Johnson & Johnson Careers

EMEA Global Data Sync Manager

Zug, Switzerland
Inventory Planning/Control

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805672334W

EU/UK role which can be based at the Johnson & Johnson Zug site

Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in healthcare to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson.

Within a Johnson & Johnson company, you have the advantage of a supportive, team-oriented environment where individuals’ capabilities and potential are recognised and nurtured. We believe in offering “big company” opportunities within a “small company” feel, embracing research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

Johnson & Johnson comprises around 250 operating companies, employing 128,000 people in 57 countries with over 5,000 in UK companies across 9 cities/11sites.

Johnson & Johnson is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products and related services. With three distinct healthcare sectors: consumer health care; medical devices and diagnostics; and pharmaceuticals, we provide our employees with the opportunity to grow and develop diverse careers.

Are you ready to work for an organisation that cares deeply about their patients, employees and the local communities in which we operate? 

We have a fantastic opportunity to join a high performing team for as the EU Global Data Synchronization Manager, reporting directly to the Global Data Synchronization Sr. Mgr. This role will be based out of our J&J Supply Chain offices in Zug, Switzerland. This role currently has no direct reports and is a new position.

Initial work is focused on UK’s  National Health Services (NHS), J&J’s largest customer in UK, has a commercial compliance 4-year project that began 2017.

You will be responsible to manage and drive GS1’s Global Data Synchronization compliance for the UK’s NHS as well as other markets requests for product data delivery within Europe. This will mean working with a range of teams including vendors, team members from IT, multiple functional representatives, and align with Global Data Synchronization team members and from the operating companies. All work will be focused from an enterprise approach for J&J via the Global Data Synchronization team.

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow: 

This role really offers you the opportunity to drive the GDSN programme across these markets whilst growing your network of contacts.  You will work with all our sectors which include medical device, consumer and pharma.  You will have the opportunity to work closely with regional Regulatory Affairs associates, Global Supply Chain Master Data and more to help drive activities needed to meet and maintain customer requests with project milestones while working from the enterprise approach.

In addition, this work will include direct data work in to often produce results for customers.

This is a great role to mold and grow for the future.

What we’re about: 

We are passionate about our work, and play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. We share a kind of DNA where we’re each:

  • Committed to caring
  • Responsible to our communities
  • Ready to apply our knowledge and know-how
  • Unique in our background and experiences
  • The drivers of our own success
  • Passionate about doing what’s right

Make a unique mark in your career!

If you want to be seen for the talent you bring to your work, be the driver of your own career, and work with others who share your passion for caring and success, then we invite you to join the Johnson & Johnson Talent Community by visiting


What you’re great at: 


You will be a strong, level headed, project manager whom leading and influencing is second nature in this diverse healthcare industry.  Driving collaboration and holding people accountable will be high on your priorities. To gain buy-in from the various medical device companies, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially as there will be a lot of virtual working with this role.


You will also work to grow adoption and usage of the GS1 standards and the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) in the UK and EU markets in our Consumer, Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical segments. You will also be great at Change Management and developing appropriate processes and documentations to support multiple market requests leveraging enterprise best practices and global standards. Understanding the current demands for digital product data is driving more customers to request.


You will hold a Bachelor’s degree, and an MBA would be an advantage. You will have demonstrated experience of managing projects with cross functional teams which include a technology component. Having a naturally strong drive and passion to empower others to deliver will help you succeed in this role. In addition, you’ll leverage your ability to influence across many roles to ensure best practices. And, to create and maintain metrics and upstream communications.  

Preferred experience/Qualifications would include:

  • Working experience with GS1 standards, and the GDSN in a global environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key project management technologies (such as MS Project, Sharepoint)
  • Experience of interfacing with internal and external customers, industry organization, and regulatory agencies
  • Working expertise to manipulate, manage and work with Excel to deliver product data, when appropriate
  • Experience working with multiple operating companies within Johnson & Johnson is preferred.
  • Great written and verbal communications

Primary Location
Cilag GmbH International (8525)
Job Function
Inventory Planning/Control
Requisition ID