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Director, EMEA R&D-IT - Belgium  

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Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

Medical Devices, a division of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Director, EMEA IT-R&D for Medical Device Sector. This position is located in Europe and reports to the VP, Medical Devices IT-R&D.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Medical Devices represents more than 60 manufacturing sites and 26,000 employees who plan, source, manufacture and deliver high-quality and cost-effective medical products to our customers around the globe each day. Work of the MD organization supports a multitude of product platforms, new products and delivery systems that are used in a wide range of procedures throughout the healthcare industry, including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, minimally invasive surgery, hospital sterilization, clinical laboratory testing, diabetes management, joint replacement surgery and vision care.

The company is seeking a visionary leader who has a strong Medical Device R&D, Technology and a track record of leading and launching impactful medical technologies to global customers. As a member of the Medical Devices IT-R&D Leadership Team, this role will serve EMEA R&D region with technology leadership to help accelerate pace of R&D product pipeline, with an immediate focus on delivering relevant technology support of MDR (Medical Device Regulations) roll-out.

We are looking for a leader to execute the technology strategy and commitments the Medical Device sector R&D team located in EMEA, including advanced product development, regulatory affairs, quality, supply chain, operations and clinical research. This individual will need to crystalize unique technology (IT) needs for remote teams that are engaged in creating breakthrough devices, ensure priorities determined by the business are built into a long-term technology roadmap, and lead execution of projects. The individual must have led highly technical and cross functional teams with indirect reporting structure.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead highly complex and multi-year MDR IT initiative to fruition by partnering very closely with European Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain and Quality business partners. Program planning, milestone setup, assembling teams and coordinated delivery so current products and new products can be continued to sold in EMEA.
  • Identify and deliver technology platforms and infrastructure to multiple R&D sites. Engage actively with EMEA ITLT team to deliver solutions to other regional business partners.
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.


Required Minimum Education: Master’s degree in the field of Engineering, computer science; business administration with outstanding technical track will be considered

Required Years of Related Experience: 15+ years directing complex and large scale platform projects with cross functional team without direct authority. 7+years in medical device R&D with expertise in implementing regulatory guidelines is essential.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Has deep understanding of business value and capabilities, and able to relate priorities to associated technology investments. Experience working in R&D and able to relate priorities to associated technology investments. Experience effectively collaborating and managing stakeholders, expertise driving customer adoption of solutions, knowledge of technical engineering best practices, domain expertise, motivated to make timely decisions based on highest value, follow through on commitments, able to synthesize leadership and stakeholder inputs into project decisions on behalf of the team and deliver on results.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Track record of executing large scale technology platform projects with or without PMP certification, with expertise in agile methodology is a plus; excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, exceptional service orientation, and strong negotiating skills. Able to create context around key business drivers and strategic plan, able to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.

What's in it for you?
“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”
As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously.
As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.

Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.

Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

Primary Location
Other Locations
Europe/Middle East/Africa
Johnson & Johnson Medical BV (7260)
Job Function
Info Technology
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