Manager Functional Planning

Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of the J&J Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Manager – Functional Planning. Position can be located in US (Raritan, Titusville, NJ or Malvern, Spring House, PA), and/or in EU (Beerse, other EU locations).

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.

  • He/she will report to the head of Functional Planning within the designated organization.
  • The Manager – Functional Planning will provide line management (when applicable & required) and direction to Analysts and Senior Analysts in their daily responsibilities of a day-to-day operational support.
  • Lead role in a support of all interactions for functional portfolio management, cross-functional/cross-sector project management team efforts, managing escalation & scope control process, & work to proactively address all aspects of timely customer communications.
  • The Manager – Functional Planning will serve to assist the Head of Functional Planning in day-to-day management of  planning systems (data accuracy, capacity/resource allocation utilization, algorithm development and evaluations), planning processes, data gathering and complex analytics/reporting (plan vs. actual, supply vs. demand, scope change reporting & financial accounting).
  • Will utilize his/her strong technical skills in executing budgeting cycles against cross-functional integrated plans, process non-standard requests, lead metrics gathering & reporting, and provide recommendations to connecting business operations for lean/efficient operational support.
  • Will take on strong leadership role in support of internal customer relations (ex. JSC, Medidata), cross-sector collaborations (MD&D and Consumer portfolio support as it impacts individual function) and participate in change management/process improvement initiatives as they pertain to business operations.
  • Work closely with the Head of Functional Planning, SLT, functional managers and other customers (ex. PMO/Finance) for global coverage of planning/resourcing scenarios, escalation/risk mitigation process, data reconciliation & reporting management.
  • Responsibilities will include but not be limited to leading global functional and cross-functional teams in all business planning activities, financial accountability (1-Supply, OOPs/PO management, resource forecasting, variance accounting) and take on a leadership role in special functional initiatives/process improvement activities upon request.

  • Minimum of a BA/BS degree or is required.  
  • At least 6 years of drug development experience is preferred
  • 4 years operational experience is required.
  • 3 years hands-on -knowledge of planning processes/tools is required.
  • People Leadership skills; line management experience preferred. 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or other business management certifications are desirable.
  • Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills with experience in working with cross-functional, cross-sector teams are required.
  • Hands-on -knowledge of planning processes/tools is required with knowledge of SAP systems (ex. Beacon) & AP process tools (ex. Arriba) preferred.
  • Excellent operational and analytical skills with excellent knowledge of Excel and MS office tools are required.
  • The candidate must work with great accuracy, be customer- and service-focused, and able to support conflict resolution.
  • He/she must have excellent time management, priority setting and communications skills.
  • Effective leadership skills and proven ability to foster team productivity and cohesiveness are a must.
  •  Travel (10%) global and domestic may be required.
J&J is an equal opportunity employer

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Other Locations
North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville, North America-United States-New Jersey-Raritan, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Malvern, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse
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