Associate Director, Lean Clinical Development

Janssen Research & Development LLC., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Lean Clinical Development.  This position can be located in Spring House, PA; Malvern, PA; Raritan, NJ; Titusville, NJ or Beerse, Belgium.
At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most 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. 
Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit for more information.
We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.
The Associate Director, Lean Clinical Development will be responsible for working with the Head, Process Data Integration to establish an internal and external benchmarking network, facilitating the distillation of best practices from leading organizations externally and identifying best practices from internal teams within Johnson & Johnson.
Additional responsibilities will include:
  • Lead all aspects of the Enabling Business Information Solutions (EBIS) out of pocket and project spend life-cycle, including budgeting, forecasting, analyzing and reporting to actuals on a monthly basis and in alignment with annual business plan updates.
  • Develop the project budget based on various assumptions and scenarios.
  • Forecast project spend based on various assumptions and scenarios.
  • Track actual spend versus forecast and variance analysis reporting.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key Business Partners, including Finance and Project teams to achieve successful collaboration in order to identify areas where financial performance is not on plan and analyze performance for causes and areas to change and improve performance.
  • Continuously improve the structure, process, analytical methodologies and/or communication tools in support of optimal financial planning, tracking and reporting for EBIS projects.
  • Develop processes and tools for measuring and quantifying project savings and Return on Investment (ROI).  Monitor, analyze and report to Senior Management regular, detailed reviews of project savings relative to projections.
  • Design and implement process improvements for budgeting and financial performance metrics related to projects.
  • Address challenges with respect to applying Lean concepts to the clinical development environment.
  • Provide Lean/Six Sigma expertise to project teams in Global Clinical Development Operations (GCDO), as well as Lean Process Mapping.
  • Develop the Lean roadmap, schedule and deployment plans, including the tactical projects to be executed, their scope, deliverables and ROI. 
  • Participate in the improvement project prioritization within and across functions, and develop appropriate metrics and measures to assess business benefit of improvement activities.
  • Contribute to the development of what constitutes Lean and a Lean culture in GCDO.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Science or a related discipline is required.  Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in the Pharmaceutical industry (i.e. Research & Development, drug development, operations, and/or financial/budget management) is required.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience working in matrix organization with cross-functional teams is required.
  • Finance and/or Accounting experience is required.
  • Proven track record in delivering transformational process improvement implementations yielding a positive ROI for organizations is required.
  • Knowledge of Process Excellence (Lean, Six Sigma) tools and methodologies required.
  • Lean/Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification or willing to obtain a Lean/Six Sigma Certification once in this role is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (Formulas, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Statistical Analysis) is required.
  • Experience with information systems (e.g. SAP, Clinical Trial Management Systems, Planning Systems, Procurement Systems) and financial aspects of conducting clinical trials is preferred.
  • Experience with Project Management and Project Management software (i.e. MS Project, PMX) is preferred.
  • Experience with Planisware, Cognos, Beacon, Medidata and Tableau preferred.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong presentation and analytical skills.
  • Must be excellent planning and tracking skills.
  • Must be results-oriented with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and respond to changing needs of the business.
  • Global experience and the ability to work virtually with business partners required.
  • This position will require up to 10% domestic and international travel.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Other Locations
North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House, North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Malvern, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Clinical Data Management

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