Associate Director, Critical Phase Program Manager (2 positions)

The Associate Director, Critical Phase Program Manager (Accelerando) will:
The Accelerando Group is an internal, specialized project management team with highly experience PMs who work on only the top priority programs across the Johnson & Johnson Enterprise. They act as internal consultants bringing unique tools and expertise for project execution, increasing their probability of success. A summary of responsibilities follow:
Partner with the highest priority new product development programs across J&Js; three business segments (Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, and Consumer Products) to de-risk and accelerate the launch of transformational new products across the J&J; Enterprise.
Support program teams by becoming a trusted advisor to project leadership. Assist leadership in making informed and timely decisions by modeling core business processes, building detailed project plans, and generating customize project analysis and scenarios.
Prepare an overall cross-functional project plan for the team to bring clarity and focus to the critical path
Conduct objective Threats and Opportunity assessment of critical path to remove obstacles and leverage acceleration opportunities. Support early risk identification and development of mitigation strategies
oDrive the implementation of best practices to high value R&D; development initiatives
oProactively translate processes, knowledge, and expertise into specific solutions for individual teams during most impactful phases of the development program.
oHelp ensure organizational readiness to support project execution (e. g.: talent, training, contingency planning, etc.).
oWork with line management to address gaps in current cross-departmental processes and organizational structures
oProactively recommend and outline new processes for upcoming and current development phases. Help integrate enabling technologies into the team setting to drive clarity and efficiency
Partner with project leadership to develop business cases for the most impactful risk mitigation and acceleration opportunities.
Responsible for management and communication of benchmarking data on Accelerando process, including metrics
A minimum of a Bachelor s degree is required
A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in an R&D; or Supply Chain environment
Professional project management certification (i. e. PMP, CPM, etc.) is preferred
Critical Chain Experience / Pro-Chain Certification is a plus
Demonstrated expertise in MS Project is required
Proficiency with technology enabling tools including Visio, Excel required
Demonstrated ability to be creative and flexible to change/improve working environment in broad context is required
Experience in a global matrix organization is required
This position is located in Spring House, PA, Raritan, NJ, or Titusville, NJ and may require up to 20% travel for brief durations dependent on project assignment
Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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