Website Genentech

Job Description
This is a campus-based position.


Our People Relations Community is working in a rapidly changing environment and understands the impact of external and internal factors affecting our people and our Business. Leveraging the OneRoche philosophy and the power of our Global people ecosystem, our PR community succeeds through collaboration and trustful partnerships across Chapters, Geographies and Client groups. We operate with a common mindset and shared values and work together as a Global Community to support one another, working with autonomy but fostering
good working relationships, collaboration, leveraging our combined experience and empowering and developing others.

The People Relations Partner must have deep domain experience in the area of employee relations and/or labor relations. Our PR Partners and PR Advisors create value through trusted partnership, by finding solutions that consider the experience of our employees and the interests of Roche. They are key contributors to positive employee experience in moments that matter and provide proactive solutions to enable our people to focus on our core purpose (unlock greatness). They coach and train leaders for proactive early interventions. They operate on a balanced, neutral perspective to support successful navigation through challenging moments which is contributing to the positive reputation of Roche. Through our network approach we manage local specifics and complexity by
leveraging geographical proximity and cross-divisional capabilities. To ensure that we operate on a common foundation our networks navigate within three regions (APAC, EMEA, AMERICAS) to enable global alignment on our PR strategy and a OneRoche mindset.


The PR Partner balances value creation and value protection activities, harnessing our license to operate responsibilities through our Creative Leadership mindset and ways of working. The PR Partner will be strategically focused and work in collaboration with P&C and business squads to cultivate cooperation based on mutual trust with a balanced, neutral perspective to support successful navigation through challenging moments which is contributing to the positive reputation of Roche. They contribute through a global lens and ensure a fair and consistent approach to all people practices and ways of working. The PR Partner quickly adapts and deals with emergent issues where needed as well as identifies long term opportunities to enhance the employee experience and positively impact moments that matter.

● Maintains focus on enabling true partnership and by encouraging our people to approach and consider employment matters with a creative mindset lens (propose moving this sentence here an modified beginning)
● Sparring partner and coach for fostering VACC leadership and a leadership culture in line with the Roche leadership frame
● Works with the AOP BP, IWS Partner and the business to create, advise, support and implement strategy for change management approach/reorganisations/workforce planning including creation and participation of squads
● Drives change with proven ability to influence business leaders and P&C professionals to required outcomes


● Act as investigator or as a point of escalation for complex complaints including but not limited to thoseinvolving allegations of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, and other potential
violations of company policy and labor/employment law and serve as a point of handoff/escalation from internal partners (such as Business Partners, business leaders, IWS partners, Legal, Data Privacy, SHE etc)
● Surfaces root causes and broader trends through the use of data in order to ensure business leaders are best positioned to address any pervasive concerns and advise on how to prevent complaints through fair and consistent performance management
● Provides thought leadership to business leaders on restructures and reorganization and engaging internal and external partners and stakeholders to drive initiatives to conclusion
● Advises P&C Community on local requirements for key initiatives that are being considered
● Advises on performance management issues that are complex, contentious and are determined to carry potential levels of legal risk that are low and of medium tolerance
● Consults and supports reorganization/transformations and strategic workforce planning
● Creates, advises, supports and implements strategy for change management approach/ reorganizations/ workforce planning
● Maintains a global mindset, works within regions and acts as a SME of legal and cultural requirements
● Ensures that works agreements and other collective regulations (if applicable) correspond to the legal, possibly collectively agreed and cross-company specifications as well as the company policy objectives,
are structured in terms of content and form according to standardized criteria and are adapted if necessary
● Responsible for the design of works constitution regulations
● Manages projects related to the PR key areas of responsibilities (e.g. restructurings, negotiations with employee representations, conflict prevention) resulting from global/regional/local business needs
● Participates in cross-organizational reviews of broad-based P&C programs
● Engages in the establishment of new and/or refinement of existing P&C policies, practices and standards that foster and allow Roche to successfully implement and maintain new ways of working
● Provides coaching, identify training and development for the PR AoP in order to promote skill development
local and regional awareness and capacity to work across regions
● Actively self nominates in terms of PR Skill Tags and consults with Network and Enabling Coaches in order to acquire additional ones; participate and/or lead squads as needed
● Effectively, timely and consistently uses the case management system while managing PR caseload



● Bachelor’s degree

● 12 years of related experience

● Demonstrates passion for and focus on building a diverse and inclusive work culture, fostering psychological safety and a strong sense of belonging
● Demonstrated enterprise mindset and system thinking, proven ability to work effectively across multiple business areas, global teams and key leadership areas in a fast paced VUCA environment
● Demonstrates ability to leverage technology and data to generate insights as foundation for diagnosis, recommendations and decisions
● Demonstrates passion and ability to leverage digital tools for collaboration, co-creation and sharing across the system
● Demonstrated consultation and influencing skills with a diverse group of stakeholders across the business
● Deep domain experience in the areas of employee relations and/or labor relations, good understanding of performance management on a global scale (preferred), expert negotiation skills that diffuse volatile situations
and result in course correction of people relationships

● Regional Enabling Team and PR Network Coaches

● Global Advisory Enabling Coach & PR Advisors
● Engages with employees and business leaders across the organisation
● P&C Business Partner Chapter Community Members
● IWS Partners
● Other P&C chapters
● Legal, Compliance, Finance, Communications and SHE both both locally and globally
● External lawyers
● Employee Representatives, and co-determination bodies and unions (if applicable)
● Employers’ associations (if applicable)
● External government and legislative agencies as needed
● Security and local Site Services

● Significant experience in People Relations or Employee Relations

● Demonstrated ability to influence with courageous authenticity and build trust with individuals at all levels within the organization
● Highly skilled at having difficult conversations, able to coach and use the creative mindset to help people see a situation differently
● Resolution skills with ability to negotiate and resolve complex matters, putting specific problems in the context of the larger system
● Demonstrated excellent situational assessment and objective evaluation skills, with an ability to comprehend and translate complex topics and relevant business data into manageable pieces, to then position the topics with strong communication
● Proven ability to advise on business reorganization and restructures acting as a resource to the PR AoP and partners with business leaders to drive work to conclusion
● Can recognize compliance concerns and ways of mitigating risk aligning with legal consultation requirements and processes while keeping the rights of the employee and Representative bodies in mind and acts as a link to them
● Ability to effectively communicate impactfully to ensure the respondent understands, has the opportunity to respond/share their perspective and engage in meaningful dialogue
● Ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a variety of highly complex issues providing unique solutions aligned with business needs
● Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex issues and highly sensitive PR moments that matter
● Comprehensive expertise in risk assessment as well as a strong foundation in the application of employment law in business situations
● Demonstrated ability to leverage technology and data to generate insights as foundation for diagnosis, recommendations and decisions
● Demonstrated passion and ability to leverage digital tools for collaboration, co-creation and sharing across the system
● Lead group facilitation capabilities including storytelling
● Cultivate relationships in a client agnostic environment

● This job can be performed within the respective region
● Proven experience in leading and delivering successfully in a transformation environment
● Fluent English – reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, local language requirements must met- varies on location


The expected salary range for this position based on the primary location of California is $145,460 – $270,140.  Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law.  A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance.  This position also qualifies for the benefits detailed at the link provided below.



Relocation benefits are not available for this job posting.

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