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Project Director, Digital Surgery, R&D

Cincinnati, Ohio
R&D Engineering (R&D)

Job Description

Requisition ID: 6020180628

Ethicon Endo- Surgery, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a/n Project Director, Digital Surgery, R&D located in Cincinnati, OH.

The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devices—that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market-leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of open surgery.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.

R&D Project Directors, Digital Surgery, R&D are responsible for leading one or multiple focused, cross-functional team to execute product acquisition or development projects in accordance with criteria specified in performance agreement between the team & the EES Global Management Board of Directors.  The scope of the team’s responsibility encompasses market & business analysis, product design or acquisition, manufacturing process design, manufacturing pilot & product market launch. Meeting contract requirements that include: time to market, cost of goods, development costs, quality standard & market size forecast.  


  • Lead efforts to transition projects from investigations (product concepts & technology) through assessment & recommendations for business opportunities.
  • Lead cross-functional development team in executing project objectives according to a written, approved performance agreement.
  • Work with partner groups to gain alignment & support to achieve project objectives Perform work as assigned by team in best interest of project success.
  • Ensure projects are executed in compliance with regulatory requirements (GMP, ISO, MDD) & EES policy & procedure requirements.
  • Transfer product & manufacturing processes from development team to operations & marketing organizations at completion of project.
  • Capture & disseminate knowledge acquired during projects to improve EES product development processes & systems.
  • Provide constructive feedback & coaching to team members & support personnel to assist in skills development.
  • Participate as a senior manager to improve environment & business systems of EES.
  • Ensure that domestic & global market strategy, assumptions, business opportunities are measured & periodically reviewed throughout duration of project execution & initial product launch.
  • Lead cross-functional team in executing product development performance agreement. Develop comprehensive project plans.
  • Establish & assign roles & responsibilities.
  • Provide direct communication to management on progress, opportunities & issues.
  • Obtain resources from functional organizations, support groups & outside sources to ensure project success
  • Continuously re-evaluate project to determine validity of concept assumptions.
  • Foster teamwork within team & between team & other groups.
  • Provide career development guidance to direct reports.
  • Provide individual performance appraisals & compensation adjustment recommendations to management.
  • Participate in interview process for open department positions.
  • Supervise direct reports. Domestic & international travel, as required
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned & not all responsibilities listed may be assigned

  • BS / BA in an engineering, scientific, marketing, general business required.
  • Advanced technical degree desirable.
  • MBA desirable.
  • 10 years’ experience in the product development / marketing process or general management is required.
  •  Proven record of accomplishment: direct association with or leading efforts to develop technically complex products from concept to market is required.
  • Experience in medical or industrial marketing & manufacturing desirable.
  • 1+ years’ experience in managing self-directed work teams is required.
  • This position may require up to 10% travel both domestic and international?

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Primary Location
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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