Johnson & Johnson Careers

【Janssen】JAPAN R&D, Director of Project Management Organization

Chiyoda, Tokyo-To

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805670313W

JanssenR&D, Project Management and Project Office Director


・Provides overall leadership and direction to Japan R&D project Management Organization

・Manage Japan R&D project managers and Project Office managers

・Lead & Design the methodologies and strategies for the R&D project planning and execution in terms of timeline, budget, risk management

・Partners with other functional leaders to build and maintain the reasonable project-related processes



Project Management and Project Office

・Design and ensure the project management process and capability in alignment with the established organizational objectives in terms of Project planning management, Timeline management, Issue /risk management, Project Budget Management, and the methodology of team-governance communication and collaboration

・Build consensuses with division/department leaders to deploy a good project management methodology in R&D/other functions

・Deliver the inter-project improvement proposals based upon the centralized risk management analysis/ financial analysis/ timeline analysis

・Proactively support project managers especially for project issue recovery

・Collaborate with Portfolio & Planning Dept to run project management work aligning with portfolio priority

・Collaborate with Portfolio & Planning Dept to run a good project governance work

Support project managers and build an environment to run a good project budget management

・Oversee the total project budget in annual and Cost to Launch perspective and act as approver of project budget governance (Japan Strategy Review Board – Project Asset Management, JSRB-PAM)

・Support project managers and an environment to keep a good risk management work in/out of project team

・Oversee each project risks under PMO coverage projects and build the R&D perspective-level project risk analysis

・Act as a chair of PMO’s project risk management review

・Support project managers to build the reasonable project milestone timeline in R&D system

・Responsible project-related information in R&D systems

Line management

・Support, coach and develop people for R&D project management and cross-project analysis reps of Project office

・Support project managers to obtain PMP or other certifications of professional project management skills


Reports to Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K. R&D Management Division head




・A bachelor degree; life sciences or business management specialization is preferred

・At least 3 years experience in portfolio or project management and/or team leadership, functional line management in one or more of the health-care related business

・Experience of managing or leading global or multi-country project

・Ability to partner with people at all levels of the organization

・Ability to respond flexibly to changing project priorities and work assignments.

・Ability to influence and negotiate without specific authority.

・Interpersonal skills and Change Agent 

・Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships, act as a change agent, and adapt to rapidly changing organizational and business issues

・Strong analytical skills with high IT literacy in Excel, Power Points, other database

・Experience to ensure the business complies with all legal legislations through compliance with the highest standards of pharmaceutical industry propriety

・Experience to assure business compliance and control within the Health Care Compliance obligations, Sarbanes Oxley and other audit requirements

・Strong English communication skills

・Professional project management certification and/or diploma (PMP)

・Professional business management certification and/or diploma

・Innovative Thinking and Approach - Capable of identifying, adapting, and applying innovative and creative methodologies that will allow to build an optimal PM support-environment

Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K. (7195)
Job Function
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