Johnson & Johnson Careers

Sourcing Manager, Drug Delivery Systems

Zug, Switzerland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805673329W

Janssen Procurement group is part of Janssen Supply Chain, a global organization responsible for supplying medicines to markets around the world.  With Quality as their primary focus, this group strives to provides access and affordability through innovation and strong collaboration with their R&D and Commercial partners to deliver life changing solutions for patients in need.


Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion, the Janssen Procurement group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Key Responsibilities

This position manages the supply of Parenteral packaging and Drug Delivery Systems in EMEA including the need to negotiate complex agreements with current and future suppliers (NPI’s), influencing on the allocation of our key suppliers for new materials to be developed and being responsible to build and/or implement robust global sourcing strategies.


Key objectives for the candidate will be to identify suppliers that can provide best quality items/services at lowest total cost of ownership.  Deploy PE methodologies in execution of in-depth analyses (supplier assessments, financial/market analyses) in support of sourcing strategy development.  Collect and utilize market intelligence to identify opportunities and collaborate internally and externally to identify leverage points.  Define multi-year sourcing strategies aligned to the J&J Category strategies.  Develop business cases for change projects and influence stakeholders to commit resources.  Ensure optimization of supply base to achieve maximum relationship value based on Market Intelligence & linked to Global Category strategies.  Draft requests for competitive bids & conduct bidding process.  Deploy e-Sourcing tools where appropriate.  Evaluate results & make sourcing decisions.  Align sourcing decisions to strategic supplier base.  Support/Lead supplier-initiated change projects.  Monitor inventory transition during supplier changes.   Deploy contract excellence strategies and best-in-class, knowledge-based negotiation strategies.  Collaborate with internal stakeholders (plants) and legal department to implement compliant agreements.


Another key objective will be to improve performance & capability of significant external supply sources.  Through the Supplier Relationship process, monitor and communicate supplier performance against established metrics.  Develop improvement plans for supplier performance in collaboration with Procurement Operations team.  Collaborate internally and externally and utilize market intelligence to achieve total cost reductions and to outperform market conditions.  Deliver break through level of savings and value.  Achieve total spend management.  Track supplier performance against contractual commitments.  Ensure J&J obligations are fulfilled (Confidentiality Agreement, Commercial & Supply Agreement, Disaster Recovery Agreement).  Utilize internal & external resources & data sources to identify benchmarks.  Develop action plans to achieve benchmark in assigned commodity.  Identify and lead lean deployment at supplier opportunities.  Ensure suppliers meet all compliance requirements.  Partner with Procurement Operations and Supplier Quality to improve supplier performance.  Gather stakeholder unmet needs.  Collaborate with suppliers to identify solutions.  Support globally harmonized SEI process.


Other duties will include: Track, Analyze and Report cost improvement project (CIP) and inflation results.  Develop & implement strategies to mitigate forecasted inflation.  Participate in business planning process through inflation and standard setting.  Drive supplier diversity outreach initiatives.  Develop multi-year strategies to achieve annual spending goals.  Develop and manage business continuity & strategic capacity plans.  Support plant operational procurement in the escalation of supplier-related issues.  Participate on J&J category teams and ensure strategic alignment.  Manage performance and development of direct reports, where applicable.  Ensure department compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements.  Ensure compliance with Procurement Code of Conduct.  Competitive bidding must be performed fairly and objectively (Credo/Ethics).  Create/Approve purchase orders as required.


A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required.  A Business, Engineering, Science, Technical, or related degree is preferred.  An MBA is highly preferred.


A minimum of 6 years of experience in strategic sourcing, procurement, supply chain, manufacturing or similar operations roles is required.  Regulated industry experience and procurement experience is preferred.  A demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams is required and must be highly skilled at collaboration and comfortable working in a matrix organization.  A demonstrated ability to influence without authority and a high degree of decision making, problem solving and communication skills/abilities both written and verbal are required.  Experience in executive stakeholder presentations/management is required.  Analytical skills will be required to perform data analysis in support of sourcing strategy development.


Demonstrated negotiating and pre-negotiation planning experience is preferred in addition to business agreement development.  An understanding of Manufacturing Operations and Plants is preferred. Experience with Six Sigma/Process Excellence tools and training is required and certification is preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of finance, financial metrics and vendor financial statements is required.  Experience with MRP, SAP or a similar system is highly preferred.  Strong project management skills are required.  CPM and APICS certification are preferred.


The primary location for this position is Zug, Switzerland and travel is expected to be up to 25% of the time, both domestically and internationally.


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Cilag GmbH International (8525)
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