Senior Project Manager, A&D Operations

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Raritan, New Jersey
  • Posted: January 10, 2017
  • Reference ID: 6994160928-en-us

Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager, A&D Operations located in Raritan, NJ.


With $70.1 billion in 2015 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,500 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.


Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.  Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


He/she will be responsible for managing aspects of complex Acquisition or Divestiture projects from transition planning to conclusion from a project management perspective. He/she will also engage with Team Leaders to accomplish  project objectives through detailed planning, leveraging best practices, risk identification and mitigation, resource alignment, evaluation of priorities, precise communication and establishment of robust governance, progress reporting and escalation protocols.  Additionally, he/she will need to be able to communicate effectively and deploy global methodology to support and monitor regional project teams and can successfully integrate a cross functional and diverse team. He/she will report to the Project Management Director, A&D Operations.


The Senior Project Manager, A&D Operations will have the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Business leaders, business functions, and functional project managers  to deliver program goals and value creation through effective project execution
  • Collaborate, challenge and influence peers, subordinates and senior management.
  • Utilize project management skills to establish clarity in project roles, identify and manage resource requirements, define project deliverables, identify and mitigate risks, and measure outcomes
  • Have matrix accountability for a project team;  may have direct accountability for contract resources.
  • Consult and provide advice, facilitate discussion and resolves conflict; establish trust; build and use cross-functional relationships to accomplish work objectives.
  • Be willing and able to work in Raritan, NJ with approximately 10-20% travel required (domestic and global) depending on deal characteristics.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Drive key project delivery activities to ensure a timely and successful attainment of project objectives
  • Understand and communicate within a project to facilitate effective execution.
  • Manage project governance processes supporting the Project Leadership. Understand how and when to make a choice; how and when to escalate issues to higher levels.
  • Analyze risks and future impact of decisions. Enable effective and timely decisions and takes independent action in pursuit of priorities.
  • Facilitate and troubleshoots problems associated with developing complex functional integration or separation plan,  or fully integrated project plans.
  • Provide highly skilled technical and management advice and assistance to functional management and personnel.
  • Support various project status review and planning meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison as required with Stakeholders, Business Partners, Steering Committees, Integration Teams, PMO and Functional COP’s.
  • Assist in developing functional plans, goals and objectives.
  • Implement lessons learned for each project and incorporate into enterprise processes for future improvements.
  • Forge and maintain external networks to learn and inform improved practices. 

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of 10 years of business experience in Project Management within complex or large-scale projects is required
  • Previous experiences within supply chain, HR, IT and Finance preferred
  • Experience managing cross functional teams (ex, 10-15 people) required
  • Experience working in global acquisitions & divestitures (strongly preferred)
  • Financial Management for project budget > $10MM (preferred).
  • Understanding of large IT systems and programs (preferred).
  • Experience planning and implementing change management for projects with global, multi-regional, cross company impact, or large scale user impact is preferred.
  • Strategic thinker with an ability to dive into details.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including solid presentation abilities.
  • Ability to support development of business cases within a project in consultation with business partners.
  • Ability to lead, collaborate, challenge and influence peers, subordinates and senior management.
  • Ability to facilitate discussion, progress effectively and manage audience as needed
  • Ability to supervise and manage day-to-day activities of matrix project teams, third party partners and contact resources.
  • Demonstrate accountability for flawless project execution.
  • Demonstrate clear bias for action and a sense of urgency.
  • Superior teamwork skills as well as demonstrated experience building collaboration are required.
  • Agility to work with varying levels of complexity or ambiguity
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) or Prince2 certification is preferred.
  • 20% travel may be required depending on the deal needs (domestic or international travel)
  • This position is located in Raritan, NJ

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Johnson & Johnson (6067)
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