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EMEA Chemical Sourcing Manager

Zug, Switzerland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805667479W

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Europe is a leading supplier of Fast Moving Consumer / OTC Goods. Our products are produced and distributed in all major EMEA countries and exported overseas.


The EMEA Strategic Sourcing team sources Raw materials for the J&J Group of Consumer Companies which are aligned with the demand from the GFO’s (Global Franchises) and the Global Supply Chain. We do this by building and implementing sourcing strategies that develop a world class network of best value suppliers, meeting J&J Business needs of supply quality and reliability, responsiveness, cost competitiveness and access to technology innovation that fuels superior growth.


The position of Sourcing Manager is designed to meet these objectives. In this role, you will be responsible for one or more chemical subcategories comprising specialties and commodities. 

To operate successfully in this position, it is very important to have strong business acumen and understanding of the chemical industry and its dynamics, as well as extraordinary interpersonal collaboration and influence skills to successfully interact with internal and external stakeholders, within the region, globally and across different segments within the J&J family of companies.




Cost and Complexity Reduction

  • Lead efforts to identify and implement current and pipeline cost and complexity reduction opportunities with Internal Stakeholders and Suppliers
  • Develop and Manage the financial Business Plan through forecast of yearly price changes, tracking of Cost Improvement Program

Supplier Relationship & Risk Management

  • Accountable for defining and managing supplier relationship to best meet the needs of commodity strategy
  • Accountable for the identification, implementation and tracking of Continuous Improvement initiatives at selected Suppliers
  • Accountable for crisis resolution through early escalation and deployment of internal resources
  • Negotiate appropriate supply terms and agreements for Raw Materials that best meet the needs and risks posed to J&J
  • Ensure Supplier compliance towards all J&J requirements (Reach, Financial Sarbanes-Oxley, Health & Safety, Environment, QA etc) through deployment of internal resources
  • Become expert in the technology and supply industry area by developing in-depth knowledge about Supply Base Industry (capabilities, strengths, weakness)
  • Become the point of contact in the technology and supply base area for Industry and Supplier intelligence and trends
  • Develop, align with Business and execute sourcing strategies for the specific technology area

  • Technical Education or MBA / Other post-graduate degree
  • Experience in Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing and/or Purchasing or Business to Business Sales
  • Experience working in the area of FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) and/or OTC is desirable plus
  • Solid understanding of the chemical industry
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and cross functional environment
  • Self-starter with high integrity and ethical behavior
  • Partnership, collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work successfully with internal and external stakeholders
  • Analytical Decision-Making skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Knowledge of general manufacturing principles and practices as well as knowledge of new product commercialization processes is a plus
  • CIPS Certification or equivalent sourcing is a plus
  • Fluent in English 

Primary Location
Cilag GmbH International (8525)
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