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Director Lean Clinical Development

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Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Director, Lean Clinical Development. These positions can be located within a commutable distance to one of the following sites: Chesterbrook, PA; Titusville, NJ; Raritan, NJ; Leiden, Netherlands; or Beerse, Belgium. Remote work locations within the United States and Europe may be considered.

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.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, cardiovascular and metabolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Please visit for more information.

The Director, Lean Clinical Development will be responsible for driving Strategy and Strategic Alignment within and across Global Development (GD) in order to lead the Effective Planning, Implementation, and Change Management for complex, key prioritized projects. They will craft and develop the strategy for a Continuous Improvement Culture and will work to develop a Value Stream approach using Lean strategies and concepts, translate this roadmap into tactical plan, and measure the business benefit.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and drive the improvement elements of key projects to deliver value to the organization and to ensure process and system elements are efficient and cost effective.
  • Coach and mentor Green Belt candidate and others implementing improvement projects.
  • Development of self and others through training and compliance requirements.
  • Interact with multiple levels of management, influence/partner across business functions, and have responsibility for critical business deliverables and results.
  • Address challenges with respect to applying Lean concepts to the clinical development environment and the change management inherent in this.
  • Provide lean/six sigma expertise to project teams in GD, as well as lean process mapping and facilitation during project setup and execution.
  • Assess lean maturity across GD as we adopt and embrace a lean process improvement culture.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business, Engineering, Science or a related field is required. Master’s Degree is preferred.

Experience and Skills:


  • A minimum 12 years of experience working in a Pharmaceutical matrix organization is required

  • A minimum of 5 years leading lean process improvement projects is required

  • Black Belt in Continuous Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma, Design Excellence) is required

  • Shown ability to lead without direct line responsibility is required

  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills is required

  • Excellent presentation skills and analytical skills is required

  • Strong planning, organizational and project management skills with experience in leading and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously is required

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.


  • Previous experience working in or supporting Clinical Operations in strongly preferred

  • Experience using tools such as MS Teams, Visio, SharePoint, MS Office, etc. is preferred


· This position will be located commutable to one of the following sites, with some remote flexibility available: Chesterbrook, PA; Titusville, NJ; Raritan, NJ; Leiden, Netherlands and may require up to 20% domestic & international

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.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan-920 US Highway 202
Other Locations
Europe/Middle East/Africa-Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse, North America-United States-Pennsylvania-Chesterbrook, North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville
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