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J&J Family of Companies Senior Director RD Strategy and Operations in Cincinnati, Ohio

Johnson & Johnson MedTech is the second largest, most innovative and comprehensive healthcare business in the world. The MedTech business of Johnson & Johnson offers an unparalleled breadth and depth of products, services and programs in the areas of orthopedics, general surgery, cardiovascular & specialty solutions and Vision. Our mission is to reach more patients & restore more lives with the best in healthcare innovation.

We are currently hiring for a Senior Director, R&D Strategy & Operations. The Senior Director of Depuy Synthes R&D will work closely with the Depuy Synthes R&D Leadership Team (Franchise and Platform Leaders), Depuy Synthes cross-functional Platform Leadership Teams and across the Medical Devices Sector to drive and improve end-to-end innovation strategy, portfolio and execution. They will lead the R&D organization through mapping of the current state, and identification of opportunities and challenges and build an integrated roadmap to strengthen strategic alignment and improve executional effectiveness that is implemented in partnership with Depuy Synthes R&D leaders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Increases Effectiveness of New Product Development

  • Maps the current state New Product Development (NPD) process, governance, skills, and culture and identifies the most impactful opportunities to drive improvements to NPD effectiveness

  • Identifies the most critical metrics to track NPD performance and measure improvement, resulting from change initiatives

  • Leads critical change initiatives to improve the agility and rigor of new product development leading to validated improvement in target metrics

  • Leads all aspects of organizational talent development in critical execution skills (e.g. governance, project management and Design To Value) across all leadership and professional levels

  • Drives a Culture of Innovation and Executional Excellence

  • Drives cultural change across Depuy Synthes, in partnership with Depuy Synthes and Medical Device R&D Leadership Teams and Depuy Synthes Platform Leadership Teams to increase engagement and business results

  • Enhances transparency, connectivity, empowerment and simplification across the organization

  • Improves portfolio health and decision-making

  • Enhances front end process and capabilities to identify and deliver new pipeline opportunities from both organic and external sources

  • Improves portfolio decision-making and tradeoffs to ensure Depuy Synthes is collectively selecting and fully resourcing the most impactful opportunities.

  • Responsible for driving process and approach for Depuy Synthes unmet need identification and value assessment

  • Significantly increases overall pipeline value

  • Drives strategic alignment

  • Partners with Depuy Synthes Regional Leadership Teams and Platform Leadership Teams to align to vision, mission and innovation goals

  • Ensures clarity of role for each platform in driving the future strategy

    Additional Responsibilities

  • Serves as a member of Depuy Synthes R&D Leadership team

  • Effectively plans and manages timelines and budget

  • Leads with compliance approach and ensures all certifications/requirements for their team are complete and up to date

  • Supports team development, constantly assessing capabilities, managing performance outcomes and attracting the best talent

  • Builds and maintains relationships at all levels throughout the organization, including peers


  • Bachelors’ degree or higher in an Engineering or Science field is required; Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering focus is preferred.

  • An advanced degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of 15 years of related, progressive business experience, preferably in Medical Devices or Engineered Consumer Healthcare Products

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in leading and managing others

  • Must possess strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals

  • Strong project management and change leadership skills are required

  • Solid collaboration skills, within complex environments is required

  • Surgical knowledge is preferred

  • 15-25% domestic and international travel is required

    At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location.

    For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit .

    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-Pennsylvania-West Chester-1302 Wrights Lane East

Other Locations

North America-United States-Florida-Jacksonville, North America-United States-Indiana-Warsaw, North America-United States-Ohio-Cincinnati, North America-United States-Massachusetts-Raynham


Medical Device Business Services, Inc (6029)

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