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Staff R&D Project Manager (Product Development)

DePuy Synthes, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Staff R&D Project Manager in our Sports Product Development group, located in Raynham, MA.


DePuy Synthes is a Johnson & Johnson company that is one of the leaders in the medical device industry.  Our implants and instruments are used by orthopaedic surgeons to treat patients with conditions resulting from traumatic injuries, degenerative diseases, deformities, and sports related injuries. Our environment is entrepreneurial, learning-driven, and is as challenging as it is rewarding.


DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes Companies will offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of products, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we are creating one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today's evolving health care environment. With a focus on activating insights to develop innovative, comprehensive solutions, we are inspired to advance patient care in greater ways than either company could accomplish on its own.


As a Staff Project Manager, you will provide personal expertise, as well as project leadership for R&D product development related projects. You will act as the Project Management subject matter expert and will identify critical paths and roadblocks within a project, offer solutions to roadblocks and will provide leadership and guidance to team members.

  In this role you will:
  • Plan, conduct and direct research, development or engineering assignments related to new product development or integration.
  • Conceive, plan, and implement solutions to technical problems requiring unconventional approaches, new designs, and equipment and process development.
  • Identify appropriate project strategies that match product and market goals.
  • Understand and follow the New Product Development process.
  • Lead team members through comprehensive risk mitigation assessment and planning techniques.
  • Work with team members and cross-functional partners to develop project plans and project risk analyses for all assigned projects.
  • Communicate project status to all project stakeholders. Communication includes: project meeting minutes, post-market introduction reports, monthly updates and any status or project information needed.
  • Be responsible for defining key project constraints such as scope, schedule, budget, resources and risks.
  • Clearly communicate roles and expectations to team members on a regular basis and team-wide accountability.
  • Be the lead contact for all internal stakeholders (manufacturing, accounting, purchasing, sterilization, packaging, etc.) regarding project activities.
  • Establish and manage relationships with all stakeholders (global & domestic).
  • Liaise with functional managers or stakeholders as needed to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Lead project teams and work with management to resolve resource gaps.
  • Know and follow all laws and policies that apply to one’s job, and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.
  • Diligently participate in our compliance program-related activities as denoted by your supervisor or Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Promote and foster the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and compliance, and actively support our compliance program-related initiatives and activities.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related fields required.
  • A minimum of 6 years relevant industry experience is required.
  • Experience leading a project team from concept/feasibility through commercialization is required.
  • Experience acting as the lead technical engineer on a project from concept/feasibility through commercialization is highly preferred.
  • Medical device experience (mechanical and/or biologics) preferred.
  • Master’s Degree (business or related field) preferred.
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage a dynamic workload is required.
  • Demonstrated exceptional problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills are required.
  • Proficiency utilizing the MS Office Suite (Project, Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, SharePoint) is required.
  • Must be able to work independently, provide multiple solutions to problems and effectively integrate systems.
  • Well organized, self-motivated, energetic, creative and resourceful.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership, management and team work qualities.
  • This position will be located in Raynham, MA may require up to 20% travel domestic and international.

If you want to explore the many small-company environments behind the big-company impact of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, bid on this position today.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Primary Location
United States-Massachusetts-Raynham-
DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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