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J&J Family of Companies Sr Manager, Project Management and R & D Operations in Raynham, Massachusetts

Senior Manager, R&D Operations and Project Management

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies is currently recruiting for a Senior Manager, R&D Operations and Project Management located in Raynham, Massachusetts. DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, provides one of the most comprehensive orthopedics portfolios in the world. DePuy Synthes solutions, in specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide. For more information, visit www.depuysynthes.com.

The Senior Manager of R&D Operations and Project Management will play an exciting role in shaping the way we carry out projects to improve health for humanity at Depuy Synthes Spine! In this role, you will provide managerial direction for the Project Management Organization (PMO) and will work closely with the Spine R&D Leadership Team and all multi-functional partners supporting product development to ensure alignment, accountability and focus for effective execution of critical R&D programs. The primary objective for the PMO is driving New Product Development (NPD) projects to successful completion on time and on budget. Other objectives include management and delivery of the departmental budget and resources, communication and reporting to various corporate partners, management of shared service priorities, partnering with other NPD departments (i.e. supply chain, quality, regulatory) to proactively identify challenges and mitigate them, and driving continuous improvement of our PMO excellence, culture, and execution results. This role will be responsible for allocating Project Management resources effectively to achieve business objectives, and for development and coaching of Project Managers in the department.

As the main contact point for all cross-functional Spine leaders regarding NPD operations, this role will have the opportunity to streamline how we launch products by establishing a robust review of resource management, budget tracking, project prioritization, and project status tracking of our organization’s goals and objectives. This includes collaborating with all functions to develop the R&D data analytics that will be used to drive effective decision making. You will also be responsible for effective governance of the NPD projects Stage GATE process and any project-level communication processes such as Dashboards or Risk reviews.

A critical aspect of this role is to support development and implementation of the Spine Portfolio Prioritization by handling project-level data and providing input to the process of strategic portfolio evaluation. You will work directly with R&D and Global Strategic Marketing Directors to ensure that all platform project data and financial metrics are consistent, accurate, cross-functionally aligned, and able to be used effectively to drive portfolio-level evaluation and scenario assessments for business planning purposes. This is a high visibility role with significant input to our overall business strategy and effectiveness! You may also have additional responsibilities related to operational strategies that will improve end to end NPD execution. This could include identifying areas of opportunity and recommending corrective actions to be implemented into project plans and/or time to market initiatives. This goal also includes being a champion for new enterprise tools or platform process improvements, as well as helping to evolve the organizational culture to be aligned with our Credo, strategic plans, and long-term vision.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop the PMO, including a group of Project Managers

  • Lead NPD cross-functional governance and operations and drive continuous improvement of PMO excellence and NPD execution

  • Set and track G&Os and initiatives across cross-functional organizations to achieve alignment and focus

  • Perform resource management across R&D and all functions with quarterly reporting

  • Facilitate the monthly budget reconciliation and business planning processes

  • Run project Stage-GATE governance and any project dashboards or status updates

  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiencies within the product development process and champion implementation of initiatives as needed

  • Maintain deep R&D Analytics at the portfolio level and coordinate project tactical prioritization, including evaluation and analysis of project-level data being used to manage portfolio-level decisions

  • Partner with GSM to provide input to platform strategic portfolio prioritization process.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science is required, preferably in engineering or health sciences.

  • An advanced degree (M.S., M.B.A, or PhD) is preferred.

  • A minimum of 8+ years of product development, project management, and/or strategy development is required.

    Experience and Skills:

  • This individual must have a growth mindset and can demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, communication, and collaboration skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills for developing creative solutions and meeting project objectives is required

  • Strong technical expertise, an intuition for business, strategic planning, and execution is required

  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and prioritization is required

  • Proven effective change management and project management skills is required

  • PMP certification is highly desirable

  • Demonstrated influence, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners and lead teams without direct reporting authority is required. Established success in partnering and influencing across a matrix environment is required

  • Demonstrated comfort with ambiguity is required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills is required

  • This position will be in Raynham, MA, up to 10% travel domestic and international is required

    Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

    Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Raynham-325 Paramount Drive Organization DePuy Synthes Products, Inc (6149) Job Function R&D Requisition ID 2105984115W

Primary Location

United States-Massachusetts-Raynham-325 Paramount Drive


DePuy Synthes Products, Inc (6149)

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