Project Head

Johnson & Johnson



Santa Clara, CA


Position summary

Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Project Head for Ottava within our Robotics & Digital Solutions organization. The position will be located in  Santa Clara, CA.

Robotics and Digital Solutions, is part of Johnson & Johnson Med Tech. At Johnson & Johnson Robotics and Digital Solutions, we’re changing the trajectory of health for humanity, using robotics to enhance healthcare providers’ abilities and improve patients’ diagnoses, treatments, and recovery times. Johnson & Johnson Robotics was established in 2020 with the integration of Auris Health, Verb Surgical, C-SATS, and Ethicon. It comprises three key med-tech platforms: Flexible Robotics (MONARCH®), Surgical Robotics (OTTAVA™), and Digital Solutions. Join our collaborative, rapidly growing teams in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City and Santa Clara), Cincinnati, and Seattle. You’ll collaborate on breakthrough medical technologies that unite multiple subject areas to build a connected digital ecosystem that advances medical professionals’ skills and improves patient outcomes.

The Project Head will report into the Strategy & Program Leadership Head and be responsible for driving cross-functional collaboration, ensuring the pod acts as a team, ensuring delivery of all aspects of their subsystem, and raising issues to Platform leadership as necessary. The Project Head will be a technical leader having accountability for each subsystem and be responsible for all aspects of the execution of the Ottava program as guided by the Program Leadership Head.

This role requires strong collaboration skills and partnership with R&D, Global Strategic Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality and Finance. The role also requires strong technical expertise in Class II, III medical device capital equipment development including a strong understanding of global regulatory and clinical requirements.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all executional aspects of the sub-systems of the Ottava Program.
  • Accountable for program tracking, acceleration, and risk identification and mitigation for R&D programs within the Ottava platform.
  • Raises concerns to the Program Leadership Head to ensure issues are being addressed and elevated to the right level.
  • Owns input and operational expertise to aid Program Leadership Head for management reviews, including scenario development, trade-off implications and the evaluation/assessment of improvement opportunities.
  • Operates as the cross functional technical leader of the program with strong expertise in all aspects of complex capital equipment development (including Supply Chain, Quality, Regulatory and Clinical).
  • Partners with Program Leadership Head for G&O formation across the organization, ensuring alignment across to key platform initiatives, goals, strategies through shared G&O’s and reporting of progress against those across R&D.
  • Works with Program Leadership Head & Ottava leadership team to develop leadership team charter, scope and meeting agendas and cadence. Ensures agenda driven membership, meetings and efficient/effective decision making. Ensures similarly consistent governance and standards are cascaded across subsystems.
  • Monitors and tracks action items and plans to ensure rapid follow-through and progress against commitments.
  • The role is accountable for securing trade-off decisions to help the team manage the triple constraint (time, scope, resources) and for appropriate escalation of challenges cross-functionally.
  • Collaborates with Program Leadership members to champion team effectiveness, driving a culture of empowerment, urgency, accountability, achievement, and decision making. The role ensures an environment of cross functional open/safe challenges and risk discussions.
  • Provide career development, performance management, and coaching employees to assist in talent development.
  • Foster teamwork, diversity, and inclusion within team, between teams and other groups.
  • The role builds and champions a collaborative team culture and continuous team integration. The role inspires and provides team member motivation and recognition.

Why you should apply for a job to Johnson & Johnson:

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  • Global parental leave for all new parents (maternal, paternal, adoptive or surrogacy-assisted).

  • Global exercise reimbursement.

  • Two weeks off (one of them fully paid) for volunteer work.