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Category Associate EMEA

Prague, Czech Republic

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805686781W

Johnson & Johnson Global Services, the global shared services organization supporting the businesses of Johnson & Johnson, performs select functional work in a consistent manner across regions and sectors using simplified, standardized end-to-end processes and state-of-the-art technology. The vision of Johnson & Johnson Global Services is “to be trusted business partners who deliver increasing value by creating and sustaining globally standard world-class services that enable the power of Johnson & Johnson.”
There are more than 2,000 employees in Human Resources, Finance and Procurement who work for Johnson & Johnson Global Services in key service centers located in Manila, Suzhou, Prague, Bogota and Tampa, as well as in local country-based hubs.

Category Associate EMEA
Location: Prague
Full-time permanent contract

The Category Associate will be in charge for developing the category and sub category strategies managed End to End for EMEA region. Categories you would be responsible for are: Car Fleet, Ground Transportation (people) and Corporate Services.


In this role you will be Primary Point of Contact for your categories to meet business requirements and categories’ objectives on EMEA/possible Global level. You will work in close collaboration with Global Category Team to deliver annual value improvements, drive competitive advantage, leading Global and Regional sourcing projects.

The Category Associate’s scope of responsibilities includes:

  • Define and execute strategy for your categories in the whole EMEA region
  • Defining approach to market, perform spend analysis, managing sourcing events of big scale, evaluating category results and suppliers performances
  • Validate potential strategic options with senior leadership, determine the benefits cases for these options, and measure the performance of implemented strategies
  • Assess ongoing changes in commodity business requirements and assist in the negotiation of contracted price and commercial terms
  • Maintain supplier relationships by resolving key disputes, negotiating final pricing and commercial terms for region wide deals
  • Perform key stakeholder activities yourself to ensure right level of key stakeholder management
  • Manage the execution of big sourcing events from end to end for your categories
  • Assist in the development of the long-term procurement vision 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Procurement Category Management or Strategic Sourcing - category management experience is preferred
  • Previous experience with EMEA wide/Global Procurement projects
  • Previous experience with categories: Car Fleet, Ground Transportation or Corporate Services is a big plus
  • Fluent English - spoken and written
  • Another European language on fluent level is a plus
  • Experience from international corporate company environment is a plus as well

Personality wise:

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills across different level of seniority, as well as external and internal clients
  • Results oriented ideally with track record of delivering results in an international corporation
  • Project Management skills - proven record of managing regional/global projects
  • Strong commitment and sense of urgency - ability to prioritize
  • Able to lead your projects as well as be a teammember
  • Flexibility in dealing with complex and ambiguous problems
  • Analytical personality with decision making abilities


We offer:
  • A challenging and interesting job in one of the biggest global healthcare companies
  • Extensive long-term opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Healthy and active work environment
  • Competitive salary based on experience and comprehensive benefits package:
    • 5 weeks of vacation, home office, flexible working hours, sick days
    • Meal vouchers, Cafeteria, referral award, life and accident insurance, MultiSport card
    • Contribution for: Prague public transportation, language study, illness leave, pension contribution,
    • Refreshment in the workplace, company gym, free sport activities, corporate events 

The benefits are regulated by an internal policy which contains the full details regarding the entitlement and conditions for the benefits.

Primary Location
Czech Republic-Prague-Prague-Walterovo namesti 329/1
JNJ Global Business Servi (7761)
Job Function
Requisition ID