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Johnson & Johnson

Project Lead

Posted Jan 11, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00014126
11 months
(Feb 6, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range

Project Lead - Medical Device / Pharma experience (2/4 yrs)  

Location: Zuchwil 

Duration: 12 months

Hours: 40

The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies have been working to make surgery better for more than a century. With substantial breadth and depth in surgical technologies, orthopedic and interventional solutions, we aspire to improve and enhance medical care for people worldwide.

Together, we are working to shape the future of health through differentiated products and services.

Our Project Leader is responsible to lead project and issue management activities, strategic programs, and drive operational excellence between DePuy Synthes and our external manufacturing partners. This supply chain-based role will lead cross functional teams to ensure that all projects relating to Patient Safety, Quality, Compliance, Service, Growth, and Value are driven to exceed business metrics. This exciting role will be responsible for creation of a project business case, developing transformational projects and ensuring successful implementation of projects that will add value to the overall business.

Roles and Responsibilities

This role will also be responsible for leading critical supply chain strategic projects, supporting Value Stream Leaders for consideration into Product Strategy Roadmaps, supporting business process management and continuous improvement, execution and maturation of process governance with external manufacturers, flawless integration of newly stabilized products into E2E LCM process, and improvement of the End to End (E2E) supply chain processes.

This will involve: Responsibilities

how to succeed

  • Lead/Execute projects in line with standard project management guidelines

  • Lead critical issues and strategic supply chain projects impacting patient safety, compliance, quality, service, growth, and value.

  • Instill and maintain a sense of urgency and customer focus within the Supply Chain team in collaboration with external manufacturing partners.

  • Successfully integrate and improve lifecycle management process to achieve wider business objectives to deliver successful performance metrics to meet the needs of our customers.

  • Ensure that projects are performed in compliance with the Quality System and drives efforts to improve a culture of quality and compliance.

  • Develop strong business partner relationships throughout the organization to drive alignment on strategic priorities.

  • Develop in-depth understanding of various business processes, governances and supporting systems and the tools/templates used for project & portfolio management

  • Demonstrate strong project management skills, including accurate and effective project planning, creation of shared team goals, delivering project in line with established milestone dates, resource management, capital/expense management, developing and implementing communication plans, leading resolution of risks & issues, risk management and balancing multiple activities to accomplish goals.

Partner with the Product Management team for relevant products throughout Stage Gates 3-6 to facilitate knowledge transfer into team and ensure seamless integration of newly stabilized products into the LCM process after completion of Stage Gate 6.

- May serve as the deputy of the Sr. LCM Manager

- May have people leadership responsibilities for Project Leaders (local contractor(s) or offshore contractor(s))

What We Look For In a Candidate


• Minimum Bachelor's degree required; Engineering, Science, or a related Field required

• Master’s degree or higher in Engineering, Science, or a related Field is preferred

• Project management methodology certification (e.g., PMP/PMI, FPX) is preferred

You will also bring:

Around 2/3  years of work experience

  • Work experience within the healthcare (i.e. Medical Technology or Pharmaceuticals) industry

  • Project Management experience, including developing and implementing processes for new or existing products/process and/or new technologies

  • Proven ability applying project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and organizational change techniques

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills (written, presentation, meeting

  • management, documentation) to effectively persuade and work across segments and functions at all levels of the organization


  • Supply Chain, Operations, and/or Manufacturing experience

  • Familiarity with functions such as R&D, Regulatory Affairs, and/or Quality

  • MedTech industry experience is a plus

  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies; certification is a plus


  • Requires up to 10% domestic and international travel


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. This contract will run for 12 months and will be reviewed for an extension 

You are welcome here

Johnson & Johnson is working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

about Johnson & Johnson

As the science of human health and well-being has grown, we've been able to grow with it. Even more important, we've helped shape and define what health and well-being means in everyday lives. Our products, services and ideas now touch the lives of at least one billion people every day. We credit our strength and endurance to a consistent approach to managing our business, and to the character of our people.


application process

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

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.


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”.

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