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Strategic Program Expert

Diegem, Belgium
Strategic Sourcing/Logistics

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905754684W

The position is in the Business Process Integration - Supply Chain Planning Excellence team for Hospital Medical Device (HMD) franchises, responsible for the planning, alignment and execution of Supply Chain strategic projects and activities for HMD franchises.

The scope of these projects will be within the HMD Plan portfolio. This person works as a project lead or directly with overall project leaders, Global and regional planning teams, Project’s team, supply network planners, Master Data Management team, RA & QA teams & business partners to ensure strong working relationships and processes, resulting in achievement of stated final project objectives.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities 


Under very limited supervision and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and Corporate Johnson & Johnson, procedures and guidelines, this position:

  • Leads and implements supply chain transformational projects
  • Understands the real business needs and analyzes them in a general business perspective
  • Understands and implements solutions to cater to the business need and links them to objectives of the different organizations or functions
  • Collects the necessary key data; Relevant, complete and correct product and/or customer data
  • Understands the link between data and underlying processes. Translates data/process analysis into building a methodology from which clear actions can be defined
  • Potential and feasibility assessment through engagement of business partners
  • This role will plan for seamless transitions from the ‘as is’ configuration to the ‘to be’ state. Incorporate project management excellence and LEAN methodology
  • Aligns and liaises with cross-functional, cross regional teams and all business partners (Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Master Data Management, Global / Regional PLAN, PEx, CLS, MAKE, PP&L, ExOps etc.) to ensure agreement on upcoming changes
  • Identifies and pro-actively mitigates risks throughout the entire supply chain
  • Benchmarks and leverages best practices across business units, franchises and outside J&J
  • Ensures compliance with the Quality Manuals and standards
  • Ensures credo values are followed in long and short-term tasks
  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level


Education and/or Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Finance, Logistics or Engineering. 
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, Planning / Logistics, Industrial Engineering or Finance; preferably in a multinational company
  • Project Management experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead (project) teams
  • Knowledge and proficiency of ERP and APS planning tools
  • LEAN material flow, planning & scheduling knowledge, a plus
  • Process Excellence certification or proven working knowledge, a plus
Key skills and abilities
  • Problem solver, ‘Can do’ attitude, a team player and ability to thrive in ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity
  • Sense of urgency, accuracy with high attention to details are critical skills for the job
  • Strong analytical skills with capability to query systems to extract sets of data for analysis. Advanced Excel knowledge
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work across multiple functional organizations and levels in a multicultural and global/matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated partnering and influencing skills
  • Fluency in English is required (other languages are a plus)

Primary Location
Belgium-Brussels-Capital Region-Diegem-
GMED (7548)
Job Function
Strategic Sourcing/Logistics
Requisition ID