IT Director, Clinical Research Medical and Regulatory Affairs

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Somerville, New Jersey
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 5662170109-en-us

Medical Devices, a division of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a IT Director, Clinical Research, Medical and Regulatory Affairs. 
This position is located in Somerville, NJ and reports to the Sr Director of Medical Devices, IT-R&D

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. 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.

Medical Devices represents more than 60 manufacturing sites and 26,000 employees who plan, source, manufacture and deliver high-quality and cost-effective medical products to our customers around the globe each day.  Work of the MD organization supports a multitude of product platforms, new products and delivery systems that are used in a wide range of procedures throughout the healthcare industry, including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, minimally invasive surgery, hospital sterilization, clinical laboratory testing, diabetes management, joint replacement surgery and vision care.

The company is seeking a leader who can combine Information Technology (IT) expertise with knowledge of the health care environment, specifically in generating clinical evidence through trials, global regulatory approval submission and responding to medical information requests or Clinical evaluation request (CERs)This role is represented as a core member of the IT Medical Devices R&D Leadership Team.

We are looking for a leader that will be responsible for global vision, strategy and roadmap across the IT product lines for Clinical Research, Medical Affairs and Regulatory Affairs offering (CRMARA). You will create impactful technology platforms to enable medical device R&D teams to generate clinical evidence and launch regulated products globally. Key responsibilities include managing internal business partner’s expectations, making quick decisions and delivering solutions at the forefront of technology within the ever-changing digital landscape. This individual will need to align stakeholders and development teams around common measurable product goals, and continue to entice and engage business into the product development process. They will need to creatively think about increasing effectiveness of the CRMARA product line, embedding agile practices into the organization. This individual should have a strong view of external capabilities in the market and their ability to drive business value. 

This individual will communicate with and influence senior leaders in IT (MD, Pharm, Consumer) to finding and leveraging optimal technology platforms. This leader will also manage interdependency and collaborations within the CRMARA team and manage IT technical staff.  

Other Responsibilities: 

•Develops and articulates product line vision, goals and business value. Prioritizes and aligns with business and IT stakeholders. Manages project plans, timelines, and delivering commitments.
•Works with peers on the corporate IT organization and external partners to leverage viable platforms that best meets the needs of 3 channels of generating clinical data to support product value.
•Builds a very strong team by mentoring, coaching and leading with courage.

•Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science or data sciences or health economics required
•10 years’ experience managing/directing an IT operation serving clinical operations in medical device and pharma industries required
•7 years’ people management experience required 
•Experience or knowledge of clinical trial management software and operations is required
•Has deep understanding of business value and capabilities, and able to relate priorities to associated technology investments required
•Experience working with Agile teams is preferred
•Master’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering, or Health Sciences Preferred
•10% travel may be required 

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
Info Technology
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