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Senior Category Analyst

Leiden, Netherlands

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1705614927W

‘Caring for the world, one person at a time’... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. 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.

At Johnson & Johnson we are looking for a Senior Category Analyst. 
This position is responsible for the management of procurement execution tasks within the R&D categories in support of the Discovery and Preclinical areas. Primary responsibilities will include negotiation and execution of service agreements with varying complexity. Responsibilities will also include sourcing strategy development, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management activities, and leading project teams through competitive bidding and supplier selection processes.  

The Senior Category Analyst will interface with Discovery and Preclinical business partners at various levels, colleagues in Janssen R&D, as well as with peers in JRP (J&J R&D Procurement).
You will have significant interactions with external suppliers, including establishing and maintaining relationships with senior management of incumbent and non-incumbent suppliers.

Principal responsibilities:
  • Supplier Management
    Have responsibility for performance management of key supplier relationships. You need to partner with key customers to address team support and performance issues with suppliers. Focused on tail and segment 2 suppliers.
  • Competitive Bidding
    Initiate and manage competitive bidding events with low complexity.
  • Sourcing Strategy Development
    Shape business partner strategies and meet business needs through providing external market insights.
  • Negotiation Leadership
    Lead negotiations with suppliers
  • Category Execution responsibilities
    Support/management of business partner needs, development of supply/service agreements, implement change orders & work orders within category, analysis & analytical work in support of category strategy development, category management activities as directed by supervisor
  • Other Projects
Decision making and problem solving:
  • Implements and administers standard Procurement policies and processes for multiple departments/geographic area, client group, or functional project.
  • Will have the autonomy and authority to make decisions for his/her category.  
  • Must have excellent communication skills, be results oriented and customer-focused.
  • Must have effective time management skills, ability to prioritize requests, and propose effective cost/customer service alternatives when necessary.  
  • Exercises judgment within scope in developing new approaches and resolving issues.

  • We are looking for a candidate with 3-5 years working experience.
  • BA/BS in business, engineering, life sciences or related field is required.
  • Project Management experience is a strong plus. 
  • Must have excellent communication skills, be results oriented and customer-focused. 
  • Demonstrated procurement or negotiating experience a plus. Experience as a user or provider of outsourced services a plus.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry and in developing drugs/devices/consumer products is a plus.
What’s in it for you…?
“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”
As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset.  We take your career seriously. 
As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.
Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth.
Our benefits make sure we care for you and your family now and in the future.

Primary Location
Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden
Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)
Job Function
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