Associate Director, SCG Strategic Programs

Auris Health

Auris Health

United States
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023
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Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is recruiting for an Associate Director, SCG Strategic Programs, to be located in Titusville, NJ.  

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing, and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found. We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees, and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

This Associate Director position will report into Director, SCG Strategic Programs and will provide strategic project, program, and change management to seamlessly execute strategies that result in value creation. Key focus areas will include project/program management (including project planning, execution tracking, and reporting as well as communication management, stakeholder management, and risk identification) and robust change management. This position will also drive department process improvements and transformation efforts and therefore requires the expert leadership of cross-functional project teams and partnership with senior leaders to ensure key projects are aligned with business objectives and meeting the defined KPIs. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Function as the E2E Project and Change manager for mid- to high level complexity projects/ initiatives from conception to completion. 

  • Employ best-in-class project management methodologies including chartering, scoping, development and maintenance of the integrated project plan, leading project team meetings, and customized reporting of project metrics. 

  • Lead high-performing project team to ensure seamless alignment toward and achievement of the project objectives within scope, on-time, and within budget. 

  • Utilize formal change management methodologies (e.g. PROSCI) to ensure adoption, absorption, and normalization of project outputs. 

  • Function as an expert in project risk management and contingency planning, including risk registry, impact analyses, and mitigation design. 

  • Maintain a strategic mindset when analyzing complex information to understand impacts to TAs, Centers of Excellence (CoE) and be able to effectively lead through complexity. 

  • Supervise critical metrics/KPIs and their impact on the project and/or business and maintain confidential communications of these indicators to the senior leadership  

  • Employ robust stakeholder management across senior leaders and workstream leads with particular attention to touchpoints within TA/CoEs and across JALT teams. 

  • Successfully interface and manage vendors, consultants, and external partners as necessary. 

  • Drive the evolution of processes, systems, and operating models to strengthen organizational capabilities and improve organizational performance. 



  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. 

  • A post-graduate degree (e.g. MBA, MA, MS) is preferred.  

  • Professional project management (e.g. PMP), change management (e.g. ProSci), or Six Sigma (e.g. Green Belt) certifications are preferred. 

Experience and Skills:  

  • 7 years of overall business experience preferably within the pharmaceutical industry or healthcare. 

  • 5 years of formal Project and/or Change Management experience. 

  • Demonstrated ability for leading project teams and holding others accountable for delivery . 

  • Demonstrated ability to present targeted data and KPIs to senior and executive leaders. 

  • Expertise in scenario planning to identify ranges of potential outcomes and impacts and managing for both positive and negative possibilities 

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills; able to establish good working relationships across functions at all levels, identify risks and devise creative and strategic solutions  

  • Experience in project planning tools (e.g. Microsoft Project, SmartSheet, Planisware) 


  • Experience with visualization tools (e.g. Tableau) or other business intelligence tools is preferred. 

  • Previous people management or team leadership experience is preferred. 

  • Previous resource and/or capacity management experience is preferred (but not required). 


This position can be located in Titusville, NJ and may involve up to 10% travel as required to support project teams at multiple sites/locations. 

The base pay range for this position is $113,000 to $195,500.  The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs.  Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus.  The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/performance year.  Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.  Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans.  Additional information can be found through the link below.

Information on benefits can be viewed by following this link:   https://www.careers.jnj.com/employee-benefits

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit  www.careers.jnj.com .