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Director Large Molecule Drug Substance Engineering

  • Job Title Director Large Molecule Drug Substance Engineering
  • Function Engineering
  • Sub Function Process Engineering
  • Location Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States; Schaffhausen, Switzerland; Europe/Middle East/Africa; Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States; Cork, Ireland
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2306101752W
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Janssen Supply Group, LLC, part of Janssen Supply Chain (JSC), is recruiting for a Director Large Molecule Drug Substance Engineering, to be located in Horsham, PA, Malvern PA, Cork IRL, and in Schaffhausen CH

Remote work options will be considered for this position.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

We, the Janssen Supply Group, LLC are a part of Janssen Supply Chain, a global organization responsible for supplying medicines to markets around the world. With Quality as our primary focus, our group strives to provide access and affordability through innovation and strong collaboration with our R&D and Commercial partners to deliver life changing solutions for patients in need. JSC Global Planning’s mission is to “Ensure reliable product availability to our patients by applying leading planning processes across the supply chain”.

Position Summary

At a time when the Large Molecule platform is growing at significant pace to supply an unprecedented number of exciting new biotherapeutic products and modalities (including vaccines, Cell & Gene Therapy, Oncology), we are expanding our team, looking for enthusiastic people to develop exciting, innovative, integrated, Industry 4.0 technology solutions to address our complex business & technical challenges. The LM platform currently comprises of Drug Substance API and Drug Product Fill/Finish manufacturing sites with both clinical & commercial capabilities in US: Malvern PA and Puerto Rico; in Europe: Leiden NL, Schaffhausen CH, Cork IRL; and in Asia: Incheon, South Korea. The network also includes the recently expanded Vaccine facility, which is an integral part of how Janssen are contributing to the worlds fight against Covid-19. We are anticipating to grow our network, and this business growth will position us to become one of the world largest biopharmaceutical companies.

The overall Global Large Molecule Network includes 4 Drug Substance internal plants and 2 external Contract Manufacturing Drug Substance facilities located around the world.

This is a unique opportunity to have an exciting & rewarding career being a key part of a trailblazing, Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive (DEI) team, underpinned by our Credo values, that exhibits vital behaviors such as demonstrating boldness and courage to shape the future of our manufacturing network so that we can champion the customer. We need to build agility & resiliency for the platform, to enable us to build the capabilities needed to safely & sustainably manufacture our growing portfolio of products, to meet our patient's needs; while also accelerating innovation to become a more customer pull focused organization which drives continued growth.

Reviews and assesses risk for the network, creates resilience to future external challenges and shifts in product portfolio structure.

This role is responsible for managing and ensuring projects progress throughout the project owning the expedition of key activities across function, finding solutions to key problems, and communicating project progress, issues and solutions to management and to the project team.

The Director will co-lead building a team of sought after, business savvy, process engineer talents and encourage a two-ways capabilities exchange with partners.

The Director and their team will interact with a variety of partners across Janssen, but key partners includes MSAT, E&PS, DPDS, Network Group and the local platform MAM teams. The Director will also partner with external equipment vendors, and engineering firms.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Strong process engineering expertise in conceptual design, feasibility studies, and fine tuning to fulfill business needs for Drug Substance Facilities.
  • Manages capital project strategy (engineering voice) mid-long term, internal and external network strategy & capital strategy prioritization
  • Leads site master plans with MAM’s support in alignment with the network strategy for Drug Substance Facilities.
  • Leads the engineering innovation and concept planning for equipment and facilities following MSAT’s product guidance
  • This position is responsible for the development and movement of process engineering talent across the MTO Platforms and across JSC
  • This individual is a full member of the GET Leadership Team and participates, drives, owns, shapes, and leads the platform strategy and G&O’s together with the other LT members.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor's or equivalent University Degree required;

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of related work experience
  • Creating a future vision, gaining support and alignment to that vision, and driving strategic direction and deploying goals and objectives into meaningful actions
  • Ability to synthesize business needs, manufacturing requirements, engineering elements, and technology inputs, etc. into data driven business solutions
  • Functional knowledge of/and experience in engineering, automation and maintenance of equipment and systems within Pharmaceuticals manufacture or other healthcare regulated sectors.
  • Proven success in Building and developing an impactful team
  • Holds strong technical process engineering knowledge and experience and have great passion for technical solutions of high complexity
  • Creating a direct and indirect organization that delivers results
  • Showing initiative in innovative approaches to challenges in a fast-paced, changing global environment
  • Building strong partnerships with MSAT/MAKE/E&PS/DPDS
  • Excellent communication to summarize and effectively present a situation and related options, to build consensus. Use influencing skills and risk management to drive trade off decision making across the organization.
  • Must have strong collaboration and influencing skills to partner effectively at all levels and across multiple groups
  • Strong relationship development, conflict resolution, and team building instincts, with the ability to build partnerships and collaborate both internally and externally.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Communicating effectively at all levels of the business
  • This position may require up to 25 % domestic and international travel. 

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by crafting the world’s healthiest workforce. Through innovative 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.

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.

  • The anticipated base pay range for this position is $133,000 to $228,850
  • 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.
  • Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through the link below.

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