Product Stewardship Manager

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Raynham, Massachusetts
  • Posted: October 13, 2016
  • Reference ID: 7420161006-en-us

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, is currently recruiting for a Product Stewardship Manager to join its Global Product Stewardship organization. The position is located in Raynham, MA.

At Johnson & Johnson our company's ethical character is defined by our people. We strive to attract people with strong, positive values, and we develop, reinforce and reward those values. Our special set of values is embodied in Our Credo, a respected, legendary document that has guided our company for almost 70 years. As our ethical framework, it outlines our responsibility to our customers, employees, communities and stockholders. As you get to know us, you'll realize that our people choose to live Our Credo - to work at making it vital day-in and day-out - not because it is required, but because it feels right. We are now providing job opportunities and career development for qualified candidates in the following position:


Product Stewardship is defined by Johnson & Johnson as "The concept of taking responsibility for reducing the environmental and health impacts associated with our products at any stage of their life cycle.  This includes product design, production, use and end-of-life disposal by customers."

The Product Steward is responsible for:

Establishing systems & procedures to comply with Product Stewardship regulations and J&J requirements in line with J&J goals and policies. These regulations include but are not limited to the following:

  • J&J Product Stewardship Management Standard & related policies
  • EU WEEE Directive
  • EU RoHS Directive
  • EU Packaging Directive
  • California  Prop 65
  • China RoHS
  • US restriction of hazardous substances and product take-back regulations

These regulations affect:

•           Material restrictions

•           Design requirements

•           Reporting obligations

•           Registration of product or manufacturer obligations

•           Labeling obligation that must be printed on the product or package

•           Providing relevant environmental information to competent authority,        users and recyclers

•           Recovery (product take-back) requirements 

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Life or Material Science, or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent degree) is required. 
  • A minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience with product legislation is required. 
  • Working knowledge of RoHS, WEEE, China RoHS, GHS/CLP, REACH, and EU Battery Directive is required. 
  • Familiarity with medical devices is required. 
  • Must be able to communicate complex issues and concepts in a clear, concise manner. 
  • Experience influencing people at all levels, including senior management is required. 
  • Ability to make sound decisions with limited facts, precedence or policy is required. 
  • Project management of multiple projects is required. 
  • Supervisory and/or cross functional team leadership experience including leading/collaborating with remote/virtual teams is required. 
  • Experience assessing, implementing, training, and analyzing of results is required. 
  • Knowledge of product life cycle assessment is required. 
  • Knowledge of environmental toxicology / impact of materials is preferred. 
  • Experience with performing design for the environment assessments of products is required. 
  • Must be able to work across various functional groups to influence product impact assessments are completed, moving PS concepts throughout the organization. 
  • Experience in training on PS concepts is required. 
  • Familiarity with PS concepts (design for disassembly, design for recycle ability, and dematerialization) is required.
  • This position is located in Raynham, MA and must be willing to travel upto 20%.

Primary Location
United States-Massachusetts-Raynham
MD&D Global Services LLC (6209)
Job Function
Environmental Health & Safety

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