SR MANAGER of NPD Effectiveness

DePuy Synthes, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for aSr. Manager, of NPD Effectiveness to be located in Cincinnati, OH, West Chester, PA or Raynham, MA.

DePuy Synthes is a Johnson & Johnson company that is one of the leaders in the medical device industry. Our implants and instruments are used by orthopedic surgeons to treat patients with conditions resulting from traumatic injuries, degenerative diseases, deformities, and sports related injuries. Our environment is entrepreneurial, learning-driven, and is as challenging as it is rewarding.

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes Companies will offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of products, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we are creating one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today's evolving health care environment. With a focus on activating insights to develop innovative, comprehensive solutions, we are inspired to advance patient care in greater ways than either company could accomplish on its own.


- Working closely with R&D VP's Platform Leadership Teams, Sponsor Teams and NPD teams in the development of the NPD Effectiveness strategy across multiple R&D platforms

- Map the current state NPD process (including Design To Value, Design Control), governance, skills (including Project Management) and culture and identify most impactful opportunities across these areas to drive improvements to NPD effectiveness

- Identify the most critical metrics to track NPD performance, including value creation, quality, cycle time, schedule attainment, profit margin, employee engagement, etc. and measure improvement resulting from change initiatives

- Lead critical change initiatives to improve the agility and rigor of new product development leading to validated improvement in target metrics

- Maintenance of Project Management and DTV Excellence resources, processes and tools

- Dissemination of the Project Management and DTV tools and training for R&D Project Leaders and all leadership levels Continuous improvement of new product development and consistency of practices through maturity model definition and improvement planning


Personnel management- Lead human resources (associates & / or contractors) as defined by project or team organization structure

- Match human resources to project needs

- Assess performance of human resources

- Coach, counsel & assess training needs of individual associates

- Recommend compensation & rewards for individual associates

Departmental administration

- Manage financial resources

- Manage facilities & logistics

- Monitor & optimize organizational effectiveness


- Estimate project or service resource requirements

- Define specific project or service deliverables

- Manage actual performance to plans

- Manage project or service risks & constraints

- End-Customer/Stakeholder support

- Follow-up on customer needs & requests through resolution & deployment

- Work with Vendors/Suppliers/Partners to meet end-customer/stakeholder needs

- Measure customer satisfaction


- Plan long-range architecture migrations

- Identify technical architecture gaps

- Assess impact of new technologies & information requirements

- Define & deploy the Strategic Planning Process

- Disseminate strategic directions & directives

Quality Administration

- Define, develop, & maintain standards & procedures

- Track any assigned error analysis & corrective action

- Define quality measures

- Monitor & benchmark performance against quality measures

- Integrate, align and simplify quality system procedures


- Ability to map and analyze key business processes

- Apply business process analysis findings to build/improve key PLM systems

Other responsibilities may be assigned


- Manage direct reports

- TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Overnight travel may be required 25-50%



- BS / BA degree, required

- Advanced degree desirable

- Black Belt certification desirable

- Project Management Professional (or equivalent) certification desirable


- Leadership through influence across functions and leadership levels (Sr. Leaders, Sponsor Teams, Project Teams)

- Communication / presentation - written & oral (technical & non-technical)

- Individual & business social skills including: listening skills, group dynamics, building/managing relationships, conflict management, behavioral change

- Team building, facilitation, & leadership

- Problem solving

- Project scheduling, planning, tracking & status reporting

- Extensive business insight & knowledge

- Conceptual thinking, creativity & innovation

- Information strategic planning / requirements discovery


- R&D NPD Processes across Medical Devices or other regulated industry

- Performance measurement / management systems

- Instructing / training methods & techniques

- Change management concepts & methods

- Process Excellence (including Design Excellence, Six Sigma and Lean)

- Project Management Excellence

- Process modeling / business process (re)engineering

- Prototyping concepts & methods

- Global regulatory requirements

- J&J IT principles, policies, standards & procedures


Tool / application specific skills


- Product Lifecycle Management Systems

- Portfolio Management Systems, e.g., Planisware

- Requirements Management

- Document Repository Systems

- Bill of Materials Systems

- Data Analytics


  • A minimum of 8 years of NPD/R&D Experience, required
  • R&D NPD Processes across Medical Devices or other regulated industry, required.
  • Experience in Medical Devices or other regulated industry, preferred
  • NPD/R&D Project Leadership - successful product launch(es) experience, preferred
  • Knowledge of Design/Development/Life Cycle Management procedures and systems, preferred
  • Leadership of change initiatives, preferred

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-West Chester
Other Locations
North America-United States-Ohio-Cincinnati, North America-United States-Massachusetts-Raynham
Synthes USA Products, LLC (6317)
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