Senior Manager, Engineering Science and Technology – Joint Reconstruction

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Warsaw, Indiana
  • Posted: March 16, 2017
  • Reference ID: 3231170227-en-us

DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson Company, is recruiting for a Senior Engineering Manager in Warsaw, IN.


DePuy Synthes develops and markets orthopedic products to treat muscular skeletal disease and to repair and reconstruct traumatic skeletal injuries. Johnson and Johnson is the world’s leading medical device company our innovations impact the lives of millions every day.


Reporting to the DePuy Synthes Director of Engineering, Science & Technology for Joint Reconstruction, the Senior Engineering Manager for DePuySynthes Warsaw, Indiana, is responsible for leading and directing all engineering & technology activities within DePuySynthes Warsaw while actively participating in and leading elements of the Global Engineering, Science & Technology initiatives, designed to progress and improve performance across Global Orthopaedics. 


The core purpose of the role is to lead and manage the manufacturing, process and maintenance engineering functions in DePuySynthes Warsaw. This will involve the development & delivery of technologies and solutions to support quality performance, improvement in process reliability and enhancement of value to our customers and shareholders. The role with require the use of project management, lean manufacturing, six-sigma, manufacturing maintenance excellence and innovation management principles and tools within the site, and will be accountable for the execution of elements of global engineering & technology strategies.


The successful candidate will be a member of the site leadership and cluster engineering management teams and will possess a strong strategic vision and a willingness to be hands-on in all aspects of manufacturing and supply chain operations as appropriate.


The scope of responsibilities encompasses the engineering activities to support the DePuySynthes operation based in Warsaw, Indiana.  The engineering functions provide support to the manufacturing sites throughout the entire product lifecycle:

  • Leadership of Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, Maintenance, and Tool Room in supporting the MAKE function of the DePuy Synthes organization in Warsaw, IN
  • Collaboration with R&D at early stage of products development to provide design for manufacture guidance
  • Development of manufacturing processes for new product introduction/product transfer including new equipment and technologies procurement, commissioning and validation
  • Execution of strategic initiatives such as capacity growth and product transfer, both into and out of the manufacturing site.
  • Continuous process improvement to drive and improve site quality, cost reduction and productivity goals and metrics
  • Advanced Engineering projects to support innovation pipeline and future growth.
  • Site PMO management across all pillars (Plan-Make-Source-Deliver)
  • Leadership of talent acquisition and development
  • Support the continuous development of Global engineering excellence through the effective use of talent in in key assignments in the Engineering Excellence program.
This role is recognized within the organization as being of key strategic importance in terms of enabling the business to remain competitive and grow market shareYou will have ownership of or support the following:
  • Business Improvements: business improvement initiatives such as process development to leading to safety, quality and / cost improvement.
  • New Product/Process Introduction: ownership and execution of NPI programs assigned to the manufacturing site.
  • Production Process capacity: Development of business cases and execution of manufacturing capacity programs to match market demand.
  • Leadership: Leadership of technical teams supporting the site, including their professional development, the identification and recruitment of exceptional talent, and the development of compelling career progression paths for each team member.         



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science or a related discipline is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years overall industrial engineering experience and minimum of 3 years’ experience managing engineers or other technical personnel is required.
  • Program and project management experience and expertise in working with multi-functional teams in an engineering/operational environment is required.
  • Experience with financial systems and business case development is required.
  • Previous experience in a senior technical/management role in a medical device, aero, automotive or high tech industry is required.
  • Experience with managing a Maintenance function in a regulated industry is preferred.
  • An advanced degree such as MBA, MSc/Ph.D. in Science, Engineering or a related Discipline is preferred.
  • Lean manufacturing experience in a regulated environment is preferred.
  • Automation experience for low to medium volume production is preferred.
  • Experience working in a CNC manufacturing environment is preferred.

Primary Location
United States-Indiana-Warsaw
DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)
Job Function
Engineering (Generalist)
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