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J&J Family of Companies Senior Supply Chain Launch Manager-Knees in Raynham, Massachusetts

Senior Supply Chain Launch Manager-Knees - 2406189619W


DePuy Synthes is seeking a Senior Supply Chain Launch Manager- Knees. This position can be located Raynham MA; Warsaw IN; Cork, Ireland; or Leeds, UK.

DePuy Synthes , part of the Johnson & Johnson MedTech, provides one of the most comprehensive orthopedics portfolios in the world. DePuy Synthes solutions, in specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, are crafted to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide. For more information, visit .

Role Summary:

Reporting to the E2E Product Management Leader within Global Technical Operations- Joints Platform, the Senior Supply Chain Launch Manager- Knees is accountable for end-to-end supply chain aspects of New Product Development and Introduction for the Knees Product Platform.

The individual in this role is expected to provide leadership cross-functionally in support of developing supply chain performance and capabilities for Joints-Knees NPIs. The individual will drive programs of high complexity, high business impact, and visibility in support of the Knees Product Platform goals. Through both direct and cross-functional resources, new product accountabilities extend to supply chain project planning and resourcing, ensuring deployment of DfM, DtV processes, supplier/site selection, design transfer to internal/external manufacturing, qualification and validation processes, strategic launch planning including inventory and distribution process readiness and supply stabilization. Major points of collaboration will include R&D, Global Growth Marketing, all Supply Chain and Procurement functions, Quality, Regulatory and the J&J Enterprise Supply Chain teams.

This leader will also be a member of the E2E Joints Product Management Leadership Team and part of the Knees Platform Value Stream Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Introducing new Knee products that make ‘supply chain sense’, on-time, cost, quality and service level. Develop manufacturing & business strategies and accelerate launch of new products.

  • Lead launch execution, Supply Chain Readiness (SCR) and NPI end-to-end value as an Orchestrator, leading the cross-functional teams through standardized launch management processes and ensuring strong functional accountability. Represent Supply Chain in the NPD Stage Gate process – accountable for decision rights in the value stream and the entire supply chain

  • Influence key product development attributes (such as: manufacturability, sustainability, controls/process capability, network/capacity planning, inventory optimization) to achieve targeted quality, reliability, cost and growth goals.

  • Direct a team of SMEs to ensure product/process needs for assigned NPD projects are identified and communicated to the NPD team. Identify risks and work with the team to assure mitigations are completed during the development phase.

  • As a people manager, provide development opportunities and mentorship and use J&J performance management processes to grow a successful, diverse organization where individuals reach their personal aspirations.

  • Support the Knee Platform Leadership Team to link supply chain strategies to commercial strategic priorities, influence product design and portfolio decisions and assure cross-functional alignment

  • Prioritize NPD projects in consultation with partners

  • Build and maintain strong integration with R&D, Quality and Supply Chain so that business requirements are translated into enabling systems & processes, equipment roadmaps and manufacturing methods that will allow for speed, simplicity and external focus.




  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or University equivalent) is required, with a degree in Engineering, Science, Supply Chain or a related field preferred

  • MBA or other advanced degree prefered

Experience and Skills:


  • Must posses strong communication, leadership, management and teamwork qualities

  • Proven track record in building strong cross-functional teams with deep trust that can achieve in the face of challenges and constraints is essential to success

  • Demonstrated ability to think globally and strategically with high business insight and discernment, form strategic plans and influence executive management cross-functionally


  • Experience in leading a team with direct reports

  • Prior experience with new product development processes and practices

  • Orthopedics or the medical device industry

  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and/or Lean methodologies

  • Project management methodology certification (e.g., PMP/PMI, FPX)


  • May require up to 25% 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.

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Primary Location NA-US-Massachusetts-Raynham

Other Locations NA-US-Indiana-Warsaw, Europe/Middle East/Africa-United Kingdom-England-Leeds, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Ireland-Cork-Cork

Organization DePuy Synthes Products, Inc (6149)

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Function Manufacturing Deployment

Req ID: 2406189619W