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Director of Intelligence & Investigations, Corporate Security

Main Purpose of the Position:   

This critical position will lead the Intelligence and Investigative (I&I) teams, specifically with respect to Workplace violence, Threats of violence, Counterfeit drug activity, Asset theft, and Background/hiring risks. To help ensure the safety and integrity of Genentech/Roche people and products, this role is being created to provide support for all South San Francisco investigations related to the Genentech/Roche portfolio.   

This security leader will be responsible for proactive risk analysis of the highest magnitude, with respect to financial, opertional, and reputational impact. S/he will be responsible for interfacing with senior Roche/Genentech leadership, providing updates, aligning and deconflicting programs, coordinating efforts, and broadly improving the investigation and intelligence programs; the incumbent will need to develop agile programs capable of quickly and effectively scaling to meet the needs of the business, ensuring that the team is appropriately trained and positioned to cross functionally engage, and that the applicable systems, tools, and technology are adequate to support the mission. Furthermore, the incumbent will need to chart a course for the I&I team with respect to personnel investments, critical decisions about resourcing, as well as establishing appropriate career development paths and succession plans.

As part of the Corporate Security leadership team, the incumbent will focus primarily on strategic cross-functional efforts in maintaining investigative and enforcement activities across the network.  The position will be responsible for leading and coordinating the various investigative functions (Intelligence program; Background Investigations program; Product Integrity program; Threat & Asset Investigations program), as well as periodically conducting extremely sensitive investigations themselves. This position has overall responsibility for applicable security Investigations within South San Francisco, as well as global efforts supporting/leading those within the broader Roche network.

Finally, this senior leader will be responsible for outreach and relationship development with the many executive partners across the network. Engagement, establishing trust and confidence, and conveying the security and I&I vision will be critical to our success in this space.


Job Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • General management and development of Intelligence & Investigations people and programs; with respect to Investigations: Product Integrity, Background, Threat & Asset.

  • Comprehensive oversight of complex investigative & intelligence portfolios, ensuring continued progress, periodic updates, as well as proactive engagement and analysis to support critical business decisions.

  • Interacts on a regular basis with senior leaders in the public and private sector to obtain and share information and intelligence in support of investigative and predictive activities.  

  • Establishes, researches, maintains and cultivates vital and extensive liaison contacts with a myriad of federal, state, local, private industry and public executives.

  • When necessary, perform the full range of  fact-finding, investigative, and intelligence-gathering functions to include identifying and independently conducting additional research; determining type of information needed; gathers and organizes the information, evaluates and assesses relevance.

  • Responsible for supporting broader Security & Resilience objectives, as well as those within Site Services, as a senior leader in the organization. Critical to this role will be engagement with senior business leaders and partners within the organization, to socialize the strategic vision and mission.

  • Continued contact with internal (Field Action Committee, Roche’s Global Anti-Counterfeit Committee, etc.) and external groups (other pharmaceutical companies, trade organizations, public health agencies, Directors of Investigation, and anti-counterfeiting organizations) at the highest levels, to develop proactive measures for the development of this program and our capabilities.

  • This senior security leader will interface with senior leaders within Genentech/Roche, as well as governmental intelligence and law enforcement agencies, as well as current and future vendor partners.

Competencies Identified for Success: 

  • Organization leadership: Proven ability to lead complex, diverse organization that includes a contract workforce through service providers. Experience developing/realizing a vision and multi-year strategies.  Strong vision balanced with drive for operational excellence and precision. Strong executive presence and resonant communication.  Experience framing communications for executive audiences, including effective use of insights from data to influence.

  • People leadership: Passion for developing talent and a culture of innovation. Track record of engaging their workforce, building trust and community. Has led organizations of at least 10+ people. Strong coach and mentor. Promotes a speak up culture and drives performance.

  • Technical expertise:  Deeply understands Security, Investigations, and Intelligence.  Particularly well-versed in Investigative practices at a federal level, threat identification, and emergency response.  Keeps a pulse on emerging technologies and analyzes security implications or policies.  

  • Business expertise:  Proficient developing business cases/ROIs and financial management.  Broad knowledge of business operations as it relates to business continuity. Brings the business acumen to facilitate investment decisions.

  • Culture fit: Enterprise mindset with ability to build networks, collaborate, and influence internally, particularly executives and senior leaders—as well as partners with Site Services, Corporate Relations, HR, IT, Legal, and Government Affairs. Strong comfort working in a matrix environment and leveraging expertise across functions.  Adept at flexing with shifts in business needs. Comfortable leading from out in front, as well as behind the scenes.

  • External network: Strongly networked externally with other Corporate Security, Investigations, and Intelligence leaders globally.  Proven relationship builder with local and federal law enforcement agencies, regulators and investigators focused on protection of people and assets.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

(Minimum requirements)

  • Education:  BS/BA in Business, Engineering, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Government Affairs, International Relations, Management Information Systems, or related Security field.  MBA or MS in relevant field desirable.

  • 15+ years business experience in progressively more responsible roles in Investigations and Intelligence. Ideally brings a generalist perspective from multiple experiences in various regulated environments.  Deeply understands FDA and other regulatory requirements applicable to GMP and non-GMP environments.  

  • At least 10 years leading multi-disciplinary teams and directly managing people.  Experience leading employees, contractors and third party service providers are a must. 

  • Exceptional leader of people—able to inspire and motivate teams to make a big impact and deliver their best every day.  Track record of having the courage to drive value added change, while balancing risks and pacing for success. 

  • Outstanding judgment and intuition for people and business risk: capable of quickly assessing and calmly navigating situations with natural instinct for when and how to act and influence within a complex, global corporate environment.

  • Experience managing a large budget (at least $3M), meeting financial targets, improving business processes and driving cost savings. Demonstrated success consistently meeting performance metrics.

  • Demonstrates proficient understanding of legal compliance issues under key emergency/safety laws, such as OSHA, hazardous materials/waste handling and spill/release response, and USDOT regulations.  Shows humility and exceptional listening skills in tapping into other functional experts (i.e. EHS, legal) to guide their actions and decisions.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Safety Health and Environment & Facility Services, Safety Health and Environment & Facility Services > Security

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