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PMO Lead Project Specialist-Johnson & Johnson Design

The Project Management Office of J&J Design (PMO), part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a PMO Lead Project Specialist to be located in New York, NY.  As the internal design studio for Johnson & Johnson, J&J Design works globally across all of the Company’s business segments: Consumer, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device and Corporate.  In collaboration with business partners, we apply design thinking to drive transformational innovation.  Our focus on care-centered design enables us to deliver on Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to profoundly change the trajectory of human health. Thriving on a diverse company culture, we celebrate the uniqueness of our employees and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.        The role   We are looking for a PMO Lead Project Specialist who will be responsible for the management of key projects, achieving the goal of delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope.  The Lead Project Specialist reports to the PMO Senior Manager.     Responsibilities include:
  • Work with cross-functional teams to plan and manage several moderate scale, high-priority projects.
    • Guide and facilitate project teams through the J&J Design project work flow process and ensure that activities are properly completed for each assigned milestone.
    • Push project status summaries up to J&J Design Leadership, so they are aware of portfolio health.
    • Support project team in ensuring that project information (such as scope, goals, resource analyses) are properly documented and archived in the portfolio database.
  • Develop strong positive relationships with peer groups and key stakeholders within J&J Design and external partners, to be able to share, teach, and institutionalize new PMO tools, systems, and procedures.
  • Share and learn best practices within J&J Design to help improve project team effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Support Program Manager by helping to maintain portfolio management database for data completeness and accuracy.
    • Help analyze portfolio data to create reports and dashboards for Program Manager.   Finally, you will lead by example and in accordance with the J&J Credo and J&J Leadership Imperatives.      

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • A minimum of 6 years required, with combined experience in one or more of the following functional areas preferred: digital development (apps / websites), IT, research and development, marketing, and/or operational function.
  • An individual demonstrating and utilizing Project Management (Waterfall and Agile) and Product Lifecycle Management practices for large scale projects preferred.
  • An individual with direct experience in new product development through launch for consumer products,           pharma or medical device, and experience in a fast paced environment preferred.
  • Experience managing projects using Microsoft Project and any other work management tools required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Project Management Training (Waterfall and Agile) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP)        Certification, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is strongly preferred.   BE VITAL in your career. Be seen for the talent you bring to your work. Explore opportunities within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.        

Primary Location
United States-New York-New York
J & J Consumer Inc. (6101)
Job Function
Engineering (Generalist)
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