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Project Management Leader

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Johnson & Johnson

South San Francisco, CA 94083
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Job Description

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnsons Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Project Management Leader, located in Spring House, PA; Raritan NJ; Titusville, NJ; San Francisco, CA; La Jolla, CA; Beerse, Belgium and Leiden, Netherlands.

Janssen R&D discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases & vaccines, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products, and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

With $82.1 billion in 2019 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the worlds most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

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What matters most at Janssen is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing, and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found. We thrive on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and a commitment to inclusion. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

The Project Management Organization (PMO) function accelerates the delivery of innovative medicines to patients by driving portfolio strategy and program excellence through insight-based decision-making. The Project Management Leader (PML) represents the primary PMO interface to the Janssen R&D Compound Development Teams (CDTs).

The PML has the following three key areas of responsibility to deliver program outcomes:

Creatively drive CDT decision making

Operationalizes the CDT Strategy

Optimizes the CDT Operating Environment

PMLs are guided in all matters by our J&J Credo values and our Leadership Performance Standards.

The successful candidate will co-lead the CDT to meet or exceed the team goals by providing global cross-functional operational leadership in a Matrix organization. This includes optimizing plans objectively through constructive challenge and continuous dialogue with different functions to ensure all activities are aligned with JRD & team objectives. Other key responsibilities include:

They will drive insight generation, interpretation, and implementation to facilitate decision making and strategy refinement.

They will hold the cross-functional team accountable to develop and deliver the governance-approved compound development plan within budget, timelines, and scope.

They will navigate the team through complexities drug development and JRD to obtain strategy approval and secure necessary resources.

Deploy core PML methodologies, tools, and frameworks to operationalize the strategy

Ensure the right team capabilities, working styles, resiliency, and ability to deliver under pressure with support

May serve as PML on complex unconventional drug development projects requiring the development of new processes, creatively bridging across co-development partnerships, navigating complex financial requirements, etc. to deliver team goals and objectives.

The successful candidate will challenge the status quo and simplify work; continually question and remove burdensome processes and foster team confidence and safeguard team performance through coaching and periodic reviews of team health.

They will also be responsible for visualization of the Compound Development Plan, ensuring that the assessment leveraged appropriate benchmarks and metrics to inform timing and costs of the development plan. Documentation of all assumptions, risk tables, resourcing summary (eg, BART book) and sign-off on inputs from team members and across JRD and determining if these are ready for Business Development/Therapeutic Area leadership review.


BS degree in life sciences, engineering, or business management is required. A PhD/PharmD or other advanced degrees in a related scientific degree/qualification is preferred.

Five (5) years of successful performance on a standard priority project as a PML (or equivalent experience in a similar drug development role in other departments or companies) is required.

The successful management of two or more governance stage gate decisions is required.

A proven track record of Leadership demonstrating improvement in the quality or efficiency of Company processes, and/or that lead to new capabilities within an organization.

A Demonstrated ability leading in cross functional teams is required.

Cross-functional experience is required.

Five (5) plus years of experience in Project management is strongly preferred.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Reference: 1152696800

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