Johnson & Johnson
Senior Programme Manager
Location: Remote - Switzerland
Duration: 12 Months
Imagine your next project, working on the largest project yet for the Johnson & Johnson Med Tech business. Leading the PMO activities, liaising with all levels of stakeholders at a Global level.
Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Senior Programme Manager for the EU MDR Programme running in the Johnson and Johnson Medtech division. This is the largest programme operating in the division today. This position requires a highly-motivated individual with intellectual curiosity and proven leadership skills.
European Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) is a regulatory requirement that ensures high standards of quality and safety for medical devices that are being produced in or supplied into Europe. It impacts products that are supplied globally. The EU MDR programme has been running since 2016 with EU medical device regulation changes came into force in 2021.
roles and responsibilities
As a senior programme manager you will join Johnson and Johnson’s EU MDR Transition team to lead the PMO activities supporting the transition of programme activities (budgets, resourcing, processes, and knowledge transfer) to the Orthopaedics, Ethicon and CSS businesses in Medtech working with the R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, and Commercial Integration functions.
The role is responsible for leading the development of program governance, planning, execution, and leadership reporting structures and requirements for the EU MDR program. This role will work with key senior business leads and finance stakeholders across the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices businesses to support the transition activities from a central programme management structure back to the Medtech division base businesses (Orthopaedics, Ethicon and CSS).
This will involve:
Lead the PMO activities supporting the transition of programme activities (budgets, resourcing, processes, and knowledge transfer)
Lead the development of programme governance, planning, execution, and leadership reporting structures and requirements for the EU MDR transition program
Partnering with key business stakeholders to lead and develop the transition programme of activities with clear objectives, deliverables, milestones, and timelines, in the budgeting, resourcing, systems and processes, and knowledge transfer workstreams; linking programme activities to budget forecasting and the identification of future requirements.
Work with key business stakeholders to lead the documented handover of end to end process and system changes from the MDD to MDR regulation, highlighting the changes, and working with finance stakeholders to quantify the cost implications of process and system changes.
Work with key business stakeholders to lead the documented knowledge transfer of end to end process and system changes from the MDD to MDR regulation, covering engagement, communication, training materials, and educational resources.
Use expert communication, influencing, and leadership skills to establish a common understanding of the transition programme and workstream objectives, deliverables, milestones and timelines.
Partnering with key business stakeholders to develop the governance structures that track and measure transition programme performance against the defined objectives, deliverables, and timelines.
Partnering with key business stakeholders, develop a standard-format roadmap of transition reporting programme deliverables, including data collection and analysis, that link programme activities to budget expenditure and forecasts, highlighting risks and opportunities to track progress and support the transition of programme activities back to the base businesses in the Medtech division.
Support key business stakeholders in the establishment and running of the transition programme governance meetings in each of the businesses in the Medtech division.
Prepare and present PowerPoint presentations that include business insights, financial analysis, and recommendations to assist governance forums with decision making.
Support the businesses to identify, develop, and implement process improvement initiatives and opportunities to simplify and automate.
Support the creation of monthly updates and reports for senior leadership.
how to succeed
You will also bring:
8+ years’ experience in leading and managing programme management activities in a multinational corporate environment influencing or managing Quality, Regulatory, Validation, or Business Transformation project teams.
Recognised Qualification or Certification in Project Management is preferred.
Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business, Operations, Business Strategy, Supply Chain is preferred.
Proven experience in leading programme/project management, business process management, knowledge transfer, and data management gained from working in large programmes.
Previous experience in preparing and presenting PowerPoint presentations that include business insights, financial analysis, and recommendations to assist governance forums with decision making.
Excellent organisational, analytical, written, conceptual, communication, and interpersonal skills while working in a dynamic, cross-functional team environment.
Excellent knowledge and experience with Microsoft products- Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word is required.
Proactive approach and the ability to work independently to manage multiple tasks and a range of complex projects to completion in a virtual global team environment.
Ability to build strong relationships.
Excellent communication, engagement, and influencing skills.
Collaborative approach working with key stakeholders and teams in a multicultural remote team.
Skills And Attributes For Success
Identify and make decisions that have a significant project impact; escalating decisions that cannot be resolved within the project in line with project/programme governance structure.
Deadline-driven, highly organised and able to multitask
Experience of working on projects through the full delivery life cycle (from project concept/initiation to closing)
Exceptional problem-solving ability including logical reasoning, creative thinking and the ability to untangle complex issues
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
Identify, drive and lead problem solving and issue management for the project deliverables
Influences and contributes to continuous improvement of methodology
A team player who’s also an independent thinker
Collaborates well across the organisation: Ability to positively engage and develop relationships with multiple stakeholders
Identifies and manages cross functional interdependencies
Level of Influence
Influences and negotiates project outcomes with senior stakeholders, often across multiple functions.
Prepares and presents analysis, insights and recommendation to assist governance forums with decision making
This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. This contract will run for 12 Months and has a strong chance of extension.
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about Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson MedTech Companies produce a broad range of innovative products and solutions used primarily by health care professionals. It is one of the top 3 medical device companies globally. The Johnson & Johnson MedTech segment covers interventional solutions, orthopaedics, surgery and vision, with brand names such as Biosense Webster, Cerenovus, DePuy Synthes, Ethicon, Acclarent and Acuvue.
We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.
We do not accept applications via email.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences. That is why we are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.