Program Manager, R&D, Surgical Robotics

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 9019170206-en-us

Ethicon Endo- Surgery, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Program Manager, R&D, Surgical Robotics, located in Cincinnati, OH.
The Ethicon Surgical Care business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devices—that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women’s health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon Surgical Care business combines products and services of two market-leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.
The Program Manager, R&D, Surgical Robotics will:
  • Be accountable for providing overall project management leadership and support. Driving flawless execution of project plans, evaluation of development strategies, and completion of tradeoff assessments.
  • Collaborate with all levels within the Robotics group, as well as throughout the organization, and with outside companies, partners, and suppliers.
  • Collaborate with project directors, managers, and cross functional project team members.
  • Support the project director in defining and evaluating project scope, -driving progress, facilitating team discussions and conflict resolution as needed.
  • Actively Develop, maintain, and track detailed functional timelines and budgets.. This includes working with cross functional partners to ensure a truly integrated plan that drives behavior and a culture of focus and delivering on goals.
  • Proactively Identify and manage assumptions, risks, mitigations, key deliverables and milestones, critical path dependencies and resource needs. Identify and communicate needs based on this work.
  • Develop and clearly communicate PowerPoint project updates, status reports, and dashboards as needed to communicate project progress, risks and mitigations to the team and cross-functional leadership.
  • Coordinate and lead project team meetings, clearly communicating scope change requests, decisions, new risks, and deliverables.
  • Co -lead with project directors, project impact assessments for different development and business strategies. Strong collaboration with cross functional and external partners to identify and assess the options and drive towards an aligned recommendation.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project - develop and track WIGs, Ensure project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately.
  • Perform other duties as required.

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 6+ years relevant work experience, including at least 3 years of project coordination or project management experience, preferably in the biotech, pharmaceutical or device industries is required.
  • Degree focus in Engineering or related technical degree is preferred.
  • Project Management certification is a plus.
    Strong computer skills working with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) are required.
    Proficiency with MS Project is preferred.
  • Able to work & lead teams independently in a fast-paced environment is required.
  • Strong leadership, influencing, organizational, and conflict resolution skills are required.
  • Demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to work effectively under time-constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Well organized with ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to interact and communicate professionally with all levels within the organization.
  • Exceptional attention to detail is required.
  • Good understanding of medical device R&D processes over the product life cycle, from discovery to post marketing is required.
  • This position is based in Cincinnati, OH and may require up to 15% travel.

Primary Location
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)
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