J&J Family of Companies Process Engineering Manager in Warsaw, Indiana

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Process Engineering Manager for External Technical Operations. This position is to be located in one of the following US based DePuy Synthes locations: Monument, CO; Raynham, MA; or Warsaw, IN

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.

This Process Engineering Manager will lead a team of 5-8 direct reports, who will support Suppliers Manufacturing Implants & Instruments for DePuy Synthes. This team is responsible for external supplier support activities who manufacture, clean, and package DS products or components. This will involve the development & delivery of technologies and solutions to support value to our customers and shareholders. The role with require the use of project management, lean manufacturing, six-sigma, and will be accountable for the execution of elements of global engineering & technology strategies. The Process Engineer Manager will partner and collaborate with Supplier Quality and Procurement to improve supplier reliability, resolve technical issues that affect Quality or Delivery of product, and reduce cost of manufacturing.


The scope of responsibilities encompasses the engineering activities to support the DePuy Synthes External Technical Operations – Process Engineering

· Leadership of Process Engineering to support External Manufactures

· Collaboration with R&D at early stage of products development to provide design for manufacture guidance

· Execution of strategic initiatives such as capacity growth and product transfer, both into and out of the manufacturing site.

· Continuous process improvement to drive and improve supplier quality, reliability, and cost reduction

· Advanced Engineering projects to support innovation pipeline and future growth

· External PMO management across all pillars (Plan-Make-Source-Deliver)

· Leadership of talent acquisition and development

· Support the continuous development of Global Engineering Excellence through the effective use of talent in key assignments in the Engineering Excellence program.


Business Results

· Promote a quality-focused culture within the External Technical Operations

· Implement company business plan objectives & strive to exceed Business results

· Responsible for the management and justification of capital investment requirements for technology investments with Suppliers

· Ensure that engineering projects are run cost efficiently and deliver manufacturability and reliable products.

· Ensure metrics for engineering performance are met and plans are in place to provide continuous improvement


· Build and develop the engineering team through the selection, recruitment and development of extraordinary engineering talent, and the development of core technical skills and knowledge to support future growth

· Manage resource allocation and project management across multi-disciplinary projects to ensure delivery of Business objectives/priorities

· Develop both team and individual goals and objectives and measure actual performance against them, to ensure delivery of extraordinary performance to internal and external customers

· Support the performance management process and completion of appraisals, mid-year reviews and development conversations in a timely manner

· Provide timely feedback on performance even in difficult situations

· Establish plans for talent development, diversification, and professional development for group


· Instill and maintain a sense of urgency and customer focus within the process engineering team

· Prioritize projects / tasks in line with Customer service requirements & strategy Engineering objectives

· Act as voice of the customer


· Work with External Suppliers, Source, Supplier Quality, EO Planning, R&D, and regulatory to execute Business Results

· Support and sponsor worldwide virtual teams where required

· Develop collaborative networks within MD&D and J&J



· Flexible work ethic

· Strong influencing skills - Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

· Problem solving skills – To assist in technical, process, and design issues

· Decision-making – Required to make decisions on technical and management issues



· Bachelor Degree

· A minimum of 8 years overall industrial engineering experience and minimum of 2 years of experience leading engineers or other technical personnel

· Minimum of 2 years Program and project management qualifications and expertise working with multi-functional teams in an engineering/operational environment

· Lean Manufacturing experience in a regulated environment

· Track record in business case development in a technical environment and associated record of significant improvements in industry

· Experience working within an FDA or Highly Regulated Industry


· Degree in Engineering, Science or a related Discipline

· An advanced degree such as MBA, MSc/Ph.D. in Science, Engineering or a related Discipline

· Material Science or Metallurgy experience

· Experience new product introduction and in leading multi-functional teams

· Six Sigma certification


· Strong Leadership

· Validated Change Management Skills (Change Integration Process).

· Assertive Influencing & Collaboration/Teaming Skills

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Strong decision-making and analytical skills

This position is to be located in one of the following US based DePuy Synthes locations: Monument, CO; Raynham, MA; or Warsaw, IN

The position will require up to 10% domestic and international travel.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Primary Location

United States-Indiana-Warsaw

Other Locations

North America-United States-Colorado-Monument, North America-United States-Massachusetts-Raynham


DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)

Job Function

Process Engineering

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