Finance Perspectives 2023 – Global accelerated talent development program

Our mission

Roche is a global pioneer & leader in Personalized Healthcare. We provide breakthrough differentiated medicines and diagnostic tests using expertise in Science, Technology and Data so that people can live better lives. We believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We commit ourselves to scientific rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. The rapid digitalization of healthcare fuels an accelerated transformation in our industry. This change requires leaders who are entrepreneurial, who foster innovation & inspire teams to take risks, learn and progress quickly. 

Your Opportunity:

Finance Perspectives identifies top early-in-career talent and accelerates their development across geographies & functions, enabling them to be key contributors as agile leaders to our company’s ambition and purpose, “Doing now what patients need next”. Recognizing the central importance of experiential learning and development, Finance Perspectives provides a platform to strengthen a broad global network and to gain experience and skills in different areas that will be vital for a career in Finance. We want you to reach your full potential by stretch assignments, doing four to five rotations in different exciting roles. You will be part of transforming Finance and making it ready for the future. Read the article by our CFO Alan Hippe to understand how we think about the Future of Finance. We are looking for someone who thinks beyond the job offered - someone who knows that this position can be a rare springboard to many other opportunities at Roche.

What we offer you:
The opportunity to build skills and capabilities across Finance in a variety of functions, roles, projects and locations during a 2 to 2.5 years time period. From Global to Regional to Affiliate, from Pharmaceuticals to Diagnostics, from core finance processes to conceptual strategy work. From process digitization to data management and advanced analytics, tailored to your areas of interest and development needs.

Ownership over your career, as you understand that career journeys are personalized. You choose your rotations and design your path for the program, in line with business priorities. Post program, you are fully empowered to assess opportunities and decide on your further career with Roche.

Mobility support is provided wherever that’s needed to start with us in Basel and during the program.

Inspiring peers and thought leaders, and broad personal support by your Program Manager, Rotation Managers, a Program Buddy, Alumni Mentor, and a Senior Leader Mentor.

Lifelong learning is part of our strategy; you will receive on-the-job training, formal leadership & self-directed learning, and will learn through targeted mentoring & coaching, and other networking resources.

More information about the program and the registration for the webcast you can find here.

Your profile

You bring a diverse perspective and you are ready to collaborate for impact. You are intrigued to work at the confluence of Finance, Science and Technology. You thrive in a collaborative work environment which enables teams to achieve beyond the sum of their parts. You understand that everyone leads, irrespective of hierarchy.

As a fast learner, you proactively drive outcomes, integrate well into different cultures, teams and business settings. As a member of the Roche Finance community, you will embrace entrepreneurial spirit, enterprise thinking, inclusive collaboration and continuous learning. You are keen to build capabilities as a Finance professional to generate business outcomes

To be a successful candidate, you fulfill the following requirements:

Strong interest and willingness to develop a career in Finance in the Healthcare industry

Working experience from a role in Finance, Healthcare Industry, Tech or Consulting, ideally around 3 to 5 years

Global mind-set with a high degree of global mobility during and after the program

Excellent academic profile: MBA or Master’s degree in Finance, Business, Data Science or Life Science

Full English proficiency, any other language is a plus

Strong candidates fulfill additionally following requirements:

 Lived in a emerging market and built deep understanding of VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) environment

Experience abroad for at least one year in the form of working or studying outside of home country

Exposure to projects related to innovation in digital or advanced analytics technologies

We are looking for someone who thinks beyond the entry point offered by the Finance Perspectives Program - someone who knows that this can be a rare springboard to many other opportunities at Roche. When applying for Finance Perspectives with Roche, already project yourself in the future. Think about what could come next and how you would like to build your future. 

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 

Have we fueled your interest?

Please send us your complete application including your CV. Before submitting your application you will be asked following questions:

Why do you want to participate in the Finance Perspectives Program at Roche?

Why do you want to develop a career in Finance?

Timeline & Selection Process:
We will accept your application until 08.01.2023.

Once we have reviewed your application we will invite successful candidates to an online assessment and a video interview. You can take the online assessment and video interview at a time and place convenient to you (and of course you’ll have time to practice). If your profile aligns we will invite you to a 2nd round virtual interview where you’ll meet finance professionals and leaders at Roche.

The final candidates will be invited to participate in a virtual Assessment Center on 29/ 30 March (timing optimized for candidates based in Americas, Africa, Europe) and 3/ 4 April (timing optimized for candidates based in Asia, Ozeania, Europe, Africa). We’re looking forward to having you onboard and starting the program in September 2023 or as per agreement.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.


Who we are
At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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