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Job Description

J&J Design, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Design Manager, Consumer Brand Design to be located in Los Angeles, CA.

We are Johnson & Johnson, the most recognized health and personal care company in the world. Founded in 1886, J&J is a Fortune 50 company with nearly 135,000 employees in more than 275 companies across 60 countries. We blend heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. This is our purpose. This is what sets us apart.

The J&J Design Studio works globally across the Company’s business segments: Consumer, Pharma, Medical Device and Corporate. By utilizing the power of design, we optimize the user experience for consumers, employees, healthcare providers and patients.
We are not a traditional design studio. Because we collaborate with our business partners at the inception of new product development, we are able to apply design thinking and craft creative solutions to products being developed.

We are committed to creating an authentic and inclusive environment where you will thrive both personally and professionally.


You are focused and enthusiastic – with the analytical understanding that by taking a complicated problem you are able to transform it into a creative force.
Possessing a real passion for brands, you have a talent to engage with a wide range of partners successfully and an inherent ability to synthesize disparate inputs into actionable frameworks, strategies and designs. You always start with strategy and are deeply committed to actionable solutions.
You are a self-starter and a confident collaborator who can represent JJD on a cross-functional team, guiding them to deliver intelligent, people-centered solutions. You have a high level of purpose and will only deliver excellence in work quality.

Primary Responsibilities

  • You will develop and inspire a team of broad design capabilities and deliver design vision for brand identity, packaging design and typography/information design and communications
  • You contribute to the Studio culture by nurturing the talent you help manage while collaborating to establish career paths.
  • You will set and lead design objectives to achieve business targets.
  • You work collaboratively will all team members and business partners and are deeply committed to actionable solutions.
  • Partner with other disciplines to define strategies and tactics to net profound business results.
  • You have a clear point of view that is articulated through a thoughtful and considered approach to achieve strategic outcomes.
  • You will grow and maintain strong cross-functional partnerships.
  • You will bridge design and business disciplines, evaluating and gauging appropriate risks and future opportunities.
Please be an advocate to drive and execute environmentally sustainable design solutions.

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required with a major in design preferred.
  • A minimum of eight years design leadership-related experience is required. Proven results’ managing multi-disciplinary design teams is required.
  • Demonstrated experience guiding business partners through the design process; management experience required to influence and achieve excellence.
  • Understanding of design strategy methods and practices.
  • Ability to think conceptually across multiple platforms including digital, merchandising, social media and emerging forms of brand communication.
  • Strong visual, written and oral communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of design and cultural trends to develop transformational concepts and solutions with business and research teams essential.
  • Consumer Package Goods industry experience preferred.
  • Ability to leverage working knowledge of design thinking in a tactical business context.
  • Industry recognition via design-related speaking engagements or design-related association / publication awards recognition.
  • Financial budgeting skills and competency is required.
  • Knowledge of current design and office software, including cross platform (MAC and PC) application; fluency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
  • Up to 50% hands-on design work.
  • This role requires approximately 20% domestic travel

Please include the link to your online portfolio on your resume and with your application to be considered for the position.

Above all else

  • Friendly, thoughtful and perpetually curious
  • Humble to your core with a sharp emotional intelligence
  • Able to build trust, even when communicating a dissenting point of view

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.

Primary Location
United States-California-Los Angeles-
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (6101)
Job Function
Creative Design
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