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J&J Family of Companies Program Delivery Leader, XTA in Des Moines, Iowa

Program Delivery Leader, XTA - 2406191521W


Johnson and Johnson is currently seeking a Program Delivery Leader, XTA located in Titusville, NJ; Raritan, NJ; Horsham, PA; Spring House, PA; La Jolla, CA; Beerse, Belgium; Basel, Switzerland; High Wycombe, United Kingdom; Ireland; Leiden, Netherlands; China; Japan; OR Singapore. Remote work options may be considered on a case-by-case basis and if approved by the company.

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The Program Development Leader (PDL) is accountable for the operational execution of the Clinical Development Plan (CDP). As a disease area thought partner, the PDL is responsible for the development of the program-level strategy and ensuring cross-functional alignment, identifying, and resolving program-level risks that may impact timelines or budgets.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of the program-level operational strategy and ensuring alignment across functions, Delivery Units and Therapeutic Areas (TA) / portfolio (e.g., E2E connectivity from Global Development and non-Global Development partners, share lessons learned for program-level consistency, and monitor KPIs to track program-level success)

  • Accountable for the delivery of the operational strategy in alignment with the Clinical Development Plan, ensuring alignment with business goals and TA / clinical delivery and trial delivery objectives (including resourcing, budget, and change control, partnering with Compound Development Team (CDT) sub-teams, timeline creation). Attend CDT and co-lead Clinical Team in collaboration with clinical leader.

  • Lead scenario planning and mitigate program-level risks that may impact timelines / budget, ensure appropriate quality oversight, and appropriately escalate issues on clinical teams and to CDT, Quality and functional leadership.

  • Ability to effectively communicate the operational strategy, and defend the operational plan and costs associated to CDT, TA leadership and at governance meetings

  • Leads and ensures inspection readiness for program through risk identification and readiness review.

  • Provides leadership during Health Authority inspections and on the identification of risks and mitigation plans at the program level for key issues.

  • Support Licensing & Acquisitions activities when appropriate

  • Mentor & support onboarding of new teams members, particularly those in Trial Management

  • Foster employee engagement and inclusion



  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Advanced degree is preferred


  • 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry

  • Experience in and knowledge of the pharmaceutical or biotechnology development processes

  • Clinical research operational knowledge and experience across multiple phases of studies (Phase I-IV)

  • Must have the ability to oversee all aspects of execution of a clinical trial

  • Must possess excellent leadership skills and proven ability to foster team productivity and cohesiveness

  • Experience leading without authority and in multi-functional matrixed and global environments

  • Excellent decision-making, analytical and strong financial management skills

  • Ability to operate and execute with limited supervision

  • Experience mentoring/coaching others

  • Strong project planning/management, communication and presentation skills

  • Up to 20% travel – Domestic & International


  • Experience leading Ophthalmology programs with Global Trials

  • People management experience

The anticipated base pay range for this position in the US is $157,000 to $271,400.

The anticipated base pay range for this position in San Francisco Bay Area is $193,000 to $312,110.

  • The compensation and benefits information set forth in this posting applies to candidates hired in the United States. Candidates hired outside the United States will be eligible for compensation and benefits in accordance with their local market.

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. 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 and/or eligible dependents may be eligible to participate in the following Company sponsored employee benefit programs: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, business accident insurance, and group legal insurance.

Employees may be eligible to participate in the Company’s consolidated retirement plan (pension) and savings plan (401(k)).

This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s long-term incentive program.

Employees are eligible for the following time off benefits:

  • Vacation - up to 120 hours per calendar year

  • Sick time - up to 40 hours per calendar year; for employees who reside in the State of Washington - up to 56 hours per calendar year

  • Holiday pay, including Floating Holidays - up to 13 days per calendar year

  • Work, Personal and Family Time - up to 40 hours per calendar year

For additional general information on company benefits, please go to:

This job posting is anticipated to close on June 19, 2024. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on to accept additional applications.

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 NA-US-New Jersey-Raritan

Other Locations NA-US-New Jersey-Titusville, NA-United States, Asia Pacific-Singapore, Asia Pacific-Japan, Europe/Middle East/Africa-United Kingdom-England-High Wycombe, NA-US-Pennsylvania-Horsham, Asia Pacific-China, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Ireland, NA-US-Pennsylvania-Spring House, NA-US-California-La Jolla, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Switzerland-Basel-City

Organization Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

Relocation Eligible: No

Job Function Clinical Trial Project Management

Req ID: 2406191521W