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Johnson & Johnson

Senior Programme Manager - Remote

Posted Nov 17, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00013475
Remote, Remote
37 hrs/week
1 year , 1 month
Payrate range

Senior Programme Manager - Remote

You may need to travel internationally for meetings, periodically but it will be predominantly remote. We are considering UK and Ireland based candidates. 


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.

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.

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 coming into force in 2021.  


Role Overview

As a senior programme manager you will join Johnson and Johnson’s EU MDR Transition team 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 program governance, planning, execution, and leadership reporting needs 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).


You will be responsible for:

  • 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.


You will need:

  • 8+ years’ experience in programme management in a multinational corporate environment influencing or managing Quality, Regulatory 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 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


Decision Making:

  • 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)


Problem Solving:

  • 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


In Return:

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


Things to remember before applying for this role:

  • We do not accept applications via email.
  • For UK candidates - this role is INSIDE IR35


Thank you very much and we look forward to receiving your application. 


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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