Director Project Management EMEA (Engineering/Construction Background Needed)

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Norvenich, Nordrhein-Westfalen - Germany

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Posted 4 months ago
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Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Director Project Management, located in EMEA
At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. As the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, build healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body, and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. Every day, our more than 130,000 employees across the world are blending heart, science, and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.
At Engineering & Property Services (E&PS) we take care of all J&J buildings around the world providing end to end services from Real Estate, Engineering & Strategic Project Delivery to Facilities Management. We have a profound influence on the entire J&J Enterprise, providing innovative workplaces where our employees can collaborate and grow, and delivering flexible site solutions which enable our business to best serve our important customers and patients.
The Director Project Management DACH region is part of the E&PS EMEA Project Delivery team being accountable of the performance of a portfolio of capital projects to be implemented within the region, leading a team of internal and external resources located in multiple Sites.
This role is also responsible for managing specific projects, ensuring a smooth project execution by leading and coordinating multiple functions, managing, and mitigating risks, communicating project progress, issues, and solutions to management.
The candidate for this role will have excellent leadership experience in large Capital Project Management, sound experience and knowledge of process engineering, pharmaceutical and medical technologies and proven experience of people leadership, multicultural and diverse teams’ management.
This position will require to establish positive relationships with other E&PS functions (Real Estate, Facility Management and Service Partners), Procurement, EHS, IT, Finance and Affiliate's Engineering Groups, establishing highly collaborative partnerships.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead a group of Project Managers delivering a portfolio of projects of around $ 50-100M/year spent in the DACH region (Switzerland, Germany, Austria) including Make (Production or Distribution Centers) and Non-Make Sites (R&D Laboratory and Offices).
  • Lead portfolio performance ensuring that cost, schedule, and cash-flow targets are met.
  • Lead the alignment with Business partners on business needs, business solutions and projects prioritization, acting as first point of contact in case of critical issues.
  • Lead portfolio planning and projects resourcing, using internal and external partners capabilities to adequately and timely resource each project.
  • Lead the engagement of enabling functions, like E&PS Engineering & Design, Project Controls, Construction Safety, Construction Mgmt, C&Q, Process Engineering, Procurement, EHS, Finance to support projects.
  • Lead Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR) preparation, socialization, and submission, enabling fast and smooth approval in alignment to corporate funding procedures.
  • Lead a Construction Safety culture, acting as Construction Safety Champion, partnering with EHS ensuring that standards are implemented and portfolio safety metrics are met.
  • Lead internal employee’s yearly performance process, including definition of Goals & Objectives, performance evaluations, compensation planning and career development plan.
  • Ensure that all Learning and Development opportunities from completed projects are identified and shared with engineering community acting as coach and mentor for new talents.
  • Lead the execution of large capital projects ensuring flawless project execution by the application of the J&J IDEA Project Delivery Process.
  • Lead communication with Sponsor, project team and key leaders on all aspects of projects.
  • Lead project planning, reporting, achievements and the development of key performance indicators establishing a continuous improvement process.
  • Lead the selection of appropriate enabling functions, manage project's resources, the procurement of third-party contractors
  • Define the project delivery strategy, processes, and tools via a Project Execution Plan.
  • Lead risk management, evaluates, eliminates, or mitigates risks, including resources issues, partnering with business leaders for appropriate actions.
  • Coordinate the design, execution and close out of all projects related activities including, but not limited to safety, scope management, contract and construction management, legal and corporate compliance, quality, project controls, commissioning, qualification, validation, technology transfer and operational readiness.
  • Lead the process to manage changes, collaborating closely with the sponsor and the project team to prioritize and approve.
  • Lead Project Close Out activities including operational handover, documentation archiving, financial project closure and value delivered, collation of benchmarking and lessons learned opportunities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management from an accredited institution
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and PowerPoint
  • Master’s Degree
  • LEED AP certification
Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum of 15 years of relative business experience and project and operations management
  • Prior experience managing complex capital projects (up to $100MM) in Supply Chain, R&D, Distribution Centers and Offices
  • Knowledge and experience of translating complex business needs in to engineering concepts
  • High technical knowledge to understand complex technology-based issues
  • Highly skilled in leading and motivating remote and virtual teams and stakeholders
  • Leads process innovation and flexible implementation
  • Track record of developing and maintaining highly collaborative partnerships at all levels within the organization including Internal (Real Estate / Facility Management) and external Procurement/Finance/ Engineering and Operations)
  • Highly skilled listening and problem-solving skills when managing potential conflicts within regions when implementing global standards and guidelines. Understanding complex technical/regulatory issues impacting products
  • Full working knowledge of Project Controls in cost and schedule development, financial assessments and rigorous control of cost and schedule
  • Manufacturing experience in FDA or other regulated environments from design through startup
  • Thorough knowledge on contracting and a skilled negotiator
  • Excellent collaboration record with Real Estate, Finance and Facilities Management
  • Familiarity with J&J Project Management approaches (FPX & IDEA Project Delivery Process)
Language Requirements: Fluency: English and German languages
Location: Switzerland and Germany preferred
Travel Requirements: This position will require 30% - 50% domestic and international travel
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

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Norvenich, Nordrhein-Westfalen - Germany

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
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