IT Senior Manager, Portfolio and Project Management

Medical Devices, a division of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a IT Senior Manager, Portfolio and Project Management.  This position can be located in Somerville, NJ , West Chester, PA, or  Raynham, MA and reports to the VP, 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.

With substantial investment committed to building technology platforms and enabling Medical Device R&D to innovate effectively, the company seeks a seasoned leader to support the R&D-IT leadership team to effectively manage the group’s portfolio and also serve as a technical project manager. An ideal candidate will have deep expertise in PMx and managing project managers and will be able to track execution of multiple projects and have a PMP certification. 

An ideal candidate will assemble, analyze and help develop meaningful portfolio composition, collaborate with project managers to ensure project execution trends follow plans, build resource allocation models and effectively communicate and share reports to different stakeholders.

The incumbent leader must have delivered projects that are multi-year in nature and possess an ability to balance immediate term and long-term goals. Tech savvy and process driven, this leader has to be extremely comfortable in a new environment, leverage experience to anticipate challenges and ready to respond with agility.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Product Line Owners, Business Technology Leaders, Data Infrastructure Lead and Innovation teams to help drive specific project/s as a technical project manager.
  • Prepare and conduct R&D-IT portfolio analysis; help other project managers build exceptional organizational project management capabilities.
  • As part of IT-R&D leadership team, provide advocacy at Enterprise IT leverage opportunities.
  • Adheres to quality system and environmental policies, procedures, and supports department compliance objectives.
  • As a PMP Certified leader and well versed in PMx tool this candidate should have managed project managers in planning and executing a portfolio of projects for R&D IT 

• Bachelor’s degree in the field of sciences, engineering
• MBA Preferred
• 8+ years in IT with exemplary record of leading and delivering complex technology platforms
• PMP certification, PMx expertise, Agile methodology, GxP compliance required
• Industry experience in Medical Devices or Pharmaceuticals is preferred
• Deep understanding of SDLC Preferred
• Strong knowledge of core technical platforms including product lifecycle maintenance, considerable knowledge of healthcare, business theory, processes, management, budgeting and business office operations preferred
• Experience with running agile project teams preferred
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, exceptional service orientation, strong negotiating skills

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Other Locations
North America-United States-Pennsylvania-West Chester, North America-United States-Massachusetts-Raynham
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
Info Technology

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