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Project/Program Management Group

Senior Manager, Value Stream Leader

  • Job Title Senior Manager, Value Stream Leader
  • Function Project/Program Management Group
  • Sub Function Project/Program Management
  • Category Senior Manager, Project/Program Management (P8)
  • Location Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; Raritan, New Jersey, United States; Ciudad Juarez, Lote Bravo, Mexico; Zug, United States
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406188102W
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Ethicon Inc., a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Value Stream Manager to be located in Cincinnati, OH Juarez, MX, Raritan, NJ or Zug, Switzerland.

Remote locations may be considered in North America.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at

This position reports to the Sr. Director - E2E Energy Supply Chain Leader


  • Maximize the impact of Value Stream management by maturing the End to End Operating model. Will work under the limited guidance of the Value Stream Leader and will have flexibility in leading the Value Stream Team as well as continuous improvement of the Capabilities of the Value Stream Role.
  • Must be results-oriented! Demonstrating strong facilitator and influencing skills and be able to drive a team towards a final decision in an environment with high levels of ambiguity, complexity, and risk. Working across functional boundaries, aligning with partners on a roadmap for change, and interacting with all levels in the organization.
  • Continuously improve the E2E supply chain performance by owning the application of the Johnson & Johnson Operating System (JJOS) processes. Deliverables will include the development and deployment of: Product Strategy Roadmap (PSR), Life-cycle Portfolio Prioritization, Product Performance Management, Issue Management, Stakeholder Management, and Portfolio Optimization.
  • Measure supply chain process performance, collect and analyze data, develop new data analysis methods and techniques to provide deep insights. Build new digital analytical capabilities within the supply chain.  Identify opportunities where proactive escalation my be necessary when business objectives are at risk. 
  • Facilitate the development, creation, and refresh of the Product Strategy Roadmap (PSR). Collaborate with key business partners to identify a broad set of cross-functional needs and build consensus on product, process, and people priorities. Explore external threats and business imperatives and incorporate into strategy. Optimize overall performance by taking the output from the PSR and developing, deploying, and implementing improvements to make for a more responsive, agile, and flexible production system to better meet customer requirements (examples: cycle-time reduction, E2E capacity increases, new manufacturing and processing technologies, supply chain digitization, SKU rationalization, product design improvements, cost savings, and supply chain agility/resilience).
  • Drive prioritization efforts within the value stream’s project portfolio. Build business cases for new LCM projects and ensure they meet overall strategic objectives. Direct resources and efforts to make improvements.
  • Enable rapid issue resolution of critical supply & quality events.  Manage Senior Leader communications and enable cross-functional engagement on significant event response.
  • Publish and promote value stream performance. Coordinate communication between various functions and senior leaders.
  • Conduct analysis to recommend and execute optimal Product Portfolio mix. Develop solutions for end-to-end cost and inventory optimization, work with strategic marketing, regulatory, R&D and technical groups to ensure readiness to react to market / customer requirements and deliver on product life cycle innovations.
  • This position will focus on the ALOE Product Families (Trocars, Ligation, Endoligation Products) in the Endomechanical Franchise of Ethicon.

Accountable for:

  • Owning the analysis, planning, execution, improving, and monitoring of performance.
  • Reviewing the strategic capacity plan and aligning with the capital plan.
  • Developing business cases to support advancement of the PSR.
  • Evaluating and prioritizing product risks across the E2E SC. Developing and implementing mitigating solutions.
  • Facilitating and creating content to advance value stream management maturity.
  • Modeling E2E scenarios and their trade-offs. Provide options and recommendations to senior leaders.
  • Linking franchise business strategy to supply chain network strategy

Connecting the day to day performance with the business plan and strategic plan



  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in engineering, supply chain or related areas is preferred; Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree or Masters is helpful.
  • A minimum of 8 years of related work experience in total supply chain or R&D or Commercial function is required.
  • Related experience such as manufacturing, distribution, planning, project management, procurement, engineering, or R&D is preferred.
  • Results-oriented mind-set, able to navigate through ambiguity, think strategically, innovatively, and creatively to drive positive outcomes is required!
  • Strong Project Management experience required. Certifications in PMI/FPX preferred.
  • Strong Lean and Six Sigma experience. Green Belt Certification, Black Belt / Master Black Belt Certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated results in driving operational excellence across organizations with measurable financial, quality and customer service results required.
  • A deep understanding of how supply chains operate; with familiarity and experience across demand/production planning, sourcing, manufacturing, inventory management, and delivery to customer is required.
  • Ability to build a future vision and gain support and alignment to that vision is required
  • Proven capability working in a cross-functional organization and achieving results through relationships with internal and external partners is required
  • Strong analytical ability to develop insights from multiple sources of data is required
  • Direct manufacturing experience in a healthcare manufacturing operation is preferred.
  • Understanding of financial processes such as P&L calculation and COGS is preferred.
  • Exposure to a global environment in previous roles is preferred
  • Strong understanding of the new product introduction process is preferred
  • The position requires up to 25% travel Domestic and International.



The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs.   Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan.   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 and/or eligible dependents may be eligible to participate in the following Company sponsored employee benefit programs: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, business accident insurance, and group legal insurance.

  • Employees may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension) and savings plan (401(k)).
  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s long-term incentive program.
  • Employees are eligible for the following time off benefits:
  • Vacation – up to 120 hours per calendar year
  • Sick time - up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington – up to 56 hours per calendar year
  • Holiday pay, including Floating Holidays – up to 13 days per calendar year
  • Work, Personal and Family Time - up to 40 hours per calendar year

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This job posting is anticipated to close on  May 29, 2024.   The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on to accept additional applications.

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