Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Genentech

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The Director of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) develops, leads and implements strategic objectives that enable all employees to perform their best work. This leader will drive critical focus areas for the company in their role as a culture catalyst. This includes evolving our strategies for engaging a diverse and inclusive workforce, strengthening sense of belonging and community, accelerating the development of innovation capabilities across the organization, and ultimately making a positive difference in the lives of the patients we serve around the world.

The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and will manage a team of experienced team members. This person will interact with senior leaders from all areas of our business and be a thought leader and trusted advisor in a dynamic and evolving landscape. In addition, the Director of D&I will represent Genentech with multiple external constituencies including U.S. Government Agencies and a variety of Professional Organizations and Affiliations, serving as spokesperson for the company. 

  • As the leader for our diversity and inclusion strategies, this leader will plan, develop and direct strategies to help the company more effectively recruit, develop and retain our diverse workforce and increase the organization’s ability to support an environment where all people feel included and comfortable being themselves, thereby leading to a stronger sense of belonging/community and ultimately greater innovation and success.  This leader will help engage and inspire HR colleagues and business leaders to discover and experiment with approaches that are business-focused, yet move beyond conventional thinking. 
  • This is a role for an experienced professional accustomed to advising at the executive level and collaborating effectively with colleagues across an array of operational functions within and outside of HR and Genentech/Roche as a whole.
  • Develops and implements compelling, strategic initiatives that distinguish the organization as innovative thought leaders. Shapes solutions that draw the connections between diversity, inclusion, belonging and ultimately innovation for the company.
  • Proactively identifies current and future needs and trends, shaping business and competency development to inform the evolution of innovative future talent acquisition, development and retention solutions for the enterprise. 
  • Collaborates effectively regarding programs and initiatives to improve recruitment, development and retention of a high-performing diverse and inclusive workforce - the leader and his/her team does this in close partnership and collaboration with other teams such as Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, People Analytics, Total Rewards, HRBPs, etc.
  • Partners with HR across the globe, business leaders and other stakeholders to develop strategic initiatives to develop and embed inclusion and innovation capabilities
  • Plays an essential role in integrating and embedding diversity and inclusion into talent management processes, tools, etc. 
  • Supports the development of integrated strategies for talent management of a diverse global leadership pipeline.
  • Works with Genentech’s Affinity Groups to leverage their passion and interest in furthering the company’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Consults to improve our organization’s environment; ensuring we foster a culture that is inclusive, innovative, willing to take risks and proactively leverages multiple dimensions of diversity to enhance employee engagement.
  • Provides input into education and learning platforms based on organizational needs and in keeping with evolving best practices to create awareness and commitment to diversity, inclusion, belonging and innovation.
  • Develops metrics to drive desired outcomes that are specific to the business needs and culturally appropriate for the United States. Prepares Genentech Executive Committee and Board of Director reports, including metrics, ROI, accomplishments, as well as future activities and strategies.
  • This leader also oversees our affirmative action / equal opportunity compliance programs.  Responsible for Affirmative Action Plans enterprise-wide. Interprets EEO trends and overall diversity data; partners with HR Business Partners in the development of specific actionable plans with clear accountability and metrics to address any gaps.  Manages the company’s compliance to regulations enforced by the OFCCP and other applicable federal and state agencies

Who You Are 

Competencies Required:

  • Strategic Agility: Maintains focus on long-term strategy while successfully adapting to changing environments & conditions. Incorporates analytics and a data-driven approach to plans and solutions.
  • Innovation:  Challenges the organization to be curious, question the status quo and adopt new approaches.
  • Inspiring & Influencing: Connects with people in ways that generate enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Communication: Encourages direct and open discussions about important issues.
  • Managing Change: Understands the impact of change and new activity on the wider organization.



  • 15+ years of experience in business and possesses capabilities in related field of expertise
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree strongly preferred
  • 8+ years of effective leadership and management experience
  • Strong global mindset, understanding of various global cultures; knowledge of global diversity is preferred.
  • In-depth understanding of operating within a large, complex, globally-matrixed organization with the ability to translate global needs to local implementation.
  • Track record of fostering, driving and implementing innovative ideas with broad impact.
  • Demonstrated ability to create results-driven communications campaigns that align to broader business objectives.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills, combined with executive presence. A natural, experienced storyteller/spokesperson, able to work with leaders at all levels to craft effective narratives for adoption of change initiatives.
  • Strong influencing & negotiation skills with an ability to drive alignment across executives and peers at all levels in an organization
  • Strong critical-thinking and analytical skills combined with a propensity toward creativity and risk taking.
  • Passion for engaging and developing people and teams
  • Excellent partnering skills: works collaboratively, effectively and efficiently with internal and external customers, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to assist in the development of other team members.
  • Deep and broad business acumen with the ability to lead change is required.
  • Demonstrated success of being a community builder
  • Business travel 10-20% is required for internal and external business meetings.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.


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