Director, DTV

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Director of DtV (Design-to-Value) / Value Engineering. This position is based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, or Zug, Switzerland, with an expectation of 40% travel. Alternatively, a candidate could work in the US or Europe from another J&J location in the or choose to work from home, in which case the travel expectation is >50%.

Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. 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.

The Director DtV / Value Engineering will:

Lead or Co-Lead DtV product conventions and other DtV project types

Role-model DtV behavior and cross-functional ways of working

Create positive financial impact with DtV savings and value creation opportunities

Follow-up at high level on convention results and selectively further guide or assist segment staff responsible for implementation

Assist businesses and partner with R&D and commercial in identifying and assessing opportunities and planning a DtV roadmap, with the objective of creating and maintaining a continuous stream of DtV work 

Create showcases on DtV application and further develop our process descriptions and training materials

Assist in developing the Design-to-Value (DtV) Process and Framework, as an integrated approach to Product Development considering multiple dimensions: Customer, Quality, Cost, Technology, Value Add

Ensure that the DtV processes are properly documented, provide work instructions which have to be used by the operational/segment teams, indicating in particular the intersection points between the functions with clear R&R; important in the cross functional supply chain environment.

Be aware of product related trade-offs and make best use of the customer / consumer insights, to ensure DtV improves overall product competitiveness, with proper balance of cost and attractiveness while ensuring quality and regulatory compliance

Identify and drive leverage DtV opportunities wherever reasonable. Across business, or across segment. Use / integrate centrally managed resources as well, wherever appropriate


Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering or scientific field is required, an advanced scientific degree (MS) or MBA is preferred

Minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering / R&D, manufacturing, product management or supply chain (ideally across multiple functions) is required, as well as broad technical and scientific expertise 

Deep expertise in understanding Product Development and Design is required 

Understanding the linkages from product development through manufacturing and delivery to the customer is required, deep practical understanding of the linkage between product and process development is required

Multifunctional background, or proven track record of working easily and achieving results across functional boundaries is required

Change management and project management experience is required

Strong executive presentation skills are required

Experience in driving broadly based culture change in a train-the-trainer setting is required

Leadership experience in a large scale multi-location operational change program, preferrably DtV / Value Engineering, but possibly also a Six Sigma or Lean program is preferred 

Familiarity with state-of-the art DtV tools, including consumer / marketing related tools is preferred

Understanding of typical regulatory and quality requirements is preferred

Ability to create strong relationships across multiple functions and businesses is preferred

This position is a work from home position, and requires 50% travel

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Bridgewater
Other Locations
Europe/Middle East/Africa, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Switzerland-Zug-Zug, North America-United States
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
Job Function
New Product Intro-Life Cycle Mgmt

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