J&J Family of Companies Senior Program Manager, Robotics in Carson City, Nevada

DePuy Synthes, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Program Manager, Robotics to be located in Boston, MA; Warsaw, IN or Raynham, MA. We will also consider remotely based candidates in the United States, with a preference that you be located near a J&J facility in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. If located remotely, additional travel to sites referenced above will be required.

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.

In this role you will lead the project management organization (PMO) for project activities related to new product development, line extensions, planning and manufacturing, deployment and inventory retrieval and documentation processes regarding product and portfolio strategy and management. You will lead the PMO team responsible for overall execution of product development activities, including establishing key performance indicators, performance metrics and risk mitigation activities.

Key responsibilities of the Senior Program Manager, Robotics include:

  • Develop project plans (including budget) and coordinate with project and extended team members, assuring alignment on the strategy and appropriate resourcing required of project execution.

  • Develop program metrics to align with supporting stakeholder bodies within Franchise, Sector and other Transformation bodies. Metrics will ensure transparency and accountability of supporting efforts.

  • Manage program risk through comprehensive mitigation assessment and planning techniques.

  • Drive effective communication across the functions of R&D, Quality, Regulatory, Operations and Marketing to ensure successful collaboration and execution.

  • Schedule and lead regular project team meetings and also determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.

  • Contribute to the decision-making in key areas of portfolio lifecycle management, including financial, project planning, and human resources.

  • Ensure project execution is compliant with franchise training and the Quality System requirements, enabling training and certifications as necessary to release products in various global markets.

  • Support development of enterprise policies and procedures that govern future portfolio development and lifecycle management principles.

Demonstrated collaboration and communication skills in both team and management review environments are critical for success in this position. You will need to effectively navigate in a matrix global organization and leverage relationships with key business partners to deliver tangible results, communicate needs and issues to drive customer-focused solutions. To ensure timely execution of project objectives, you will have strong problem-solving skills, initiative and the ability to provide efficient escalation of issues to the appropriate accountable party.

Demonstrated successful experience with project or program management, the ability to manage employees, lead teams and influence others is crucial. The ability to function in a multi-cultural global environment, strong data analysis skills and capability to provide clear presentation of data are also critical skills for this position.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Engineering, Business, Finance or Supply Chain

  • Master’s degree or MBA preferred

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in highly regulated area is required

  • Medical devices and/or orthopedic experience is preferred

  • Experience with full project life cycle management is required

  • Experience program management is required

  • Experience with Project Management methodologies (e.g., PMX) is required

  • PMP Certification preferred

  • Experience managing financial and budgetary aspects of programs, including business case and portfolio management required

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required

  • Must have strong leadership skills

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage a varied workload

  • Experience in new product development, manufacturing and/or supply chain function is preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required

  • Consistently high level of professional communication required

  • Experience with DePuy Synthes processes and Quality System is a plus

  • This position will be located in Boston, MA; Warsaw, IN or Raynham, MA. We will also consider remotely based candidates in the US, with a preference that you be located near a J&J facility in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

  • If located in Boston, MA; Warsaw, IN; or Raynham, MA this position may require up to 25% travel including international. If located remotely, this position may require up to 40% travel including international.

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-

Other Locations

North America-United States, North America-United States-New Jersey, North America-United States-Pennsylvania, North America-United States-Massachusetts-Boston, North America-United States-Indiana-Warsaw


DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)

Job Function

R&D Engineering (R&D)

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