at an early stage in their career, and accelerate their development across geographies & functions, enabling them to be a key contributor to our company’s purpose, and above all a differentiator to patients lives.

Hungry to learn and prepared to work hard, we have a genuine interest in your career path & aspirations. As you display the right mindset & behaviors, we want you to reach your full potential by taking on stretched assignments, participating in pilot projects & doing on-the-job shadowing.

Innovation is at the core of our culture; it is not just the sum of great technology, key acquisitions, smart people and tough decision making. Our company’s corporate culture matches and supports it.  Our continued success depends on our ability to replenish our pharma and diagnostics pipeline through further innovation breakthroughs.

The Business Perspectives Program does exactly that: create an environment in which potential & diversity of thinking is leveraged to shape the future of Roche, the future of Healthcare.

Program Details


the Program lasts 24 months for everyone. During this 2-year journey you rotate a couple of times across our operating businesses, with the ultimate aim to build skills, capabilities, experience and a network that help enable Roche to establish integrated PHC solutions. Your journey is personalized, and so you plan your rotations according to your needs: e.g. Access, Partnerships, Digital Innovation, Data Management, Sales etc. Most rotations last for 6 to 8 months.

Assignments and Locations, and the impact of Covid: 

Program participants take ownership of their rotations with support from executive-level mentors and the Business Perspectives Program Manager. This Program accelerates one’s development through change & challenge, paired with conscious planning and formal training. The assignments & locations vary depending on interest, business need and the participants’ aspired career path. Our globalized world has been brought to a crashing halt by the coronavirus. Everyone who decides to join this Program needs to flex and adapt, as we balance out learning/stretching in different cultural environments with the limitations of immigration. We’ve implemented creative solutions with pragmatism which continue to enhance learning & growth for everyone on the Program, be it within certain geographical boundaries. We will modify these solutions as needed. We want candidates to build a breadth of experience, so assignments can include work in a variety of roles in Commercial (Partnering, Sales, Access, Marketing etc), combined with stints in IT, R&D, Product Development etc. depending on what kind of experience you seek to gather. It's very likely that you will onboard virtually given the pandemic, and that you will experience an organization in a state of change. You will receive guidance and support to find ways to learn/grow and make impact regardless of these roadblocks.

Leadership Development: 

Business Perspectives provides participants with a global leadership development program aimed at establishing a broader understanding of the business, build intercultural awareness, experience leadership fundamentals in action, and accelerate their development in order to prepare themselves to potentially move into a critical role. There is a mix of facilitator-led training and simulations, which helps participants to immediately apply what they have learnt. We use the insights we gained at the Assessment Center to understand areas of development for you once you start with the Program. The Leadership Development training you receive will also offer you a great opportunity to network with other participants and leaders from around the globe. Apart from formal training, there are multiple peer coaching opportunities and senior leadership mentoring.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Excellent academic profile: Degree in business, science, or data science and a postgraduate degree (MBA, PhD, MD, MEng, MSc etc). Ideally a postgraduate degree and an MBA. 
  • 3-5 years of working experience in the following industries: Pharma, Diagnostics, Biotech, Med Tech, Information Technology (healthcare oriented preferred) or Consulting to Healthcare. Exposure to either commercial roles, or projects related to innovation in digital or advanced analytics technologies for the healthcare industry.
  • Worked or studied in more than one country, preferably in a developing region (i.e. APAC, LATAM, MEA).
  • Fluent/Bilingual in English, and a second language. Any other language is an asset.
  • Global mobility throughout the 2-year rotational program, and afterwards.
  • Strong strategic, entrepreneurial and agile mindset, with the ability to think analytically and innovatively. Courageous, curious, creative, and inspired by change/transformation with the capacity to think out of the box when the situation requires flexibility and speed. Ability to continually flex & adapt. Ability to operate in an environment of volatility, uncertainty, chaos, and ambiguity.
  • Agile learner with strong leadership potential and a passion to make things happen, who can inspire, motivate & engage others beyond line-management responsibility.
  • Demonstrated commitment to culture, diversity and inclusion in the workplace

You bring a passion for healthcare/science and demonstrate the Roche Values: integrity, courage and passion, and the Roche Leadership Commitments.

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