Roche – Head of Sub-Sahara Africa (Kenya or Nigeria).

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Roche is seeking a Head of sub-Sahara Africa to lead sub-Saharan Diagnostics by developing and implementing short & long term Marketing & Business development Strategies in alignment with the Management Center in South Africa to ensure that Roche Diagnostics retains and advances is leadership position in Anglophone sub-Sahara Africa and ensuring that Roche values of Courage, Passion and Integrity are instilled across all teams.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic and Operational Management

  • Play a leading role as a member of the Management Center South Africa Leadership Team to define and implement the overall Management Center Vision and Strategy.
  • Contribute to the organisational strategic plan by understanding the organisational vision, identifying, developing and drafting the key strategic inputs and providing these inputs to the organisational strategic plan as required.
  • Develop the departmental long term strategy by undertaking research and drafting the strategy, aligning with the overall long-term organisational strategy and vision as required.
  • Manage and report on performance by tracking department performance against targets, identifying progress and areas of concern, implementing corrective action, drafting reports and submitting quarterly and as required.
  • Manage and report on performance by tracking departmental performance against targets, identifying progress and areas of concern, implementing corrective action and drafting reports and submitting quarterly and as required.
  • Lead the knowledge and communication sharing process for the department with other / international Roche teams and other relevant stakeholders by developing inputs, preparing communications and participating in discussion forums as required.

Strategic Agility

  • Develop and implement strategic plans for Anglophone sub-Sahara Africa in line with that of Management Center South Africa.
  • Define and attain needed resources and competencies to ensure Roche Diagnostics is able to achieve its short and long term Strategic and Financial objectives.

Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Drive and foster culture of cross collaboration between sub-Saharan Markets and the Management Center South Africa.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders and Key Opinion Leaders to position Roche as a leader in the IVD market.
  • Build and foster relationships across Roche Divisions in all Anglophone sub-Saharan Markets leveraging the One Roche approach.


  • Play a leading role in local and corporate compliance and promote ethical behavior, in compliance with laws, regulations, industry codes, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure Roche Values are instilled across the Organization.
  • Ensure the effective Management of Business Partners in line with Roche values and objectives.

Financial Management

  • Develop the department budget by identifying activities and costs, preparing the budget and submitting it annually and as required
  • Manage expenditure by tracking spend against budget allocations, approving expenditure, address any budget variances and provide feedback monthly and 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: University Degree or Professional Medical Degree and MBA/ post graduate studies.
  • Required Experience: At least 5-7 years Senior Leadership experience in sales, marketing or Finance in the medical / pharmaceutical / healthcare industry.

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Roche is an equal opportunity employer.




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