Head of Center for Adaptive Work Design

Job title: Head of Center for Adaptive Work Design

Company: Johnson & Johnson

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Director, Head of Center for Adaptive Work Design

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at and follow us @JanssenGlobal.

The SparkWorks Team is a small, nimble, high energy, results oriented team whose mission is to accelerate strategy execution by reinventing the way people and teams think and work together to achieve exceptional results that stick.

In this role, you will

  • Design and Lead the CAWD including developing the strategy for scaling, hiring & developing talent, and engaging with the sr. business leaders to co-own the shared outcomes and priorities
  • Establish the infrastructure, standards and approaches to transform ways of workings across Janssen R&D embedding both practices and technology that creates a frictionless and holistic work experience
  • Design the business and technical roadmap, in collaboration with SparkWorks and IT, that reflects the emerging needs for new ways of working within the business and with the external healthcare environment
  • Lead the collaboration with internal IT and external tech partners, using the IT product model, to rapidly design, test, and scale integrations and automations, directly with cross-functional teams in the business
  • Leverage and produce assets that tell stories of transformation and new ways of working both qualitatively and quantitatively
  • Capture qualitative and quantitative business outcomes that impacts organizational effectiveness and productivity
  • Serve as an internal consultant, changemaker, organizational systems agitator, and advocate for new and transformative ways of working.
  • Design, facilitate, and coach others to facilitate working sessions to address various moments and challenges:
  • New innovation and new modalities work design
  • Complex cross-functional workflow design
  • Adaptive collaboration design
  • Collaborate seamlessly with IT to rapidly design, test and scale automations
  • Continually improve Sparkworks’ methods and content through iteration and experimentation, drawing on internal and external concepts, frameworks, and ideas.
  • Form and maintain trusted relationships with business leaders throughout the ecosystem.
  • Practice a principle-based (not formulaic) approach to new ways of working and transformation
  • Model the SparkWorks team core values of curiosity, optimism, rigor, trust, openness, co-ownership and fun
  • Support team members and maintain healthy dynamics among the SparkWorks team

To thrive on our team, it is important to have these skills:

  • Well-honed engagement management, facilitation, and system coaching.
  • Connecting dots, seeing the system, and sensing where there is willingness to transform.
  • Working knowledge of systems thinking, agile, design thinking, self-organization, and related fields.
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to orient and create opportunities in a complex environment where the path isn’t clear.
  • Strong organizational curiosity to challenge the status quo with willingness to try new, unproven ideas.
  • Tailor SparkWorks methods and approaches based on context and engagement outcomes
  • Manage multiple engagements at a time with strategic focus
  • Learn and grow by productively debating openly and giving and receiving direct and caring feedback.
  • Visual, verbal, and written communication.
  • Fluency with traditional (MS Office) and newer (Slack, Asana) technology.



  • A Bachelor degree is required.
  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience in strategy development, business innovation, organizational design and improvement required.
  • Healthcare industry experience preferred.

Experience leading global projects that increase business value by improving the way individuals and teams work and collaborate and/or changing the way the business is organized is required. * Up to 20% travel

  • Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion, Janssen Research & Development, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  • BE VITAL in your career. Be seen for the talent you bring to your work. Explore opportunities within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

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.

Primary Location

United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House-Welsh & McKean Roads


Janssen Research & Development, LLC (6084)

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Location: Spring House, PA

Job date: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 07:47:54 GMT

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