PMO ExPoint Contract & Grants Project Manager

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Job Description

Position Overview:


Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., previously Crucell, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is dedicated to bringing meaningful innovation to global health. Our teams focus on the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to protect people worldwide from infectious diseases.

Within Janssen R&D’s Project Management Organization (PMO), the ExPoint team is responsible for the integration of external funding (Government and non-Governmental agencies) in the Johnson & Johnson portfolio by providing project management support. As the Contract & Grants Project Manager (CGPM), you will join a team of six project leaders and will report to the PMO ExPoint Program Management Leader for US Government contracts. The CGPM will: …

  1. be directly supporting the projects receiving external funding during the whole project lifecycle process, focusing on the project-specific requirements and contractual commitments as agreed with Government Agencies, NGOs or other non-profit organizations.
  2. Support shaping, building, applying, sustaining and continuously improving project management foundations to support flawless execution of external funding through Contracts & Grants with Government and Non-Government Agencies.
Primary Duties:

As a CGPM, you will actively contribute to establishing a peak performing project team. Main tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Be a Performance Champion

  • Facilitate and coordinate project execution by monitoring progress against deliverables, milestones, and contract commitments so these could be achieved on time and within budget.
  • Specific Deliverables are depending on Contract or Grant Type but may include: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Project Plans and Schedules, Risk Management Plan/Risk Register, Earned Value Management Reporting, Technical Reporting, Time Reporting, Contract Modifications, Subcontracting

Be an Integrator

  • Continuously reconcile project strategy with smooth project execution by monitoring intra-project interdependencies with eye for the big picture and the detail
  • Prepare and organize cross-functional project meetings with that common goal in mind

Be a Process Navigator

  • Establish and manage the path by navigating the project teams through government requirements and a smooth execution with impactful governance
  • Prepare, organize and facilitate communication to appropriate Authorities providing Contract or Grant funding to the project
  • Facilitate project dissemination by swiftly navigating the project team through the appropriate communication reviews and approval cycles
  • Proactively guide the teams to reflect on the need to sustain project outcomes after the project life and provide support in the development and implementation of a sustainability plan with all stakeholders involved.

Be a Team Multiplier

  • Create and manage a high performing team culture – be an advocate for positive team behavior to effectively overcome project hurdles
  • To this end facilitate, coordinate and optimize team communication

Be an Innovator

  • Establish connections and networks for continuous learning and improvement by demonstrating appreciation for innovative and diverse points of view
  • Combine subject matter expertise with an innovative mindset to continuously improve the execution of Contract and Grants at Janssen

Be an Optimizer

  • Develop and maintain a process for proactive identification of risk and opportunity to optimize project value
  • Manage and coordinate project related documentation and information to ensure full compliance and audit-readiness in the most efficient way possible

Be an Expectations Manager

  • Identify and manage stakeholder & team needs and expectations
  • Communicate professionally at all levels and by using the right medium and with the right level of information

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required
  • An advanced degree (i.e. MS, MBA, PharmD, PhD, etc.) in Pharmaceutical, life sciences, or related fields is highly preferred
  • Professional project management certification or degree is a plus.
  • At least 3 years of industry/business experience including at least 1 year in pharmaceutical R&D is required.
  • A working knowledge of the drug discovery and/or drug development process is required. Prior experience with external funding mechanisms is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams in a matrix environment, resolve conflict, and influence teams without formal authority, is required.
  • Successful experience managing or leading global and/or virtual teams is highly desirable, especially if done within a matrix organization.
  • Record of successful governance body and/or stakeholder management preferred.
Leiden, The Netherlands

Up to 10% global travel may be required

Primary Location
Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden-
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)
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