Functional Manager, Global Clinical Operations - Oncology

Janssen Research & Development LLC., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Functional Manager, Global Clinical Operations - Oncology, to be located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or regionally based throughout the United States. 


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.


Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


The Functional Manager, Global Clinical Operations (GCO) will be responsible for the direct functional management of a group of Local Trials Managers (LTMs), and Site Managers (SMs) in the Oncology Therapeutic Area within Trial Coordination Site Management, Global Clinical Operations.  This individual will also be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training and development of direct reports; will oversee project assignment, workload distribution and problem resolution with direct reports and, as needed, team management and other functions.  Identify, train and provide oversight of consultants.


Additional responsibilities within assigned Therapeutic Area(s) include: 

  • Performance and development in accordance with Performance Management guidelines, including coaching, mentoring and routine feedback.
  • Evaluate and project resource needs on an on-going basis.
  • Ensure the implementation of clinical studies through efficient allocation of LTMs, SMs and Administrative Associates.
  • Ensure close working relationship between other Trial Coordination and Site Management U.S. groups and internal/external business partners.
  • Participate in business-related task forces to improve processes.
  • Have knowledge of GCO Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and fulfilling the responsibilities per those SOPs.
  • Ensure adequate, timely and compliant monitoring and management of clinical studies conducted in their Therapeutic Area.
  • Communicate with staff on program changes, policy changes, and priority shifts on a regular basis.
  • Be aware of issues affecting staff's workload and efficiency. Inform supervisor and fellow managers of potential problem situations and work closely on problem resolution.
  • Ensure staff fulfills roles and responsibilities appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Review and approve expenses.  Assure expense reports are being submitted on a timely basis and are in compliance with the company's policies.
  • Participate in Management Staff meetings; Conduct staff meetings.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or Advanced Degree is required.
  • A minimum of 6 or more years of Clinical Research experience from the Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and/or Biotech industries is required.
  • Experience in Oncology is required.
  • Experience with the direct management of employees is required.
  • Experience working in a matrix environment is preferred.
  • Experience managing and executing clinical trials is required.
  • Demonstrated experience coaching and mentoring clinical operations team members is preferred.
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations as it pertains to Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, along with strong presentation skills, and the innate flexibility to work in a rapidly growing organization.
  • This position requires up to 25% annual travel (domestic primarily).

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Other Locations
North America-United States-Pennsylvania, North America-United States
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function
Clinical Trial Administration

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