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Johnson & Johnson

Senior Project Manager

Posted Jul 22, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00011764
1 year , 4 months
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Sep 5, 2022 12:00 AM

Position: Senior Project Manager 


Function: Engineering & Strategic Project Delivery


Location: Limerick 


Work type: Site based 


Start date: As soon as possible


Contract duration: 12 - 16 Months


Hours: 40 hours a week


Hourly pay rate: €41 - €48 PAYE 

                             €50 - €60 LTD / Umbrella


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 Sr Manager, Project Management is accountable for the performance of assigned larger and more complex projects at a Limerick based site, leading thru Flawless Project Execution, the oversight and flexible application of scalable best practice Project Delivery Processes required thru the ideation, definition, execution and assessment phases; including, but not limited to driving innovation to ensure safety and appropriate quality, reducing cost and schedule, utilising learning adoption internally and externally, overseeing commissioning, qualification and validation of FDA and other agency regulated facilities, technology transfer and regulations governing product manufacturing.

This role is responsible for managing and ensuring project progress throughout the project leading the expedition of key activities across functions, finding solutions to key problems, and communicating project progress, issues and solutions to management and to the project team. 

An ideal candidate for this role will have good experience of leading all aspects of Project Management end to end in medium to high complexity capital projects. They will also have experience and knowledge of process engineering and products in pharma, consumer or medical devices. 

Key relationships include collaboration with Engineering Groups, EHS, QA etc across other functional areas, establishing effective working relationships with partners and key stakeholders in the business. 


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Takes Project Lead on Projects at appropriate stages of Ideation, Design, Execution and Assessment
  • Builds collaboration across other functional areas with Business Partners
  • Builds alignment with Sponsor, and shares management of Key Stakeholders, aligns Core and Extended team to deliver the Final Project Objectives
  • Builds communication with the Sponsor and agrees on communication to Key Stakeholders on all aspects of projects, establishes project communication plan and prepares and presents information for Key stakeholders in alignment with Sponsor
  • Manages the project planning, tracking and reporting against project Key Deliverables and Final Project Objectives
  • Facilitates the project intake process, assisting in solutioning and how projects should meet the Business Need, Prepares for Stage Gates, and the development of the selected option for CAR approval
  • Determines appropriate project functions, resources and strategies for the Project Delivery Processes and tools via a Project Execution Plan, based on the complexity of the project business strategies, policy, regulations and all local and national legislation
  • Develops Risk Management methodology to identify, evaluate and manage risks to Final Project Objectives, including resource issues, conflicts and other obstacles, aligning with Sponsors, Functional Managers, Core and Extended Team members to establish appropriate resources
  • Facilitates and Coordinates the design, execution and close out of all project related activities including managing internal resources and the procurement of third-party contractors, suppliers and consultants and tracking the project against plan to ensure delivery of Final Project Objectives. including, but not limited to safety, scope management, contract and construction management, legal and corporate compliance, quality, project controls, commissioning, qualification and validation of FDA and other agencies regulated facilities including technology transfer and regulations governing product manufacturing thru operational handover
  • Will assume, or delegate the Engineering and Design Lead role depending on project engagement needs.
    • Lead all stages of the design process with the Architectural/Engineering (A/E) firm including all aspects of design (Arch, Mech, Elec, Process, Automation, etc.).  Ensure design elements of projects are correctly implemented by third party A/E firms.
    • Prepare and negotiate standard contracts with AE Firms for design works.
    • Track the performance of AE firms and define correction action plans if necessary. This will include the hosting of monthly Design Principals Meetings and review of Monthly Reports generated by the A/E firm. 
    • Implement the appropriate standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements e.g. VIPs, SDPs, EHS By Design 
    • Coordinate/lead key design reviews with SME’s including other corporate or affiliate resources such as EHSS, Risk Management, Security, etc.
    • Assure projects meet the Sustainability policy and drive the LEED certification process.
  • Identifies potential changes and manages the requests with the Sponsor, Core and Extended teams
  • Facilitates Project Close Out activities ensuring operational handover archiving, and financial project close and collation of benchmarking and lessons Learned and provide feedback to ensure continuous improvement via learnings collection and learnings adoption
  • Identifies key Learning and Development to enable progression to Highly Capable Leadership
  • Assists in the facilitation of the evaluation of the value delivered versus the value identified in the Business Need, collating lessons learned from a Business perspective




  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and PowerPoint required


Experience, Skills & Knowledge:



  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of Project Management experience
  • Prior experience managing medium to large capital projects in Supply Chain, R&D, Distribution Centers or Offices 
  • Understands business needs and can translate these to engineering concepts
  • Technically knowledgeable, can relate to and understand complex technology-based issues
  • Ability to naturally lead and motivate remote and virtual teams and stakeholders
  • Process-oriented, process knowledgeable
  • Excellent listening and problem-solving skills when managing potential conflicts within regions when implementing global standards and guidelines. 
  • Understanding complex technical/regulatory issues impacting products
    • Track record of developing and maintaining strong partnerships at all levels within the organization, internally and with Business partners.
    • Good working knowledge of Project Controls in cost and schedule development, financial assessments and manging of Budget and Schedule
    • Manufacturing experience in FDA or other regulated environments from design through startup  
    • Experience and skills on contracting and negotiation 
    • Track record in good collaboration with Real Estate, Finance and Facilities Management 


In return for this role, you will receive a competitive hourly rate. A minimum 12 - 16 month contract & an opportunity to work with a Global Leader with Johnson & Johnson.


Things to remember before applying for this role:


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 in Ireland 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”.


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


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