Johnson & Johnson Careers

Group Manager New Product Introduction

Zuchwil, Switzerland
New Product Intro-Life Cycle Mgmt

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805620368W

"Caring for the world… one person at a time” inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. This culture of caring is the focus of our corporate philosophy, that are anchored in the internationally applicable Credo


DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most comprehensive orthopedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of technology, devices, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, cranio-maxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Our broad array of inspired, innovative and high-quality offerings help advance the health and wellbeing of people around the world.


For our EMEA Headquarters in Zuchwil / Solothurn we are looking for a highly committed


Group Manager New Product Introduction

You will be part of the DePuy Synthes Supply Chain Product Management (SCPM) group. He/she will use knowledge of project management, enterprise-wide supply chains, knowledge of manufacturing operations to function as an integral member of a development team devoted to a sustainable world-class manufacturing & supply chain operations supporting key strategic NPI projects.  You ensure continuity of supply by leading and participating in complex projects that require influencing and supporting cross-functional teams.

Your responsibilities
  • Provide operations leadership to assigned new product development projects. Responsible for developing operations strategy, assembling team and development/execution of operations project plan from project charter through the hand-off to the manufacturing/supplier site all the way to global launch.
  • Partner with other functions to achieve overall business objectives for a project, including commercial success, profitability, timeliness and quality.
  • Partner with Marketing, R&D, Quality and Supply Chain teams to develop strategies to achieve business objectives, and provide governance through effective prioritization and allocation of resources to achieve strategic goals.
  • Build strong cross-functional teams, providing feedback and coaching to team members.
  • Follow defined processes & procedures related to new product development to meet business deliverables.
  • Identify gaps in existing business processes and drive improvement activities to close them. 

  • BS in Engineering, Physical Sciences or related field, MBA preferred.
  • 6 years’ experience in Project Management and/or Manufacturing required. Regulated environment preferred.
  • People management experience is preferred
  • Medical Device/Pharmaceutical experience is preferred.
  • Strong communication and management influence skills are required.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams is required.
  • Experience in building business strategies and driving strategy implementation is preferred.
  • Six Sigma/Process Excellence and/or Project Management/PMP/FPX certification preferred.
  • May require up to 20% Domestic and International travel

If you feel attracted by this challenge and want to be part of a successful and growing organization, then please send us your online application (CV, Motivation Letter, Working References etc.) by clicking on apply at the top right.

Primary Location
Synthes GmbH (7111)
Job Function
New Product Intro-Life Cycle Mgmt
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