• Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Posted: March 23, 2017
  • Reference ID: 5015170317-en-us

Ethicon Endo Surgery, a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Family of Companies is recruiting for a R&D Franchise Coordinator, 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 R&D Franchise Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support to R&D franchise(s), reporting to franchise Director. Coordinating the timely completion of documentation necessary for product development projects within the given franchise(s). Operating computer software programs to support franchise functions.

  • Provide administrative support for franchise Director, including: High speed copying, mail handling, supply ordering, reconcile invoices
  • Coordination of franchise meetings & events, both on & off-site; of travel arrangements
  • Coordination and maintenance of franchise budget as requested;
  • Preparation of management reports (e.g., monthly, quarterly);
  • Preparation & reconciliation of expense reports;
  • Preparation of presentation materials utilizing word processing & graphics software;
  • Phone coverage & call screening; Maintenance of appointment calendars; Maintenance of organizational charts and job descriptions
  • Correspondence of general nature from marginal notes & verbal communication; Processing or assistance with human resources (HRS) forms as needed;
  • Facilitate communication flow throughout franchise; Coordinate office moves for franchise Associates. Act as liaison between staff / associates / other departments & director / manager;
  • Assure that requests are handled efficiently, effectively & courteously;
  • Work closely with other R&D Franchise Coordinators and Executive Administrative Associate;
  • Establish, organize, and maintain franchise files to comply with Corporate Record Retention Policy.
  • Organize and maintain project team documentation (electronic and/or hard copy) to comply with Corporate Quality System regulations through product release.
  • Transfer control of project team documentation to Corporate Document Services upon product release.
  • Review & issue Change Authorization Forms (CAF) for project teams within the franchise. 
  • Serve as a back-up issuer for other franchises as needed; Support project teams during internal & external agency audits as required;
  • Interface with other facilities, suppliers & contractors as required;
  • Assist Sponsor Teams and Project Leadership Teams during technical design & gate reviews;
  • Suggest improvements or problem resolutions for cost improvements & efficiency;
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment 
  • None; TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: None indicated
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned & not all responsibilities listed may be assigned

  • High School diploma required;2-year degree in business, technical or equivalent job experience preferred.
  • 5+ yrs of progressive administrative experience; product development organizational experience a plus.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, team-based work environment
  • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with internal & external customers – all levels.
  • Ability to work in a team environment; Ability to organize and manage project documentation; Communication / presentation skills – verbal and written.
  • Technical writing skills a plus; Ability to compose documents / presentations from minimal notes.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; able to take complex, ambiguous situations & organize into sensible & well planned functions
  • Detail-oriented; High degree of confidentiality / sensitivity
  • Ability to listen and take direction, seeking clarification where necessary
  • Operate commonly used office equipment
  • Ability to work through conflicting information to find solutions
  • Effective problem analysis and solving
  • Ability to work independently, with little supervision, to ensure timely completion of tasks
  •  Working knowledge of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and FDA (Food & Drug Administration) records management requirements preferred
  • Personal computer software Windows, word processing, presentation, e-mail, flow charts, calendar & spreadsheet software
  • Knowledge of Internet required
  • Knowledge of J&J/EES Intranet and business applications (such as CAF [Change Authorization Form], ARIBA [Global Purchasing], CTO [J&J Travel], eXRS [Expense Reporting], PDM [Quality System Documents]) a plus.
  • Takes initiative to update knowledge of new software relevant to the position.

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