Cultivate global finance leaders 


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The four 6 - 9 months Finance Rotation Development Program (FRP) at Genentech offers high-potential future leaders the opportunity to rotate through critical functions such as Commercial Finance, Technical Operations Finance, R&D Finance, and Controlling & Accounting, with the possibility of a rotational assignment in Basel, Switzerland. 

The program provides challenging assignments and training in technical and leadership skills to develop talented finance leaders within the company, with full-time employment during the program and various career paths afterward. FRDPs gain exposure to different areas of the business and build their network, with past participants exiting into areas such as eCOE, Commercial Medical and Government Affairs (CMG) Finance, Portfolio Marketing, and Investor Relations.

After the program completion, participants can exit into different areas of Roche/Genentech, such as eCOE, CMG Finance, Portfolio Marketing, Roche Saudi Arabia, R&D Finance, and Investor Relations.
Examples of Work

Work will vary depending on the rotation, examples of work include: 

  • R&D Finance: supporting molecule teams, creating and maintaining budget forecasts, scenario modeling of future revenues and estimating ROI
  • Strategic Analytics and Insights (SAI): responsible for monthly and annual forecast updates for supply and revenue, cross functional collaboration with marketing
  • People Forum support: help to support and build the culture within gFinance, work on DEI initiatives, organize fun events for the finance community 
  • Business case development and analysis for potential co-promotion deals with external partners
  • Managed sales and marketing operating expenses budget and forecasting for the commercial Ophthalmology portfolio (including 2 launched products)


Listen to what our alumni and current candidates have to say about FRP
“Aside from the technical, functional and organizational learnings, the ability to quickly get up to speed and establish relationships is to me the most valuable component of the program. Further, given that the program facilitates cross-functional, cross-divisional, and cross-border mobility, you become comfortable with uncertainty and learning about things that are outside your area of expertise. This has benefited me directly by allowing me to successfully step into my current role as Finance Manager in Saudi Arabia.”
Jamil Bashir
FRP Alumni
​​​​​​​Finance Manager Saudi Arabia