Global Head Science and Technology, C.R.E.A.Te
Janssen Research & Development, LLC. - San Diego, CA

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Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide.

Research and development

t areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine.

The Global Head Science & Technology provides accountable matrix-based leadership across all functions in CREATe to ensure the delivery of value added output throughout the entire portfolio of CREATe supported and/or prioritized product- or platform projects.

He/she will do this in close collaboration with the Global Functional Head CREATe, the Strategy & Business Management Leader, and all other members of the CREATe Global Leadership Team.

In this role, the individual acts as a communication conduit for portfolio-related business project status, actions, decisions, risks and issues and schedules for therapeutic and functional Area strategic initiatives.

He/she is a member of the CREATe Global Leadership teams and reports into the Global Head of CREATe. They will monitor and drive progress on all the activities of the discovery research programs and projects (internal/external/ext) as supported by global CREATe functions and/or experts. He/she will provide leadership and technical expertise to the scientific staff allocated to specific programs. By doing so, he/she ensures high quality and timely output portfolio of all projects/programs within budgetary guidelines.

The successful candidate will resolve issues and ensure cross-functional project process consistency to drive overall value through our portfolio of Janssen product- and platform project. They will identify, document and communicate decisions back and forward with major Therapeutic Area/Functional Area/Innovation Center stakeholders.

They will take the lead in bringing an assessment mechanism, and decision process, in place to prioritize and/or sequence programs and projects within focus areas that require CREATe support. This will ensure alignment of the portfolio with the corporate objectives and constraints.

He/she will remain current with advances in discovery research and industry needs, and recommend modifications to the scientific programs as necessary. They will provide expert input consistent with business plan strategies. Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge in specific disease area(s) of focus.They will partner with expert groups across Therapeutic and Functional areas, as well as Innovation Centers to evaluate, validate, prioritize and secure new technologies and business opportunities.

To provide input in and/or drive the development of strategic plans to leverage technology in research and development by identifying new technologies and areas of new capabilities.

He/she will represent the company to members of industry, academia, and government agencies as required and maintain an overall governance and understanding of dependencies associated with resources and projects across the project portfolio. They will provide project, program and portfolio metrics, and analytics to support business and executive decision making. He/she will provide updates to stakeholder and communications to executives, through dashboards and reporting liaison with other business functions to ensure that portfolio progress reports and business reporting are aligned. .


The successful candidate will have a PhD with 15 years of drug discovery expertise in (bio)pharmaceuticals with a solid track record of delivery of numerous drug candidates through different stages of discovery or preclinical research.

He/she will have proven and demonstrated knowledge in small (and/or large) molecule drug discovery, preferentially in multiple therapeutic domains, and profound knowledge on enabling discovery research expertise and technologies.In addition, they will successful track record of developing proactive partnerships, and managing talent in a complex, matrixed environment.

He/she will be a self-starter who is able to effectively lead and drive decisions with limited supervision in areas of ambiguity. they will also have experience in organizing, leading and motivating R&D to deliver technical and business solutions against company objectives, and contributing to business building against aggressive timelines.

They will be an effective communicator and influencer across all levels of the organization. Strong negotiator and collaborator who strengthens business relationships. He/ she will have the ability to partner effectively to enable Therapeutic and Functional Area strategies. Must be able to balance the different strategies and be able to forge a vision of capabilities that will move the entire business forward.

He/she must demonstrates continuous learning and curiosity to maintain own knowledge and organizational expertise in state of the art technologies. Adaptable to new approaches of doing business and sharing best practices across the globe. Full transparency, open mindedness and accountability are critical competencies to succeed in the C.R.E.A.Te & Janssen landscape.He/she will have a proven track record of self awareness and continuous improvement on all Global Leadership Competencies as set by the organization.While respecting diversity of thoughts and approaches, the individual will strive for global alignment and interregional connectivity (EU/US) in line with the CREATe Global Vision and Strategy.


Primary Location

North America-United States-California-San Diego


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