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    Strategy & Operations Manager


    The Strategy & Operations Group was conceptualized in 2017 as part of the acquisition of Actelion and later formalized in response to the creation of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) as a new Therapeutic Area (TA) in Janssen. Since 2018, the Group has played a pivotal role in establishing and shaping the Portfolio Governance Operating Model, whose remit today is to set the TA strategy, expectations and direction for the organization, and strategically manage the end-to-end, integrated pipeline of portfolio assets to ensure strategy delivery. Up to 2019, the Group contributed to the accelerated setup of the PH TA to enable successful integration into J&J and today serves as a Strategy Management ‘hub’ for the TA, in coordinating strategic management elements, bridging the gap between strategy formulation and operationalization to enable TA strategy execution.


    The Strategy & Operations Manager reports to the Head of Strategy & Operations for the TA. The role is a new role within the TA and is a member of the TA Strategy & Operations team as well as Strategy Management ‘hub’ for the PH TA. This position is responsible for partnering with, and supporting a broader group of stakeholders from within R&D, Commercial, Legal, Business Development, Finance colleagues within the PH TA and as part of the Strategy Management hub and will entail five key areas of responsibility:

    • Critically contributing to the strategic planning cycle linking governance and the portfolio process.
    • Evolving the existing portfolio analytics, performance measurement and reporting approach.
    • Establishing strategic decision analysis tools and approaches to enable strategic dialogue and decisions.
    • Critically contributing to new baselining, benchmarking and competitive analyses and insights.
    • Building and maintaining strong collaborations within the PHTA and partnering functions.


    Strategic Planning: (in collaboration with Strategy Management hub members)

    • Critically contribute to driving the strategic planning process for the PH TA linking governance and the portfolio process to enable the alignment of TA investment across different planning horizons (long-range financial plan, business plan and annual budget).
    • Enable assumptions analysis in support of the overall planning of the portfolio (assessment, documentation, and communication of assumptions).
    • Provide transparency around how we use our investment to meet business priorities and how these priorities are translated into programs and projects.

    Portfolio Analytics, Performance Measurement and Reporting:

    • Establish a TA portfolio dashboard focused and aligned to enable ‘real-time’ tracking and measurement of TA targets across several key areas aligned with the TA strategic priorities and portfolio of goals.
    • Prepare ad hoc analyses of the portfolio under different circumstances.

    Strategic Decision Analysis:

    • Partner with key stakeholders in the Disease Area Stronghold (DAS) Leadership Team and PH TA Leadership team, BD, Commercial Insights, Market Research, External Innovation, Regulatory, Finance to understand, gather and support decision making on key business questions.
    • Preparation of various strategic analyses for the TA including competitive analyses.
    • Prepare a quarterly PH TA Portfolio Insights report.
    • Establish innovative approaches and tools to support strategic scenarios planning and optionality.

    Baselining, Benchmarking and Competitive Analysis:

    • Collate a broad array of data and information from internal/external sources and generate insights (scientific, medical and technology trends and competitor responses) to support strategic dialogue and decision making.
    • Prepare analyses of past and current performance based on a core set of portfolio KPIs
    • Conduct benchmarking analyses and incorporate benchmark data to prepare guidelines for future planning.


    Contacts Inside the Company:

    • PH TA Strategy & Operations, Disease Area Stronghold (DAS) Leadership Team and PH TA Leadership team, Compound Development Teams (CDTs) and other members in R&D, Commercial, Legal, BD, Finance colleagues.

    Contacts Outside the Company:

    • External Pharmaceutical and Biotech research establishments (to be pre-defined).

    This is not an exhaustive, comprehensive listing of job functions and relationships. May perform other duties and have other relationships as assigned


    Education and Experience:

    • MBA, MSc/BSc/BA.
    • Minimum of 8 years’ diverse functional experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.

    Required Technical Knowledge and Skills:

    • Proven strategic thinking preferably in Finance, Informatics, R&D or Commercial disciplines.
    • Strong communication skills with highly collaborative instincts
    • Excellent knowledge of computerized systems and web-based applications (e.g. TC/VC systems, WebEx, SharePoint, etc.).
    • Excellent knowledge of standard office software (e.g., Outlook, MS office, Adobe Acrobat, etc.,) and other systems and technologies.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.

    Personal, Behavioral Competencies:

    • Individual contributor, who is highly autonomous and who can comfortably adapt their style accordingly.
    • Sense of urgency results oriented, and goal driven.
    • Adaptative and change focused. Ability to cope in a fast-paced and demanding work environment.
    • Decisive and pragmatic. Collaborative and team player.
    • Ability to deal with stakeholders at all hierarchical levels as well as form interdependent partnerships
    • Reliable, highly organized with attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and deal with multiple tasks in parallel.
    • Professional, pleasant, and open-minded attitude with strong customer orientation.
    • Emotionally intelligent. Confident in establishing qualitative relationships with key partners in J&J.

    Special Training or Certification:

    • Consulting experience or training preferable.

    Primary Location
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    Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden, Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse
    Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Swiss Confederation) (8542)
    Job Function
    Strategic Planning
    Requisition ID
    Open Positions from Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
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