OPERATIONS PROGRAM MANAGER in Raritan, New Jersey | DiversityInc Careers
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At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found


 Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit http://www.janssenrnd.com/ for more information. 


The WWDA Operations Program Manager supports programs and projects contributing to solution portfolios within the WWDA organization. This individual represents WWDA Operations as s/he coordinates and manages activities associated with portfolios for which they have responsibility.  

  • Support the Senior Program Manager in the determination of focus areas and identification of metrics for success, revisiting regularly and evaluating progress.
  • Assume day-to-day responsibility for the planning, execution, and closure of portfolio impacting projects and tasks.
  • Maintain ongoing visibility to overall portfolio status, resource challenges, critical milestones, and other operational details.
  • Work closely with Strategic Stakeholder Leader(s) to obtain insight and understanding of portfolio priorities and how projects and programs align to the strategy.
  • Perform overall program risk assessments, develop contingency plans, and recommend mitigations, as needed.
  • Bring together multiple stakeholders and help drive decisions. 
  • Monitor information flow and establish relationships and systems to support information sharing across the organization and between cross functional areas as needed.
  • Facilitate key portfolio intake assessment and review meetings.
  • Work closely with Stakeholder Leaders to gain a deep understanding of the strategy behind the portfolio.
  • Ensure each program and project meets minimum criteria for inclusion and matches desired strategic priorities.
  • Manage the projects and programs, ensuring the details are accurate, updated on a timely basis, and reflect the latest thinking from the strategic leaders and WWDA leadership. 
  • This position can be based in Boston Massachusetts, Spring House Pennsylvania, Titusville, New Jersey, Beerse Belgium.


  • Bachelors degree is required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working directly within life science/pharmaceutical and healthcare industries is required.
  • Working knowledge of the product development life cycle within the pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer industries.
  • Ability to manage change and influence multiple business functional areas.
  • Experience partnering with leaders at Director and VP Levels.
  • Background in new product development, R&D business operations or project management preferred.
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong strategic partnerships, both internal and external, is required.
  • Excellent communication, networking, and influencing skills including the ability to manage internally and externally across all management and organizational levels, regional, globally and cross-sector.
  • Lead portions of the Strategic Planning Process, Business Planning Process, Portfolio Governance Process, and Portfolio Management Process preferred.
  • Experience with multiple solution types (Rx, Device, Diagnostic, Digital, Nutritional, etc.) preferred
  • Track record of flawless execution in information management using relevant software systems
  • Able to think and act strategically, anticipate road-blocks and map out next steps
  • Ability to facilitate groups toward achieving alignment and stated deliverables.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and ability to matrix manage in a complex team environment.
  • Strong attention to detail

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Other Locations
North America-United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse, United States-New Jersey-Titusville, United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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