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Ooooh, exciting, right? Be our new Solution Development Manager (SDM, SAFe PM) (m/f/d) and help us make diabetes suck less.

Solution Development Manager (SDM, SAFe PM) (m/f/d)

Vienna Head Office
Product Management

Full Time (Vienna) 

Diabetes is a pesky monster — and that’s putting it mildly. If you’re serious about helping us face it head on, come join us!

Being a global leader in integrated Personalised Diabetes Management (iPDM), Roche Diabetes Care collaborates with pioneers around the globe, including people with diabetes, caregivers, healthcare providers and payers. We aim to transform and advance care provision and foster sustainable care structures. Under the brands RocheDiabetes, Accu-Chek and mySugr, comprising glucose monitoring, insulin delivery systems and digital solutions, we unite with our partners to create patient-centred value. By building and collaborating in an open ecosystem, connecting devices and digital solutions as well as contextualising relevant data points, we enable deeper insights and a better understanding of diabetes, leading to personalised and effective therapy adjustments. For a behind-the-scenes look, check out our Monster Culture blog, this little video and Roche code4life to see what makes mySugr and Roche tick. 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

We are looking for three experienced Product Manager/PO/SDM who share our passion for agile product development and are able to drive it forward as we are transitioning to SAFe. As an SDM in SCS, you will be and act as a Product Manager as described in SAFe 5.1. 

We are not only agile on paper but we live and breathe it daily and are constantly optimizing our working methods. For our new ARTs we are looking for a Product Manager who will work closely with different stakeholders (Architect, Release Train Engineers, Business Owners, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Medical, Regulatory, Marketing, Security & Privacy,  etc.) to make their ART successful. Our ultimate aim is that our teams work effectively together and drive for the outcome.

As a SAFe Product Manager you are responsible to meet business goals, continuously deliver product functionality, and get those products out to customers, ensuring that the products are supported and enhanced.

Your mission:

  • Are responsible to maximize the (customer & business) value of the product from a total Roche Diabetes Care perspective in alignment with business owners (such as International Business Leaders) as well as with the teams and individuals from the ART (which will include colleagues from R&D, SCS, Medical, Quality, and Regulatory).
  • Provide strategic product direction, bringing the primary vision of the customer and business goals together
  • Ensure that the Agile Release Train is delivering toward the aligned business goals  and product vision. All in order to deliver the most optimal product at the right time and in the most efficient manner possible
  • Have a passion for the products. You own, develop, and communicate the product vision, roadmap, prioritized program backlog and define PI goals and releases
  • Are the main nexus of decision making for the product / solution and in a way that both aligns with the stakeholders and business values while also shielding and guiding the teams
  • Support sequencing of enablers and Non Functional Requirements (NFRs)
  • Drive collaboration with relevant stakeholders and coordinates dependencies between programs/ARTs
  • Accept completion of features as defined in SAFe (the word “feature” might differ from the terminology used in your current context)
  • Work with Product Owners and System Architects to ensure the teams understand the prioritized backlog. You negotiate and align with the Product Owners, System Architects and of course the teams on the acceptance criteria for epics/features
  • Align stakeholders, facilitates transparency, manages & calibrates expectations, and drives needed commitments with a sensitivity to timeliness and priorities
  • Meet regularly with stakeholders to inform about how much incremental value has been generated via PI reviews and system demos, request changes, and communicate changes in a timely manner.

As an SDM, you will

  • Manage the ideation process and drive accelerators to explore identified opportunities and break them down into customer needs.
  • Build business cases, business plans and financial forecasts for all franchise-led investments, based on evaluation of commercial viability of ideas
  • Prepare work ahead of process gates to deliver crucial proof of concept, coordinate teams towards gate approval, ensuring that business cases remain valid and up-to-date.

Who you are:

  • A true product person, with a passion for the user’s needs and how we solve them
  • A leader capable of synthesising customer needs, business demands and competing priorities into a winning product strategy and empowering the teams to deliver that strategy
  • A person that can connect well with product teams and supporting functions to ensure a trusted relationship that will enable the ART to deliver towards the vision.

Essential skills for your mission:

  • You are employed at RDC (which includes mySugr) as described above 
  • You are located in Vienna, or open to relocating to Vienna
  • You have a minimum of six years professional experience in product management and product development, preferably in an agile environment
  • You are familiar with mySugr Products & Services (incl. processes)
  • You have a good knowledge and understanding of the different stakeholders and customers in the diabetes industry
  • You have significant business related experience in marketing, product development, product management, research and development in the healthcare industry with progressive responsibility; extensive project management expertise; international experience in the medical diagnostics industry
  • You have initial management or supervisory experience in leading people and/or a project team in a matrix environment demonstrating consistently the Roche Leadership Commitments
  • You have strong project management skills in a multidisciplinary context with demonstrated capability to balance a mulit-faceted plan according to risk aspects and to manage conflicts
  • You have advanced business and customer acumen with strategic, conceptional and holistic thinking
  • You have proven communication and negotiation skills, business level fluency in English
  • You have broad analytical skills and capability to leverage insights, to derive implications and to make decisions based on sound reasoning and analysis
  • You have proven leadership skills with ability to guide, motivate, influence, inspire and empower people across different hierarchical levels within international project set-up
  • You have the ability to flexibly and easily adapt to changing matrix leaders, translating business strategies into effective work packages based on guidance and governance of superordinate matrix leader, e.g. Senior Solution Development Manager, International Business Leader 
  • You are a self-starter with ability to work independently
  • You possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively and successfully manage stakeholders

Bonus skills:

  • Certification in SAFe POPM5
  • Experience working with mySugr product teams
  • Certification as product owner according to scrum preferred

 Here’s what to expect:

  • POPM5 training in case you don’t have it
  • Exciting times as we are preparing to kick off our first ARTs
  • Ambitious and passionate people building meaningful products 
  • An innovative agile working environment allowing for collaboration with really smart people and knowledge sharing in cross-functional teams 

Who we are and what we care about?

Here at mySugr and Roche Diabetes Care we are committed to providing a healthy, equal and inclusive working environment for our Monster Tamers to help them make diabetes suck less and bring true relief to the patient! We care about family friendly career paths, sustainability, a healthy lifestyle and the flexibility of a modern workplace. We maintain a culture of learning and sharing, as well as open and candid feedback. At every level, there are many opportunities to develop and grow - both professionally and personally. 

Being a global leader in integrated Personalised Diabetes Management (iPDM), Roche Diabetes Care collaborates with pioneers around the globe, including people with diabetes, caregivers, healthcare providers and payers. We aim to transform and advance care provision and foster sustainable care structures. Under the brands RocheDiabetes, Accu-Chek and mySugr, comprising glucose monitoring, insulin delivery systems and digital solutions, we unite with our partners to create patient-centred value. By building and collaborating in an open ecosystem, connecting devices and digital solutions as well as contextualising relevant data points, we enable deeper insights and a better understanding of diabetes, leading to personalised and effective therapy adjustments

Interested? Great. For this position we offer a competitive annual gross salary of minimum EUR 55k plus a variable bonus. We’d like to hear from you! Just click that “Apply Now” button and send us your CV in English or German… and anything else that you think might impress us.

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Interested in this job?

Ooooh, exciting, right? Be our new Solution Development Manager (SDM, SAFe PM) (m/f/d) and help us make diabetes suck less.

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