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Senior Director, PMO Therapeutic Area Leader, Cardiovascular & Metabolism

Janssen Research & Development, LLC., a member of the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Director, PMO Therapeutic Area Leader, Cardiovascular & Metabolism. This position is in Raritan, NJ and will require up to 20% domestic and international travel.

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, vaccines, cardiovascular & metabolic diseases and pulmonary hypertension. Please visit for more information.

We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The Senior Director, PMO Therapeutic Area Leader (TAL), Cardiovascular & Metabolism (CVM) will:
  • Provide leadership, direction and employee development to the PMO unit, a group of about twenty Cross-functional and Clinical Program Managers working across the spectrum from drug discovery through to approval and including business development and partnerships.
  • Coordinate the work of the group, provide coaching and mentoring and create a work environment that fosters high performing teams and which is in line with J&J’s CREDO values.
  • Partner closely with Therapeutic Area leadership to drive and operationalize compound development strategy and to optimize portfolio value.
  • Help the PMO group to identify and escalate program risks and issues and to resolve these in collaboration with all R&D functions.
  • Serve as PMO representative to TA governance, contributing strategic insights to prioritization and decision-making based on accurate data.
  • Actively engage as a member of the Cross-TA PMO Leadership Team and of the overall PMO Senior Leadership Team.
  • Provide vision and leadership to PMO’s effort to constantly innovate and deliver consistent and best-in-class project management with focus on high value deliverables for R&D.
  • As an additional assignment, work with the PH PMO group, joining us from the recent Actelion acquisition, on aligning project management practices and approaches while recognizing their specific needs and operating model. This will be done in coordination with the overall Actelion Integration Team.
The ideal candidate for this position:
  • Is passionate about developing new solutions for patients.
  • Has strong leadership skills, strategic thinking and broad business mindset.
  • Can solve big picture problems but is also ready to dive into the details.
  • Naturally pushes boundaries and acts as a change agent collaborating with and inspiring others.
  • Can work across functional boundaries and senior management levels while creating lasting connections and networks.
  • Has a high level of emotional intelligence allowing for negotiation and working through ambiguity, including during times of change or in sensitive situations.
  • Has strong organizational curiosity to challenge the status quo with willingness to try new, unproven ideas.
  • Has demonstrated ability to positively impact productivity and business results.
  • Is passionate about people and their development.
  • Has excellent presentation and communication skills with strong executive presence.
  • Embodies the PMO core values of servant leadership, curiosity, positivity, rigor, openness and collegiality and is ready to work hard AND have fun.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biological, pharmaceutical, clinical or combined business/science discipline is required
  • An advanced degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 12 years of post-graduate experience is required
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a pharmaceutical R&D setting is required
  • A minimum of 5 years in project and/or portfolio management is required
  • Expert knowledge of drug development process over the product life-cycle, from discovery to marketing is required
  • Expert knowledge of project management and portfolio management is required
  • Prior experience in one or more of the supported disease areas is highly preferred
  • People management/leadership experience is required
  • This position is in Raritan, NJ and may require up to 20% domestic and international travel

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
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