Obstetric Fistula Franchise Leader, Global Surgery, Global Public Health.

Website JNJCareers Johnson & Johnson

Job Description

As the Franchise Lead will be a visible role within and outside of J&J, a successful candidate will be a proven leader with experience in an international, multi-stakeholder organization and a demonstrated ability to manage a complex organization and to drive change. In addition, the ideal candidate will:

  • Set strong external focus on mobilizing coalitions of external partners within the US and Europe/UK and strong execution sub Saharan Africa
  • Sets aspirational vision, delivers measurable impact through meaningful and measurable annual goals, drives from strategy through implementation to impact.
  • Leads the design & execution of enterprise strategies to identify women living with OF and deliver transformational & measurable /surgical/health impact in underserved populations & resource limited settings
    • Maximizes impact of current J&J products and technologies through operating company partnerships, external access programs including tiered pricing, novel distribution channels, innovative marketing & access partnerships with commercial and non-commercial partners
    • Leads matrix reporting team to ensure the pipeline of internal and external assets (novel products, treatment, diagnostics) is leveraged to drive optimal medical and economic impact
    • Creates global and catalytic external partnerships to deliver comprehensive solutions (products, delivery partnerships, policy efforts, financing solutions, outcomes measurement).  Partners with GPH Operations and partnerships to ensure local execution and delivery of the strategy in under-served and often neglected populations where we do not have operating companies engaging in this mission.
  • Leads the GPH OF access strategy and is the accountable individual in providing updates to senior leadership, and internal and external business partners.
  • Seeks early input, alignment and endorsement of strategies prior to execution, from key functions including R&D and GPH Africa Implementation & Impact; actively drives a cross-sector approach to ensuring program design leverages full J&J capabilities for integrated program approach
  • Contributes to Johnson & Johnson thought leadership in the external environment, leveraging the expertise and capabilities of our GPH external affairs team as well as working within the guidance of our corporate policy and communications teams.  Interacts with multi-lateral organizations, international development & donor organizations/communities; creates and leverages strong external relationships with technical leaders and thought leaders in OF
  • Partners with regional & key country leadership to ensure alignment of J&J regional and local businesses with global program strategies.
  • Positions the company optimally and competitively attract the right strategic collaborations and funding
  • Builds and promotes the reputation of Johnson & Johnson through operating in external partnerships and consortia with a focus on driving measurable and meaningful health impact, systematically generating and exploring multiple options and taking into account the interests of all partners, in each and every negotiation.

People Leadership

  • Leads matrix team, leveraging talent & resources across the enterprise to achieve focus area goals
  • Works to ensure team members work across boundaries within Johnson & Johnson, to bring the best enterprise capabilities and bridge global, regional and local organizations in setting strategies and executing programs

Internal Stakeholder Management

  • Partners closely with respective GPH Senior Leadership Team members to ensure buy-in and alignment from the respective areas in program design and delivery
  • Connects and influences across sectors to ensure effective stakeholder management and leveraging capabilities and resources to elevate grand challenge program impact
  • Identifies transformational strategies in select spaces within disease area that align with the global program strategy and leverages relevant enabling platforms for OF and ensures integration with the OF Global program


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required and a MBA is preferred.
  • Master’s degree/PhD in related field (Public Health, medicine, economics, policy or business) desirable


  • 10+ years in relevant roles within healthcare (Public Health, industry, healthcare innovation, medical delivery), with demonstrated track –record in driving transformational outcomes through complex matrix partnerships required
  • Global experience with multi-cultural or multi-country experience preferred
  • Experience in medical devices and/or diagnostics preferred
  • Strong leadership and strategic skills; ability to vision the future with respects to anticipating trends, shaping the environment and respond to changes required
  • A deep understanding of healthcare, proven success in designing and implementing health care strategies and interventions as well as experience in dealing with multi-lateral, complex organizations required
  • Ability to navigate and influence in a complex, global organization is required
  • Track record of partnering externally in driving/steering coalitions towards common goals and strategies addressing aspects of public health area is required
  • The candidate must exhibit strong business acumen, deep and sound functional expertise in global health, leadership, team building skills and strategic capability.
  • Extensive travel will be required to ensure the Access Strategy & Impact Leader is deeply immersed in the enablers and barriers to success of their strategies in resource limited settings and to engage and interact with the diverse stakeholder groups including government, multi-laterals, NGOs and scientific associations.

kills/Competency Profile

Deep insight and Access to KOLs within surgery

  • Track record of building strong, collaborative relationships and partnering with external organizations to drive health impact through either innovation or delivery is required
  • Strong business acumen, action orientation, agility in insight generation and analysis with translation to define strategies and operational plans is required
  • Track record of developing and translating insights into program design and innovation is required
  • Experience driving programs across geographic and functional / stakeholder boundaries leveraging understanding of personal, cultural, environmental and community nuances and varying needs across global/local geographies is required

Strong ability to execute short term & long term goals/strategies while maintaining an innovation edge

  • Experience leveraging innovations to drive strategies through to implementation is required
  • Ability to quickly speed up or scale up relevant processes for fast and effective execution is required

Connecting & Influencing

  • Frequent membership of Cross-Functional Project teams at Global Management Level is required
  • Ability to lead people in different cultures and across geographies, both direct reports and through indirect leadership and influence is required
  • Sought out thought leader, with track record of taking leading expert roles in the disease area (e.g. participates on boards, keynote speaker at conferences, guest lecturer) is desirable

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