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Job Title: Technical Product Owner CAR-T Manufacturing Systems
Company Name: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Raritan, NJ
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/09/2024
Expire Date: 06/19/2024
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Security, Manufacturing and Production, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Technical Product Owner CAR-T Manufacturing Systems

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine is recruiting a Technical Product Owner to support technology functions across CAR-T manufacturing site located at Raritan, NJ. The Supply Chain Advanced Therapies MAKE Technology team within the JJT Global Supply Chain organization has responsibility for delivery of an IT product portfolio that supports a variety of key manufacturing platforms and provides outstanding customer experience across multiple channels within J&J Innovative Medicine.

Working within an impactful team (HPT) environment, this role will have main responsibility for supporting/advancing J&J systems capability related to Supply Chain CAR-T Manufacturing operational and project activities. This position will be based in Raritan, New Jersey. Travel will occasionally be required. This successful candidate will collaborate as part of the team under the Site IT Leader for CAR-T manufacturing operations.

About our program: CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy) is an innovative approach to target destruction of cancer cells, which works by harnessing the power of a patient’s own immune system. The therapy is created from the patients’ own T cells and are engineered to eliminate cancer cells expressing a specific antigen.

Technical Product Owner is a:

  • Technical resource with scope of knowledge including Manufacturing technologies, integration tools, embedded analytics, visualization and reporting tools.

  • Investment manager: Defines priorities for business and associated technology investments, Accountable for all financials including CAPEX, OPEX, Business value realization, resource planning, and leads a portfolio of investments.

  • Program and Service Manager: Tracks progress of development in the context of the larger program. Reports back to the business on status on the delivery of features, functionality, and applications; has a combination of global and regional accountability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Shape the squad vision / roadmap and steer the squad in delivering products / platforms features / work oriented around business impact.

  • Shape and prioritize systems backlog, applying business expertise and understanding of customer needs, translate requirements into user requirements & acceptance criteria.

  • Balance business value with technical feasibility while prioritizing requirements and features, optimizing cost, and improving delivery efficiency.

  • Support Site IT Leaders with local and global IT projects/initiatives and any other areas that require IT support and coordination including ALM/TLM, Cybersecurity, Audit, Asset Management, Local Change Control, ITSM, Quad Meeting, etc. in collaboration with Business, ISRM and TS/MLL team.

  • Act as the “voice of the customer” within the squad to ensure the team “builds the right thing."

  • Plan resourcing for the squad (i.e., new role, change in role), AS order entry requests (internal technical services staffing requests), interview, select and onboard members to join the squad.

  • Accountable for shaping and hitting squad Objectives & Key Results.

  • Work closely with the product and platform team to establish the products’ business value and support messaging, comms, and customer outreach as required.

  • Ensure the products / features / work meets relevant security, privacy & compliance standards.

  • Drive continuous improvement across the product lifecycle.

  • Drive engagement with third parties to support delivery of squad objectives.

  • Facilitate release planning, sprint planning and demos with partners.

  • Collaborate with other Squads within the Product / Platform enabling synchronization ceremonies to implement cross-squad tasks.

  • Drive reporting and analytics to provide visibility on squad performance and monitoring of sprint metrics and user results.

  • Work with Lead Engineer to balance technical debt with feature delivery.

  • Actively participate in all squad ceremonies; leads and optimizes the flow of value using various tools and reporting cadence.

  • Closely work together with Product / Platform lead to understand product strategy and squad projection needs.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science, industrial engineering, business organization or equivalent.


Experience and Skills:



  • At least 5 years of meaningful work experience in (Supply Chain/Manufacturing).

  • Demonstrated ability in the life sciences or the healthcare industry.

  • Specific experience with MES Systems, especially the Körber PAS-X platform, or solution knowledge including its usage in the broader Pharma/Life Science industry.

  • Experience with Data Historian technologies and reporting such as OSI PI (Aveva PI) or GE Proficy.

  • Familiarity with IoT devices for equipment connectivity and data capture within a production environment.

  • Experience working in projects applying Agile methodology.

  • Experience leading product backlog preferably using JIRA.

  • Proven track record collaborating with business partners to translate needs into relevant technology platforms and solutions.

  • Ability to think strategically and tactically to resolve problems, prioritize and balance multiple tasks.

  • Ability to stay up to date on technology trends to identify and evaluate new technologies that can be applied to pharma manufacturing.

  • Understanding of the software lifecycle and development process (SDLC), waterfall, agile and other SDLC methodologies.

  • Knowledge of software testing and quality assurance (QA) and compliance requirements such as FDA, GxP, and 21 CFR Part 11/Annex 11.

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical partners and to lead and empower teams, set the vision, drive technology strategy and roadmap, and build strong relationships.


Preferred Technology/System Knowledge:

  • Manufacturing systems e.g. MES (Koerber PAS-X).

  • Cloud computing platforms, such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.

  • Electronic Document Management (EDMS) Systems such as Veeva Vault, Documentum, etc.

  • Asset Management tools such ServiceNow, SolarWinds, etc.

  • Integration middleware/iPaaS technologies such as MuleSoft or IBM API Connect.

  • Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban and supporting tools like Jira and Confluence.

  • Realtime Release IT infrastructure, including different types of systems, software, benefits, challenges, and regulatory requirements.

  • Analytical data tools, such as Tableau or SIMCA and statistical tools, like R or Python that are enabling multivariate analysis techniques (MVA), such as principal component analysis (PCA), factor analysis, and discriminant analysis.

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI).


  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Role may require up to 10% 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 www.careers.jnj.com.


Anticipated Salary Range:  $90,000- $144,900

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis.

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