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Johnson & Johnson

Program Communications & Change Lead (EU MDR) - Ireland/Remote

Posted Nov 25, 2021
Job ID: JJJP00009125
1 year
(Jan 10, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023)
39 hrs/week
Payrate range
35 - 52 €/hr

Program Communications & Change Lead (EU MDR) - Ireland/Remote

The position will primarily be a remote role


The Company:

Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company, touching the lives of nearly a billion people every day. Our Family of Companies throughout the world compete in consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics markets and have the skills and resources to tackle the world's most pressing health issues.


The Project:

Johnson & Johnson`s Medical Devices, is recruiting for a Program Communications & Change Lead for the EU MDR Project Management Office  


The EU Medical Devices Regulation (EU MDR) ensures high standards of quality and safety for medical devices that are being produced in or supplied into Europe. EU MDR will establish a robust, transparent, predictable and sustainable regulatory framework for medical devices to ensure a high level of health and safety whilst supporting innovation. EU MDR is relevant to any organisation producing or supplying medical device products into Europe. These EU MDR changes were published in May 2017 and came into force in May 2021.


The Role:

The position will provide communication and change management support, partnering with the various Medical Device Franchises as well as the EU MDR workstream leads.  Connection points will be with R&D, Supply Chain, Regulatory, Quality, Clinical, Medical, Government Affairs & Policy, and Finance.


The Communications & Change Lead shall plan and implement a professional and robust Communications & Change management plan for the compliance program. They will work directly with the Workstream leads to collect information and build respective newsletters, websites, knowledge transfer, and marketing materials to build awareness and stakeholder engagement. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver an annual program-level engagement and communications approach and associated project plan.
    • Integrate key communications milestones in PMO project plan.
    • Ensure that there are plans, support and processes in place to encourage communication between the workstream leads and their stakeholders.
    • Drive business awareness of the programs through the use of various tools
  • Join program meetings and collect relevant information in order to build respective 
  • Oversee Communications website & SharePoint to host communications information about the program 
  • Build a communication strategy by identified target audience
  • Develop content and deliver knowledge transfer packages about the programs to the business
  • Organize & facilitate workshops 
  • Ensure appropriate visual templates and guidelines such as standard PPT Templates & email signatures are in place.   
  • Manage PMO library of reusable EU MDR communication artifacts including: PPT templates, video, image library, posters, standard presentations, etc. 
  • On-board new PMO team members
  • Support the program lead as needed with PowerPoints, minutes or other visuals
  • Work collaboratively with other program leads/communication leads to ensure aligned and harmonized messaging  
  • Building partnerships & maintain strong relationships with team members and stakeholders
  • Organize and collate stakeholder reviews on communication strategy and adapt as needed 
  • Investigate additional vehicles / opportunities to communicate information about Programs to the wider J&J community such as Town Halls, Virtual seminars, Podcasts, internal publications
  • Provide regular status updates


Professional Experience Required:

  • Approx. 10 years experience in communications/change management field within large scale global organizations 
  • Candidate must have excellent written and spoken English language skills, other languages are a plus 
  • Exceptional Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, MS Teams skills are critical


Education Requirements: 

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution is preferred


Other Requirements:

  • Candidate must be self-driven and open to learning new systems and tools 
  • Individual must work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively take on leadership roles.
  • They must possess analytical, conceptual, communication and interpersonal skills while working in a dynamic, cross-functional team environment. 
  • Strong business partnering, team building, and influencing skills are preferred.
  • This position requires a highly motivated individual with intellectual curiosity and proven leadership skills.
  • Understands and knows how to use project and portfolio management tools and techniques 
  • Possesses exceptional communication skills and acumen to lead the appropriate program discussions with stakeholders, senior leaders and governance/decision making forums; produces and presents clear status reports in a tactful and candid manner
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity and championing change
  • Curiosity and continuous learning 


In Return:

In return for this role you will receive a very competitive hourly rate. A minimum 12-month contract with the view to being extended for 2 - 3 years & an opportunity to work with a Global Leader within the Pharmaceutical sector, Johnson & Johnson. 


The rate will depend on what is your preferred payment method. PAYE and Ltd options available.


If you are interested in this role please apply now, or for more information contact Tabitha.Crabtree@randstadsourceright.co.uk

Please Note: We are looking for someone ASAP so please put in your application as soon as you can! 

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