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Project/Program Management Group

Senior Program Manager, Cost Management

  • Titre Senior Program Manager, Cost Management
  • Fonction Project/Program Management Group
  • Sous-fonction Technology Program/Portfolio Management
  • Catégorie Senior Manager, Technology Program/Portfolio Management (PL8)
  • Lieu Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; Juarez, Chihuahua, United States
  • Date de mise en ligne
  • Référence 2406198567W
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Ethicon, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Program Manager, Cost Management to support the Ethicon Endo-Surgery business in Cincinnati, OH or Juarez, CH, MX.

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Prism is a base business function, leading E2E Cost of Goods sold improvements for the handheld Endomechanical and Energy business. A major focus of our team is to identify, prioritize, and implement Cost Improvement (CIP) opportunities.

The Senior Manager, COGS Portfolio Manager is a key member of the Prism Leadership Team, having overall responsibility to drive E2E CIP Ideation in all Supply Chain P&L areas. Additionally, this Manager will lead several Prism processes, including Intake & Prioritization, Value Prop development, handoff and partnership with other functional groups, and E2E Orchestration of EM&E CIPs across all pillars.

The candidate will have strong project and program management skills, be skilled in DMAIC/LEAN, and be effective in navigating tradeoffs between functional groups to achieve overall greater outcomes for EM&E GP improvement efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the team Director and responsible to develop and manage the entire EM&E Cost Action and GP Improvement Portfolio to meet bold cost targets.
  • Lead E2E cost action orchestration across EM&E Pillars, optimizing the portfolio to achieve goals, focusing on cost impact, investment, complexity, and time to realization.
  • Enable effective tradeoff decisions between pillars, including resource and target transfers where needed.
  • Partner with Prism PMO to develop & deploy governance to enable critical metrics on cost actions and ensure attainment across pillars and the entire E2E SC.
  • Drive continuous improvement of the Cost Action Intake Process to manage effective prioritization, disposition, and handoff of cost actions.
  • Develop and maintain a Cost Action Ideation Playbook, leading organizational deployment and ownership of key processes and implementing a cadence of standard work aligning with the business planning cycle.
  • Align with the E2E Platform PMO & Value Stream Leads to build GP roadmaps by product family, identify gaps to target and work across the organization to close gaps.
  • Develop and define the master list of Cost Improvement projects, including business case, resources, project timelines, outcomes, and metrics.
  • Own E2E CIP multi-year pipeline development, enabling proactive continuous pipeline refresh.
  • Own EM&E cost structure transformational change process, identifying, valuing, and proposing substantial actions to fundamentally improve our GP.
  • Partner with Finance and Pillar leads to ensure accuracy of financial benefits, realization timelines, and management of risks.
  • Drive projects through CRC as needed, manage gCRAFT, Planisware, financial forecasting, tracking and reporting for Prism Functional Budget in partnership with Prism PMO.



Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s and/or equivalent University Degree required; focused degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related field is preferred. An Advanced Degree preferred


  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional work experience
  • Experience in Supply Chain, Finance or PMO
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, able to navigate through ambiguity, think strategically, innovatively, and creatively to drive positive outcomes
  • Lean or Six Sigma training or Similar Continuous Improvement Methodology
  • Green or Black Belt Certification or Similar Continuous Improvement Methodology
  • Ability to build a future vision and gain support and alignment to that vision
  • Proven capability working in a cross-functional organization and achieving results through relationships with internal and external partners
  • Strong analytical ability to develop insights from multiple sources of data
  • Understanding of financial processes such as P&L calculation and COGS (Cost of Goods)
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of management and influence decision-making across an organization


  • Master Black Belt Certification in Lean or Six Sigma or Similar Continuous Improvement Methodology
  • Exposure to a global environment in previous roles
  • Certifications in PMI or FPX
  • Medical Device industry experience


  • May require up to 25% domestic and/or international travel to other locations and sites.

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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