Johnson & Johnson Careers

Sourcing Manager / Strategic BI Manager

Zug, Switzerland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905715978W

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, Packaging Materials and Externally Manufactured finished goods for the J&J Group of Consumer Companies which are aligned with the demand from the GFO’s 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 / Strategic Business Intelligence Manager is combining the responsibility of managing a distinct category / supplier portfolio as well providing BI Strategies, Analytics and tools to the entire EMEA Sourcing Team. In this role, you will be responsible for one or more commodity / technology areas, with a total average spend of approx. $50MM. The complexity of a Strategic Sourcing Manager portfolio is a product of the number of materials (up to several hundred), the concerned technologies, the number of supplier relationships to manage (up to 50), the number of SKUs (up to several thousand) and the number of Brands/Franchises supported (up to 25). In parallel you will be focusing on BI technologies, providing Analytics & Insights to the full team, drive the deployment of our Data Lake platform and enable better E2E decision making for all Sourcing Managers.


This is only possible through having great knowledge of suppliers, their industries, products/ services and being an excellent collaborator with Business Value Chains (Plant Materials Management and Planning, Manufacturing, New Product Introduction) R&D, Franchise Management, Quality, Technical Assurance, Legal, Regulatory teams and ad hoc project teams. Business Intelligence, the supporting tools and processes are an essential part of the distinct Sourcing Manager role but also build the backbone for Sourcing Excellence of our teams and hence must equally be focused on.


A Strategic Sourcing Manager / Strategic BI Manager will be expected to have comprehensive understanding and knowledge of both J&J external and internal environments, namely:


-       Supplier strategies, operations,  processes, economic viability and any associated risks

-       Technical attributes of materials /services

-       Cost structure of materials/services

-       Supplier sustainability and innovation capabilities

-       J&J Franchise Business Strategy

-       J&J R&D Pipeline initiatives J&J Quality and Technical Assurance Requirements

-       Our end-to-end Strategic Sourcing processes and supporting tools

-       J&J IT infrastructure and advanced BI technologies internally and externally

-       Source Finance processes and Source performance measurements

-       Internal Data Requirements & Data ownership



  • Experience working in an international and cross-functional environment is required
  • Experience in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing and/or Purchasing is required
  • Experience working in the area of FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) and/or OTC is very desirable
  • Self starter with high integrity and ethical behavior
  • Partnership, collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Analytical Decision Making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix environment and customer / supply base
  • Curiosity for advanced BI technologies (e.g. Machine Learning, Blockchain etc.)
  • Cultural sensitivity – previous exposure to cultural diversity
  • Knowledge of general manufacturing principles and practices
  • Knowledge of new product commercialization processes
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements (cGMP, GMP’s, DEA, etc)
  • Fluent in English, writing, reading, speaking and listening
  • Personal computer proficiency

Primary Location
Cilag GmbH International (8525)
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