International Strategic Healthcare Consultant

Roche Diagnostics in Midrand, Lagos or Nairobi is seeking a Strategic Healthcare Consultant to identify, develop and deliver strategic healthcare Consulting projects for key stakeholders both external and internal with the aim of driving the transformation of Healthcare systems within supported markets. The role will involve driving the internal focus on transformative approaches and new business models including outcomes-based and value-based healthcare approaches.

Our ideal candidate comes from the Healthcare consulting space. This vacancy is an opportunity to co-create value with our clients to deliver thought and market leadership. It is also a role that directly involves the successful applicant  steering, shaping and transforming healthcare on the continent

Key Responsibilities:

Healthcare Consulting Sustainability

Manage the preparation of the offers for consultancy services towards the customers by providing the brief, reviewing the draft or drafting proposals and providing input.
Create mutually beneficial business partnerships/arrangements with the customers by identifying, researching, analyzing and making recommendations and negotiating strategic alliances.
Drive new business by identifying, analyzing and comparing alternative opportunities for entering new markets and adopting new consulting services.
Champion new and transformative approaches and new business models within the operating context of Management Center South Africa and other parts of Africa with a focus on developing transformative approaches to deliver more value for healthcare systems. These might include outcomes-based and value-based approaches amongst others.

Strategic Consultancy Delivery

Analyse and improve healthcare and clinical processes, gathering the related data necessary for the development of business cases for decision-making from healthcare management.
Participate in the development of strategies, contracts, creation of projects and providing specialized consulting services in support of customer relationships.
Create a shared vision with the customer team by supporting them with change management and implementation.
Oversee project implementation by leading strategic consulting projects and coaching the customer team to reach their goals with tangible outcomes and cost-benefit analysis.
Lead cross functional teams on customer projects or assignments.
Support Healthcare Transformation projects by providing specialist Roche Healthcare Consulting methods, skills & experience.
Monitor delivery by generating reports with different scenarios, analyzing impact on the healthcare outcome, finance, structure, resources and articulating collaborative recommendations showing investments and ROI.
Resolve complex customer problems by looking beyond existing methodologies and own discipline to define and facilitate implementation of solutions.
Review different options for optimizing internal processes and patient flows by analyzing the patient-reported outcomes including Cost Effectiveness Analysis & Budget Impact Analysis, identifying areas for improvement and making recommendations.
Support customer needs by conducting regular status and strategy meetings with the customer’s senior management to understand their needs and link them to the organization’s strategy
Identify and manage appropriate resources, external and international team support to deliver consultancy packages.

Stakeholder Relations

Help maintain the organization’s ongoing relationships with Health Authorities and stakeholders by continuously engaging them and addressing their queries as required in conjunction with other members of the Healthcare Transformation Team and other internal functions like Medical Affairs and Marketing.
Contribute meaningfully in the International RHC community by regularly attending and contributing content to meetings and initiatives and by participating on international projects.

Financial Management

Monitor finance of strategic projects by understanding financial statements and reports and connecting activities with the outcomes in the financial statements and working and interacting closely with the CFO.
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: NQF 7/8 in a Science related field or similar.
Required Experience: 3-5 years experience in marketing, sales, consultancy or similar. 1 to 3 years experience in Strategic Thinking or Strategic Management roles.
Other Requirements: The willingness to travel both locally, in Africa and Internationally.
Essential Knowledge: Business Development, product knowledge and commercial knowledge.


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About Roche Kenya

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims for improving patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Roche has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology; Life Sciences Industry eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2016 employed more than 94,000 people worldwide. In 2016, Roche invested CHF 9.9 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 50.6 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan.