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J&J Family of Companies Manager, Product Stewardship - Ethicon, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts

Manager, Product Stewardship - Ethicon, Inc. - 2406180116W


Ethicon , part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is currently hiring a Manager, Product Stewardship to support the Ethicon Portfolio with an emphasis on the Robotics & Digital Solutions group. The preferred location for this role is within California however remote options within the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note: Remote candidates will be required to travel frequently to the Bay Area as needed.

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The Manager, Product Stewardship for Ethicon will lead the product stewardship program for J&J Ethicon and Robotics & Digital Surgery (RAD) businesses that collectively make up the J&J Ethicon-RAD franchise. The Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Ethicon-RAD businesses are compliant to existing environmental product and packaging compliance and other stakeholder requirements. The Manager is responsible for communicating and escalating current and emerging product stewardship risks and opportunities to the Ethicon-RAD senior leadership to ensure global compliance for commercialized and new product development.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • The Manager collaborates closely with leaders in R&D, Supply Chain, Life Cycle Management, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Finance, Procurement, Packaging, Marketing, and other business groups across the Ethicon-RAD businesses to help manage business risk and institutionalize product stewardship programs in these businesses.

  • The Manager will become a trusted business partner who will collaborate, inform, and guide business decisions to influence business strategy.

  • The Manager will liaise with new product development teams to ensure that all environmental product and packaging compliance and environmental sustainability requirements are considered during new product design and launch. The Manager will influence materials and suppliers’ selection to ensure that product stewardship and sustainable product and packaging design considerations are included in new product development.

  • The Manager supports Enterprise Regulatory Tracking and Governance by ensuring compliance with all global product stewardship requirements for Ethicon-RAD – including the Enterprise Product Stewardship standard. The role is responsible for conducting product stewardship self-assessments, generating CAPAs and on-time closure of CAPAs.

  • The Manager is responsible to partner with Product Stewardship Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and the MedTech Emerging Issues Specialist/team to ensure completion of impact assessments for relevant emerging issues; ensure that mitigation plans are in place and appropriate escalations have been made to relevant business partners that ensures readiness of Vision business for emerging regulatory and other risks. The Manager will also provide information as requested to help inform advocacy and policy.

  • Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: Conduct training of various disciplines / functions to build awareness of product stewardship regulations, emerging issues, and company policies; Coordinate responses to customer Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP) questions and responses to Request for Proposals (RFP) queries; Develop and Maintain documentation and management systems to ensure global product stewardship regulations are appropriately managed. The Manager will also support Enterprise Sustainability (as requested) for these businesses.

  • The Manager will supervise contractor(s) and will report to the Associate Director, Product Stewardship, J&J MedTech.

The base pay range for this position is $115,000 to $190,000 ($140,000 to $220,000 for candidates who reside within the Bay Area ) based on experience . The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.

Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through the link below.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of degree is required ; Advanced degree strongly preferred. Preferred fields of study include chemistry, engineering, or related sciences.

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant work experience with at least 4-5 in a start-up environment required .

  • Experience in robotics, digital surgery, and/or medical device/healthcare settings is required .

  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced dynamic environment with minimal supervision required .

  • Familiarity and knowledge of global product stewardship regulations (REACH, RoHS, WEEE, Packaging Directive, Battery, CA Proposition 65, TSCA, etc.) strongly preferred .

  • Experience in deploying regulatory compliance management systems and programs required .

  • Ability to perform product stewardship risk assessments strongly preferred .

  • Strong influencing skills and ability to engage senior business leaders is required .

  • Ability to make a good business case and drive change is required.

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to effectively engage and convene diverse groups required.

  • Strong attention to detail required.

  • Strong English communication (both written and verbal) is required.

  • Familiarity and knowledge of chemistry is preferred.

  • Familiarity and knowledge of product stewardship technology tools is highly desired .

  • Familiarity and knowledge of Ethicon-RAD platforms and J&J MedTech is preferred.

  • Experience in leading multiple businesses units, functions and/or projects is preferred.

  • Remote candidates located outside of the Bay Area can expect up to 50% travel as required.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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This job posting is anticipated to close on 4/24/2024. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on to accept additional applications.

Primary Location NA-US-California-Santa Clara

Other Locations NA-United States

Organization Medical Devices & Diagnostics Global Services, LLC (6209)

Job Function Regulatory Affairs

Req ID: 2406180116W