Johnson & Johnson Careers

Associate Director, PDMS Project Manager Lead

Beerse, Belgium

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805697035W

The Associate Director, PDMS Project Manager Lead will:

  • Act as a Hybrid role, with direct report responsibility, that is deployed to projects as needed.
  • Integrate PDMS PM vision with broad based cross organizational PMO strategy in current cross-departmental processes and organizational structures, including CMC, Commercial, Clinical and Supply Chain
  • Liaise with key stakeholders within the PDMS & VPAD, PMO, Finance, JSC organizations.  SPOC for supporting PDMS large molecule, small molecule, CSC value streams and functional management.
  • Negotiate and communicate with senior leaders (functions & Team based roles) with a focus on PM practices and steady state BRIDG model.
  • Proactively translate processes, knowledge, and expertise into specific solutions for individual customers
  • Ensuring high quality up-to date V6 plans based upon business rules.
  • Provide complementary PM Support for highest priority programs as needed.
  • Partner with the Head of PDMS/PD&S PM's and Leadership Team to set strategic direction for the department.
  • Direct, Manage and oversee Process Improvement projects
  • Foster a proactive that develops junior PM's across the Value Streams(Large & Small Molecules and Vaccines)
  • Take accountability for line management of  > 6 direct reports including objectives setting, midyear feedback and year reviews.
  • Provide career guidance and direction to direct reports through regularly scheduled 1:1 meetings based on own past experience.
  • Help mentor other non-direct line report colleagues within and outside the PM group.
  • Participate as a member in the People Managers Forum, Year End Review calibration meetings and talent assessment activities as necessary.
  • Work with direct reports to conduct the 5 conversations and provide input to individual development plans.
  • Foster innovative and knowledge sharing culture across department


  • A minimum B.S. degree is required, a MS, MBA, PharmD, PhD degree in a pharmaceutical-related, life sciences, or business subject is preferred.

  • 10+ years of industry/business experience including at least 7+years in the pharmaceutical industry is required. 

  • Experience with CMC development is a must, supervisory experience is an asset.  

  • A working knowledge of drug development is required. Experience in developing a health authority dossier is a plus

  • Professional project management certification (eg, PMP) or degree is preferred.

  • Experience required in areas such as manufacturing, active pharmaceutical ingredient, drug product development, CMC regulatory, analytical development, etc.
  • Up to 25% global travel may be required. 

Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
Job Function
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